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August 2017

LAMTEC Newsletter August 2017


LAMTEC received an order from our Swedish distribution partner "Compab AG" to supply four F300K flame monitors for an 80 MW hot water boiler. The water tube boiler is equipped with 4 new burners of 20 MW heat release each.

LAMTEC supplied:

• 4x F300K-UV4 flame monitoring systems

The commissioning of the flame monitors was expertly carried out by our experienced partner Compab AB.

The heating system was put into operation in September of 2016. The challenge for the operating company was to ensure that the flames of the four closely installed ceiling burners would be monitored safely and reliably, without interference of the neighbouring flames. Thanks to the enhanced flame discrimination capabilities of LAMTEC‘s F300K flamemonitor, this was easy to accomplish.

The boiler is part of the district heating network of Göteborg Energi AB. The network stretches over 1,000 km and supplies about 90% of all apartment buildings and 9,000 family houses in the city of Gothenburg with heat. The heating plant has a total of two 80 MW hot water boilers. One boiler is fired by gas/oil combinations and the other one is a woodchip biomass boiler.

Our Australian partner EUROGYR PTY LTD, based in BT300 AGABayswater, submitted an application for certification of the BT300series to the Australian Gas Association (AGA).

EUROGYR received the certification confirmation from the AGA on 6th July 2017. The LAMTEC BT300 was successful in passing the type test assessment and thus fulfills the requirements of the AGA Product Certification System for Type Examination Gas Products, in accordance with the standards EN 298-2012 and AS 4625-2008. The BT300 series, as well as the flame signal amplifier F152 with flame sensors FFS07/FFS08, can now be used in Australia without restriction. 

The AGA Certificate 8448-01 issued for EUROGYR PTY LTD can be viewed on our website.

Information on the work of the AGA can be found on their website

Mick Barstow, LAMTEC’s UK based Export Business Development Manager, took part in the Gauntlet half-iron distance triathlon at Hever Castle in Kent, England on Sunday 9th July 2017. The race consisted of a 1.9 km open water swim, 90 km cycle and 21 km run over one of the toughest courses in the country with 1,500 m climbing on the bike and 350 m on the run. The swim was one lap of the beautiful, but muddy, lake in the grounds of Hever Castle and the cycle route was two 45 km laps taking in the very scenic Ashdown Forest. The run was two laps of mixed road and trail between Hever and Chiddingstone Castles.

For those interested in history, Hever Castle was the ancestral home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, and who was beheaded, and Ashdown Forest is where Winnie the Pooh was written by A.A. Milne.

On a sunny day with temperatures in the high 20 °Cs Mick completed the course in 6:20:38 was 57th overall and 1st in the V50-59 age category.

The Gauntlet was one of a series of races on the day billed as ‘The Festival of Endurance’ that included swimming, cycling and running events. There was also a full iron distance triathlon option – maybe an option for Mick for 2018?