Gisborne Olympic Pool

The Gisborne Olympic pool owned and operated by the Gisborne district council is heated by a wood fired boiler with a gas backup.
Description of facility: 

The 400kW KOB pyrot boiler replaced a 900kW gas boiler . The boiler is fuelled by wood chips supplied from local forestry sources under contract. The facility has a 40m3 fuel store and operates at 92% efficiency compared to the 72% efficiency of the gas boiler it replaced.

BEFORE AFTER
Boiler 900kW gas boiler 400kW KB Pyrot + gas backup
Efficiency 72% (est.) 92% (TUV test report)
Dust emissions n/a 50mg/m3 (test report)
Fuel Natural gas Wood chips
Fuel supplier Local gas supplier Spark Energy
Fuel feeding n/a Automatic, sweeping arm
Fuel store n/r 40 m3
Ignition Automatic Automatic (electric heat gun)
Carbon emitted pa 420 tonnes (est.) nil (net basis)
Fuel savings $50,000 per annum (actual savings during year 1)

Facility type: 
Heat
Application: 
Swimming Pool
Fuel/Feedstock: 
Wood Fuel
Co-generation: 
No
Address: 
Churchill Park, Gisborne
Region: 
Central North Island
Geo Location: 
Further information: 
Gisborne Olympic Pool: Spark Energy Case Study