Mater – Steam and Heating Feasibility Study
|Work Type:||Feasibility Study|
|Size:||The Feasibility Study provided comprehensive understanding of the requirements for steam and hot water across 12 buildings within the Mater’s South Brisbane campus.|
|Disciplines Engaged:||Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic, Sustainability and Gas|
The Challenges Faced
The most challenging aspects of the project were to:
- collect vast amount of information and data;
- carry out calculations (mechanical, electrical & hydraulics) and
- produce schematic drawings
for all 12 buildings within a relatively short timeframe of 6 weeks.
The Solution Provided
SEED Engineers also arranged a multidisciplinary team of engineers to explore all known sources of energy for steam and hot water generation. The sources of energy considered in the study include fossil fuel, electricity via the grid, nuclear, hydrogen, geothermal and solar. The considered sources of energy were then shortlisted by comparing them against The Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Energy guidance document and the Mater shareholders’ values.