Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Longwood University Heating Plant Update

HICAPS, Inc. was contracted by Branch & Associates, Inc. about one year ago to do the scheduling for Longwood University-Heating Plant (1 new boiler, relocating a second boiler and providing for a future (3rd) boiler) in Farmville, VA. This includes the new Boiler House construction and new AFS boiler. This project will construct a replacement central steam plant. The plant will provide steam to 98% of the campus. The new plant will consist of three wood-fired boilers with a rating less than 30,000 lbs of steam per hour, fuel handling storage system, fuel handling system and other support equipment.
The project will include a new building sited on Barlow Field. The primary fuel will be sawdust, a low-polluting, renewable bio-mass.

AFS Boiler

The new boiler is an AFS Biomass Renewable Energy Wood Dust Fired Boiler and Injection Stoker Fire Box utilizing sawdust as its primary fuel. The sawdust comes from local sawmills and is part of the renewable energy steam generation plant at Longwood University, Farmville VA. For more on AFS AFS Energy Systems Division Inc click the link.

Boiler House

Thursday, July 2, 2009

NCCCMA in New Bern

HICAPS participated in the NCCCMA (North Carolina City and County Management Association) conference in New Bern, NC on June 25-26, 2009. Vendors from across the state of North Carolina were represented in all areas of expertise. HICAPS was there to market our Project Management, Building Diagnostic/Assessments and Telecommunications services. This was our booth. I thought it looked great and wanted to share it with you.