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Fuel data analysis tool

Axion Consulting has designed and implemented a complex data analysis tool for a Yorkshire-based power generation client to simplify and streamline its monitoring process.

The six-month project was carried out by the resource recovery specialist’s team for Ferrybridge Multifuel Energy (MFE). The facility has a 70MW output supplying around 160,000 homes with low-carbon electricity from refuse-derived fuel.

Previously, analysis of the annual 600,000 tonnes of residual waste treated by MFE was atime-consuming task for Dr Claire Spencer, plant chemist, environmental officer and fuels liaison, who said: “Axion’s spreadsheet system for the fuels combines all the data testing in one model that accurately describes the infeed materials and identifies contract compliance.

“The data tool has made my job easier, saving time on analytical reports and putting the information into a straightforward format for management review.”

Axion’s senior engineer Sam Haig says the system provides reports that help support both a client’s technical operation and contractual agreements with its suppliers, so the material will not exceed certain limits.

“By streamlining the process, it provides ‘headline’ figures for speedier analysis,” he said. “Our system can be applied to a variety of other process applications that require accurate and rapid analysis of complex data.”

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