Lincoln Court is a 30 flat retirement scheme managed by South Tyneside Homes.
The CHP system, supplied by Baxi‐SenerTec UK, was installed alongside Potterton MB Series modular boilers that have replaced the ageing district heating system at the 32‐flat Lincoln Court building in Hebburn. The unit is expected to reduce bills by around 30%.
Lincoln Court is using the electricity produced by the CHP to supplement the landlord supplies to the corridors, common areas and the social lounge. It is also being used for security lighting, lifts and pre‐heating of hot water supplies to washing machines. This has significantly reduced the amount of electricity drawn from the Grid. Serving the mostly single occupancy flats and warden’s accommodation, the DACHS is in constant demand.
Each flat has a typical average trickle demand of about 200 to 500W of heat so, even during the summer; there is a need for thermal energy from the CHP, which means it can continue providing electricity all year round.
The unit acts as lead boiler to displace some of the new gas condensing boiler heat load. Each flat is fitted with an indirect Elson tank and direct acting valves are fitted to the primary LTHW mains to control the tanks. These operate around the clock.