Combined Heat and Power Plant, United Utilities

Manchester, United Kingdom

Combined Heat and Power Plant, United Utilities

Key Facts

  • Initial Dynamic Stimulation Model Used

  • Numerous Scenarios Performed

IES Consulting used CFD to model the airflows within a combined heat and power plant belonging to United Utilities in Manchester. An initial dynamic simulation model was used to derive boundary conditions with the CFD model looking specifically at the effectiveness of natural ventilation systems in maintaining safe working conditions on the high level access gantries despite the high heat gains within the space. A number of scenarios were performed investigating the location and size of the natural ventilation louvres on the external walls.