Stage V gensets power emergency shelter in Elst
The locations of emergency shelter organization Crisis Noodopvang (CNO) are intended as an overflow for the shelter in Ter Apel, the Netherlands. At the moment all refugee shelters in the Netherlands and the asylum application center in Ter Apel are overcrowded. Because of this the Dutch government has asked all municipalities to provide extra shelter for refugees. One of the municipalities that complied with this request is Overbetuwe. The city of Elst falls under this municipality, and they set up a location that can accommodate 120 asylum seekers on business park De Aam.
23 different nationalities
The CNO Elst houses 120 people from 23 different nationalities. These are families as well as men and women who travel unaccompanied. The difference between a refugee center and an emergency shelter like the CNO is that people in a CNO shelter do not yet have a specific status. The CNO provides housing, food and daytime activities, which a large group of volunteers helps them with. After staying in a temporary CNO accommodation, the refugees will move to a center where they can stay longer.
The customer asked for a solution with as little CO₂ and NOx emissions as possible. This is why we chose biodiesel HVO-100, combined with 250 kVA Stage V gensets.
The CNO in Elst consists of temporary units that are delivered ready-to-use, making them very easy to set up. There are also showers, toilets, washing machines, dryers, a first aid room and general rooms for daytime activities. Sewerage and water pipes were already present. The CNO only had to find a different solution for power, for which they enlisted the help of Bredenoord.
As little CO₂ and NOx emissions as possible
“The customer asked for a solution with as little CO₂ and NOx emissions as possible. This is why we chose biodiesel HVO-100, combined with 250 kVA Stage V gensets,” says Wim Lucas, Area Manager South-East Netherlands of Bredenoord. “HVO-100 is a biodiesel that reduces CO₂ emissions by 89%. If you also want to reduce NOx emissions to a minimum, then a Stage V genset is currently the cleanest solution within this power class. Since the gensets are running in Powermanagement, a secondary genset will switch on or off depending on changes in the power demand. This increases the return and saves fuel. It is also better for the functioning of the Stage V engine itself.”
Stage V genset
Bredenoord’s 250 kVA Stage V genset is equipped with a soot filter to reduce soot emissions. The filter collects the soot that occurs during fuel combustion in the engine. In addition, AdBlue is injected in the SCR-catalyst, which causes a chemical reaction that converts NOx into water vapor (H₂O) and nitrogen (N₂). This reaction reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by 95% at the end of the exhaust system.
The newest generation of Stage V gensets has an NOx emission of 0.4 grams per kWh. That is a reduction of over 95% compared to Stage I gensets.
No smoke or fumes
“Sometimes you will hear people complain about a ‘smoking, stinking genset’,” says Wim. “That really is something of the past with Stage V gensets. When you look at them you will only see some heat distortion above of it. But you don’t see smoke or fumes and you won’t smell anything.”