Stoneman Engineering’s site is located in Cullompton, Devon and it is heated by two KWB Pelletfire boilers. In response to a concern over fuel security, Optimum Heating was asked to provide a solution to increase the quantity of stored fuel without substantially increasing capital costs.

Optimum Heating’s solution was to install an 18-tonne external store with 60-degree angle sides at the base to reduce build-up of pellet dust. The new pellet store was installed close to the existing pellet store so both can be filled directly if required. The installation was quick and caused little disruption to the site.

The increased capacity of the fuel store means the site can receive fully loaded pellet lorry deliveries which allows them to benefit from economies of scale and improved pellet prices. The fuel silo is a great long term investment and this large site now benefits from increased fuel savings.