TT Pump's specialist knife gate valves are transforming waste food into green energy. TT Pumps have supported the green energy project by supplying over 80 high performance knife gate valves to the £20m Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Derbyshire. Once fully operational, the facility will process around 50 tonnes of waste food annually.
The £20m project, led by Severn Trent Green Power, is part of a network of Anaerobic Digestion facilities across the country. Together they generate 50 MW of green electricity each year, enough to power 1115,000 homes. Food waste collected by local authorities, originally destined for landfill, is converted into biomethane and then injected into the gas distribution network.
TT Flow, the dedicated valve division of TT Pumps, worked with the customer to supply a variety of valves for the project. This included many corrosion resistant bi-directional fully-lugged stainless steel (grade 316L/1.4404) bodied knife gate valves with double acting pneumatic cylinders, limit sensing inductive proximity switches, solenoid valves and junction boxes. Knife gate valves use a profiled edged blade to cut through medias. They are suited to isolate thicker process medias such as slurry, sludge, viscous and medias containing solids.
We're delighted to be part of this green energy project and our proud that our specialist valves are making a difference to the environment.
TT Pumps stock a wide range of air, check, control and gate valves to support the water and allied industries. Many of our valves have the WRAS accreditation for potable water applications.