A crucial phase between the construction and full operation of Sleaford’s straw-burning Renewable Energy Plant begins on Wednesday.
A process known as ‘hot commissioning’ at the site on Boston Road will last for a period of approximately six weeks. This involves the release of high pressure steam to clean the system through a temporary outlet for short periods of 5 to 10 minutes three or four times a day. This will take place between 9am and 6pm Monday to Saturday. The steam blowing will take place in two phases with a break of approximately eleven days in between phases. The plant operators say this operation is a necessary requirement in the commissioning of any power station and what may be heard is just high pressure steam and no cause for concern.