This evaporator manufactured by the Manoir CTI ACDN plant, was ordered by its historical customer, France Evaporation. The final customer is the number one pork-processing company in France, Cooperl Arc Atlantique, which is located at Lamballe. It is focusing more and more on agroecology, and is working with others on the issues of water treatment and additional inputs.
This monumental achievement will equip the future biogas plant in 2019 to supply gas to 2/3 of the 6,800 inhabitants of Lamballe. A hundred farms around the town will supply the methaniser with residues. The goal of this process is to produce biogas, which is composed mainly of methane (a combustible gas) and carbon dioxide (an inert gas), plus partially degraded organic matter called digestate.
This evaporator, which is 25 metres long and weighs 60 tonnes, has been manufactured in seven months, including performing feasibility calculations, raw material supply, forming, welding and assembly. It has mobilised a team of 15 people taken about 2,500 hours of work, and contains more than 1,000 tubes. It will leave the workshop in April, as part of an exceptional convoy. Twenty additional trucks, policemen, and telephone company (Orange) and EDF (to help avoid cables), will be mobilised to help it arrive at its final destination of Lamballe, over a three-day period.
In this 30-year existence, Manoir CTI ACDN has produced various sizes of evaporator but this one illustrates the know-how of a boilermaking team that is ready to be positioned on other major projects.