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After-sales service
for biomass boilers
Wood Energy has announced the Wood
launch of a new service and support Energy is a
package for its biomass boiler customers. leading
One of the first of its kind in the country, supplier of
supplies college
the enhanced package includes an option Binder,
for same working day response for En-Tech and
Celtaire has partnered modular building breakdowns from a nationwide network of Hargassner
company, County Cabins, by installing air experienced service engineers. high efficiency automatic wood chip and
conditioning in a two-storey, modular Alison Richards, Sales Director for wood pellet boilers from 45kW to over
building at Bournemouth & Poole College. Wood Energy, said; “We are proud to be 5MW throughout the UK. Now wholly-
The temporary structure had been erected launching this new after-sales service, owned by the RES Group, its team of
to accommodate students during which we believe is the first of its kind for skilled commissioning engineers has
demolition and rebuilding of part of the the biomass market in offering a country- successfully installed over 50,000kW of
College’s Lansdowne campus. wide same day breakdown response. It is renewable heating across the UK. Projects
The College was faced with the a sign that biomass has truly gone range from schools and offices to industrial
challenge of maintaining a fully operational mainstream in the UK.” processes.
campus throughout the construction
process. This necessitated creating 23
temporary classrooms within the two
storey building, also designing and The professional choice
installing the most cost effective solution
for heating and cooling. The Powerstream Professional electric is therefore ideal for
Celtaire’s solution was to design a flow boiler from Redring provides a social housing and
heating and cooling system based on 23 versatile and safe way of heating water, private landlords where
Fujitsu 7.1kW air conditioning heat pumps. perfect for buildings without a connection regular servicing to
Celtaire were also required to find a way of to the mains gas supply. ensure safety checks
concealing the internal pipework to provide Suitable for vented and unvented wet can prove difficult
more aesthetic surroundings. central heating, underfloor heating and when residents are
This was achieved by installing the domestic hot water systems, the 99% reluctant to allow
pipework in a small ceiling void across the efficient Redring Powerstream access.
internal corridor to the condensers position Professional provides all the benefits The Redring
in the external alleyway. To complete the associated with boilers fuelled by other Powerstream
installation, all 23 systems were fitted with means. Electric flow boilers do not burn Professional is available in seven
Sauermann Delta Pack condensate drain fuel internally to generate heat so do not variants from 2kW through to 12kW so an
pumps. have the safety risks associated with other appropriate unit can be specified to
Commenting on the installation, fuels. accurately match the needs of the
Stephen Pester, Projects Manager at Compact in size and with no flue application.
County Cabins said: “The project was requirement, the Redring Powerstream Backed by a comprehensive
completed within the demanding timescale Professional can be sited practically manufacturers guarantee the Powerstream
and most importantly with optimum safety. anywhere with an electrical connection. Professional has no moving parts making it
This was particularly important as installing Easy to install, the boiler does not require an extremely reliable option. In addition, it
the condensers meant working at height.” sign off from a Capita Gas Safe Registered is BEAB approved for complete peace of
Email: installer and is maintenance free with no mind. Tel: 01733 456944 requirement for annual service checks. It
Preservation with humidification
Glyn Barraclough, Mechanical Engineer The humidifier has an innovative scale
at the Royal Armouries, comments, “If the management system that detaches the
atmosphere becomes too dry it can damage limescale from its heating elements and
the exhibits on display and in storage. The flushes it to drain during normal operation.
humidifiers maintain the atmosphere at This maintains the efficiency of the system
60-65% relative humidity preventing and helps reduce required maintenance.
humidity-related damage to materials The SKE is also the only resistive steam
JS Humidifiers has supplied, installed and such as wood, fabric and hair. Incorrect humidifier in the UK to have a two year
commissioned three Neptronic SKE resistive humidity control can also affect the metals guarantee on all components, including the
steam humidifiers at the Royal Armouries on suits of armour, causing concentric heating elements. Its heating elements are
Museum and the National Firearms Centre rings to appear.”. robustly constructed from super alloy
in Leeds. The humidifiers maintain the The Neptronic SKE is a resistive steam incoloy 825. They are protected from
humidity around the 8,500 exhibits on humidifier that can deliver up to 80kg of “element burn-out” with electronic water
display and in stores at the two sites. These steam per hour from a single unit and, level sensors, internal and external
exhibits include cannons, mortars and the unlike an electrode boiler humidifier, does temperature sensors, and an internal foam
largest collection of arms and armour on not incorporate disposable boiling cylinders, sensor. Email:
display since the 19th century. making it much more economical to run.
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