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New and
Showcase improved gas
BAM cites Asta
oven ranges
Lincat has redesigned its two Opus 700
gas oven ranges, the four burner OG7001 “Our robust and durable Opus 700 gas
and six burner OG7002. The new models oven ranges are designed to meet the
feature more powerful hob burners, needs of the busiest commercial kitchen”,
as a critical
stronger construction and easier to clean said Nick McDonald, Marketing Director of
stainless steel radiused hob fronts. Lincat Ltd. “Delivering fast, controllable
The new hob burners deliver a higher power with a stylish and easy to clean
success factor
power rating of 6.1 kW for natural gas and design, they offer performance, reliability
5.7 kW for propane. This performance and safe operation.”
Asta Powerproject played an places them at the top of their class in The new ranges are designed to be
instrumental role in the restoration project terms of burner power, and enables them easy to clean, with removable floor plates
at the Royal Hall in Harrogate. The to deliver true high speed cooking. They and shelf supports; dished hob tops;
contractor responsible for the can, nevertheless, be accurately controlled vitreous enamelled oven liners and robust
refurbishment work was BAM to ensure excellent results even at low matt-enamelled cast iron pan supports.
Construction Ltd., North East, part of the temperatures. Side opening doors ensure safe easy
European construction enterprise, Royal The new models feature powerful access, whilst four shelf positions offer
BAM Group. It used the software to 6.8kW (OG7001) and 9kW (OG7002) greater versatility. A low level flue enables
ensure all activities were carried out to ovens, which deliver precise thermostatic the entire hob top to be used and, if the
deadline and within budget. The software control from 120°C to 280°C. With double ranges are to be installed with other items
also proved fundamental in helping BAM insulated doors, side and back panels, they of Opus 700 equipment, an optional flue
keep project stakeholders well informed of offer safe operation, efficiency and extension can be specified to achieve a
progress and in providing them with the economy. uniform appearance.
impartial information needed to make and
approve important decisions.
Asta Powerproject has been the
standard project management tool at BAM Drax upgrades alarm
since 1993. It proved to be particularly
important in the refurbishment project at
the Royal Hall at Harrogate for two management system
reasons. Firstly, having received significant
funding, the project involved a number of Drax (UK) Ltd has solutions that increase the
stakeholders that needed to be consulted introduced a new Gent effectiveness of fire
and updated on progress of the project. network manager module detection in commercial
These included Harrogate Borough for the AMX-1 alarm and public sector premises.
Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the management system. It will This new network manager
Harrogate International Centre and enable users to take will enable users to upgrade
stalwart Royal Hall Restoration Trust. advantage of the latest their fire protection system
Secondly, BAM Group worked for sensor technology to take advantage of the
Harrogate Borough Council under a New developed by Gent to latest technological
Engineering Contract (NEC). Under the improve the speed and developments that will
terms of the contract, BAM needed to integrity of fire detection reduce the incidence of
resolve problems in a proactive way as the as well as significantly unwanted fire signals
job proceeded. The project encountered reducing the level of and consolidate our leading
multiple ‘compensation events’ – unwanted fire signals. position in the market.”
modifications or changes made to the plan The new module has been developed in The AMX-1 alarm management system
after the initial stage. Asta Powerproject close partnership with Gent to provide has been designed to integrate existing
was used to calculate the impact of system integrators with a cost effective stand-alone fire protection networks and
carrying out various solutions on the solution to connect Gent fire control panels panels from all the leading manufacturers
overall delivery schedule and cost of the to existing fire alarm networks comprising as well as a wide range of security, access
project in order to present the findings to a range of different fire panels. This control, CCTV, lighting, HVAC and building
the stakeholders and make informed includes the Gent 3400 and Vigilon panels management systems. This enables users
decisions. allowing existing systems to be enhanced to centralise the control and monitoring of
Derek Clayton, M.C.I.O.B, BAM’s with the latest S-Quad range of sensors these diverse systems and have an instant
Planning Engineer, said “The use of Asta which use patented dual angle optical view of all data in a single display format
Powerproject helped us complete the scatter smoke detection to improve that can be tailored to user requirements
work both to deadline and within budget. system performance. without compromising individual system
Asta Powerproject enabled us to predict Chris Wilkinson, Business Development integrity. It also provides improved data
the cost and impact on the overall delivery Manager at Drax (UK) Ltd: “We work throughput and audit trails to enhance total
schedule of the project when closely with manufacturers, systems system management and delivers greater
implementing new activities.” integrators and users as well as fire and safety, security and efficiency. rescue services nationally to develop
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