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HVAC KEEPING THE HEAT ON


All buildings need reliable HVAC services to make them functional, efficient and safe. Recently, air quality and ventilation in buildings have come under increased scrutiny to mitigate the risk of COVID transmission. But ensuring that the heating and hot water service is operating reliably and efficiently is also vital, especially in essential buildings like hospitals, to keep them operational and comfortable.


“Recently, air quality and ventilation in buildings


have come under increased


scrutiny to mitigate the risk of COVID transmission.”


A case in point is the recent boiler replacement project at Nottingham City Hospital’s Children’s Centre. NHS Property Services are responsible for maintaining the assets in this building to provide a safe environment in which healthcare professionals can focus on delivering excellent patient care.


When, as part of a routine maintenance programme, they identified that the old boiler plant needed replacing, they engaged D H Squire Consulting Engineers LLP to advise on the most appropriate solution. Energy efficiency and reliability were the key considerations, together with the need to avoid any disruption to the hot water service throughout the changeover.


Patrick McBennett at D H Squire Consulting Engineers LLP specified two Remeha Gas 220 Ace 300 floor standing boilers to meet the demand for space heating and domestic hot water.


A temporary boiler was already in place at the Children’s Centre, feeding two plate heat exchangers and providing the required uninterrupted hot water supply. This enabled Palms Facilities, the principle contractor on the project, to begin work immediately on stripping out the two old floor standing boilers.


Access is a common obstacle on heating refurbishments, as Sam Smith, Mechanical Estimator at Palms Facilities, noted: “While space availability and flueing didn’t present any challenges at the Children’s Centre, we did need to negotiate a step into the plant room. But as the new boilers are supplied with integral castors and delivered on a pallet with two ramps, we were able to wheel them off the lorry easily, over the step and into position inside the plant room within a couple of hours.”


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Neville Small, Baxi Heating’s Key Account Director, explains how a recent boiler replacement project at Nottingham City Hospital’s Children’s Centre helped prioritise efficiency and comfort.


The Palms Facilities team then installed the two new Remeha boilers using a cascade system and low loss header. The low loss header will optimise the performance and efficiency of the heating system while protecting the new boilers and increasing their lifespan through hydraulic separation of the primary and secondary circuits. New flues and pump sets were also fitted as part of the project and the plant room and floors painted once the installation was complete.


Smith continued: “All connections and pipework enter the top of these compact boilers. So, using the cascade system and low loss header as we did, the result was a neat installation.”


Ease of future maintenance and servicing were factored in alongside ease of installation when upgrading the boiler plant to optimise lifetime boiler operation.


Patrick McBennett from D H Squire, added: “The new boilers and layout allow a lot more space for maintenance within the boiler room.”


The new boilers are now fully operational and delivering reliable, energy-efficient heating and hot water. “The project was successfully handed over to NHS Property Services and the hospital estates team, both of whom were pleased with the installation,” McBennett confirmed.


“Ease of future maintenance and servicing were factored in


alongside ease of installation when upgrading the boiler plant to


optimise lifetime boiler operation.”


Replacing any ageing or failing boiler plant with modern, highly efficient condensing boilers offers FMs an achievable opportunity both to improve heating efficiency and reliability and benefit from energy, emissions and cost savings. And carrying out regular servicing and maintenance programmes makes it easier to identify when equipment needs replacing and design, plan and budget for the most appropriate solution.


At a time when cash is king, it’s a practical approach that enables FMs to balance efficiency with comfort and, most importantly, keep the heat on in their buildings.


www.remeha.co.uk/products/floor-standing-range/gas-220-ace www.remeha.co.uk twitter.com/TomorrowsFM


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