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PROJECT DETAILS

Client: Harrodian Independent School
Location: Barnes, London
Year Completed: 2017
Value: £200,000
Commercial Boiler: Hamworthy
Duration: 4 weeks

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

We were contacted by the business manager of the school to discuss the ongoing problems of the schools commercial heating system and boilers and lack of hot water.

Investigation

We were asked to inspect and offer a solution to their ongoing issues then undertake investigative work by carrying various temperature and pressure tests throughout the system and carried asbestos tests, water pressure and gas meter sizing and pipe sizing to ensure the new boilers would have the correct flow rate.

We also carried out electrical tests. This system was designed in excess of 30 years ago and worked on a reverse return pipework which is very rare.

Problems

We found two of the four existing boilers were working and two of the heat exchangers on the other two had failed. The existing boilers were undersized for the size of the school so the radiators were only luke warm throughout the school.

Boilers continuously breaking down
Central heating water not reaching desired flow temperature
Undersized commercial boilers for heating system
Incorrectly flued fumes entering plantroom
Two leaking commercial boilers
Two failed heat exchangers
Insufficient ventilation in plant room
Main swimming pool not reaching desired temperature

Work Carried Out

We designed the plant room and specified the boilers to the correct size, checked the gas supply, checked the water. The central heating was designed and fitted central heating and hot water system that was 97% efficient gross.

The school had fully controlled central heating and hot water throughout and had a consistent supply of hot water on demand. We upgraded the plate heat exchanger system which was undersized to ensure the correct heat output was given by out free Hamworthy purewell 180 cast iron condensing boilers. Build new bespoke control panel

Removed existing commercial boilers, pipework, flue in, header kit and associated controls
Designed and carried out plantroom refurbishment
Installed 3 Hamworthy purewell vari heat 180c 560Kw commercial boilers
Installed new header kit, primary pumps, plate heat exchanger
Upgraded gas supply and installed compensated weather controls off a new bespoke control panel
Boilers selected to serve the estate and supply additional floors on the main school building
Installation was fully commissioned by manufacturers to give their extended warranty

Benefits

Up to 40% reduction in gas consumption
Desired supply temperature for hot water, central heating and swimming pool easily achieved
Safe flue-in and ventilation achieved and correct gas supply to plant room
Hassle free plant room backed up by our warranty and the manufacturers warranty
Reduced NoX level

Timeline

The complete system was installed and previous system removed within 2 weeks

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