Potterton Commercial, cascade, Boilers, space heating
The importance of system design — Steven Evans.

Maximising the potential of condensing boilers

Replacing an existing commercial boiler of up to 400 kW with a condensing model will meet the requirements of the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products Directive (ErP), but as Steven Evans, national sales manager at Potterton Commercial, explains, there is more to consider if you want to achieve the most energy-efficient solution.

Elco, NOx, Boilers, space heating

Boiler meets 2018 NOx requirements

Elco’s Trigon XL range of floor-standing gas-fired boilers achieves ultra-low NOx emissions complying with Class 6 (2018) requirements with emissions as low as 34 mg/kWh. The rating helps specifiers when assessing project criteria under BREEAM, with three credits available if a building achieves less than 40 mg/kWh.

Spirotech, water treatment, degassing, dirt separation, Boilers, space heating

Spirotech plays key role in boiler replacement

A Spirotech vacuum degasser and a SpiroTrap dirt separator are key elements in the replacement of cast-iron boilers serving an open heating system with modern boilers and a sealed vent system at Exeter Civic Centre. The previous heating system had been in use for nearly 40 years.

Atag, Boilers, space heating

Atag XL boilers are designed for versatility

Atag Commercial’s XL Series of gas-fired boilers is complemented by an extensive selection of modular installation and cascade options. Multiple sizes and configurations are available, so a suitable boiler configuration is always available. Up to eight boilers can be configured in cascade with a total output of up to 960 kW.

Elco, Boilers, space heating
The huge benefits of CHP — David Sadler-Smith.

Maximising the effectiveness of teaming CHP with boilers

Teaming up CHP with gas-fired condensing boilers offers the potential to maximise the efficiency of both technologies. David Sadler-Smith of Elco Heating Solutions discusses how to maximise the benefits of CHP when incorporated with gas condensing boilers.

Riello, burners, Boilers, space heating

Riello burners help drive efficiency for Telereal Trillium

These boilers at a high-profile Government site in Swansea have been given a new lease of life and brought up to the standard of any new boiler on the market with the replacement of their burners with dual-fuel burners from Riello. The site is managed on behalf of Telereal Trillium by Arthur Portelli of Oakbury Building Services Consultants..

Vokera, DHW, Boilers, space heating

Newly promoted Plymouth Argyle enjoys improved DHW system

Not only did the improvement in the performance of Plymouth Argyle Football Club last season lead to promotion to Football League Division One, but the performance of the heating and hot-water system has also been boosted with equipment from Vokera.

Remeha, refurbishment, Boilers, space heating

Remeha boilers are part of refurbishment work at the Old Bailey

As part of a 10-year £43 million refurbishment of The Central Criminal Court for England & Wales [the Old Bailey] Remeha floor-standing boilers have been installed to replace oil-fired steam boilers. The building is managed by the City of London Corporation and houses 18 courts and 52 cells over three floors. For the last 50 years, it has relied on four ornate steam boilers.

Ideal Commercial Boilers, aluminium, heat exchanger, modular, Boilers, space heating
Cast-aluminium designs allow for bigger waterways, making them more tolerant to variable system quality.

Taking the heat out of the boiler

Against the background of much debate about the relative merits of aluminium and stainless steel for heat exchangers in boilers, Dr Elaine Lancaster of Ideal Commercial Boilers, makes the case for aluminium– a material that is increasingly being specified over stainless-steel alternatives.

Sime, Boilers, space heating

Sime adds to Murelle range of boilers

The Murelle One HE 25 kW wall-hung combination boiler from Sime features the elegance of the company’s signature Italian design. Premium-quality components include Giannoni’s condensing evolution stainless-steel and alloy heat exchanger with larger waterways. It is described as the most compact and energy-efficient boiler in the Murelle range.

EOGB, oxygen trim, O2 trim, boilers, space heating
The energy-saving benefits of less excess air — Stevie O’Neill.

Realising the potential of new heating technology

Stevie O’Neill of EOGB Energy Products Ltd, looks at the effect that new heating technology such as O2 and CO trim has on the efficiency of commercial heating systems and the benefits of automatic trim control.

Hoval, Cascade rigs, Boilers, space heating
With all cascade systems, be they just boilers or a mix of heat sources, controlling each source to maximise efficiency is essential. This is Hoval’s TopTronic system.

Controlling the cascade

When operating heat sources in cascade configuration it’s important to design and configure the system to get the most from each source. Kevin Stones of Hoval explains.

Stokvis, floor-standing boiler, Boilers, space heating

Stokvis launches Evolution modular floor-standing range of boilers

Stokvis Energy Systems’ Econoflame R600 Evolution range of floor-standing gas boilers comprises seven models with outputs from 142 to 540 kW and are designed for installing in confined spaces in retrofit or less-accessible new installation.

Lochinvar, Boilers, space heating

Lochinvar provides boiler control from smart devices

Lochinvar has developed a ‘smart’ app-based controller for its Herald range of gas-fired condensing boilers. The Con-X-us system enables users of smart devices such as phones and tablets to connect to the on-board boiler controls so that they can monitor and adjust system operation and heating parameters.

Remeha, boiler replacement, refurbishment, boilers, space heating
Every installation a winner —  James Porter.

Live refurbishment

With a growing requirement to carry out heating refurbishments in live environments, James Porter of Remeha looks at how compact, flexible, high-performance condensing boilers provide a winning solution to keeping the heating on.

Elco, CHP, boilers, space heating
One of the best long-term and truly economical options — Gavin Watson

CHP and boilers in harmony

In a potentially turbulent year for the construction industry, Gavin Watson of Elco Heating Solutions outlines the importance of precision when designing CHP and boiler heating in order to maximise efficiency and reduce running costs.

Bosch, CHP, boilers, space heating
Maximising the benefits of CHP — Pete Mills.

Adding CHP to the boiler mix

As owners and operators of commercial buildings continue to explore how best to achieve maximum energy efficiency from their heating systems, hybrid solutions are growing in popularity. Pete Mills of Bosch Commercial & Industrial explains why combined heat and power (CHP) systems are the perfect partner for gas boilers.

Stokvis, NOx, boilers, space heating

Ultra-low NOx commercial boilers from Stokvis

The Econoflame R6000 range of condensing ultra-low NOx premix commercial boilers from Stokvis Energy Systems comprises seven models with outputs from 142 to 539 kW. These boilers use the patented water-cooled down-firing premix burner system with a stainless-steel heat exchanger and have NOx emissions of 15 to 35 mg/kWh with 0% O2. They can achieve seasonal efficiencies of up to 110.4%.

boilers, cascade, Hamworthy heating, modular boilers, space heating
Ticking the boxes — Paul Mickleburgh.

Meeting the turndown challenge

Boiler plant with a large turndown ratio can respond to various challenges presented by commercial heating systems — especially heat networks. Paul Mickleburgh of Hamworthy Heating takes up the story.

Elco, boilers, space heating

Elco updates school boiler installation

The complete refurbishment of the plant room of Horringer Court School in Bury St Edmunds includes five Thision L Evo boilers from Elco. They each have an output of 140 kW and have been arranged back to back in a free-standing cascade frame to maximise output in a restricted area.

BFCMA, boilers, chimney, flue, space heating

Choosing the correct flue for commercial applications

Flues are an essential part of any commercial boiler installation. Dennis Milligan of the British Flue & Chimney Manufacturers’ Association offers advice on how to select and install the correct chimney or flue as part of such an installation.

Ideal Commercial Boilers delivers hospital replacement project

Two floor-standing condensing boilers from Ideal Commercial Boilers have replaced two old cast-iron sectional boilers at Normanby House, the dermatology and ophthalmology departments of King’s College Hospital in London. the Imax Xtra 240 boilers were specified by Matt Gent, project manager with JD Services HVAC Ltd and were chosen primarily for the compact size, quality and small carbon footprint.

Viessmann, commissioning, boiler, space heating
The importance of correct commissioning and maintenance for modern boilers — Jonathan Grist.

The role of new technologies to improve heating commissioning

Errors and inconsistencies in the commissioning of boilers cost installers time and end-users money. More careful consideration of flow-rates and the adoption of new automatic commissioning technologies can change this, as Jonathan Grist of Viessmann explains.

Rural Energy, biomass, renewable energy, boiler, space heating

Rural Energy brings more biomass to historic estate

Rural Energy has installed another biomass boiler, the third, at the historic Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire. The estate covers over 6000 ha, and the latest boiler has been installed at Colingthwaite Farm, the estate’s dairy farm and the home of Stitchleton cheese. The 100 kW Herz Firematic boiler heats a range of buildings, including the farmhouse, farm offices and the cheese dairy. It uses home-grown timber.

Bosch, CHP, boiler, space heating

Bupa combines CHP and boilers to cut costs

As part of a £28.3 million investment over two years to retrofit energy-efficiency and renewable technologies into its property portfolio, Bupa UK collaborated with Bosch Commercial & Industrial to install over 200 bespoke heating systems comprising a CHP module paired with condensing boilers.

boiler, district heating, Evinox, heat interface unit, HIU, space heating

Evinox helps transform former chocolate factory

As part of the transformation of the former Terry’s chocolate factory in York into an exclusive housing development, Evinox Energy worked with The PJ Livesey Group to provide a comprehensive district-heating system. Called The Residence, this prominent 5-storey Grade 2 listed building is being developed into over 170 spacious apartments and penthouses.

Hoval, cascade, commissioning, boiler, space heating

Heating control — a work in progress

Selecting energy-efficient boiler plant is just the first step in efficiency. How it is controlled through its life is just as important. Kevin Stones of Hoval illustrates this principle with reference to heating systems served by cascade boiler installations.

Hamworthy, boiler, space heating

Hamworthy’s latest range of stainless-steel boilers

Hamworthy Heating’s Stratton mk2 wall-hung boiler has the smallest output in the stainless-steel family and is described as a great match for restricted-space plant rooms. These boilers have been designed to assist customers in refurbishment projects. The robust qualities of stainless steel make it very tolerant of older heating circuits and resistant to corrosion for easy maintenance and a long life.

Sabien, M2G, boiler

Boiler run-times don’t measure up

Reduced boiler run-times on modulating and two-stage boiler plant do not necessarily equate to energy savings. The only accurate measures are a reduction in kWh or fuel consumption, says Tony Willis of Sabien Technology.

Potterton Commercial, cascade, boiler, space heating
Towards more-efficient boiler plant — Neville Small.

Enjoying the efficiency benefits of cascade boilers

According to the Carbon Trust, heating and hot water can account for as much as 60% of total energy use in a commercial building. With energy saving high on the agenda, replacing an old, inefficient boiler may seem an easy fix, but Neville Small of Potterton Commercial explains why careful consideration should be given to the replacement and points to the benefits of boiler cascades.

Remeha, boiler sizing, boiler, space heating
Maximising year-round efficiency — James Porter.

Right-size heating

Improving the energy performance of the UK’s buildings remains one of the greatest challenges facing the building-services industry. With today’s boilers capable of achieving the required increased reliability and high thermal efficiency, the goal now is to engineer for maximum efficiencies, says James Porter of Remeha.

Alpha Heating Innovation, boiler, space heating

Alpha delivers heating and hot water for Edinburgh apartments

Alpha Heating Innovation has installed boilers throughout a high-end residential development of 55 apartments in Edinburgh. Harbour Green offers apartments with one, two and three bedrooms and is on the seafront at Portobello, less than three miles from the city centre.

Stokvis Energy Systems, boilers, space heating
Efficient systems — Paul Sands.

Boiler manufacturers up their game

Paul Sands of Stokvis Energy Systems gives an insight into the technology that makes modern wall-hung boilers so efficient and how to ensure that system design maximises their capabilities.

Windhager, biomass, renewable energy, boilers, space heating
The inside story of biomass boilers —Oliver Duckworth

The inside story of wood-pellet boilers

Biomass boilers burning wood pellets are sophisticated pieces of kit. Oliver Duckworth of Windhager UK gives an insight into their complexity and capabilities.

boilers, Remeha, space heating

Remeha develops new brand identity

Remeha has developed a new brand identity as part of its ongoing investment into the commercial heating market. Recent research carried out by the company confirmed its position as an established, solid brand with a reputation for supplying high-quality, good-value, reliable products. Consultants, specifiers and contractors all viewed it as best in class for performance, efficiency and engineering quality.

Boilers, space heating, Elco Heating Solutions, cascade
Truly effective commercial-boiler installations — Gavin Watson.

Tackling the specification of commercial boilers

­ In the complex and multi-disciplinary environment of building services, keeping up with the latest boiler technology can be a challenge. Gavin Watson of Elco Heating Solutions explains what is required from a modern commercial boiler and the key performance parameters.

Energys, burner management, boilers, space heating

Energys delivers quick payback for improving boiler efficiency

The installation of Energys’ dynamic burner-management units (DBMUs) on boilers in two schools in Plymouth is expected to repay its £4400 supply and installation costs of in about 2.5 years. and reduce CO2 emissions by 9.45 t per year. The schools are Hyde Park Juniors and Hyde Park Infants. These DBMUs can be installed in as little as half an hour, and the work at these schools was carried out during the course of a single half day.

Hamworthy Heating, replacement, retrofit, boilers
Delivering more-effective boiler replacements — Stuart Turner.

Boiler replacements — finding the right match

Stuart Turner of Hamworthy Heating looks at the replacement of boilers in commercial buildings and why a straight swap-in swap-out solution does not always present best value for money.

EOGB Energy Products, burner, excess air, boilers
The key to maximising burner efficiency — Stephen O’Neil.

Maintaining peak boiler efficiency

Stephen O’Neil of EOGB Energy Products looks at how significant efficiencies in heating systems can be delivered by optimising burner controls.

Viessmann, boilers

Viessmann boilers have WiFi and Internet connectivity

Viessmann now offers boilers with WiFi and Internet connectivity, enabling installers to respond promptly to automatic fault notifications, with the added convenience of remote performance monitoring and online service planning. Unlike previous connectivity technology, which linked end users’ smartphones with thermostats, this is said to be the first to connect directly with a domestic boiler and the first to remotely provide installers with comprehensive diagnostics data.

Mikrofill, boilers

Mikrofill replaces boilers at Bedford Hospital

The replacement of existing CHP plant at Bedford Hospital includes boilers supplied by Mikrofill. The three Ethos boilers each have an output of 130 kW and will primarily serve the hospital’s HWS demand. They are configured to provide heat into the main system when hot-water requirements are at a minimum.

Potterton Commercial, water treatment, space heating, boilers
The importance of water treatment — Neville Small.

Why chemical water treatment adds up

Investing in chemical water treatment for heating systems makes long-term financial sense — both to maximise energy efficiency and protect equipment, especially boilers. Neville Small of Potterton Commercial takes up the case.

Remeha Commercial, retrofit, boilers
New kit for existing plant rooms — James Porter

Giving plant rooms a face lift

Are you a devotee of wall-hung boilers or is floor-standing more your thing? With today’s boilers offering increased versatility and flexibility in system design, the modern plant room is benefitting from a major makeover. James Porter of Remeha Commercial, looks at the growing options to meet increased heat output demand within the tight constraints of the modern plant room.

Ideal Commercial Boilers, boilers

Ideal extends Imax Xtra EL range of boilers

Ideal Commercial Boilers has extended its range of Imax Xtra EL of floor-standing boilers with models offering outputs from 715 to 1240 kW. The range now comprises 10 models with outputs from 320 to 1240 kW. These new boilers expand the flexibility of the range while retaining a compact size that enables them to pass through standard doorways. The range outperforms the 2015 ErP requirements and offers very low NOx Class 6 performance for maximum BREEAM points.

ATAG, boilers

ATAG’s Q Series boilers

ATAG Commercial’s Q Series range of boilers are designed for larger homes, commercial applications and properties with high hot-water demands. They have stainless-steel heat exchanger. There are three combination boilers with outputs of 25, 38 and 51 kW. There are also four system versions with outputs of 25, 38, 51 and 60 kW.

Windhager, biomass, renewable energy, boilers

Hotel group opts for biomass boilers

The Strathmore Hotel Group, which has hotels in northern England and Scotland, has installed wood pellet boilers to provide heating and hot water for seven hotels. The 36 BioWin Excel boilers from Windhager’s commercial range were installed by Green Guru of Newcastle to replace fossil-fuelled boilers.

Remeha, boilers

Replacement boilers cut school heating costs

Remeha Quinta Pro boilers contributed to a £3000 reduction in gas consumption in just four months at Sandbach School in Cheshire, despite having a greater heat output to meet its present-day requirements. Founded in 1677, it is now a free school with over 1300 students. The new boiler installation comprises six 115 kW boilers in cascade configuration.

Riello, boilers, burner

More low-NOx burners from Riello

Riello has introduced low-NOx (less than 80 mg/kWh) ‘blue-flame’ versions to all sizes of its RS range of burners. The use of a low-NOx combustion head ensures emissions conform to EN676 Class 3 in capacities from 3600 to 6260 kW.

Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating, ErP, replacement boiler, boilers

New opportunities for condensing boilers

Condensing boilers have been mandatory in the domestic market for over a decade, but it is only recently that the introduction of the Energy related Products (ErP) Directive has seen the commercial sector follow suit. Pete Mills of Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating explains what the new requirements will mean for commercial boiler installations.

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