Sabien reduces oil costs for Cambridge college

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17% reduction in oil use for a Cambridge University college — Sabien boiler-load optimisation controls.

Following a 17% reduction in oil consumption during a pilot trial, Sidney Sussex College of Cambridge University has installed Sabien M2G boiler-load optimisation controls across its entire estate. The device was originally installed in one boiler house and energy-consumption data analysed by Sabien using the CuSUM method.

M2G units have now been installed on the remaining 11 boilers, which vary in age and size, with no downtime.

Based on the 17% saving achieved in the pilot study, it is estimated that the project will save over £9500 a year and pay back in 2.1 years. CRC costs of over £3500 over five years will also be avoided.

Keith Willox, domus bursar for the college, said, ‘Reducing our heating consumption and the associated oil costs is a key objective for the college. Sabien provided complete end-to-end project management — including measurement and verification, commissioning and installation.’

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