Priva helps bring cross-border communities together

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Controlling the biomass heating plant in this community centre in Ireland is a Priva Blue ID system.

Providing control for the biomass heating plant in a cross-border community centre in Ireland is a Priva Blue ID system. Fuelled by wood chips, it is the only heating for the complex; there is no oil or gas support system. The system serves three principal circuits — underfloor heating, domestic hot water and air handling for the main auditorium.

The Termon Complex in the village of Pettigo in County Donegal (Eire) is next to the village of Tullyhommon in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. They are separated by the River Termon, which is the border.

Built with €3.5 million of EU support through the PEACE III programme, the complex comprises a main auditorium, childcare centre, gymnasium, sauna, ICT centre, three meeting rooms and commercial units. There is also a reception area, kitchen and washroom facilities.

The largest space is the main hall with a capacity for 500 standing or 350 seated.

The control system uses Priva Blue ID hardware and Top Control 8 software. The front end has web-based dynamic graphics.

Building-services consulting engineers were TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle, which appointed ACS Controls and BMS system integrator.

Priva Blue ID consists of a modular base system upon which individual functional I/O modules can be installed. All mission-critical components are located in these modules.

Wiring is on the base, which is insensitive to failures. If there should be a failure in a module, it will remain restricted to this part of the system. The base is always live, and communication always remains intact.

The modular design of Priva ID makes it suitable for every application — from a small school to a large hospital, and from a university complex to a data centre.

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