Hotel chain continues conversion to packaged plate heat exchangers
The conversion of hot-water services at the De Vere training centre at Latimer Place near Cheshunt in Hertfordshire to use Stokvis Econoplate packaged plate heat exchangers is the latest in a series of such projects by this hotel and conference chain. The De Vere training centre provides 40 bed places for the personnel of a corporate client, together with fine dining and other back-of-house services in this historic landscaped setting.
As with other properties in this chain, M&E services are cared for by Hampshire-based consultancy JB Hopkins. For this project, two plate-heat-exchanger packages were specified to meet the high demand as delegates tend to return to their rooms at the same time.
Ian Hodge, the engineer leading the project for JB Hopkins, says, ‘We have been installing Stokvis Econoplates into De Vere hotels for 20-plus years to improved the hot-water supply.
‘For Latimer Place, reliability was a critical factor. It is written into the contract with the client using the facility that any loss of hot water results in penalties, so there is potential payback as well as in the much improved energy performance.’