Furniture warehouse benefits from Powrmatic air-rotation heater

Powrmatic, space heating, industrial heating, air rotation heater

A 500 kW air-rotation heater from Powrmatic delivers efficient heating for Senator International’s warehouse in Lancashire. It is supported in the loading bay by a 90 kW floor-standing warm-air heater. Senator International is a major manufacturer of office furniture in the UK and is committed to minimising its environmental impact, with energy efficiency playing a key role.

Andy Smith of CK Services, which designed and installed the system, explains, ‘We needed to give Senator a heating system that would maintain suitable environmental conditions for both staff and warehouse stock, while minimising energy consumption and carbon emissions. It was clear that a Powrmatic TE air-rotation heater would meet these criteria more effectively than a distributed warm-air or radiant system. Using a single free-standing air-rotation also helped to reduce installation and ongoing lifecycle costs.

‘As a higher temperature was required for the loading area, we also installed a VPC 90 warm-air heater, enabling the TE heater to maintain low return temperatures and maximise performance.’

The heaters are controlled by the BMS, but the TE unit has a separate modulation function operated by a sensor in its return-air section.

These air-rotation heaters use high-efficiency axial fans to move large volumes of air through the space at relatively low temperatures, typically cycling the air every half hour. Their ability to maintain set-point temperature is not affected by the layout of the space, making them ideal for warehouses.

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