Scottish hospital selects Micronics for efficiency and low contamination risk
It is crucial to calculate how much hot water is being used in a public building like a hospital to assist with calculation of heating demand. University Hospital in Ayr wanted to do just that.
Alastair Kay, energy manager for NHS Ayrshire & Arran decided that the non-intrusive Micronics Portaflow 330, which can be strapped onto the outside of pipes without the need to cut into the pipe, would be ideal for evaluating conditions on site. The device is simple to use – there is no overhead for additional fittings, plant modification, or retro-fit expenditure.
Also, there is no contact with fluid so there is no risk of contamination, vital in a hospital.
Kay is enthusiastic about the role the Micronics has played in improving efficiency: “I was delighted with the Micronics unit because it allows us to gather data which we would otherwise not have. It is a great investment for the hospital as it can also be used to measure other liquids like cold water and oil. It has helped us become considerably more efficient and I can see us using it for many years to come.”
The hospital covers a catchment area of approximately 100,000 people and provides medical and surgical services.