University upgrades heating system to reduce emissions
Installed as part of an ongoing upgrade of heating system sat Warwick University are these three Hamworthy condensing boilers.
Energy consumption in the Avon Building at the University of Warwick has been reduced by 39% during the first six months of the current heating season following the installation of three Hamworthy ModuMax 120 high-efficiency condensing boilers. During the first year of operation, they are expected to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 27 t. They were installed as part of ongoing programme of upgrading heating systems across the campus. The installation in the Avon building have a total output of 360 kW and can modulate down to just 23 kW. Gerald Hunter, mechanical-services design engineer at the university, specified the boilers. He says, ‘They were chosen for their high-efficiency, energy-saving condensing performance and environmental impact. This refurbishment allowed the university the opportunity to improve its boiler performance and controls strategy within this building by incorporating TRVs throughout and fully integrating the ModuMax boilers within the university building-management system. They were installed by Integral UK, chosen by the university for its experience with condensing technology.