T&A makes balancing an art form in Spanish opera house

Hydronic heating and cooling systems for this new opera house in Spain are balanced using hundred of valves from T&A.

The new opera house in Valencia, Spain, uses hundreds of valves from Tour & Andersson’s full range of hydronic valves for heating and cooling systems. The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia was designed by Santiao Caltrava and covers more than 40 000 m2 and is 75 m high — one of the largest such buildings in Europe.

To improve the energy consumption of the building, T&A installed four heat pumps designed to use sea water for heating and cooling. A heat-recovery unit powered by the system’s surplus heat heats sanitary water for the entire building.

Engineers from T&A’s hydronic college helped create a diverse system to meet the complex needs of the buildings. Over 500 manual balancing valves were chosen for the heating and cooling systems.

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