Oventrop provides hydronic control in student village
The control and hydronic balancing of heating systems for 1330 student bedrooms in the first phase of the new Aston Student Village is provided by Oventrop valves. The project in Birmingham city centre comprises two accommodation buildings — an 18-storey tower and an 8-storey building. Heat is provided by Birmingham District Energy’s CHP district-heating station in the International Convention Centre.
M&E contractor J. S. Wright fitted out plant rooms in each building and connected them to the district-heating system. From those connections, MTHW feeds are taken to plate heat exchangers for LTHW to serve radiators in each student room and provide domestic hot water
To aid hydronic balancing of the heating, differential-pressure-control valves and commissioning valves were used on each floor. Oventrop assisted J. S. Wright with valve selection.
All DHW returns from student rooms and kitchens are fitted with Aquastrom T Plus multi-function secondary-circulation regulating valves. They simplified commissioning and achieve significant energy savings by controlling temperature and flow. These valves control temperature on DHW returns to eliminate cold dead legs and the risk of legionella bacteria growing.