Elco boilers set for new term at Cromwell School

Elco, Thision L Elco, Cromwell Junior School, Staffordshire Mechanical Solutions, SMS

Five Thision L Eco 120kW boilers from Elco Heating Solutions have been installed at Cromwell Junior and Infants School, Birmingham, as part of the complete refurbishment of the plant room. The new boilers have been arranged back to back on a cascade frame with a pre-fabricated header system – maximising the output in a restricted area.

The highly efficient Thision L Eco boilers have replaced two ageing and inefficient floor-standing pressure jet units, with the upgrade providing the school with improved efficiencies and long-term reliability.

The M&E contractors for the project were Staffordshire Mechanical Solutions (SMS). Dave Seward, operations director, described the installation: “Removing the original boilers was a challenge, as they were located in a basement plant room below the school, which required us to break them into sections and use specialist lifting gear to remove the items safely up a narrow winding staircase. Fortunately, bringing the new Elco boilers into the plant room was far simpler, thanks to their compact and lightweight design.”

The new energy efficient Thision L Eco boilers were carefully moved into position and installed on a freestanding cascade frame, with three units backing two more to provide a combined output of 600kW. The installation also comprised new header kits and pumps, with a large proportion of the original pipework being reused.

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