Buderus boilers give higher standards in Surrey school
Just two 60 kW wall-hung Buderus 800 boilers have been installed at Ewell Castle School in Surrey to replace a huge 20-year-old floor-standing gas-fired boiler and several smaller boilers serving other parts of the school. They will also provide heating for outbuildings that were previously heated electrically. The refurbishment work also includes Buderus boilers replacing other boilers for separate heating and hot-water systems in other areas of the school to improve system efficiency and economy. The 800 boilers have a SEDBUK A rating and are therefore expected to improve operating efficiency by 35 to 40%, as well as greatly reducing maintenance costs. The installation has an integrated boiler-management system to provide very sophisticated control of the complete system from a central point. There are seven independent heating zones, served by the two boilers working in cascade — with one boiler meeting the heating need for most of the time to maximise condensing operation. The second boiler comes into operation at times of heavy demand. The boilers were installed by Chris Ickemeyer of Technical Services in Surrey, an old boy of the school. He specified Buderus because of knowledge of the brand gained while working as a post-graduate in Germany, where condensing technology has been the norm for many years and where Buderus has been a major brand for over 25 years.