Wireless controls give building’s tenants control of their own boilers
Providing the individual tenants of a new office development with control of their individual boilers in a central boilerhouse is the wireless Buderus ModuLink combined thermostat and programmer.
Four Buderus 200 24 kW combi boilers have been installed in a central boiler room in a new office development in Easingwold near York to serve provide heating and hot water for separate 100 m2 office suites. Dave Cammidge, who installed the boilers, explains, ‘Vertical flueing was necessary to meet the Building Regulations as the office building is immediately next to a public footpath. Current regulations require a gap of at least 600 mm between the flue outlet and public spaces, which effectively eliminated horizontal outlets in the single-storey boilerhouse. A single boiler room was preferred to individual boilers sited in each office because this would have meant four flues throughout the height of the building, with considerable expense and inconvenience involved.’ Tenants have control of their own boiler using a wireless Buderus ModuLink combined thermostat and programmer in their own office. This control system removed the need for extensive wiring throughout the building, and the considerable distances between the controls and the boilers would have meant significant extra cost and work.