Potterton condensing boilers heat new retirement village

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All 260 homes and other facilities in this retirement village in Birmingham are heated from a central boiler house with five 250 kW boilers from Potterton Commercial. (Photo: The ExtraCare Charitable Trust)

All the space-heating requirements of a new retirement village in Birmingham are provided by five Potterton Eurocondense two boilers, each rated at 250 kW. New Oscott Retirement Village, developed by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust in partnership with Birmingham City Council and other agencies, accomm­odates over 350 residents in 260 apartments with one and two bedrooms.

The boilers have constant-temperature and variable-temperature circuits serving air-handling unit, fan-coil units and an LST radiator system to the apartments. They were installed in the ground-floor boilerhouse by Regal Heating & Plumbing Services and pass through a standard 600 mm-wide doorway.

These floor-standing boilers achieve a seasonal energy efficiency of up to 94% gross and better-than Class 5 NOx levels. They have built-in weather compensation, Summer/Winter changeover and time-control facilities. The built-in controls can interface with a simple room thermostat or, as in this installation, with a fully integrated building-management system.

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