﻿Andrews brings modern water heating to City of London sports pavilion
When the City of London upgraded the showers in West Ham Park Sports Pavilion, an Andrews Neoflo direct-fired storage water heater was chosen. The pavilion was opened in 1974 to coincide with the park’s centenary and provides changing and showering facilities for teams and individuals using the wealth of sports facilities.
There are two football pitches, 12 tennis courts, two cricket squares, three nets, outdoor fitness equipment and a seasonal grass running track. A rounders pitch and 5-a-side football pitches can be marked up on request.
Hot water was previously provided by a cast-iron boiler serving two 300 l calorifiers, with only the boiler thermostat to control the storage temperature. It was also necessary to operate the system manually according to fixtures and activities.
Maracom Commercial Heating proposed the installation of a 400 l Neoflo unit, the first of this size to be installed since the range was introduced. It has an output of 25 kW and a recovery rate of 430 l/h through 50 K. NOx emissions are about 250 ppm.
These water heaters can operate on reduced mains water pressure, future proofing them against Thames Water’s planned reduction in water pressure across London.