Panasonic equipment has been used to transform cooling and heating at an NHS clinic in Dorset.
Canford House is a managed office space in Poole, leased by the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The building previously used an ageing chilled water system, operating on R22 refrigerant, paired with an old boiler, both working 16-hour days.
Owners St Modwens (recently sold to Biz Space) required a long-term solution and a Panasonic VRF 2-Pipe Mini ECOi 6 series, in addition to a Panasonic Aquarea-Pro 50 kW, was installed by Woodhouse Environmental Services to provide precise temperature control and low energy consumption.
Trevor Woodhouse, of Woodhouse Environmental Services, said: “As the CCG had to stay operational during any work, it was important for the installation of a new system to have minimum impact on the day-to-day running of the property, to fit into a specific small space, be energy efficient, work with existing units and be installed quickly.“
The scheduled replacement of a heating system integral to a natural gas offtake in Wales has been delivered with a significant cost reduction thanks to an innovative design by Flexenergy and the off-site prefabrication of most of the pipework.
Flexenergy specialises in the supply and fabrication of pre-insulated pipe for heating, hot water and cooling systems and was called in by contractors Fowler Gas for technical, onsite support and assistance in replacing the heating main at Wales & West Utilities’ North Wales natural gas offtake in Wrexham. The use of heat exchangers warms the natural gas as it reaches the offtake so it can be effectively odourised and distributed to heat homes and power businesses right across North Wales.
The Rhoss THAITY 117 packaged heat pump chiller on the roof
Klima-Therm has installed a high efficiency heat pump chiller at Salisbury District Hospital’s Breast Care Unit.
Developed by Rhoss with Padua University, the THAITY 117 system features a dual-purpose coil enabling it to be used as a water chiller during summer and water heater during winter. Linked to a compact Rhoss air handling unit (AHU), it delivers up to 16kW of cooling and 18kW of heating.
Panasonic has launched a new warranty scheme for heating and cooling products bought in the UK, offering up to seven years of cover.
The company says the scheme, which is effective from 1 December, is designed to provide a range of options for installers. The extended warranty periods of five and seven years are dependent on the installer successfully completing the relevant training from Panasonic or an authorised distributor.
Daikin UK has appointed Iain Bevan as Commercial Director for Heating and Renewables, with responsibility for growing the company’s domestic heating business.
He joined Daikin in 2010 as National Sales Manager for Renewable Heating and was responsible for delivering the UK sales strategy. Managing the company’s sales team and customer queries, Iain has extensive knowledge of the renewable and domestic heating market. He previously spent 12 years at heating manufacturer Vaillant as Divisional Sales Manager before overseeing his own company, GLT Services.
He said: “Now is the ideal time to discover renewable heating technology as product innovation continues to develop increasingly energy efficient and sustainable solutions. Directing Daikin UK’s established and technically knowledgeable sales team, I’m looking forward to expanding the company’s specification and installer network, to ensure that as the heating sector evolves Daikin’s range of Altherma heat pumps are at the forefront of the industry.”
Oceanair managing director Tony Evanson said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Daikin. The company’s strong market share reflects its vast range of equipment and allows us to enter new markets, offering customers state-of-the-art solutions.