Virgin Money trials new Remeha Gas 320 Ace boilers
The Gas 3002 boilers had served the building well over the years. But as they were nearing the end of their serviceable life, ISS, the Bank’s facilities management providers, were keen to carry out a plant upgrade. Energy efficiency and reliability were the key requirements together with the need to maintain heating services throughout the project and minimise disruption for the office workers.
Remeha and M&E contractors Protech Heating, who had installed the original boilers, proposed trialling the newly developed Remeha Gas 320 Ace boilers at Jubilee House. Two Gas 320 Ace 6-section boilers were selected to satisfy the building’s heating demands. With high gross efficiencies and low NOx emissions, the new boilers met all of the Bank’s requirements for improved system efficiency, emissions and cost savings.
As the plant room at Jubilee House is located on the rooftop, access was a potential challenge. The new Gas 320 Ace has a compact and lightweight design, and is narrow enough to fit comfortably into any standard lift, ensuring a rapid, problem-free installation.
The Gas 320/620 Ace range is built on Remeha’s Ace control platform to offer superior control. The series also features remote monitoring through the BMS using an optional Modbus gateway and enhanced connectivity for easier servicing and maintenance through optional Bluetooth functionality.
“We were really impressed with the new Ace control platform. The user-friendly interface means that it’s intuitive to use and it’s clear that the extra functionality will make it far easier to meet specific site requirements.”
Stuart Boyles, Project Manager at Protech Heating
The field trial period is now complete. Daniel Pilcher, Engineering Manager at ISS said, “The new Remeha Gas 320 Ace boilers are great, they’ve been ticking away nicely without a single hiccup since they were installed a year ago!”
With additional features including a high temperature differential (∆T) of 11°C to 40°C and operating range of 20°C to 80°C/90°C, these new boilers are the perfect heat source for heat interface units, low temperature heating and hybrid installations as well as for retrofit applications. The low water content of the Gas 320/620 Ace enables it to respond rapidly to increasing or decreasing changes in load with low to zero flow condition operation and monitoring. The new Gas 320/620 Ace is a boiler you can bank on for reliable, highly efficient performance.