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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, 2012/10/19 - The recent installation of two further Spirax Sarco EasiHeat™ packaged steam-to-hot-water systems by Doncaster Royal Infirmary brings its tally to 12, underlining the hospital’s confidence in the technology’s superior reliability and energy efficiency.
The recent installation of two further Spirax Sarco EasiHeat™ packaged steam-to-hot-water systems by Doncaster Royal Infirmary brings its tally to 12, underlining the hospital’s confidence in the technology’s superior reliability and energy efficiency compared to shell-and-tube calorifiers.
The latest EasiHeats have replaced calorifiers to deliver Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW) and Domestic Hot Water (DHW) to some areas of the hospital. With the latest installed units, the 800-bed district general hospital has now re-equipped four of its plant rooms and is looking to do the same in other areas in the near future.
“We have replaced some of our existing calorifiers as part of our investment in energy saving and carbon reduction as funds become available. Since the first four EasiHeat units were installed a couple of years ago, they have done exactly what they are supposed to, with not a minute’s bother,” explains Mr Les Durnin, Estates Manager Engineering, at Royal Doncaster Infirmary. “We chose the most energy efficient and reliable solution we could find, and the units have proven to be excellent. Payback is within three to four years.”
Furthermore, being compact, the EasiHeats free up considerable space. “The plant rooms are now cooler, easier to work in and look much neater. The calorifiers were prone to leak and were poorly insulated. You could really feel the heat when you walked into a plant room,” says Mr Durnin.
The EasiHeats have also proved to be very easy to install, believes Mr Durnin. “They go in like a dream. Spirax Sarco assists with the design and has advised us on relevant systems and pipe work. They have done this before and know what they’re doing.”
Spirax Sarco EasiHeat is a ready-to-install system that uses a high-efficiency plate heat exchanger to deliver water on demand at a constant, stable temperature, even with the sudden, wide load changes frequently experienced in many hot water applications.