Warm air and Destratification Solution
Date of Project: April 2019
Bunches are an online florist providing floral displays and flowers across the UK and first approached OKEL back in February 2019 as they were looking to upgrade the heating system in their warehouse storage facility.
The premises consisted of 2 storage areas heated by a total of 4 Powrmatic warm air space heaters. Out of the 4 heaters that were in situ, one heater was 11+ years in age and no longer operational and the remaining three although operational at the time of site survey were becoming more prone to breakdowns and costly to maintain and repair as no longer covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.
Our client requested a quotation to replace just the non-operational warm air heater and a separate quotation to fully upgrade all the heaters in situ.
Considering all the findings from OKEL’s site visit our client chose OKEL’s recommendation that was to fully upgrade the whole system with a high efficiency suspended warm air and destratification heating solution consisting of 3 x 50 kw warm air heaters with integral axial fans and fuelled by the existing natural gas supply.
OKEL’s fully modulating warm air heater model is designed specifically for heating large open plan commercial and industrial space, excellent at minimising hot and cold spots and benefits from a robust stainless-steel heat exchanger to prolong the lifespan of the heater.
The heater’s integral axial fan is designed to recognise when the temperature gradient becomes too hot at ceiling height and forces the warm air back down to the lower level where it’s of most benefit.
To ensure the warm air heaters delivered optimum performance they would each be individually controlled by a multi-functional thermostatic heater controller which benefits from functionalities such as frost protection, keyboard locking, overtime programme, 10 programmable time blocks, summer ventilation mode and facility to connect to a BMS system.
All works were completed by our chosen team of commercial gas safe heating engineers and included the decommissioning and taking down of the obsolete heaters.
The positioning of the heaters was agreed between our client and lead engineer to determine the most even spread of heat whilst taking into consideration the layout of the premises.
The installation was completed in April 2019 by our team of commercial gas safe heating engineers and gas safety commissioning certification issued upon project completion.