Medstrom Case Study for 2022

Electric Warm Air Heating & Destratification Solution

Customer :- Medstrom

Location of installs :- Harlow, Sheffield, Cardiff, Belfast and Republic of Ireland)

Solutions :- 3-phase Electric warm air heating & destratification solution

Premises type :- Warehouses (multiple sites as locations above)

Date of project :- November and December 2023

Medstrom’s Requirements

Medstrom provides hospital bed manufacturing and management services for a range of healthcare providers, including the NHS. In late 2022, they had ambitious plans for growth. They were intending to expand their service centres by introducing 5 new sites located in Harlow, Cardiff, Sheffield, Belfast, and the Republic of Ireland.

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Medstrom came to OKEL needing heating solutions for each of these new sites. Our relationship with Medstrom had developed and strengthened over the previous five years, during which we had worked with them on a number of significant projects. This included providing warm air heating solutions across five sites in 2018-19 and a warehouse cooling system in 2020.

While our previous work had focused on gas-fired heating installations, Medstrom was now keen to move away from gas in favour of electric as their preferred fuel type. The switch to electric would help them fulfil their commitments to the environment and accelerate their journey to becoming carbon neutral.

Our Process

1

Initial Consultation

2

Pre-Installation Planning

3

Installation

4

Handover and Aftercare

OKEL’s Solution

Through our previous work with Medstrom, we had developed a strong knowledge of their temperature control requirements, including the ideal temperature for the work taking place across their service centres. As a result, we were able to continue with our previous approach whilst adapting it slightly by replacing the gas-fired feature with 3-phase electrics.

For each of our customer’s new sites, we chose to install Winterwarm 3-phase EH electric warm air heaters. These have much of the same functionality as the gas-fired equivalent that Medstrom is already familiar with, such as the modulation feature and gradient control.

As with our previous gas-fired installations for Medstrom, we also factored into our designs the introduction of Winterwarm WCU destratification fans. This would minimise heat loss from above, which in turn will reduce energy consumption and associated energy bills.

The Results

Since the initial electric heating installations in November and December 2022, Medstrom has embraced the greener and more environmentally friendly fuel type and gone on to replace some of their older gas-fired warm air heating systems with the Winterwarm EH electric heater systems.

“Absolutely first-class service and workmanship, we have been very happy since choosing Okel to fit heating at many sites up and down the country for us. The team at Okel has been responsive, and very accommodating with us too, having opened multiple sites in the past year, without giving them much notice. They have provided cost-effective solutions to both large and small premises, all very neatly installed. I would not hesitate to use Okel again”

OKEL can support your warehouse heating needs

OKEL has been delivering efficient, environmentally friendly heating and cooling solutions since 2010. In that time, we’ve worked with a wide range of customers across a variety of industries, including retail and hospitality spaces, factories and warehouses, and care homes.

To get a clearer picture of the range of solutions we can offer, take a look at our other case studies. Or if you’d like to discuss your specific needs with our friendly team of expert engineers, contact us today.

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