Client: Saint Gobain Weber, Milton Keynes, manufacturer of industrial mortar products
To design and deliver a high efficiency heating solution, fuelled by LPG, for 3 adjacent warehouses that are used to store mortar products.
The quality of mortar manufacturing materials stored in the warehouse can be compromised by extreme outdoor temperatures and therefore our client required a reliable high efficiency heating solution that will not drop below 5°C in the winter months and is heated to approximatley 15°C.
OKEL Solution: Having been approached by our client to support their warm heating project, OKEL’s first requirement was to calculate the total kw capacity that was necessary to heat each of the warehouses. Our client was scheduled to meet with a representative from Calor the following afternoon and the information provided by OKEL would be necessary to determining the total number / kw capacity of the LPG tanks that were required to fuel the new heating systems and whether sufficient space was available to the exterior of the premises to house the tanks.
Having identified the kw requirements for each of the 3 warehouses, OKEL produced a design for each of the warehouses consisting of 3 x 100 kw high efficiency and fully modulating warm air heaters with integral destratification systems designed to deliver an even spread of heat throughout the warehouse.
In addition to the integral destratification systems within the heaters, OKEL’s design incorporated the introduction of 4 x heavy duty destratification systems within each of the warehouse. Destratification is strongly recommended for large open plan buildings with high apex ceilings. It plays an important role in spreading an even flow of warm air from the heaters and prevents heat from rising and escaping at ceiling height – A carefully designed destratification system, working in conjunction with a warm air heating solution, can significantly reduce energy bills by up to 30% and comes highly recommended by the Carbon Trust.
Each of the 3 warehouse installations were completed by OKEL’s team of Gas Safe commercial heating engineers.
OKEL’s engineers provided our client with a flexible approach to their installation by accommodating our client’s requests for certain parts of the installation to take place out of operational business hours, to include evenings and weekends, due to it not being possible to complete certain working at height tasks due to activities / vehicle access taking place on the ground level.
Detailed RAMS were produced for our client and sent for approval prior to works commencing
Gas Safety and Electrical certification issued to the client upon project completion