Leisure centres have multiple LTHW needs and make excellent applications for the application of CHP in leisure centres, using the 15G combined heat and power unit. Changing rooms, showering facilities, Jacuzzis and spas all provide good thermal load for CHP in leisure centres, but a swimming pool is probably the ideal: it has large, steady heating load and long operating hours demanded by early session swimmers and evening swimming clubs. CHP in leisure centres can be expected to deliver substantial savings by replacing peak rate grid supplies with inexpensive, site-produced power.
HVAC Distribution Manifolds:
Fan Coil Units (FCUs) are often chosen for ambient control in leisure centres. Installation and commissioning of such terminal units is made easier by using Monolink assemblies (see above, centre right illustration). Installation has the benefit of just 4 connections. Commissioning is simplified by having a full bore flushing bypass, accessible strainer and flow measurement binder points. Isolators for hot water service are provided with black nylon handwheels on extended spindles. The nylon insulation is operator-friendly and helps to prevent heat loss.
By regular monitoring of energy meters provided under Watchman site operators can expect to save between 5-10% of the energy being metered. Watchman automatic monitoring and targeting (aM&T) requires minimal staff resource and can help save energy by rapid identification of energy wastage.