CHP in Care Homes
LoadTracker CHP Power Systems & Units
Seven-day-a-week operation and long daily hours make care homes a consistently good application for
Thermal storage plays a vital role in maintaining smooth operation by the 15G combined heat and power unit. LoadTracker CHP has an advanced storage control system which maximizes the effectiveness of the vessel, making it possible to specify a reduced vessel size. Optimum vessel volume is a function of summer DHW load and daily operating hours. For most care homes, thermal storage of either 475 ltr or 1,000 ltr per machine is adequate. SAV will consider storage size within each CHP assessment and give clear recommendations for volume.
Other Heat and Power System Applications:
With increasing energy costs, energy metering and the monitoring of energy usage becomes all the more important. Using energy metering systems like Watchman energy meters, data loggers and reports, the facilities manager can monitor the costs of space heating, DHW and kitchen usage.
SAV have worked on DHW and BCW projects for several major care home operators. A substantial reference base has been built up of individual operator preferences, so that schedules of heating and water manifolds can readily be drawn up. There are numerous types of heating and water manifolds which can be considered, including those serving radiator clusters, UFH circuits (see above, far right illustration),
DHW and BCW manifolds are assembled at works and proven for tightness by hydraulic test. Site construction teams value the resultant efficiency of installation, and prompt service in the event of late-stage changes to scope.