SAV LoadTracker CHP
Seven day a week operation and long daily hours make care homes a consistently good application for LoadTracker CHP units and systems. SAV have contributed to both new build and refurbishment projects to install CHP in care homes. Low noise emission levels (49 dB(A) at 1m, as for normal conversation) eliminates any risk of disturbance to residents – an important consideration in care homes.
Thermal storage plays a vital role in maintaining smooth operation by combined heat and power units. 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 CHP in care homes, thermal storage of either 475 ltr or 1,000 ltr per engine is adequate. SAV will consider storage size within each CHP assessment and give clear recommendations for volume.
Danfoss FlatStations (Heat Interface Units)
Extra care homes need high volumes of hot water per resident, which makes Danfoss FlatStations well suited to this duty. HIUs can be arranged to serve individual washing as well as communal laundry requirements. Reliability is important for extra care facilities, particularly where temperature control is concerned. Danfoss designs are based on thermomechanical elements, giving long term accuracy and reliability.
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.
DHW & BCW Manifolds
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.
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.
Heat Recovery Ventilation – AirMaster SVUs
Good quality ventilation can transform the indoor environment of a care home. AirMaster units have been specified to serve communal areas such as lounges, cinemas and hairdressing rooms. Where indoor temperatures are kept relatively high, heat recovery of > 80% makes sound commercial sense.