Adveco’s Packaged e-Hot Water System Named Finalist in 2020 HVR Awards.

Adveco’s Packaged e-Hot Water System Named Finalist in 2020 HVR Awards

  • Named finalist in the HVR 2020 Commercial Heating Product of the Year
  • Reduce operational costs by offsetting up to 70% of the energy required by equivalent sized systems. Dramatically reduces CO₂ emissions
  • Unique low heat intensity specification reduces the threat of scale formation

Adveco is proud to announce it has once again been named finalist in the Heating & Ventilation Review (HVR) Awards.  Named finalist in the 2020 Commercial Heating Product of the Year category, the Packaged e-Hot Water System from Adveco offers commercial businesses with large hot water demands but space limitations a complete, pre-sized highly-efficient, low carbon response.

The HVR Awards celebrate the products, brands, businesses and people that have led the way with their innovation and unrivalled levels of excellence, inducting them into the prestigious HVR Awards ‘Hall of Flame’.

“It is fantastic to see our Packaged e-Hot Water System be recognised in this way,” said David O’Sullivan, managing director, Adveco. “We are very proud of this product which brings together every aspect of our business, unifying our application design, product expertise and site services to provide a sustainable, future-proof product that is a robust, efficient and cost-effective way to secure hot water for a myriad of commercial applications.”

Adveco’s Packaged E-Hot Water System makes full use of the FPi-9 ASHP to provide the system preheat from 10°C to 50°C, supplying 70% of the DHW load. Offsetting 70% of the energy requirement means the Packaged e-Hot Water System can demonstrate a 47% reduction in energy demands and CO₂ emissions for the same output of 500,000 litres of hot water each year when compared with a similar direct electric-only system. The reduced energy demand also means operational savings can be added to the capital savings secured during the design, supply, and installation phases.

The system is also ground-breaking in the application of a completely new specification that lowers the heat intensity, without detrimental effect to the demands for hot water, meaning the Packaged e-Hot Water System is also more resistant to scale, reducing maintenance demands.

“The vision for, and execution to market of the Packaged e-Hot Water System has been a real team effort,” adds David. “Being named finalist once again in the HVR awards demonstrates the advantages of Adveco’s independent approach to innovation, ensuring customers have the very best system response to their need for low carbon, cost-effective applications as we all work to achieve net-zero.”

Adveco packaged plant room for low carbon hot water.

Adveco Packaged e-Hot Water System For Low Carbon Hot Water

  • Reduce operational costs by offsetting up to 70% of the energy required by equivalent sized systems. Dramatically reduces CO² emissions
  • Unique low heat intensity specification reduces the threat of scale formation
  • Built-in backup for system resilience, ensuring consistency of service

Hot water and heating specialist Adveco, offers commercial businesses with large hot water demands but space limitations a complete, highly-efficient, low carbon response with its Packaged e-Hot Water System.

This prefabricated all-electric water heating system brings together Adveco’s FPi-9 Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), an Adveco 200L GLC indirect preheat tank, and Adveco 200L GLE direct electric water heater to provide reliable high-temperature water in a convenient, packaged system housed in a compact GRP housing.

Bill Sinclair, technical director, Adveco says:

“The Packaged e-Hot Water System leverages all the advantages of off-site construction to provide a standardised, resilient, environmentally friendly, low carbon, hot water system that helps reduce both a building’s energy consumption and operational costs across its lifetime.”

Adveco’s Packaged E-Hot Water System makes particular use of the FPi-9 ASHP to provide the system preheat from 10°C to 50°C, supplying 70% of the DHW load.

Offsetting 70% of the energy requirement means the Packaged e-Hot Water System can demonstrate a 47% reduction in energy demands and CO² emissions for the same output of 500,000 litres of hot water each year when compared with a similar direct electric-only system. The reduced energy demand also means operational savings can be added to the capital savings secured during the design, supply, and installation phases.

A completely new specification that lowers the heat intensity, without detrimental effect to the demands for hot water, means the Packaged e-Hot Water System is also more resistant to scale, reducing maintenance demands.

The GLE also has an additional 6kW immersion heater to provide backup in case of failure of the lead heat source for sites where hot water is business critical. The Adveco designed control system monitors the heat sources, and in the case of failure, it can automatically activate the backup system.

Adveco’s Packaged e-Hot Water System is ideal for a wide range of commercial properties with regular hot water demands such as restaurants and boutique hotels, offices, schools, and light industry. The system is also perfect for both new builds or refurbishment where space is at a premium.

Adveco Packaged E-Hot Water System

Adveco Packaged E-Hot Water System for low carbon hot water.

Technical Features

  • FPi-9 ASHP supplies 9kW at 7°C outdoor temperature
  • Nominal 18kW of heat is input to the domestic hot water (9kW ASHP and 9kW electric element)
  • Sized to meet the typical needs of a larger facility and can supply 314 l/peak hour. Based on a 12-hour daily operation and one peak hour, this equates to 1370 litres of hot water per day
Legionella Precautions When Reopening Buildings

Legionella Precautions When Reopening Buildings

  • Find the Legionella risk assessment for your building.
  • Restart hot water systems 24 hours before the building is to be reoccupied.
  • Test water temperatures.
  • Get expert advice if a building’s occupants’ health places them in a high-risk category.

Commercial hot water and heating specialist, Adveco, today offered a precautionary warning against the dangers of Legionella for businesses planning to open facilities under the Government’s ‘conditional plan’ to reopen society.

“In response to Covid-19, an unprecedented number of business properties have been forced to close, often with little to no warning. As those businesses work towards reopening it is extremely important that some consideration is made to how to restart it without creating an unsafe situation if buildings have been shut and the hot water has been turned off,” advises Bill Sinclair, technical director, Adveco.

Stagnant (not moving) water, especially at warm temperatures (more than 20°C), creates the ideal situation for the proliferation of Legionella bacteria.  Normally in hot water systems the risk is minimised by the temperature, constant flow and because the risk of Legionella in the incoming mains is relatively low. However, it can be present, and the risk to building occupants increases if: a water system is fed from a cold water tank instead of the mains; a hot water system has been turned off for more than a week; there are aerosol creating taps such as showers, whirlpool Jacuzzi hot tubs, washing up spray faucets, and any building where occupants are elderly or immuno-compromised.

If a business has been closed, and the hot water system has been off, and the building taps are mains-fed and occupants are low risk and then it should be sufficient to do the following:

  • Find the Legionella risk assessment for your building and read it thoroughly
  • Start up your hot water system at least 24 hours before the building is to be occupied
  • Make sure all pumps are on
  • Make sure the hot water temperature is over 60°C

Wait a few hours, or better still next day carry out the following:

  • With a thermometer, check the temperatures from several non-blended taps that are as far as possible from the water heating system. They must achieve temperatures of more than 50°C within 60 seconds, and preferably hotter and faster
  • Run all hot and aerosol creating taps to thoroughly flush them. The minimum expectation for small, basic hot and cold water systems would be flushing through with fresh mains water.  During flushing, all valves should be operated in the fully open position so that any particulate matter can be flushed through. For larger buildings with tanks, showers, calorifiers and more complex pipework, more extensive flushing is recommended. Due to the recent warm weather, it is likely that some increase in bacteria levels and biofilm will occur. Depending on circumstances, sampling and testing for different bacteria may be recommended and the system will require cleaning and potentially repeated disinfection. It is still good sense to have evidence that this process has been successful, so sampling in accordance with BS7592 should be considered to validate the effectiveness of flushing and cleaning.

If your hot water system has been off, and your building taps and occupants are medium or high risk then you must do the following:

  • Find the Legionella risk assessment for your building and read it thoroughly
  • If you have a maintenance team with expertise in Legionella you should contact them before restarting the hot water system
  • If you do not have such a team you must take advice from a firm that does or contact Adveco Technical Support for further information

It is important to remember that the responsibility for Legionella control lies with the duty holder. The temporary building closures as a response to Covid-19 means that unless careful consideration is given to restarting hot water systems there is a real potential for a Legionella outbreak.

For further guidance on reopening your business and the threat of Legionella refer to this information from ICOM Energy Association.

About Adveco

With almost 50 years of industry experience, Adveco is the trusted specialist provider of bespoke hot water, heating and power systems to the building services industry. Committed to partnering with its commercial and government customers, Adveco helps create comfortable, efficient, functional, safe and sustainable buildings through invaluable support in the design, supply, commissioning and service of business-critical hot water, heating and power. Headquartered in the UK, the company operates across Europe from offices in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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Adveco Covid-19 update.

Adveco Covid-19 update

During these unprecedented times, and in response to the latest Government advice to all businesses in the UK, Adveco is taking all necessary measures to protect its staff and help prevent further spread of the Coronavirus.

Our services have always been regarded as business-critical to our customers, and with so many providing front-line support in the UK in the fight against this pandemic, it has never been truer.

I want to assure you that Adveco and our sister company A.O. Smith Water Heaters remain open for business. We continue to operate from our Farnborough HQ but with a reduced staff for the duration of April. This is of paramount importance to us, to maintain our supply lines and ensure deliveries are made so your projects are not delayed.

We are well stocked, and our field engineering teams are on hand to respond to ongoing emergency call outs.

As the situation continues to develop, it has become clear that we, like so many businesses, must prioritise our services in response to the critical needs of customers across the health sector. The provision of heating and especially hot water within hospitals and residential care facilities that provide for those most at risk must take precedence at this time. We will be endeavouring to ensure all product and engineering support is made available in the fastest time to customers within the health sector. Supermarkets and those supporting key workers, such as schools, will also be prioritised for support by Adveco.

We are happy to discuss the needs of your project or servicing requirements but hope you will appreciate that if you are not providing key services at this time that our response may be delayed.

We will operate a small retained team for the coming month to support your needs, but you may experience a delay in response when contacting the office. We are responding to all calls and messages but apologise if you are unable to get an instant reply. We appreciate your patience.

To reiterate, Adveco remains open and ready to meet your commercial hot water and heating needs. We appreciate your support and understanding.

David O’Sullivan

Managing Director

Adveco / A.O. Smith Water Heaters UK

 

Adveco’s HR001 Heat Recovery Unit has been named as a finalist in the commercial HVAC product of the year category of the 2020 Heating & Ventilation News Awards.

Adveco Named 2020 H&V News Awards Finalist

Commercial hot water and heating specialist, Adveco’s HR001 Heat Recovery Unit has been named as a finalist in the commercial HVAC product of the year category of the 2020 Heating & Ventilation News Awards.

The HR001 connects between fridge and freezer condenser units and a hot water installation. Perfect for commercial organisations that make use of large chiller or refrigeration technology as part of their day to day operations, such as restaurants and large-scale catering facilities in hotels, schools or universities and retailers holding frozen stock. The HR001 utilises the waste heat generated by the compressor to indirectly pre-heat the incoming mains within a hot water installation and is capable of achieving temperatures as high as 50°C.

HR001 Heat Recovery Unit.

David O’Sullivan, managing director, Adveco, said:

“To have our expertise in commercial heating recognised in this way is a win for the entire Adveco family which has worked so hard to make the HR001 Heat Recovery Unit a success. It is a terrific confirmation of the quality of products Adveco prides itself on bringing to UK commercial heating and hot water projects.

The HR001 Heat Recovery Unit is a key component for many of the bespoke applications we create for our customers, applications that almost everyone in the UK will interact with or benefit from during their lives, from washing hands in a school or restaurant, showering in a hotel, to being warm on a hospital ward.”

Comparing both gas and electric system installations of the HR001 demonstrate weekly heat recovery averaging at 155 kWh/wk per site. Customers therefore not only save money by recovering ‘free’ heat, but this saved energy means less overall power demands and reduced emissions across all sites.

Adveco Introduces the FPi Range of Commercial Air Source Heat Pumps for Hybrid DHW Systems

  • Delivers above average coefficient of performance to help reduce a building’s energy consumption and reduce operational costs
  • Perfect for hybrid DHW systems that help meet new carbon targets
  • Quick and easy to install and then maintain

Hot water and heating specialist Adveco, in partnership with Italian heating manufacturer Cosmogas, introduces the FPi range of commercial-grade Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP). The two variants, the FPi-9 and FPi-13, provide excellent levels of performance, especially throughout the UK’s relatively mild winters.

FPi delivers an easy to install method for commercial sites to achieve lower cost water heating or cooling. With sleek looks and quiet operation, the compact monobloc design is capable of providing domestic hot water (DHW) at up to 55°C, or cool water to -7°C for use in fan coils.

Bill Sinclair, technical director, Adveco, says, “The FPi range of ASHPs is perfect for combining with a traditional gas water heater and controls to create a hybrid system. Offering better compatibility with existing DHW distribution systems and the demands of higher thermal requirements. This approach provides the versatility to reduce operational costs while maintaining the higher water temperatures demanded by commercial DHW operations. A hybrid system built around the FPi can help businesses meet their carbon targets in the coming decade, while keeping running costs low.”

Due to advanced vector control technology that provides an accurate response to variable operational cycles throughout the year, the FPi range is able to achieve an above-average coefficient of performance (COP). Ranging up to a very high COP of 4.7, FPi ASHPs can make a real impact on a property’s energy consumption.

The FPi range is virtually maintenance-free, requiring simple, regular cleaning of the coil and filter. Sensors constantly check pressure and each unit is equipped as standard with frost protection, enabling them to operate effectively with excellent yields even if temperatures drop as low as -25°C.

Technical Information

 

  FPi-9 FPi-13
Dimensions HxWxD (mm)

 

753x943x354 1195x1123x400
Weight (kg) 62.5 113
Noise level (dB(A)) 56 59
Max. heating capacity (1) (kW) 10.1 12.6
Max. heating capacity (2) (kW) 9.53 11.5
COP min. / max. (1) 4.02/4.65 3.89/4.7
COP min. / max. (2) 3.12/3.55 2.97/3.28
Circuit max. pressure (bar) 42 42
Rated water flow (L/s) 0.43 0.61

 

(1) Heating condition: Water in/out temperature 30°C/35°C. Ambient temperature DB/WB 7/6°C.

(2) Heating condition: Water in/out temperature 40°C/45°C. Ambient temperature DB/WB 7/6°C.

Catering hygiene starts with hot water

Hot Water And Hygiene Go Hand In Hand

For catering managers focussed on ensuring good hygiene remains at the heart of their operation, the provision of 24/7 commercial grade hot water is a critical tool for the delivery of food safety on their premises. Old, inefficient, incorrectly installed or poorly maintained systems can rapidly lead to failure and impact critical daily hygiene protocols such as kitchen washdowns.

The number of businesses sentenced in court for catering hygiene offences has more than doubled since 2013*. Despite the vast majority of businesses working hard to meet their hygiene and safety obligation, the number of firms convicted of offences rose from about 60 in 2013 to 130 in 2016 and has remained consistent since then.

Irresponsible businesses are being held more accountable for poor conduct, and fines for organisations have increased by approximately £5,000 to an average of £7,100 under new sentencing guidelines. 94% of those convicted of food safety and hygiene offences in 2017 received a fine.

As a commercial hot water and heating specialist, Adveco offers unparalleled experience in the design, supply and commissioning of bespoke systems to the catering and leisure sector. We help ensure that a business can rely on a system to meet their critical demands for hot water to address staff and premises hygiene. Additionally, Adveco’s team of designers and warranty service engineers will ensure new or refurbished systems are sustainable, efficient and cost-effective to operate.

*Source: NFU Mutual

Adveco Packaged Plant Room swings into place

Accommodating a modern commercial hot water system

Provisioning a modern, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable business critical hot water and heating system is not necessarily straight forward for some sites. They may be limited in terms of existing plant room space, or in the case of much older buildings, have no dedicated plant room space at all. Other sites may face limitations in terms of when work can actually be carried out on site. If a works window is especially narrow it can preclude larger scale project work.

At Adveco, we have a deep experience of designing and supplying fully bespoke commercial hot water, heating and cogeneration of power and heat systems across numerous vertical markets and to all kind of new build and refurbishment projects.

When a project faces the kinds of limitations outlined, one answer is to make use of an external plant room to relocate essential building services, increasing the availability of valuable internal areas.

Adveco Packaged Plant Room truck deliveryAs a packaged plant room is prefabricated off-site, with all appliances, controls and ancillaries pre-fitted and connected – using stainless steel (heating) or copper (DHW) crimp pipework – as standard, we can drastically reduce on-site labour demands and deliver rapid progression of project timescales.

Fit for purpose

Adveco will size, design, and manufacture to order enclosures made from reinforced weatherproof GRP with a steel base and checkerplate floor suitable for placement beside or on top of buildings with a flat roof space. When delivered to the project location, the plant room can be simply craned into position and just requires flues, external pipework and final electrical connections to be completed.

Adveco additionally offers final commissioning services and warranty servicing on the appliances for assured longevity of operation.

Discover more about Adveco’s bespoke Packaged Plant Rooms.