Installing commercial heat pumps – what to look for

Adveco’s FPi32 commercial heat pumps range are not only a renewable source of hot water with low running costs but are one of the easiest to fit when it comes to installing commercial heat pumps.

With the government-led push to replace ageing commercial hot water systems with new, more environmentally friendlier technologies, the demands for heat pump based applications is expected to soar in the coming decade. One of the key concerns raised by the HVAC industry is the availability of trained installers capable of working with heat pumps. While the number of commercial installations may be superseded by domestic sites, their complexity means installers will increasingly be in demand. To prevent costly hold-ups, projects incorporating ASHPs should take into account how difficult or easy installation of commercial heat pumps might be.

The FPi32’s compact monobloc design, with a built-in circulation pump and plate heat exchanger, allows for an easy installation for a multitude of work areas. This includes both indoors and outdoors. They can be installed in small unused spaces, mounted on exterior walls or flat roofs of the site. Installed on flat roofs or mounted onto GRP plant rooms.

An FPi32 installation also requires few ancillaries (strainer, expansion vessel and pressure relief valve) to enable its operation as part of a hot water system. This also helps to keep system purchase costs lower as well.

Another advantage of installing commercial heat pumps, such as these compact FPi32 units, is that less construction work and time is needed to fit them. They can be up and running quicker, providing working flows of hot water sooner than other units currently in the commercial market. They can then efficiently and effectively sustain the necessary working temperature of 50°C required to provide preheat as part of a hybrid all-electric system in new build projects.

Ease of installation goes hand in hand with significantly reduced maintenance costs.

The design of these FPi32 units incorporates effective frost protection, enhancing the option to install outdoors. The FPi32 range is equipped with a 1.5-metre ‘trace heating cable’ as standard, which is there to protect the pipework between the heat pump and the building from frost conditions. This ‘trace heating’ via the mechanical thermostat is always available when the heat pump has power. This guarantees protection against frosty conditions when needed, regardless of whether the heat pump is operating.

This monobloc design simply requires regular cleaning of the coil and water filter in terms of regular maintenance. The internal parts are easily accessible for all maintenance needs. A refrigerant circuit high-pressure gauge is cleverly positioned so that this can be read clearly and easily through the external cover to monitor the pressure and indicate whether a leak may or may not have occurred. Access to the internal parts, in the need of any replacements, can be achieved without long evaluation wait times. For example, if the replacement of non-return valves on sensors and switches is required then the quick replacement time is advantageous, reducing the amount of “down time” on the unit. All of which equates to an extremely work effective and reliable unit for your commercial needs. This demonstrates that, once supplied by Adveco, installing commercial heat pumps is easy and is also a more forward-thinking way for a greener environmental contribution. Reliability and efficiency equal greater sustainability, as well as keeping those costs lower all round.

We would argue that under the right circumstances, installing commercial heat pumps can be a relatively straightforward and successful way to introduce greater sustainability into the hot water system for new build projects. The FPi32 heat pump range represents a win-win, ticking all the boxes for a sensible purchase, offering a simpler, more efficient option for installing commercial heat pumps in a variety of ways. Once fitted, required maintenance is quick and easy, all whilst helping contribute to a project’s green credentials.

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Adveco’s MD Boiler Range Highly Commended as Best Commercial HVAC Product of the Year in the 25th Anniversary H&V News Awards

The MD range of high efficiency condensing gas boilers, from commercial hot water and heating specialist Adveco, achieved a Highly Commended Award as Best Commercial HVAC Product of the Year in the 2019 silver anniversary H&V News Awards.

David O’Sullivan, managing director, Adveco said;

“As a proudly independent UK business with almost 50 years of heritage in the design, supply and servicing of business critical systems we are incredibly excited to have our range of new MD boilers be so highly recognised in this, the silver anniversary year of the H&V News Awards. To have our expertise in sustainable systems for commercial heating highlighted in this way is hugely gratifying for our entire team who work tirelessly in close partnership with our customers to create and deliver better resolutions for modern commercial operations.”

Compact and lightweight, MDs can be installed in a number of configurations to make the most of available, often minimal plant room floor space, yet still provide up to 2.24 MW in a cascade of a possible eight units. Enough for a wide range of commercial heating applications where the consistent delivery of hot water for heating is a business critical requirement.

Low CO and NOₓ emission levels (34mg/kWh) mean that a heating system built around an MD high efficiency condensing boiler easily satisfies the requirements of the Energy-related Products (ErP) directive. This makes MD the perfect appliance for the refurbishment of old gas boilers, or it can be installed in conjunction with an air source heat pump as part of a hybrid system, providing both sustainability and the operational responsiveness required by larger scale commercial systems.

MD offers peace of mind with built-in redundancy, with multiple load balanced heat exchangers in a single chassis. All backed by a seven-year warranty on all parts and labour when commissioned by Adveco and a 10-year warranty on both the heat exchangers and the pre-mix burner.

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Adveco Gears Up For Build2Perform 2019

Build2Perform 2019 is already shaping up to be the key event for commercial hot water and heating specialist Adveco, this year the company will be showcasing a range of new product launches for the UK and European markets as well as presenting the latest appliances from A.O. Smith Water Heaters.

These products will all be backed by thorough warranty service and maintenance which Adveco is pleased to announce have been extended for A.O. Smith products range. This includes new warranty periods of two years on parts for the condensing range of products and a three-year warranty as standard on all A.O. Smith tanks.
For Adveco’s MD range of floor standing condensing boilers, which were first shown at Build2Perform 2018, Adveco now offers a market leading seven-year warranty on parts and labour which extends to 10 years on the burner and heat exchangers.

Bill Sinclair, technical director, Adveco said, “These new, extended warranty periods reflect the belief we have in the quality of our products and gives our customers peace of mind when it comes to specifying for their business-critical hot water and heating systems.”

The warranty period covering parts commences from date of delivery, but to ensure consistent and prolonged system life, customers are advised that all Adveco and A.O. Smith products should receive a manufacturer’s commissioning by Adveco. By opting to commission a product with Adveco, customers not only gain a matching labour warranty, but the parts and labour warranty period will commence from the commissioning date.

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Adveco’s New MD Boiler Range Selected as Finalist for Commercial HVAC Product of the Year in 2019 H&V News Awards

Commercial hot water and heating specialist, Adveco’s new MD Boiler range has been named as a finalist in the commercial HVAC product of the year category of the 2019 Heating & Ventilation News Awards. A range of high-efficiency condensing gas boilers, MDs provide consistent, very efficient and low emission heating for business-critical commercial projects and have been recognised for the innovation, differentiation in the market and the efforts made to address both environmental and safety concerns.

“As a proudly independent UK business with almost 50 years of heritage in the design, supply and servicing of business critical systems we are incredibly excited to be a finalist in this, the silver anniversary year of the H&V News Awards,” David O’Sullivan, managing director, Adveco. “To have our expertise in sustainable systems for commercial heating highlighted in this way is hugely gratifying for our entire team who work tirelessly in close partnership with our customers to create and deliver better resolutions for modern commercial operations.”

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The MD’s patented design and combination of pre-mix burner and highly efficient load balanced heat exchanger gives the advantage of low water content heat engines and inbuilt redundancy without the need for expensive framework to convert wall hung boilers to floor standing.  Both compact and lightweight, MD enables installation in a variety of configurations to make the most of available, often minimal plant room floor space, yet still provides for a wide range of commercial heating applications.

As well as ticking the boxes for safety and sustainability, the low emission levels mean that a heating system built around MD high-efficiency condensing boiler satisfies the requirements of the Energy-related Products (ErP) directive.

 

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Adveco’s m-CHP System for Bromsgrove Leisure Centre Shortlisted for Renewable Project of the Year Award

Commercial hot water and heating specialist, Adveco’s TOTEM micro combined heat and power (m-CHP) based system for Bromsgrove’s new Leisure Centre has been named as a Renewable Project of the Year finalist in the 2019 Heating & Ventilation News Awards.

As part of a wider local redevelopment project by Bromsgrove District Council, the new sports and leisure centre demanded a high-performance heating system. To achieve the level of energy efficiency required for this modern building, Yorkshire Building Services Ltd (YBS) designed, and Adveco provided, a system based on its Totem T25 m-CHP to reduce emissions and improve total efficiency.

“To have a customer’s project selected is especially gratifying, celebrating the professionalism of our contracting and installation partners and our customer’s decision to put their trust in us. It also one of the finest ways to showcases our commitment to sustainable technology that meets and exceeds the need for carbon reduction and the lowering of emissions,” said David O’Sullivan, managing director, Adveco.

Bromsgrove Leisure Centre benefits from Adveco's micro CHP solution.

The state of the art building features two large swimming pools, a sports hall, a 100-station gym, a fully featured spa and a café, so was a prime opportunity to display the sustainable potential of an m-CHP system. Electricity is produced and consumed on-site reducing the building’s reliance on the local grid. The waste heat produced is captured through a series of heat exchangers and used towards the high heat demand of the system.

With the significant continuous demand made by the Bromsgrove site, the m-CHP system drastically reduces the reliance on conventional boiler technology and improves the overall efficiency of the building. The site is on target for a net reduction in carbon emissions of more than 65,000 kg per year as well as providing an estimated £10,000 in annual savings to the District Council which runs the facility.

Designed as a boiler pre-fed system, allowing the m-CHP unit to maximise its input by prioritising the higher energy demand present in the building’s heating system, Adveco supplied a TOTEM T25 m-CHP appliance as well as a bespoke 3000-litre buffer vessel, including controls and ancillaries, to serve the building’s heating system. Adveco additionally supplied two A.O. Smith BFC120 condensing water heaters to serve the domestic hot water supply to the leisure centre.

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Hybrid Hot Water & Power, The Future for Existing Buildings

The UK Government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. While much focus has been placed on the application of renewable technologies for new and off-gas grid domestic dwellings throughout the 2020s, by far the greatest potential for addressing change comes through the refurbishment of systems within existing buildings. Especially those throughout the commercial sector that exhibit high, consistent demand for hot water, heat and power.

What then is the answer to reducing carbon in existing buildings?

In its latest seminar – The Effect of Lower Carbon Intensity Electricity on Renewable Technologies for Existing Buildings – Adveco considers how the addition of solar thermal, combined heat and power (CHP) cogeneration or heat pumps can support existing gas systems, and address air quality and reduction of carbon emissions from existing building stock while providing operational cost savings.

Committed to partnering with its commercial and government customers, Adveco’s programme of seminars and CPDs offer the latest insight on hot water sizing, CHP and solar thermal to help support the creation, or adaptation of existing buildings to be comfortable, efficient, functional, safe and sustainable through better design, supply, commissioning and service of lower carbon business-critical hot water, heating and power.

Registration to attend the seminar was free at CIBSE Build2Perform on Wednesday 28th November 2018


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