The BFC is a down-firing, high efficiency, gas-fired fully condensing storage water heater incorporating a high-grade carbon steel vessel, protected with A.O Smith’s unique patented glass lining. Installed into the mezzanine plant room, the system was supplied by Adveco with a sized expansion vessel, unvented kit, temperature and pressure gauges and flue kit.
In line with the specification for heater controls, the BFC120 provides a high degree of security and control and remote status indication.
With a highly efficient (92%) modulating premix burner, the BFC more than meets ecodesign specifications and, in the case of the laboratory, emissions were a concern, especially for nitrogen dioxide (NOx) with 37 mg/kWh GCV set as a maximum. The system based around the BFC120 met all the specification requirements and today continues to deliver the daily pandemic hot water demands for the laboratory.