Alpha Heating Innovation has commissioned its new ARES Tec 900kW at a community college in South Gloucestershire, near Bristol. The company’s latest commercial boiler is enabling the college to optimise its energy efficiency while improving the comfort levels of the college’s buildings.
Patchway Community College in Almondsbury, Bristol, which has over 750 students, has chosen the largest ARES Tec boiler in the range to service the expansive site, including a large working kitchen. The Alpha 900kW ARES Tec boiler features its own down-firing pre-mix burner, fan, ignition and safety controls to assist in the changing demands of the various buildings across the site.
Originally, there were two cast iron boilers servicing the heating and hot water needs of the college. These were prone to constant problems with internal sections cracking due to overheating, with new parts costing up to £4000 a time to replace. To counteract this, the ARES Tec has also been fitted with an additional plate exchanger, which separates the system from the boiler water. Now, if there ever was a fault, the plate exchanger can be easily dismantled, cleaned, and rebuilt again, avoiding costly section replacements.