Raychem electric underfloor heating systems are being installed at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney, which is currently undergoing renovation and regeneration with an extension to link the two existing buildings, designed by architect Reiach & Hall. This three storey arts and exhibition centre is a cultural landmark housing a collection of 20th Century exhibits charting the development of modern art in Britain, including key works by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo.
Manufactured by Tyco Thermal Controls, the energy-efficient Raychem floor heating systems are being employed extensively at the Centre including the entrance, the galleries, lobbies and cloakroom areas. They were specified by service engineers K.J.Tait to provide background heat in accordance with the strict parameters set for temperature control in this sensitive art museum environment. Smith Electrical, a Tyco Thermal Controls distributor partner has supplied contractor Orkney Mechanical with 1100 metres of T2Red self-regulating heating cable for installation beneath wooden flooring and also twenty-three complete Raychem T2QuickNet power mat kits for use under the tiled and stone floor surfaces. Both systems have been designed for quick and easy installation.