boiler house Articles

  • Saving waste in the boiler house

    Burner technology has improved greatly in recent years. Older Burners had a series of cams and levers that were calibrated to provide specific amounts of air for a particular rate of firing. Being mechanical items, these wore and sometimes required calibration. They, therefore, had to be regularly serviced and calibrated. Generally, new burners use frequency controlled motors and cams to open air ...


    By EBE Engineering Ltd.

  • Monitoring flammable gas in boiler houses

    The most common fuels in use for space and water heating are Oil, Natural Gas and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). By far the most popular, clean and cost effective solutions are utilising Natural Gas or LPG. The traditional safety measure derived from the time of oil fired boiler houses is the use of a fusible link placed above the each boiler. The fusible link is intended to melt if it becomes ...

  • Unity – Intelligent boiler house control case study

    Achieve efficient and cost-effective management of multiple boiler house systems with UNITY from Byworth – the next-generation of control interfaces. Offering unprecedented levels of visibility and fingertip control of every aspect of boiler house technology, UNITY was conceived and created by a team headed by Jason Atkinson; runner-up Electrical Apprentice of the Year and ...


    By Byworth Boilers

  • Lister housing cooperative - condensing boiler case study

    Customer: Lister Housing Cooperative Location: Lauriston Place, Edinburgh Heating System: New Vaillant Condensing System Boiler Installed: 02/09 The property is a two bedroom flat in a Georgian terrace with high ceilings and hard to heat. Before hand the flat was not heated properly even after ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Superinsulated Houses

    Superinsulated building is a method of energy-efficient construction that can be adapted to any structure, commercial or residential, in any climate. A superinsulated (SI) home can save 75% of the annual energy costs for heating and cooling compared to a standard home, and is also more comfortable and healthy for the occupants. SI houses can be of any design—Colonial, Victorian, Contemporary, ...


  • Lister housing cooperative - non condensing boiler case study

    Customer: Lister Housing Cooperative Location: Lauriston Place, Edinburgh Heating System: Potterton Suprima 24KW Non Condensing Boilerinstalled in 1991. Installed: 02/09 Lister Housing Association carried out a trial on Vortex. The property is a 6 bed 3 storey Georgian terrace with high ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Scalewatcher Success Saves San Antonio Housing Agency the Cost of Replacing Boilers Every Six Months

    San Antonio Housing Agency (SAHA) is saving thousands of dollars a year at its Woodhill Apartments on expensive maintenance and replacement boilers every six to nine months following the installation of the patented, award-winning Scalewatcher computerized, electronic water-conditioner from Scalewatcher North America.  Purchased following a successful four month trial at the apartments, ...

  • Notting hill - condensing boiler case study

    Customer: Notting Hill Housing Trust Location: Hammersmith Heating System: Worcester Bosch Condensing System Boiler Installed: 01/10 This is a large 6 Bedroom Victorian Terrace Town House, which was built over 100 years ago and is typical of thousands of similar houses in Suburban London. The ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Social housing retrofit - a rural innovation for the future project

    The client for this project was Warwick District Council and the aim was to deliver deep cuts in carbon emissions and primary energy demands for two social houses in a rural location in Warwickshire. Encraft won the funding for this project from the Technology Strategy Board as part of the Retrofit for the Future competition. Encraft project managed and designed the retrofit project and came up ...


    By Encraft Ltd

  • Norwich - open vent boiler case study

    Customer: Malcolm Robinson Location: Norwich, Norfolk Heating System: Open Vent Glow Worm 85-100 Boiler Installed: 11/09 This is a spacious four bedroom detached house, which was built in 1979. The owner installed a Vortex in November 2009 and compared his energy bills from winter 2008-2009 (pre Vortex) against winter 2009-2010 (with Vortex). The heating for ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Case study - Client: Mercy Housing, Chicago, IL

    Project: Rainwater for irrigation, greywater for toilet flushing. The Margot and Harold Schiff Residences, 1244 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL. 2007. This project for Mercy Housing Lakefront, combines a cost-effective and nationally recognized approach to ending and preventing homelessness with major design innovations in an important community setting. Each unit has a private bath, kitchen, central ...

  • What is a Condensing Boiler and How Does it Work?

    It can be all too easy to get confused about the different types of boilers and which is right for you. Today, it’s all about the condensing boiler, and building regulations specify that any new boiler installed in the UK should be a condensing type. But what are these boilers all about, and how are they different to regular boilers? What is a condensing boiler? ...


    By Green Business Watch

  • Whitly Bay - Gas Fired Boiler case study

    Customer: J.P. Westall, Hexham Location: Whitely Bay Heating System: Gas fired, with 15 radiators Installed: 06/07 System problems The heating system in question is a gas fired system with problems of banging and rattling. Half the radiators were not heating properly and ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Heywoords - non condensing boiler case study

    Customer: John Hart Location: Heywards Heath, West Sussex Heating System: Open Vented Oil Fired Non Condensing Installed: 10/07 Property: 17TH Century house which had been added to over the years. Problem: A small 17th century cottage that had rooms ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Cleaning effect of Cetamine V217 in municipal housing complex treatment - Case Study

    Cleaning effect of Cetamine treatment 1. KEYWORDS Cetamine, boiler, heating system, cleaning, municipal housing 2. BACKGROUND This case study is based on an application in a municipal housing complex. The steam is used to heating buildings on a campus. The boilers got very little attention from the onsite staff. The softener was ...


    By Kurita

  • Heather glen country house hotel – renewable energy advice case study

    Background Heather Glen Country House Hotel in Cumbria was undertaking a major extension and alterations to the premises and sought advice from Envirolink Northwest on how to make energy improvements. Envirolink Northwest recommended a switch from LPG to a renewable biomass fuel, which was followed by assistance with an application for a local grant to help with the cost. The grant was ...


    By Envirolink Northwest

  • Environmentally Sustainable Design Building in York - Biomass Boiler case study

    This is an architectural practice that specialises in environmentally sustainable design for existing and new build projects. The practice is run by the husband and wife team of Sally and Chris Walker who recently took the step of building a dedicated office adjacent to their house to accommodate the expanding business and designing it to have as small a carbon footprint as possible. The office ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Boiler MACT Energy Assessment

    Congratulations!  You’ve made it through the first year of planning for compliance with the Major and Area Source Boiler MACT rules.  That means there are two years left for major sources to come into compliance by January 31, 2016 (or January 31, 2017 for those who requested and received a one-year extension), and just ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Ford Motor Co. Ltd reduce emissions by 5.1% on gas fired boiler plant using Maxsys Fuel Systems.

    As part of an ongoing objective to reduce emissions and conserve energy at the Ford Motor Company’s Dunton Technical Centre, Maxsys Fuel Systems have been fitted to the boiler plant, helping the company to achieve over 5% reduction in gas usage with a commensurate reduction in emissions. The Energy Committee at Dunton decided to investigate ways of reducing gas usage by improving ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Maxsys Fuel System generates 6% savings on Gas Fired Steam Raising Boilers at Mondi Packaging

    Mondi is one of the world’s leading international paper and packaging groups with a substantial global presence, employing 34,000 people at 112 sites across 34 different countries. The company is continually striving for a consistent high level of improvement in environmental performance in all its operations, making efficient use of raw materials and energy, while focusing on innovation ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

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