Residents of an exclusive development in a prime location, south of Dublin City Centre, will stay warm and comfortable thanks to the six Potterton Commercial Eurocondense Five 300kW boilers installed in the sites underground energy centre.
Mount Argus, a Marlet Property Group development of 179 one, two and three bedroomed apartments, situated in the suburb of Harolds Cross, comprises of eight residential blocks of three to five storeys, and also has a communal area with a residents lounge, business centre, meeting room, concierge and gym. There is also basement parking for 231 cars and underground bicycle parking.
Elliott Group was the main building contractor and contracted JCPS Mechanical to carry out the complete mechanical installation of this project, including the complete installation, testing and commissioning of space heating systems to serve all 179 apartments. JCPS was founded by John Corr in 2007 and the company has a strong reputation for installing technologically advanced and energy-efficient heating, air conditioning, plumbing and piping systems.
The central heating plant for the Mount Argus communal heating system was installed in the basement energy centre with individual heat interface units (HIU) with integral energy meters provided for each apartment.
Six fully modulating natural gas Potterton Commercial Eurocondense Five 300kW boilers were installed in a cascade, complete with stainless steel flues; gas fired combined heat and power units complete with flues; low loss header; chemical dosing pot, air/dirt separator; pressurisation and expansion equipment, and circulating pumps. Circulating heating pump-sets operate as duty/standby to facilitate maintenance works and system resilience, and are variable volume and constant temperature.
The primary side consists of insulated Low Pressure Hot Water (LPHW) pipe-work throughout the basement from the energy centre up through the risers and into the apartments and connects to the HIUs. The secondary heating system comprises of wall mounted radiators and towel rails, each radiator with a thermostatic valve arrangement. The system is provided with an optimum start control system and time clock control via a programmable controller.
To comply with Part L, all apartments greater than 100m2 have two heating zones: a bedroom heating zone and a living area heating zone.
Commissioning valves complete with binder test points have been installed to enable balancing of the system. Automatic air vents (AAVs) are installed at all high points. Drain cocks are provided at low points in the system.
Manufactured to the latest ISO standards, the Eurocondense Five uses tried and tested technology to provide efficient heating for buildings of all sizes. A range of controls are available, for easy integration with new or existing heating systems. It is available in outputs of 125, 170, 215, 260 and 300 kW, has compact dimensions and a small footprint, so it requires less space for installation. Top hydraulic and flue connections make it easier to connect and less space needed for working access, particularly useful when installing in confined spaces.
Its lightweight aluminium heat exchanger provides reliable, highly efficient heat transfer. The built in, user friendly control panel includes operation status, weather compensation, timer for heating and DHW, fault diagnostics and, where relevant, cascade operation. It can be connected to Building Management Systems and also programmed to work with solar thermal, biomass and buffer tanks, making it the perfect solution for a wide range of applications.
Baxi Potterton Myson, along with Unitherm HS Ireland, the nominated supplier of Potterton Commercial boilers to the site, worked closely with JCPS throughout, providing technical and commissioning support.Click here find out more about the Eurocondense range here.
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