Our client, a mechanical service and repair company, approached us to provide a temporary boiler solution for Nottingham City Hospital. Unfortunately the gas main had experienced a failed part, which fed the main plant room onsite.
The consequences of this failed part, meant that a section of the hospital was going to experience a critical failure to one of their main buildings. This presented an immediate risk to both NHS staff and patients in the wards. A temporary boiler was required immediately, to reinstate both the heating and hot water services to the building.
Following the initial call, Rapid Energy was onsite with the client within hours of the call to design and specify a temporary boiler solution.
Whilst onsite, our team examined the existing plant room, which consisted of 2 no 150kW boilers feeding both the primary circuit and a 1 no 1000L calorifier for the hot water.
Our solution was to specify a single 300kW packaged boiler. We could then connect into the main header that was supplying LTHW at 80 degrees to deliver heat into the primary circuit and the secondary circuit feeding the calorifier.
Following the client’s instruction the same day, our equipment and engineers were deployed and the temporary boiler was landed onsite within 12hrs from the completed survey. Our engineers then ran a total of 100m of 2″ 16 bar high pressure hose, connecting into existing isolation valves in place on the primary flow/return pipework.
We provided two 25m single phase 16 amp leads which were connected into commando sockets previously installed. This was to power our BMS system, pump and boiler within the packaged plant room. The fuel tank was then linked into the burner by the fuel line, allowing the engineers to commence the commissioning process.
Following commissioning, the team back at HQ confirmed temperature set points through the BMS and signed off the installation as complete. Once internal temperatures were reached within the building, we notified both our client and the onsite NHS facilities manager, confirming that heat had been reinstated into the building.
“Given the criticality of this NHS site, it was imperative that our team responded quickly. To survey, specify and deliver a temporary boiler solution within 16hrs from the original call, is testament to the Rapid Energy team. It was great to hear positive feedback from our client and the NHS, who are now working with us to provide contingency plans across the whole site”