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Royal Edinburgh Hospital


Client: Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Project length: 6 days
Completion date: October 23
HF divisions involved:
Mechanical
Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: With winter fast approaching, our Mechanical engineers were called into specify a new hot water system to suit the needs of this specific ward within Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Their existing system had developed a fault and it had become apparent that the system was in need of an upgrade and no longer economically viable to run.  A lack of parts, worsening reliability and high repair costs meant that it no longer made financial sense to maintain the system. The Hospital had been operating on one unit for the majority of the summer and the client needed to ensure that demand would be met throughout the approaching winter.  The decision was made to replace the old system with a brand new hot water system.

After consultation and listening to what our client needed, we turned to well known brand ACV who assisted us with selecting the right option for the hospital which was for two water Master Evo 45 water boilers. These units were specified because they offered the following features which helped meet the clients specific specifications.

  • Deliver large peak and continuous volumes of hot water
  • Operates in most efficient mode (fully condensing)
  • Reduces legionella risk due to temperature stored at >60°C
  • Low NOx levels
  • Small footprint allows installation in tight plantrooms
  • Low maintenance with no anode protection required
  • Compliant with latest Ecodesign regulations for DHW
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel heat exchanger and tank reduces maintenance and increases system lifespan

The old hot water system was safely removed and recycled and the new system was installed with all related piping, lagging and control system also fitted. The new hot water system will not only be more reliable but also run more efficiently.  This will help to reduce the hospitals energy costs for many years to come.

hot water system replacement for hospital

Project Challenges: One of the challenges that our engineers had to overcome during the installation process was ensuring that the downtime associated with the project was kept to a minimum. Our experience of working in ‘live’ working environments such as this proved invaluable to the successful installation and with careful planning and the fantastic efforts of our attending engineers this was achieved with ease . The client now has a fully functioning and reliable hot water system that has full ACV product support and an extended 5 years warranty. They can look forward to a functional and economical hot water system for years to come.

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Providing a full range of plumbing, heating, ventilation, HVAC and refrigeration services for commercial clients across the UK. Our Mechanical Division delivers high quality solutions regardless of contract value or size. Our business is based on our customers’ needs: that means professionalism, honesty and reliability, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

With jobs ranging from £50 to £3,000,000 and beyond, we operate throughout the UK working in sectors ranging from:

  • Schools
  • Nursing Homes
  • Office Blocks
  • Banks
  • Bars & Restaurants
  • Factory’s
  • Warehouses
  • Shops
  • Domestic Homes

Offices across the UK

We provide our full range of plumbing, heating, air conditioning and HVAC services across the UK. With offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, we can deal with both stand alone and chain brand businesses on an equal footing and all with a senior-level hands on approach.

Whether you are looking for a new heating system, air conditioning unit or ventilation system, you will always find a world class company leading the way in next generation technologies for your business.

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