Swimming pools are great, the energy wasted to heat them is not
Many of us enjoy the benefits of an early morning swim at the local leisure centre. Others opt for a more pensive paddle in the evening after work.
A lot of parents are thankful for the local ‘pond’ to get the kids moving, having fun in the water and using up all that spare energy they have! Ah yes, spare energy… chance would be a fine thing.
Spare energy is a luxury unheard of for most cost-conscious commercial building owners. Even less so for facilities managers running leisure centres, acutely aware as they are of how much they are paying for water, heating and electricity.
All of this plant can be controlled cost-effectively by Minibems.
What would help is real-time optimisation the ensures a sizeable gap between the flow temperature and the return temperature. Minibems can deliver 80ºC flow and 30ºC return. Minibems achieves this by applying variable volume and variable temperature control. By matching supply with demand, only the heat needed is transferred, and the lowest return temperature is delivered back to heating appliances. In the case of gas boilers, this ensures that condensation occurs.
Minibems’ low cost, distributed controls architecture manages all existing components across the site on one dashboard. All of the system is made visible; pumps, valves, sensors, buffer stores, boilers, heat exchangers etc. This allows a true and real-time assessment of issues that can be shared immediately, online. It will integrate the plant, monitor and measure the energy used for heating and hot water and therefore continually improve usage to maximise efficiency and savings.
The solution and investment will be very similar for each site and will deliver payback in the short-term, usually within two years. All leisure centres can access these savings, as they are all set-up in a similar way.
On most heat networks an engineer goes to site whenever there is a heating or hot water problem, but with Minibems’ telemetry and 24/7 manned service we can remotely solve more than 95% of the problems.
As property managers across the UK know, the energy price crisis has caused widespread concern for millions of families who are now struggling to pay huge energy bills.
Minibems has expanded our sales team to support our customers to choose our data driven solution for their heat network challenges. We’re thrilled to welcome Paul Lee as our new National Account Manager to support our public sector customers.
Across the UK, right now, heat networks are burning through unnecessary gas, squandering precious resources, releasing preventable carbon emissions, and wasting money at a time of an unprecedented cost of living crisis.
Interested in finding out how we can optimise your heat network?