Turnbull and Scott were contacted in December of 2009 to replace the boilers at Castle High School in Dudley.
The government has introduced a new target of reducing the UK’s carbon emissions by 80% of the 1990 level, this has caused increased attention to be paid to provision of energy efficient heating solutions. The carbon trust offers 0% business loans which are designed to reduce a company’s carbon footprint by allowing companies to purchase energy saving equipment. In order to qualify for this loan companies must prove that they will indeed save energy by purchasing the new equipment. Turnbull and Scott carried out these calculations for Castle High School aiding them in their application.
The estimated gas consumption saving per annum on this project is 1,141,939kWh and the Estimated Co² Saving per annum is 211.3 tonnes. These savings allowed Castle High School to qualify for a Carbon Trust Loan.
The work carried out included the removal of 4No 20 Year old existing gas fired boilers and replacement with 4No 280Kw high efficiency condensing boilers in the main block and the removal of 2No existing gas fired boilers and
replacement with 2No 120Kw high efficiency condensing boilers in the Science Block.
However this was not a straight forward installation. The existing boilers were situated in the basement below the school, to which the only access to the boiler room was down a ladder. To enable the boilers to be installed a special pulley system was designed and constructed by Turnbull and Scott to allow the boilers to be handled and lowered into position.
All work was completed at castle high school during the summer shutdown (2010) and was fully commissioned before the students returned for the start of their new term.
Below is one of the IMAX floor standing High Efficiency condensing boilers used on this project.