Chester Zoo – Islands Project

Manufacture of Specially Designed Curved Gilled Tube

Chester Zoo which opened in 1931, currently operates over a total of 125 acres of land and is home to well over 12,000 different animals.  With over 1.4 million visitors a year, this is a very popular family attraction

Client Requirements

Chester Zoo submitted its application form early in 2014 to the team at Turnbull & Scott regarding its proposal for a new Indonesian tropical forest show-house for a spectacular new visitor attraction.  Chester Zoo required a heating system that would keep the exotic animals in the show-house at 45°c and 90% humidity to which they are accustomed.

Bespoke Gilled Tube Heating System Designed & Manufactured

Turnbull & Scott provided a complete bespoke solution including design and manufacture of a specialist built gilled tube heating system.

  • Special ‘curved’ gilled tube heating design
  • Gilled tube extends the surface area of the unit for optimal heat transfer and can be adapted to support a wide range of temperatures and pressures
  • Galvanised gilled tube was chosen to resist corrosion and facilitate the special cleaning requirements of dealing with ‘jungle’ debris
  • Rugged, durable, low maintenance product offers easy access for inspection and cleaning leading to reduced on-going project costs
  • Improve company’s operational performance by stabilising the temperature fluctuations in a closed loop environment, reducing thermal cycling

Gilled Tube Heating Solution

The bespoke gilled tube heating system provided a very cost-effective solution, and with the minimal time onsite for installation and commissioning, it caused insignificant disruption to the visitor’s attractions operations.  The new Indonesian heating system has meant that the client is able to keep this show-house attraction at the correct temperature.

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