St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, UK


MHS Ultramax boilers improve hospital energy efficiency

Three high efficiency TRIGON L boilers have replaced ageing steam calorifiers at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport on the Isle of Wight as part of an NHS Primary Care Trust programme to improve energy efficiency.

TRIGON L boilers were installed to improve efficiency in a part of the hospital building fed from a central steam plant.

The high performance condensing boilers were fitted to the old steam pipework system utilising ELCO separator technology. A plate type heat exchanger option kit can easily be incorporated into the boiler case to act as a barrier, protecting it from the effects of dirt accumulation in older systems. (As an alternative for new installations, a low loss header kit option can be accommodated within the boiler’s smart casing.)

Specifier Brian Woodford of Green Wood Building Services said: “I chose TRIGON L boilers for the project as I have had a good working relationship with ELCO (formerly MHS Boilers) in the past and been very happy with the specification of boilers supplied. My past experience of the ELCO (formerly MHS Boilers) range in general has been favourable both from a consultant and installer point of view.”

He added: “In a basement boiler room, with consulting rooms and offices above we needed flexible fluing arrangements and were able to achieve these in consultation with ELCO (formerly MHS Boilers).”

Installers for this project were Isle of Wight based plumbing heating and ventilation specialists Clarkes Mechanical.   Lee Pitman of Clarkes Mechanical commented: “The compact size of the boilers aided installation in a basement plant room where extended lengths of fluing were needed and again ELCO (formerly MHS Boilers) produced the solution.”