BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON
ATLANTIC boilers have reduced the heating plant distribution costs for the seven satellite plant rooms at BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON. The whole project uses ATLANTIC RS TURBOFLOW plate heat exchangers which greatly increase economic heat transfer. As a result the Palace’s energy bill can be reduced by 10% to 15%. The installation will also allow the introduction of carbon-neutral fuels to the boiler house.
Large medium temperature hot water systems create large distribution heat losses. With boiler flow temperatures of 105°C to 120°C, and return temperatures from 90°C to 110°;C, these heat losses can amount to 15% of the total boiler power required. The need for these higher temperatures in the past is reflected in the use of traditional shell and tube exchangers. These exchangers convert the medium temperatures into 80°;C or lower space heating and 60°C domestic hot water. The latest Atlantic RS Turboflow plate heat exchangers greatly increase economic heat transfer. This allows the boiler flow temperature to reduce to 85°C maximum for space heating and 65°C for domestic hot water.