STOKVIS ECONOPLATES FOR RYDER CUP HOTEL
The five-star Gleneagles Hotel at Auchterarder, located between Perth and Stirling on Scotland’s A9, is one of the best known venues for golf. Gleneagles will host the Ryder Cup in 2014.
Gleneagles’ Facilities Services Team is constantly working to ensure the building and its amenities are maintained to the highest level. For this reason the decision was taken to update the hotel’s hot water system; augmenting two original 3,000 litre storage tanks with a pair of Stokvis Econoplate Packaged Plate Heat Exchangers, providing 100% duty and standby, to boost performance.
The work to install the pair of Stokvis Packaged Plate Heat Exchangers and to convert the existing calorifiers to storage vessels, by isolating the coils and inserting new internal sparge pipes via the inspection chamber, was carried out by one of the hotel’s regular plumbing and heating contractors. Stokvis engineers attended site to complete the commissioning process.
A spokesperson for the Facilities Services Team explains:
There had been occasions when there were problems with the system supplying enough hot water, for example when the hotel was full for say a trade conference, and everyone dashes off to shower at the same time. However, having the two Stokvis Econoplate Packaged Plate Heat Exchangers fitted has overcome this extremely well.
We had already fitted plate heat exchangers to serve the pool and other high use facilities, so this is part of our continuing upgrade to the mechanical services at Gleneagles.
Each of the Packaged Plate Heat Exchangers has a capacity of 1,100kW, which is adequate to supply the hotels 200 guest bedrooms on their own at a flow rate of over 300 litres per minute.
The Packaged Plate Heat Exchangers that were installed, as part of the boiler room upgrade, were each supplied and installed complete with a ‘Simplex’ Primary Pump, one Secondary Transfer Pump (Type UPS50-120FB), three-port fast acting, fully modulating control valve, volt free relay terminals (for a common alarm) and a full P.I.D. controller, all mounted and pre-wired on an epoxy coated steel chassis.