Powrmatic has supplied 17 radiant tube heaters to provide space heating in a large open plan assembly area at Hospital Metalcraft’s facility in Dorset. Specified and installed by PWB Industrial Heating Service, the project has replaced an ageing radiant heating system and also introduced enhanced control.
Through its Bristol Maid brand, Hospital Metalcraft specialises in the design, manufacture, distribution and sourcing of medical furniture and equipment. The company has over 1000 product lines covering many categories of different furniture and equipment.
“The old radiant heaters were proving unreliable and it was also difficult to source spare parts,” recalled PWB’s Andy Royal. “A decision was therefore made to install new heaters with more effective controls to improve energy efficiency and reliability with a highly cost-effective solution. We selected Powrmatic products for their proven quality and reliability, as well as the support that goes with them,” he added.
The 17 Powrmatic radiant tube heaters have been positioned strategically within the assembly area to ensure effective heat distribution, taking account of the positioning of machinery and building structures in the space. Each heater is controlled individually by a Powrmatic MC 200 digital controller to provide variable time and temperature control as well as optimised start/stop prediction.