Auchtertyre School - Case Study
LTHW Heating Installation
The Highland Council appointed Robertson Construction as principal contractor to remove and replace a heating system in Auchtertyre Primary School.
Korrie were appointed by Robertsons to install the LTHW heating system within the school and connect to an off site manufactured plant room.
To minimise the disruption to school pupils, the installation was carried out during the summer and October holidays. The completed works brought many benefits to the client, namely lower carbon emissions, RHI payments and a remote centralised monitoring and control BMS system.
Korrie installed a zoned heating system within the school to enable the community and school areas to operate independently. Pre-insulated underground heating pipework was installed between the biomass cabin and the plantroom within the school. The LTHW system utilised a medium steel low loss header system to create a neutral point for each zone to export heat. Plantroom equipment used Wilo pressurisation units and twin head circulating pumps.
Heat was emitted throughout the school primarily through Dunham Bush fan convectors and Stelrad LST radiators. Ducted fan convectors were installed within the gym hall as replacements for the existing electric storage ducted fan convectors. Solray radiant panels were installed within the kitchen in order to emit heat through radiation as opposed to convection, therefore removing the risk of inducing the movement of dust particles.