Steam PHE Package at the Rowett Institute, Aberdeen

Rowett Institute, Aberdeen

Product:         Packaged PlantPac Units
Date:              October 2014

 In a mission to become the 'foremost human nutrition research facility in the world' the University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen County Council have redeveloped the existing site and developed a new state-of-the-art building. The new 107,639 sq ft building is located on the Foresterhill campus, in Aberdeen. The centre will boast the largest Human Nutrition centre in the whole of the UK, providing state-of-the-art laboratories and public areas.

The Rowett Institute heating system utilses steam as a primary heating source. As steam is commonly used in laboratories for sterilisation, building services engineers take advantage of this and use it for hot water and space heating. The latent heat from steam is far more effective than using sensible heat from hot water, as the rate of heat transfer is much greater giving instantaneous domestic hot water.


GMS provided the following;

· 2 x PPSD-483-3.75 Domestic PlantPac Packages

· 2 x PPSD-230-3.75 Domestic PlantPac Packages

· 2 x PPSL-600-3.75 LTHW PlantPac Packages

· 1200 Litre Stainless Steel Direct Storage Cylinder

· 600 Litre Stainless Steel Direct Storage Cylinder

· 1000 Litre Mild Steel Thermal Store Buffer Vessel


The photo above is the Domestic PlantPac Package which was supplied. The package features; plate heat exchanger, steam conditioning system, temperature control system, system interlock, condensate pump and safety features including fail-safe, independent high temperature cut-out valve and safety valve.


For more information regarding design and manufacture of our PlantPac Packages please click here. Alternatively, please contact our sales team directly on 01457 835 700 or use our contact form. We are able to ship to anywhere in the world and are happy to provide you with a quotation.


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