Keeping a German ink manufacturer at the right temperature
The supply and installation of HVAC systems for a factory in Stuttgart, Germany.
Flint Group is one the largest suppliers to the printing and packaging industry. New heating and cooling systems were needed after part of the factory containing the old system, including the original gas main, was sold for development.
- Two brand new heating systems and a centralised cooling system were required to manage the building and the production processes
- A need to minimise system downtime due to operating in a live factory environment
- Unmovable contractual deadline to complete works due to the impending sale despite the new gas main not being ready for use
- Additional complexity due to Brexit and ongoing pandemic
- Installed 4 x 1,100kW oil fired boilers and a 2,600kW cooling system with adiabatic coolers and mechanical chillers along with 3km pipework
- Commissioned dual fuel burners to initially burn oil but with the ability to switch to gas when the new main was installed
- Worked closely with a combination of UK engineers and German subcontractors to ensure that the site complied with all relevant German legislation including Health and Safety
Products and Services Supplied: 3km stainless pipework, pumps, heating coils, boiler flues, gas let down stations, weir tanks, thermal insulation, valves and sensors for controls.
Sector: Building Services
Client: EJ Musk
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