Lowara has the right chemistry for Mitie in University of Bristol HVAC upgrade…


MITIE Engineering Services (Bristol) Ltd

Bristol, United Kingdom

MITIE Engineering Services (Bristol) Ltd has commissioned a successful HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air-conditioning) pump installation from Lowara – a leading manufacturer of pumps, and part of Xylem Corporation.

Application: Municipal Water Supply

The project, at the University of Bristol, upgrades existing technology in two faculties, and is part of the University’s overall plan to reduce its carbon footprint with the utilisation of CHP (combined heat and power) installations. The CHP engine enables the University to generate part of its own electricity requirement, and use waste heat from the electricity generation productively, such as space heating and water heating. Lowara has provided variable speed drive pumps and a pressurisation unit as part of this installation.

John Beardsley, Mechanical Director at MITIE Bristol commented: “Lowara pumps featured in our proposed CHP engine selection for this installation, and following a successful collaboration with Lowara on the supply and installation of a large pump booster set at another educational establishment in the region, we asked them to quote for the equipment for the heat distribution systems. “Lowara were able to provide the right products to meet our requirements and suit our budget. During the installation they were able to provide a very prompt response to our queries and our on time deliveries, and contribute successfully to this high-profile project.”

“We were delighted to work with MITIE on this HVAC project,” added Tony Seagrave, Midlands & South West HVAC Manager for Lowara UK. “Lowara have created a foothold in this market by combining high quality products that suit a range of applications with excellent levels of service.

Subsequent to this installation we have supplied equipment for other HVAC jobs for MITIE and a range of other engineering firms.” The Lowara element consisted of eight single-head in-line pumps and two twin-head in-line pumps of their FC/FCT range, varying in size from 65mm to 125mm. The majority were fitted with Hydrovar variable speed drives – a pump or wall-mounted microprocessor-based system controller which is the world’s first of its type to manage motor speed and match pump performance to a range of applications. The Hydrovar is registered on the Government Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme.