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15 Jan 2013 04:01:30

Elta fans selected for motorway services refurb



When Cherwell Valley Services reopened, following a fire, the new amenity centre included four Elta Fans Heritage SCHT roof units. The original amenity centre, located at Junction 10 on the M40 motorway near Silverstone in Oxfordshire, was completely destroyed when the fire caused the original roof to collapse inwards.

In the renovation of the site, Elta Fans were specified, recognising the importance of effectively handling grease-laden air from the numerous kitchens in the protection of the site from the threat of any future fire. Heritage SCHT is the range of roof-mounted centrifugal fans from Kingswinford fan manufacturer Elta Fans and is designed to handle clean, grease-laden or contaminated air, whilst providing easy access for cleaning. The all-metal cowls are robust and long lasting, manufactured from galvanized steel and powder-coated after forming. With motors outside the airstream, the SCHT is suitable to cope with difficult operating conditions, ranging from contaminated air to elevated temperatures in a wide variety of applications. The centrifugal fan impellers are aerodynamically designed and backward-curved in a choice of either sheet steel or aluminum.

After the blaze, temporary facilities were set up within only a few days but Moto, which runs Cherwell Valley Services, needed to get the facility rebuilt as quickly as possible. Electrical contractor for the project was Rushmoore Mechanical, based in Sandhurst, Berkshire. The actual units were supplied via the Crawley branch of Elta Fans’ distributor SK Sales. Design work for the new amenity had started only hours after the fire and it was decided that the site would be rebuilt in a similar style to Moto services at Wetherby on the A1(M), the arrangement of which is single-sided. (Unlike other services that have complete facilities on both sides of the motorway, or facilities predominantly on one side with a footbridge linking both sides, Wetherby is on only one side of the motorway with access from both sides.) It used the latest 'green technologies' in its construction and operation, claiming to be the UK's first carbon-neutral service station.

The original blaze at Cherwell Valley was thought to have started in a plant room and required some 120 firefighters to tackle the blaze. Visitors were evacuated from the area and motorists warned to drive carefully as smoke billowed across the motorway. The fire service remained at the scene overnight, damping the blaze down. There were no casualties.


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