12 Sep 2012 04:09:34
Mounteagle Farm has never been so warm!
Mounteagle Farm, a 500-acre arable farm, north of Inverness, Scotland, has put its trust in biomass heating by installing Windhager’s BioWIN boilers. The buildings comprise a large farmhouse, a number of tenanted cottages, a holiday cottage and numerous farm outbuildings. The Windhager installation was designed to replace the old oil central heating in the farmhouse and two cottages, with a centrally located boiler room and pellet store.
The boiler room was constructed within an existing building and comprises two 45kW BioWIN Exclusiv boilers in cascade, served by an automatic change over unit, each with eight suction probes. A 1,500-litre AccuWIN accumulator tank was also installed along with a 15-ton capacity wood pellet hopper housed remotely from the main plant room. The Windhager suction system enables wood pellet boilers to be located up to 25 metres away.
Stewart Macintyre of Highland Heat & Power specified and installed the Windhager products, “Windhager offers quality equipment, manufacturer and installer back-up. The client preferred the operational advantages of a two unit cascade system as well as the preference for wood pellet fuel that provides an automatic trouble-free operation.”
Douglas Russell, owner of Mounteagle Farm also commented, "I chose a Windhager biomass boiler because it was clearly a well engineered quality boiler system from Austria, with a robust reputation, supported by a network of local engineers providing full backup. The installation, commissioning and operation of the system has been a fantastic experience. The system works perfectly. We have never been so warm in our house. I don't know why I waited as long as I did!“
BioWIN wood pellet boilers are the fully automated, environmentally friendly solution that satisfies the rigorous demands of today’s lifestyle. The BioWIN’s innovative fully automated systems ensure minimal CO2 impact with maximum comfort and control. The BioWIN wood pellet heating solution is perfect for larger heating requirements. The development was focused on maximising fuel efficiencies, safety and easy operation along with a compact design and unique flexible pellet storage solution. The two BioWIN boilers running in cascade at Mounteagle Farm can offer a varied output, sensing that if only one boiler is needed, only one will turn on, providing a modulating output from 13.5kW to 90kW.
Windhager AccuWIN accumulator tanks are the ideal supplement to biomass boilers harnessing energy and releasing it only when required. With tank capacities ranging from 825 to 1500 litres, these storage tanks also allow for cascade use to increase their performance and efficiency. The BioWIN cascade system from Windhager has previously had success on a number of projects including a recent installation for the National Trust at Dyffryn Mymbyr in the restoration of the estate’s 19th century farmhouse and cottage.
The full range of wood pellet boilers and log gasification boilers from Windhager are manufactured to the highest standards and are approved HETAS and MCS appliances making them eligible for financial support through the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.
Further information is available from Windhager UK. Please contact us.