Saving energy at York Racecourse
Leading energy products manufacturer Stiebel Eltron has completed an energy saving contract with York Racecourse.
The 60,000 capacity course is installing eight Stiebel Eltron DHE instantaneous water heaters in an accommodation block to replace the old DH units.
The new heaters are equipped with a fixed temperature control device to guarantee a constant water temperature.
The long service life electric heaters use the latest technology to maximise efficiency and flexibility for large volumes of water use. "We have been able to simplify the plumbing, providing a guaranteed 40 degrees Celsius to a push button outlet, which has a release spring to close the valve off.
Stuart Arksey, facilities manager at York Racecourse, said: “When I saw Stiebel Eltron’s new DHE 18 model I was very pleased that the packaging was now much simpler and there was no need for any temperature or flow control at the shower outlet.
"I am always pleased with the consistency and durability of Stiebel Eltron’s products.”
Stuart Doggrell, national account manager for Stiebel Eltron, said the firm wants to increase its market share in the hospitality sector.
“This a big target market for Stiebel’s home comforts range, so we are pleased that businesses are recognising the quality and consistency of our products.
“Stuart Arksey was impressed with the longevity of the original DH 18 unit, which lasted 18 years, but the key driver for replacement was a fixed or thermostatic temperature control device.
The old unit had also been susceptible to tripping out in stormy conditions.
“There is further scope to replace the water system in other buildings on site, from a conventional tank fed system to an instantaneous solution thus minimising energy and water consumption in the future.
"Electric power offers not only an alternative, but also a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution.
"The high level of convenience, the extraordinary quality and high efficiency of our heaters offer that little bit more, be it at the home or for a business.”