The first Remeha Gas 220 Ace has been installed in the UK at Samuel Whitbread Academy in Shefford, as part of best practice asset management. The new, high-efficiency floor-standing condensing boiler replaces an existing 13-year-old Gas 210 Eco Pro. Currently operating alongside a Gas 210 Eco Pro, it serves the Arts & Drama block that houses the school’s Main Hall, Theatre and Activities Hall.
The Gas 220 Ace builds on proven Remeha condensing technology to offer an even higher output to physical size ratio, optimum design simplicity and flexibility, and outstanding performance.
The ease of installation certainly impressed heating engineer Ashley Jones of Spa Gas. “A lot of thought has obviously gone into the packaging and pallet design to simplify and speed up installation,” he said. “Disconnecting the old Gas 210 Eco Pro, unpacking the new Gas 220 Ace and then positioning it in the plant room took just an hour and a half.”
Key to the Gas 220 Ace’s exceptionally high output to physical size ratio is its innovative new monobloc heat exchanger. Designed for maximum performance and durability, at the top end output (300kW), it is almost half the size of previous models.
The reduced footprint and lighter weight are winning features for Ashley. He commented: “The Gas 220 Ace is a nice size – it’s light and extra-compact which makes it easy to handle as well as providing more working space. I also like the integrated wheels which make it easier to manoeuvre the boiler into final position.”
The Gas 220 Ace features a new ‘click and go’ condensate drain positioned underneath, rather than inside, the boiler. “This is really easy to connect and access,” continued Ashley, “which means there’s no need to dismantle the boiler to get to it when servicing.”
The heart of the Gas 220 Ace is its pioneering control platform with time and temperature controls supplied as standard. The enhanced, back-lit panel simplifies input and control for end-users while new parameter codes provide heating engineers with access to greater technical detail for rapid, straightforward servicing and diagnostics.
“First impressions? It’s so compact!” commented Tristan Mitchell, Facilities Manager at Galliford Try, facilities management provider for Samuel Whitbread Academy PFI, on first seeing the new Gas 220 Ace.
“The smaller footprint gives us greater accessibility within our plant rooms and we also like the enhanced control platform. Small, simple and accessible – can’t go wrong.”
Now fully operational for nearly two months, the performance of the Gas 220 Ace continues to impress.
Tristan Mitchell again: “There’s not one fault we can list – it has exceeded our expectations. We have instructed our installer to proceed with the Gas 220 Ace for the remaining four boilers to be installed this year. This is mainly down to the accessibility the smaller unit gives us within our plant rooms but also the fact that the new interface allows for faster, clearer and simpler user control.”
He continued: “We always use Remeha for our heating equipment as we can virtually guarantee the quality and reliability of the product and that it will match and often outperform our lifecycle expectations. The excellent service and availability of parts has been consistent since we have been working with Remeha over the last 15 years.”
Perfect for large-scale, high end projects, the Gas 220 Ace is a premium Class 6 NOx boiler, available in 160, 200, 250 and 300kW models. All connections and pipework are at the top of the Gas 220 Ace, enabling side-by-side or back-to-back positioning and flexible modular configuration options. With cascade options available for up to eight boilers, the Gas 220 Ace makes it possible to install a high heat output in a small area.
For further information visit gas220ace.co.uk