School lesson

Firebird Heating Solutions have recently completed the installation of three 100kW Enviromax Popular Boilerhouse condensing oil boilers in an energy upgrade to replace an old 180kW cast iron boiler.
The new boiler system features Firebird’s new cascade control technology ensuring maximum energy efficiency and the condensing boilers are SEDBUK A rated; obtaining an efficiency of over 95%, providing a highly efficient integrated heating system.
Installed in a school, originally built in 1961, and extended in several stages over the following years, the new heating system heats the existing premises, a new extension which doubles the size of the school and also provides additional capacity for an anticipated two extra classrooms in due course.
Figures currently available conclusively prove the system’s efficiency, showing substantial savings sufficient to predict a payback period of just two and a half years and the school is understandably delighted at both the cost savings and the much improved performance of the heating, which reliably and consistently achieves the required room temperatures even in the most distant rooms.
The Firebird cascade controller is capable of sequencing up to eight boilers and can be programmed to use each boiler for a similar time to equalise boiler usage, to prioritise specific boilers if preferred and, more critically, to call on the required output on demand i.e. when a ‘top-up’ of heat is required only the necessary kW demand will fire – unlike one large singular boiler. It can also control boilers of different outputs to precisely meet the demands of the system and automatically configures the optimum boiler sequencing.
The controller is also designed to integrate alternative energy systems such as solar, heat pumps or biomass and can be programmed to meet the specific needs of the individual system, with simple code numbers for pre-set programme options.
It is suitable for wall mounting and comes complete with case and clamps.  It has a backlit display and is easy to use because of the clear menu structure.  A key feature for installers is the simplified wiring connections.
The new cascade controller is designed for use with the extensive range of oil boilers from Firebird Heating Solutions Ltd. Firebird Enviromax boilers have the widest range of outputs from 15kW to 100kW, giving installers flexibility to choose the precise combination to best suit the needs of the individual installation.
The Enviromax Popular range has seven boilers with outputs from 15kW to 100kW.  The addition of a high output 100kW model offers installers a high efficiency boiler for larger installations and is ideal for use in cascade systems for commercial applications such as schools.
The Popular is quality engineered from premium quality steels, featuring a sturdy, well insulated case for longer life and minimal heat loss.  It is high efficiency SEDBUK A rated and is designed for ease of installation with multiple tapping points.
Firebird boilers are well proven for their high quality, longevity and reliability making them the ideal efficient choice for multi boiler systems together with the new cascade controller.