Lancashire based Atlantic Boilers have installed rapeseed oil
boilers at The Building Crafts College, Stratford, East London.
The college was founded in 1893 by the Carpenter's Company and has become a government-sponsored centre of vocational excellence for teaching and craftsmanship in carpentry, stone masonry and joinery. The series of workshops are highly insulated and, in addition, the space heating is served by highly efficient condensing boilers using the carbon-neutral rapeseed oil.
The chosen boilers are two Atlantic R22kW year-round condensing boilers. The oil is kept heated in a storage tank where it is maintained above 5°C and continuously circulated to the boilers inbuilt pre-heat tanks. In the pre-heat tanks the oil temperature is raised to 60°C and, then, finally the temperature is raised in the burner heads to ignition temperature. The boilers maintain seasonal efficiencies greater than 94% GCV.