North East Controls

Micronics flowmeter helps Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital monitor energy usage

A Gosforth-based installer of integrated building control systems for controlling HVAC systems, lighting and door access used a Micronics U1000 in early 2019 to help monitor the energy usage of a boiler plant in Sheffield Royal Hallamshire hospital. This was to provide statistics about how much energy was required and to help monitor costs. Derek Illman, one of North East Control’s founders and Projects Engineer had used several Micronics flowmeters over the past 5 years, including monitoring energy usage on handling units in the same hospital. We provide smart solutions to help clients to optimise the intelligent control and performance of their buildings and we are loyal users of Micronics flowmeters to help us do that cost-effectively. We have been more than satisfied with the performance of the Micronics units and by the service delivered by the company. We will continue to rely on them for future projects.”

The hospital, like all big institutions needs to identify waste, optimise use and deliver accurate sub-metering and billing of energy and water in order to operate efficiently. In existing buildings with limited drawings and old pipe-work this can be formidable. The first step in managing the consumption is to measure it by accountable areas or, in other words to find out what’s flowing where. The solution is clamp-on, non-invasive water flow and energy measurement. Micronics supplies a comprehensive range of flowmeters which obviate the need to drain down systems and cut into existing pipe-work, saving time – crucial for a busy hospital – and resource. Again this is a significant advantage for a hospital whose budgets are under growing pressure.

North East Controls aims to provide control systems to reduce energy consumption and maximise energy performance whilst maintaining a comfortable environment for building occupants. They specialise in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries.

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