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Water Source Heat Pumps at Ebley Mill – Stroud

Hurtwood Ltd have provided new Tridium BMS controls for the new water source heat pumps at Ebley Mill, Gloucestershire. Ebley Mill, originally built in 1873, was refurbished as offices for Stroud District Council in the 1980s. As a result, by 2021, the gas fired boiler plant was ageing. Hurtwood worked for Stroud District Council’s contractor, Cotswold …

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Upgrade of the heating controls at Kingsdown Fort to a Tridium BMS.

The Kingsdown Fort building in North Bristol provides office accommodation for Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Trust. Hurtwood surveyed the building’s heating controls for the Trust and found an obsolete Satchwell 132 controller. This Satchwell controller had no display or remote access, making adjustment of the heating difficult. Hurtwood replaced the Satchwell controller with …

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Cabot Primary School – Salix Funded Bristol School BMS refurbishment and optimisation

Hurtwood surveyed the Building Management System (BMS) at Cabot Primary for Bristol City Council in 2018. Our survey found an obsolete and poorly installed Trend IQ3 BMS.  Our benchmarking found considerable energy wastage, the result of the poor installation. To rectify the numerous installation issues, Hurtwood installed a new Tridium based BMS.  Tridium is one …

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Sauter EY3600 BMS upgrade at Fountain Way Hospital

Hurtwood replaced an obsolete BMS across the Fountain Way Hospital for Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.   The system was an obsolete Sauter EY3600 which had no head end PC or remote access. As a result, the local staff were unable to use it to control the heating. How we did it Hurtwood …

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Satchwell BAS upgrade at Ashdown House – Hastings

Introduction Hurtwood recently refurbished the Satchwell BAS 2800 BMS at Ashdown House. Hence we re-gained control of the heating plant which was continuously running in ‘hand’ operation. We used our Satrofit  Modbus data collection products. As a result, a significant BMS was upgraded to the latest generation of Trend BMS controllers for half the cost …

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Hurtwood Launches Our Combined Temperature and Presence Detection Sensor

Hurtwood has launched a combined temperature and presence detection sensor. Presence detection is the simplest way to make energy savings. We often find plant time-zones are longer than required, wasting energy. Ventilation and cooling plant only needs to run when the space is actually used. The  BMS can turn the plant off if everyone has …

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Satchwell BAS upgrade at the Hillview Centre

Hillview Centre – Satrofit upgrade of the Satchwell BAS heating controls The existing Satchwell BAS 2800 BMS had failed and the heating was under no control. The BMS comprised two 96 point BAS outstations of over 120 points.  Their replacement with a new BMS panel would have been time-consuming and costly. Hurtwood refurbished the existing …

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BMS Strategy Review at Poole Hospital

Hurtwood have completed a review of the upgrade options for the obsolete BMS at Poole Hospital. The site had an ageing Sauter BMS, much of which was either obsolete or approaching obsolescence. It wasn’t felt to be serving the complex needs of the hospital. Hurtwood carried out an in-depth review of the hospitals requirements. We …

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BMS Strategy and Obsolescence Presentation

Kevin Williams of Hurtwood delivered a presentation at one of Vilnis Vesma’s energy CPD workshops. The presentation looked at the growing problem of BMS obsolescence. This arose out of the reduction in the number of suppliers and the disappearance of many unique BMS’s. Many of the the attendees had the Satchwell BAS rack mounted controls …

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A Presentation on Building Management Systems at a CPD Event organised by Vilnis Vesma

Kevin Williams from Hurtwood delivered a presentation on the topical subject of BMS obsolescence. Large numbers of organisations face BMS obsolescence as a result of the reduction in the number of suppliers and the disappearance of many well known brands. With these brands have gone many unique physical forms such as Satchwell’s racked mounted BAS systems. …

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