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Library of Wales chooses Remeha

Remeha Gas 310 and 610 Eco Pro high-efficiency condensing boilers have been installed into two boiler plant rooms at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth to deliver the effective, high performance space heating required by Wales’s primary research library and archive.

The imposing National Library of Wales houses over 6.5 million books and periodicals in addition to an impressive collection of archives, portraits, maps and photographic images. It is also home to the Welsh national collection of manuscripts, paintings and topographical prints. The effectiveness of the heating plant is therefore key to achieving the highest environmental and conservation standards needed to protect and conserve its valuable archives.

When the time came to replace the existing, failing boilers, the National Library was keen to maximise the opportunity to improve its carbon footprint and reduce energy bills with a high-efficiency heating system. Its primary concern was to improve the reliability and resilience of the heat generation plant, particularly in the book stack boiler room which serves the critical cells where the Library’s priceless collections and artefacts are stored.

To meet the brief for reliability and consistency of space heating, Contractors Aber Heating recommended installing three Remeha Gas 310-500 Eco Pro boilers into the main boiler room serving the offices and administrative services in the oldest part of the building. To achieve the closely-controlled conditions required from the book stack boiler room, Aber Heating recommended replacing the leaking boilers with three Remeha Gas 610-1000 Eco Pro boilers. With two Remeha Gas 210 Eco Pro 6-section boilers already installed by Aber Heating into the third Library plant room three years ago, the National Library of Wales is now heated entirely by Remeha boilers.

Mark Sandford of Aber Heating commented: “Our experience of Remeha boilers and the service they provide has earned them a good reputation with us over the years. The Library is also impressed with the quality of the brand as the boilers serving the third building have operated reliably and efficiently from the outset.”

The ease of installation of the boilers enabled Aber Heating to carry out the changeover with minimal disruption for the Library and no interruption to heating service. With the addition of new pipework, new flues and upgraded controls, the refurbished heating system at the National Library of Wales effectively ensures a comfortable temperature for visitors and staff and a closely-controlled environment for its prized collections, whilst helping the Library meet its environmental targets and benefit from lower energy costs.

David Michael, Director of Corporate Services at the National Library of Wales, said: “We are very pleased with the solution that Aber Heating implemented, and the efficient way in which it was done with minimal disruption to our day to day operations with no impact on the thousands of visitors who come to our site.  The new Remeha boilers are a major step forward in improving the resilience of our systems as well as delivering a step change in our environmental performance.”

The high-efficiency, low-NOx Remeha Gas 310/610 Eco Pro range consists of fully-assembled, free-standing, fully-modulating, gas-fired condensing boilers with outputs from 51 to 1303 kW.