“We have replaced the existing storage and convector heating in all Public areas and Offices. The old inefficient 2.4KW & 3KW storage heaters were replaced with ATC Sunray 1000W Thermal Radiators, in most cases replacing one 3KW storage heater for a single ATC Sunray 1000W. The energy savings is huge’ Project Manager for Irish Rail.
Irish Rail provides intercity rail services to all main cities in Ireland and a variety of towns with fast, high quality rail services for business people, tourists and other travellers. It also offers Dart and commuter networks to the heart of Dublin city.
Irish Rail is responsible for over 150 train stations throughout Ireland. Many of these train stations are listed buildings dating back to the start of the century. As part of the Irish Government Capital Investment Programme and in conjunction with Irish Rail, a project was commenced to reduce the energy costs in these train stations. One of the main objectives of this project was to reduce heating costs and improve heating quality.
Irish Rail contacted ATC for our assistance and support in recommending a heating product that would help reduce costs and improve the heat quality that currently existed. A number of Irish Rail engineers along with consulting engineers from Varming Consulting Engineers visited the ATC Energy Showrooms. The Project Manager for Irish Rail was also in attendance.
There are 150 Stations requiring upgrading and most of them heated by 2.4KW and 3KW storage heaters. ATC were asked to make recommendations that could show improved energy costs, more controllability and a more comfortable environment to work in.
From the information provided and based on room sizes, the structure of the buildings and the activity in the various rooms, ATC put together a proposal document for Irish Rail that recommended replacing the old storage heaters with the modern and easy to programme Sun Ray thermal Radiators.
The document clearly outlined that by installing one 1000w Sun Ray Radiator in place of every one 2.4KW or 3KW storage heaters the energy cost savings would be considerable.
Along with the energy savings there would be more local controllability and a more comfortable radiant heat from oil based thermal radiator. That the Sun Ray Radiators are modern in design and easy to install was taken into account also.
There was some locations in which a wall mounted option was not possible. In these cases the ATC Eco Sun Radiant Ceiling Heaters were proposed.
Based on the calculations and tests contained in the ATC proposal document, Irish Rail and Varming Consultant Engineers were satisfied that the Sun Ray Radiators and Eco Sun Ceiling heaters would provide the energy savings that they had hoped for along with local control which will make the working environment more comfortable. The Sun Ray Radiators and Eco Sun Ceiling Heaters were specified as the heating option for all the station upgrades throughout the country.
ATC have supplied over 700 x 1000W Sunray Plus thermal heater radiators and over 100 x Eco Sun Ceiling Heating Panels into most of the 150 Train Stations throughout Ireland as part of the Irish Rail and Irish Government Infrastructure Upgrade.
‘We have replaced the existing storage and convector heating in all Public areas and Offices. The old inefficient 2.4KW & 3KW storage heaters were replaced with ATC Sunray 1000W Thermal Radiators, in most cases replacing one 3KW storage heater for a single ATC Sunray 1000W. The energy savings is huge’
We also have more controllability with ATC Sunray heater which is ideal for control in summer and winter months, making the heaters very efficient and a much more comfortable environment to work. The technical support and back up service from ATC was excellent & professional at all times. I would have no hesitation in recommending ATC product for any future up-grades’