Dunham-Bush provides new heaters to Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is a beautiful parish church of the Church of England and former Benedictine monastery, sat in the heart of Bath. It was founded in the 7th century and was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries; major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. It is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West Country. The medieval abbey church served as a sometime cathedral of a bishop.

The abbey is a Grade I listed building, particularly noted for its fan vaulting. It contains war memorials for the local population and monuments to several notable people, in the form of wall and floor plaques and commemorative stained glass. The west front includes sculptures of angels climbing to heaven on two stone ladders, representing Jacob’s Ladder. The Abbey has undergone many transformations and changes, and much like the city of Bath has experienced rise and falls in fortune, survived major conflicts, architectural and religious reforms, and two World Wars, but still stands proudly today as an essential place for both worshippers and visitors. Dunham-Bush Ltd were invited to supply five Series BM Fan Convector units which were fitted into the architectural wall.

Dunham-Bush worked alongside Wheelers Ltd, who were the contractors for this project, in order to produce high quality products and service. Dunham-Bush offers a wide selection of heating and cooling products suited to a vast array of applications, which are designed for practicality and longevity, built to perform exactly to your specification. The Series BM Fan Convectors offer a range of chassis fan convector heaters with EC motors. They comprise of a basic galvanised sheet metal casing with access panel, fan and motor platform, air filter, hot water heating coil and electrical connections box. A single-phase electric heating coil can be supplied instead of a hot water coil, with an output of up to 6kW.

Heaters are supplied for single or two speed operation. Single speed heaters are set to low, medium or high speed. Two speed heaters are set to low/medium, low/high or medium/high speeds. Both fan and heat control are by means of switches and/or thermostats. For a large room it is usually better to select two smaller heaters rather than one large heater, this will achieve better heat distribution and lower spot noise levels. Wherever possible heaters should be located near windows or in areas of high heat loss. It is recommended that heaters are selected to operate at medium speed for rooms where noise levels are critical. Heaters should only be selected at high speed for non-critical application, such as entrance foyers, corridors etc. or for initial rapid warm up. Sound power levels are available on request. By design, Dunham-Bush Fan Convectors have moderate leaving air temperatures to reduce stratification as well as low outlet velocities and low air throws to improve comfort. Comfortable conditions are achieved by good air circulation – it is recommended that if practical, the total volume of air should be circulated through all heaters in the room four or five times per hour.

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