#1 By: Paul Fleming, October 3rd, 2014 04:31
Any idea why the Gas consumption started last Saturday night and continued until Monday? Including relatively constant (high) consumption overnight?
#2 By: Paul Fleming, October 3rd, 2014 04:48
I assume the heating was on for the open day, but why was it not turned off, when the event finished? Hugh Aston and Campus Centre also had gas consumption that Saturday, but not the continued overnight consumption that Queens had. Is there a problem with the heating controls for Queens?
#3 By: Richard Snape, October 8th, 2014 05:19
It might be worth asking @DMU_Energy, although my suspicion is that it's probably a (human) management issue...
#4 By: PWE, October 8th, 2014 05:35
The heating schedule was not set up correctly. So yes, human error. Bad human!
#5 By: Graeme Stuart, October 13th, 2014 04:43
#6 By: Graeme Stuart, October 13th, 2014 04:52
On a related note, the heating was on in Queens on Saturday when there was pretty much zero water usage. I assume the building was empty and the controls are set incorrectly.
Bad humans again?
#7 By: Paul Fleming, October 16th, 2014 06:39
It looks like there is a heating control problem in Queens building. Last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning there was gas consumption overnight. I have asked the estates help desk about this.
#8 By: PWE, October 16th, 2014 11:29
Currently one of the boilers in Queens is being replaced. The heating over Tuesday night was due to the need to turn the heating off early on Wednesday for more work on the boilers. Estates Maintenance felt is was better to keep the building warm to ensure the right temperatures were reached the next day. I think that the boiler works have also been causing one or tow glitches with the heating. Hopefully these will settle down once the work is completed. The good news is that the single boiler that has been removed has been replaced by two smaller boilers, so we should be able to achieve a better turn down rate than before.
#9 By: Graeme Stuart, October 17th, 2014 04:49
This makes a lot of sense in a high thermal mass building.
Good news about the boiler replacement, we should see the impact here.