This month saw the installation of four Bunsen Air | Thermodynamic Hot Water Systems, on the premises of Tyburn Convent in London
Solar energy company JEM Energy - installers of the Bunsen Air | Thermodynamic Hot Water System, were recently commissioned with not one… but four Bunsen Air installations on Tyburn Convent in London
Tyburn Convent was established in 1903, near the site of the Tyburn Tree Gallows - famous for hosting the executions of a number of historical and well-known public figures (including Oliver Cromwell and Roger Mortimer).
More importantly for the Tyburn Nuns though, is the Martyrs' Shrine at their Convent where more than 350 Catholic Martyrs are honoured, and of whom there are 105 known Martyrs to have been executed on the Tyburn Tree Gallows. They witnessed to their faith by dying for it during the Reformation, including among others St Edmund Campion and St Oliver Plunkett. The Sisters keep the memory of the Martyrs alive and pilgrims and tourists from all over the world visit the Shrine of the Martyrs at Tyburn
The convent is now home to an enclosed order of Benedictine sisters, who still form a community within its walls. https://www.tyburnconvent.org.uk/
Looking for a Modern and Renewable Water Heating Solution
JEM Energy got word that the convent was looking to modernise their water heating methods earlier this year, and that they were hoping to introduce a reliable, renewable source of water heating to the building, which would still ensure that the sisters residing there, would be provided with enough hot water all year round, and not just during hotter months.
The only way to guarantee renewable hot water all year round, is with thermodynamic water heating technology. Solar thermal systems, and other similar hot water heaters, simply cannot be relied upon for the entire year, as they still require a back-up method of water heating to generate hot water during cooler months of less sun exposure.
Installing Four Bunsen Air | Eco Water Heating Systems
Due to the size of the convent, access points to water cylinders and pipe work, and the number of people living there (who would all require hot water on a daily basis), it was decided that an installation of four thermodynamic hot water systems - would best suit everyone’s needs.
One double Bunsen Air system was connected to a larger hot water cylinder, alongside another Bunsen | Thermodynamic Water Heating System, which was connected to a smaller cylinder. One further Bunsen Air was installed on the far side of the convent... so four Bunsen Air systems were installed in total.
As the Bunsen’s solar collector panels needed to be relatively close to the internal Bunsen Air Units, some of the thermodynamic hot water panels were double stacked twice, so they were infact… quad-stacked on a side wall.
This does not impact their operational levels, it just saves on space, and ensured that the specialist refrigeration pipe work connecting the external and internal components of the thermodynamic water heaters wouldn’t be over-stretched!
According to all accounts, and despite being one of JEM Energy’s more challenging installation commissions, this large scale installation went extremely well, with all four Bunsen Air systems connected comfortably, making Tyburn Convent a fantastic example of the greatest possibilities when it comes to modern renewable systems being integrated into very old, and in this case – historic settings… and how these possibilities can easily become reality.
Bunsen Air reviews from the Convent
Since their quadruple Bunsen Air installation, Tyburn Convent has contacted JEM Energy to say that they are so happy with their Bunsen Air | Thermodynamic Water Heating systems, they would like to install a further 2 on the building and its grounds!
JEM Energy can only say how honoured they are to have been able to provide this service to Tyburn, and that they are so glad to have installed the Bunsen Air as the convent’s chosen system for hot water.
“Thank you for choosing us, and trusting us to install our modern renewable hot water system, on your wonderfully monumental and historic building – this is what makes our job so worthwhile!”