Park Hill – District Heating

Client: Park Hill – District Heating, Sheffield


Sheffield District Heating provides more than 130 buildings in and around city centre with low carbon energy source generated form Sheffield’s own residential waste. One of these buildings being Park Hill Flats.

The regeneration of the Park Hill estate is a collaboration between developers Urban Splash, Sheffield City Council, Great Places Housing Group, English Heritage and the Home and Communities Agency with architects Hawkins/Brown.

The building is historically important as one of Britain’s first complete schemes of post-war slum clearance and the most ambitious inner-city development of it’s time. The redevelopment harnesses the intelligence of the original design, maximising all of its best qualities. With the integrated district heating system it helps to enable the District Heating network, in an average year, to prevent 21,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being released across the city.

Smedegaard were asked to provide a pressurisation set for the Park Hill, Phase 1, North Block district heating scheme. The system requirements were Boiler Temp 85/52°C return, a system pressure of 2.5 bar and a system duty of 3200kW.

The system requirements made it ideal for the new Smedegaard SpillPress range. This range of Pressurisation equipment is more suitable for large system water volumes and applications where the maximum working pressure needs to be kept to a minimum.

All SpillPress units are designed to give a compact solution to the control of expansion in larger heating systems with a closed lid atmospheric tank to accept the system expansion and re-fill the system upon contraction. These packages invariably require a substantially smaller footprint than standard vessel units.

Rad Mechanical Services installed a Smedegaard SpillPress 6/1/4 unit which is part of the Modular Range that consists of the pumps control module, and interconnecting pipework on a common baseplate and the spill tank supplied loose.

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