Sertec Group Holdings specialises in a range of steel and aluminium manipulation, robotic welding and assembly processes mainly for the automotive sector and has five sites in the Midlands, including the 11,700m2 facility at Coleshill. The design brief was to provide effective, energy efficient heating throughout the space.
Powrmatic’s TE air rotation heaters were selected to be the ideal logistics centre heating solution for Sertec Group Holdings’ logistics centre in Coleshill. Powrmatic worked closely with Ward Services in designing the system to meet a number of challenges.
Andrew Ward of Ward Services recalled: “With a roof ridge height of 16m this was a large space to heat, further complicated by plans for extensive racking, which narrowed the opportunities for locating heaters. There was also a limited gas supply.
“After discussions with Powrmatic we recognised that air rotation heating would be ideal for ensuring uniform heat distribution, irrespective of the positioning of the racking,” he added.
At Sertec, a 440kW TE heater has been installed at one end of the unit, close to the incoming gas supply to minimise pipe runs. A fan-only TE unit has also been installed at the other end of the space to boost air recirculation.
“Detailed planning was the key with this project and the communication between ourselves and Powrmatic was faultless,” Andrew Ward continued. “We were also very impressed with the ease of installation of the TE units, and their effectiveness.”
A Sertec spokesperson added: “We are very pleased with the innovative heating solution that Powrmatic and Ward Services have provided. It meets our comfort and energy performance criteria while also giving us the flexibility to reconfigure the space as and when we need to without the extra cost of altering the heating layout.”