SPIE UK has won a contract with the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) to upgrade specific hot water systems and associated hot and cold water system valves at HMP Perth.
SPS states that the upgrade will enable it to have more effective control and operation of its respective systems.
SPIE will design, supply and install a new hot water return pipework system complete with a new circulation pump, automatic balancing valves and manual service valves for HMP Perth C Hall. All the pipework and valves will be thermally insulated throughout, with thermal balancing valves on each return circuit to provide automatic balancing of the system.
The existing Trend BEMS system in C Hall is being modified to provide monitoring and control for the new installation. The scheme also includes the replacement of existing hot and cold water system valves in the roof spaces in A Hall and B Hall. The existing lock-shield valves will be replaced with new automatic thermal balancing valves and the gate valve type isolation valves will be replaced with lever-type ball valves. All the valves have been thermally insulated using proprietary jackets.
Jim Skivington, divisional managing director at SPIE UK, said: “Designing systems that benefit the users and help organisations to meet their objectives is core to everything we do and is a central part of the team’s focus at HMP Perth. Working in a prison environment under the current circumstances poses some unique challenges, but I have full trust in the professionalism of our team, and the HMP Perth staff, to allow us to deliver this upgrade to the highest standard.”
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