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Yorkshire Riding Centre installs two new wood pellet boilers

Yorkshire Riding Centre director Chris Bartle with Ariterm wood pellet boilers
Yorkshire Riding Centre director Chris Bartle with Ariterm wood pellet boilers

A UK-based equestrian training centre has installed two new wood pellet boilers from Sweden-based biofuel heating manufacturer Ariterm.

The boilers provide energy and heat to several of the Yorkshire Riding Centre's (YRC) buildings, including a guest house, lodges and chalets. They are connected to a 2400L pre-insulated thermal accumulator vessel to provide a central heat store.

According to Ariterm, each linked building is provided with automatic zone controls and heat metering to individually supply and monitor heat depending on each building's needs. Thermostatically-controlled instantaneous domestic hot water is also provided from the thermal store via a high flow heating coil.

The system also incorporates text and email based remote monitoring, including biomass fuel level sensing.

The new Ariterm-driven system has replaced four separate heating oil fossil fuel boiler plants plus multiple LPG and electric domestic water heaters which existed previously at the YRC.

Leeds-based renewable energy engineering firm Bio-Nordic will design and install a decentralised energy network based around the modular Ariterm system.

"Roughly a third of our clients are residential in some way, and after a day's riding it is wonderful to return to a warm and inviting room" said YRC director Christopher Bartle, who will be coaching the German eventing team at the Rio Olympics in summer 2016.

He explained: "We needed to replace our old oil-fired boilers, and Bio-Nordic's solution has future-proofed our heating system while also making long-term financial sense.

Bio-Nordic director James Haigh added: "YRC is off-grid and previously depended on fossil fuels to warm historic buildings which, by their nature, are hard to heat. The riding centre's new Ariterm-powered system is designed to be developed further.

"It is a small example of what you might call 'cluster heating', where single boilers are put to work at peak performance in series to achieve great efficiency and higher heat outputs."

Yorkshire Riding Centre director Chris Bartle with Ariterm wood pellet boilers