Complete Design - Supply - Installation of Poultry Heating Systems
GEOTEK also offer a number of other services.
- Winching and suspension.
- Pre-Insulated underground mains to supply hot water from one central point to individual buildings.
- Plate heat exchangers to separate hydraulic systems.
- In shed gas fired heaters.
- All gas certified related works.
- Maintenance and servicing.
- Heat meter installations.
- Drinker dosing systems
- Hand wash stations
- Onsite welfare facilities
- Supply only option of all GEOTEK products.
With over 20 years' experience in underfloor heating installations, we are the original underfloor heating installation company for the poultry sector in the UK.
Uniform heat = Uniform birds = Optimal food conversion rates
What Underfloor Heating Systems do and how they work?
Warm-water underfloor heating systems can be installed into practically any available floor construction in any commercial, industrial, agricultural or domestic application and GEOTEK will always be happy to offer our expert advice on the best system for your particular application.
GEOTEK install only the best materials available and we source all our system components and controls from the market-leading quality assured systems manufacturers.
GEOTEK warm-water underfloor heating utilises extremely robust temperature resistant PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) pipes, which feed low temperature hot water (LTHW) through a circuit network within the heated floor areas. These circuits can be installed into screeds and solid floor slabs or into heat spreader plates for suspended timber floors and produce a zone of radiant heat within the floor structure, which is transmitted through into the heated space above. There are a great variety of different types of floor build up which cannot all be illustrated on our website, so please contact us for further details and relevant literature if you cannot see an exact match for your requirements.
GEOTEK systems are designed to produce a radiant-heated zone of comfortable temperature within the spaces we normally occupy - i.e. from floor level up to just over head height. Because they are not heating and circulating warmed air into ceiling voids and roof spaces, GEOTEK systems are particularly energy efficient and produce extremely comfortable temperature gradients compared to conventional systems, Furthermore, GEOTEK systems' utilisation of the whole floor space to transmit radiant heat allows it to be generated using much lower water temperatures than conventional systems, which is extremely energy efficient.
MULTIHEAT HOT WATER UNITS FOR the HEATING OF POULTRY HOUSES.
To obtain the best results in poultry buildings an optimum climatic environment is essential for the health and productivity of the birds. Temperature, humidity and CO2 are the main factors influencing these results. Therefore a perfect heating- and ventilation system is necessary. The Multiheat heater is the perfect solution!
The Multiheat heater draws air from the top of the house and guides this through the heat exchanger where the air is warmed by hot water. The hot air (approx. 50 - 55 °C) is pushed through the 6 air outlets in a horizontal flow over the birds.
The Multiheat heater is made of durable and heat resistant synthetic material. The 6 air outlets are designed in such a way the air will be divided equally through the house and the stainless steel flaps can be adjusted to influence the movement of the air. The hot air can reach up to 15 meters from the heater, therefore poultry houses of 30 meters wide can be warmed equally.
Warm air reaches the sidewalls and rises to the ceiling, where it returns to the heater for a natural circulation of warm air.
- No Co2 production
- Can be used in poultry houses of 30 metres wide
- Perfect distribution of the heat (= 0,5 °C)
- Dry litter, less foot problems
- Reduction of Ammonia
- Less energy costs
- Non-hazardous, no open flame
- Improved animal health
- Less ventilation needed
- Easy cleaning
- Made of durable ABS material
- Available in several Kw sizes
High efficiency fans are available in single phase or 3-phase versions.
The unique design of the unit with the air outlets and stainless steel flaps are patented and registered..
Except for the heat exchanger, which is made of coated steel, the body is made from ABS ammonia resistant material. The click system creates an easy cleaning of the heater without any disassembling. All parts are easy to access and maintenance friendly.
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Condensing boiler have come a long way in the last few years with some manufacturers claiming up to 97%thermal efficiency compared to 70%-80% with previous designs.
Typical models offer efficiencies around 90%, which brings most brands of condensing gas boiler in to the highest available categories for energy efficiency in the UK.
Boiler performance is based on the efficiency of heat transfer and highly dependent on boiler size/output and emitter size/output. System design and installation are critical. Matching the radiation kW to the kW output of the boiler and careful selection of the correct heat emitter determines the overall efficiency of the heating system.
The biggest reason for efficiency drop in gas boilers is because the design and/or implementation of the heating system gives return water temperatures at the boiler of over 55°C (131°F), which prevents significant condensation in the heat exchanger.
The lower the return temperature to the boiler the more likely it will be in condensing mode. If the return temperature is kept below approximately 55°C (131°F), the boiler should be in condensing mode making low temperature applications such as underfloor heating and warm air blowers a perfect match for the technology.
Most agricultural boiler installers produce a basic "fit all" system that results in the boiler running in-efficiently. Although this approach may still exceed that of older/existing boilers they will never achieve the 90+% thermal efficiency claimed.
The set up and control of a condensing boiler is also crucial to ensuring that it operates in the most economic and fuel efficient way.
All LPG/Natural gas boilers installed by GEOTEK have modulating burners. The burners are controlled by anembedded systemwith built-in logic to control the output of the burner to match the load and give best performance.
Correctly designed, installed and well maintained systems are the most efficient systems
It's strange how trends go in cycles, and heating is no exception. It isn't that long since everyone would have had a solid fuel fire, then they fell out of favour and were replaced by gas and oil fired boilers. Now, with the rising prices of oil and gas, people are once again turning back to the idea of using solid fuel. This time, it's being called 'biomass' and it is heralded by some as the future of boilers. The idea certainly makes a lot of sense, so what do you need to know about them?
The term 'biomass' itself covers a number of fuels. Essentially, though, it describes a fuel which is made from a renewable biological source, such as wheat or oats, or waste and by-products such as straw, paper, wood trimmings and so on.
These materials can either be used in there raw state or turned into pellets and the right fuel for you will normally decide the type of biomass boiler you go for.
As Bio-fuels are made from renewable materials they are very environmentally friendly, reducing carbon emissions considerably when compared to other fuels.
Whichever bio-fuel you choose, the principals are the same, bio-fuel is fed into the boiler and burnt, creating heat used to produce hot water.
Biomass boilers can work as a straight replacement for existing boilers. They are very efficient, and can be controlled in the way you'd expect with thermostats, pumps and blending valves. They are a little bigger than conventional systems, though, so you'll need to be sure that you've got the space to install one. You'll also need space for the fuel store.
One of the major concerns that people have about biomass boilers is the idea that they are labour intensive. This seems to be due to a memory of old wood burners and incinerators, which needed filling with fuel every day and clearing out to ensure they worked correctly. With a modern biomass boiler, your involvement is limited to a couple of easy and routine tasks. You'll need to replenish the fuel every few days if you haven't gone for a fully automatic system, and you'll need to clear the ash out about once a month, but that's it. New Biomass boilers have automatic systems that control the amount of fuel that is burnt, adding fuel as required, and controlling the amount of air supplied to keep the combustion at a constant. Smoke and gas from the Bio-fuel is also re-burnt to maximise efficiency and reduce emissions.
Biomass boilers are becoming more common place in agriculture, and they aren't just for people who can't get gas or oil to their farm. With the renewable heat incentive (RHI) currently in place for Biomass boilers, installing one can be a solid investment.
Highly efficient energy generation for heating and hot water.
Operating at reduced water flow temperatures allows wet underfloor heating systems to be linked very successfully to energy saving heat sources such as ground and air source heat pumps, creating much enhanced energy efficiency. GEOTEK also offer supply and installation of these systems, as mentioned, either in tandem with our underfloor heating systems or as separate installations to serve your new or existing heating and / or hot water generation requirements.
GEOTEK will be happy to discuss any requirements you may have and will offer expert guidance on the design and installation in order to create the best system for your needs.
What they do and how they work.
GEOTEK will specify, design install and commission Ground Source (GSHP) and Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) systems tailored to your specific energy requirements.
GSHP's use latent solar energy stored in the ground and compress it to heat your building. The heat is extracted from the soil by means of a plastic pipe collector system which is buried in the ground and contains water mixed with a vegetable-based antifreeze material. This non-freezing liquid is environmentally friendly and circulates through the collector pipe, delivering harvested heat to the heat pump. The heat pump then compressess and converts the heat energy from the ground into usable energy for heating and, if required, hot water. Collector pipes may be installed horizontally or vertically in the ground, depending on site conditions and energy requirements.
An ASHP works in exactly the same way as a GSHP, except that it utilises the heat content of the outdoor air, instead of the energy trapped in the ground. even the coldest external temperatures will still produce substantial transferable heat energy for the ASHP to use. One main advantage of an Air Source Heat Pump is that the cost and disruption of burying collector pipe assemblies in the ground can be avoided.
GEOTEK Heat pumps can reduce energy bills substantially when run efficiently. At about 45°C, they can produce four or even five times as much power as they use. This Co-efficient of Performance (COP) means that the heat pump can produce 4-5 kilowatts of energy for each kilowatt of energy provided to power it.
GEOTEK will supply and install the best machines and components available to the market to guarantee your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.
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