Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Application: Schools & Universities

The new information technology laboratory at Lancaster University is filled with state of the art equipment, and heating is no exception.The eye-catching architecture of the facility, featuring a massive glass façade, makes a bold statement on the Lancaster University campus, requiring that every aspect of the edifice, including heating, be consistent with the contemporary style.

When considering heating for the modern building, Haden Young, mechanical and electrical engineers, needed a solution that would not only provide superior temperature management but would also complement the sleek, immaculate interior and prevent condensation from building up on the sizeable windows as well. The Mini Canal built-in trench heating system from Jaga Heating Products proved ideal to meet the demands of the project. Haden Young installed 41 Mini Canals throughout the building, in the spacious reception area, restaurant, seminar rooms and multiple occupancy offices, all fitted adjacent to fully glazed walls.

The Mini Canal, which is designed to be installed into a duct and easily concealed flush with the surrounding floor, leaves nearby glazing completely clear of condensation.The fast response of the Low-H2O trench heating neutralises the cold draught from glass walls and the reacts rapidly to any change in temperature, ensuring optimal climactic comfort. By incorporating Low H2O technology, the Mini Canal delivers maximum performance with minimum fuel consumption.

The Mini Canal provides an elegant, unobtrusive heating solution for locations with large windows, offices, conservatories, shop windows and industrial rooms. Slim and discretely designed, the Mini Canal comes in a staggering 588 dimensions, 21 grille models and 32 colours to blends into every interior. Special designs are also available including angles, curves and special adaptations for pipe work and electrical trunking.

Offering heat outputs varying from 200 to 1000 watts per metre, the Mini Canal can be used as a primary heat source, compatible with all central heating installations, but also to augment other radiators, air conditioning or underfloor heating.The Mini Canal range is complemented by the fan-assisted Clima Canal and the deeper Canal Plus range for maximum output.