Town of Whitecourt Allan & Jean Millar Centre Heating System Fluid Additive

This project was funded through Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Town of Whitecourt

2021Completion Year

$26,830Project Cost

$9,424Cost Savings

$17,406MCCAC Funding

1Simple Payback Period

1,374GJ/yearNatural Gas Energy Savings

68tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

OVERVIEW

As part of the MCCAC’s Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program, the Town of Whitecourt installed 76 litres of a hydronic heating system fluid additive called EndoTherm at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre.
These fluids enhance the thermal transfer properties of the heating fluid resulting in better heat transfer and reduced energy costs. Heat transfer fluid enhancements are used to increase heat transfer characteristics within the water and glycol-based heating and cooling systems.

This project was completed in June 2021.

APPROACH

Water/glycol solutions have a high surface tension, resulting in reduced thermal contact to the piping/radiator walls. These enhancements work by altering the surface tension of the working fluid, resulting in more heat transfer contact to the external pipe/radiator surface. The system boundary is the boiler/hydronic heating system which includes boilers, circulation pumps and hydronic heating loops, which supply hot water to the following facility elements: Perimeter baseboard radiant fin tube heating coils, vestibule force-flow heaters, unit heaters, domestic Hot Water (DHW) heat exchangers, pool hot water heat exchangers and the heating coil within air handling units.

RESULTS

This project will save an estimated 68 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year, reducing the emissions and maintenance by 13% and has a payback time of only one year.

“Without the Action Centre’s support, these projects would not have been possible. Completing the projects at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre will reduce energy and water consumption, leading to operational savings.”

Maryann Chichak, Mayor, Town of Whitecourt

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