Cav Ice Protection - 20,000 sq.ft factory - Warmco Space Heating

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Cav Ice Protection – 20,000 sq.ft factory


Customer Name

Cav Ice Protection Ltd


Consett. County Durham

Building Use

Production of Ice protection and drag reduction technologies for the airline industry

Size of Building/Construction

20,000 sq,ft fully insulated modern portal frame unit


Four XR80plus Warmco/Winterwarm suspended unit heaters

Fuel Supply

Natural gas

Ancullary Equipment

Four DB8 control panels

Customer Brief:

For this project, which was undertaken in November 2022, Warmco were asked to heat this 20,000 sq ft modern portal framed factory unit. We installed four Winterwarm suspended XR80 PLUS, high efficiency, natural gas fired unit heaters, into their manufacturing space.

Features of the Heating System:

This manufacturer of Ice protection and drag reduction technologies for the airline industry asked Warmco to replace two Powrmatic CPX200 gas, floor standing heaters which were coming to the end of their lives, as they needed to keep their factory heated up to a temperature of degrees (if given a temperature of minus three outside). They chose to use suspended heaters to free up much-needed floor space. TheXR80PLus heaters can be used to get their spaces up to temperature quickly, but once the thermostatic control panels register that they have achieved the desired temperature, they have the capacity to modulate down from a 68.6kw maximum to 46kw on low fire, to ‘top up’ the heat, making them a 95.9% maximum efficiency. This modulation feature offers a fuel cost saving of up to 30% against standard non-modulating models of heater. (These heaters comply with ErP as determined by EU 2021, they have a ten-year warranty on their heat exchangers, and they carry a 2-year parts and one year labour warranty). After completing two pre-installation surveys to ensure that we overcame site access issues, the installation took just three days, during which time our engineers worked hard to create minimal disruption to the customer.

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The heater installed by Warmco is absolutely brilliant! It has surpassed our expectations… it is very efficient on gas consumption and overall working with Warmco will save us a lot of money in future. All in all we are over the moon with our heating system and would be very happy to recommend Warmco’s services to anyone.

Russ Moore – A S Plant, Mansfield October 2020

Warmco were very quick to respond to our request for a survey and to quote for our heating; much faster than the response time that I have generally come to expect form other companies. The engineers communicated well and worked round our site requirements, to create minimal disruption to ourselves and our customers. We are pleased with our heating, it is working well. Warmco have been available to assist with giving advice on our system. Overall, we were very impressed from the start to finish of our dealings with Warmco.

Mark Donoghue – Brownhills Leisure World – November 2020

Overall I'm happy with the service provided by Warmco. The site visit and quoting process was good. The install guys were good, on time, seemed to get on with the job and completed it on time with good communications. As for the heaters, as it hasn’t been too cold as yet, I can't comment fully on how effective they are.”

Darrell Freeman – Big Dude Clothing, Ellesmere Port October 2020

Warmco were knowledgeable when it came to recommending a heating system to us. They explained the system in a way that gave us confidence in the products and services they were offering. Most importantly, the price was right. The installation was great, the engineers came when we were told they would, worked round our warehouse operations, did a neat job of the installation and were clean and tidy. We are pleased to say that the heating does exactly what we need it to do.

Kevin Wright – Italy Hair and Beauty Ltd, Wrexham - August 2020