Reznor, part of Nortek Global HVAC (UK) Ltd, was able to offer the ideal heating solution for the 2800-seater Eagles Community Arena in Newcastle, allowing the most successful franchise in British basketball history to pursue its long-term dream of competing on the European stage.
Opened in early 2019, the state-of-the-art facility, which is home to the Newcastle Eagles basketball team, also caters for grassroots initiatives for all ages and abilities from pre-school community programmes to senior European club competitions and international events for Great Britain.
Reznor provided a complete Nor-Ray-Vac system of 12 x 24kW modulating NRV burners suspended at approximately 9m (complete with ball guards) arranged in two temperature zones controlled by two Reznor SmartCom3 controllers. The single discharge fan is located remote from the hall.
The modulating NRV burners can turn down to 50% of capacity, thus maximising comfort conditions and efficiency whilst minimising fuel consumption. The NRV system design layout provides blanket heat coverage of the sports facility eliminating any cold spots.
Suspended from the roof, the heaters emit infrared rays that warm only objects and people in its path. They do not waste fuel heating the volume of air in the building. This will ensure that the ECA arena’s heating costs are kept to a minimum.