Zero Carbon Appliance Gives Students A Green Tech Edge

SERC Students gets an insight into Green Technology by working with top tech heating appliances.

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SERC Students gets an insight into Green Technology by working with top tech heating appliances.

A new domestic heating appliance donated by EOGB is set to give South Eastern Regional College (SERC) students, apprentices and local SMEs the latest skills on low carbon heating technology.

EOGB, a leading manufacturer and distributor of oil, gas, and dual-fuel burners for domestic, commercial, and industrial applications, have been designing heating appliances to operate on Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and have donated their new Sapphire liquid fuel boiler to support training at the College.  

A new domestic heating appliance donated by EOGB is set to give South Eastern Regional College (SERC) students, apprentices and local SMEs the latest skills on low carbon heating technology. Pictured are Sean McBride, OFTEC (Oil Fired Technical Engineering Council), Gary Stronach from EOGB who donated the new Sapphire fully modulating liquid fuel boiler to support training at the College with, Paul Henry, Stephen Glover and Stephen McGreevy, SERC.

Stephen Glover, Training and Innovation Consultant at SERC said: “We are delighted to have Sapphire, which is new to the market, as part of the resources at SERC. This addition ensures that our students have access to training to the latest industry standards and are skilled up on low carbon heating technology using OpenTherm for smart connectivity, ready to meet the demands for clean air and environmental strategies in the industry.”    

The boiler was unveiled at the College’s Newtownards Campus in a knowledge exchange event attended by SERC’s Zero Carbon team and representatives from industry and local s SMEs.   It is part of a wider programme supported by Connected which enables the transfer of knowledge on key industry developments.

SERC is expanding its provision in the areas of carbon reduction and energy conservation by use of renewables and low carbon design/management to help local businesses deliver against the forthcoming NI Energy Strategy.

SERC offer fully funded courses by Skill Up – The Flexible Skills Fund from the Department for the Economy which offer the opportunity to skill up in Photovoltaic (PV) Training and Assessment, MLP Electric Vehicle Charging; Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps and Introduction to Zero Carbon commencing November 2021.  

Visit:

www.serc.ac.uk/skillup