M2G gains EU approval

Investor news

Published: 07 April

Author: Alan O'Brien

Type: Investor news

Year: 2010

Sabien Technology’s innovative M2G intelligent boiler load optimiser has achieved TRITECH ETV (Environmental Technologies Verification) certification, providing independent validation of the energy savings achieved by M2G’s technology.

TRITECH ETV is an EU-wide scheme designed to objectively validate the performance of environmental technologies and is funded by the European Union’s Life Environment Programme. In keeping with the ETV’s methodology, the M2G was subjected to rigorous independent testing at two sites and required to demonstrate significant energy savings to achieve accreditation.

Sabien Technology’s M2G intelligent boiler load optimisation is able to recognise and identify boiler dry cycling by constantly monitoring the boiler’s thermal response to changing loads. The onboard software calculates the temperature gradient over time and determines when the boiler should fire for true building/heating demand and when it should remove/inhibit unnecessary boiler firing and energy consumption.

Crucially, the M2G - which can be quickly retrofitted to the majority of low or medium temperature boilers - also ensures the boiler’s designed set point is met, therefore preventing any impact to the building’s ambient temperature and avoiding any additional servicing and maintenance requirements.

Sabien’s work in this area, using validation techniques that have been independently approved shows that intelligent boiler optimisation control will deliver typical energy and carbon savings of 10% to 25% (depending on site conditions and applications) to give a payback of between six months and two years. For example, at Norwich Union the M2G delivered savings of up to 17%, while for O2 the same technology saved up to 27% on boiler energy consumption. These savings are over and above those achieved by other systems such as BMS/BEMS or weather compensation controllers.

Other M2G users include BT, Vodafone, Virgin Media, The Environment Agency, Communities and Local Government, Defra, National Archives, Jones Lang LaSalle, Balfour Beatty, Serco, NatWest, RBS, Ford, Bradford City Council, Nottingham City Council, South Tyneside Council, Derby University, Keele University and Marriott Hotels.