A selection of Vortex and VortexBlue oil-fired boilers have been installed at the South West Assessment and Training Centre in Liskeard, Cornwall as part of a major refurbishment of its oil boiler training and assessment facilities. These state-of-the-art oil appliances will be used by heating engineers completing their OFTEC qualifications at the centre.
The South West Assessment and Training Centre, known as SWAAT, is one of the leading providers in the area for training in the construction sector. An ISO 9001 accredited training centre, SWAAT provides courses on subjects including plumbing, gas, oil, electrics, solid fuel, renewable energy and health and safety. Its portfolio of training includes qualifications for competent persons schemes, such as OFTEC, Gas Safe and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.
Towards the end of 2020, its OFTEC training and assessment facilities underwent a major refurbishment. This project involved upgrading the training area in which the OFTEC courses are delivered. The existing older oil boilers were removed as well and replaced with a range of new appliances fitted with low Nox yellow flame and blue flame burners supplied by Grant UK. Four Vortex and VortexBlue boilers have been installed and these will be used for the OFTEC practical training and assessments of oil heating engineers attending courses at SWAAT.
The boiler models installed include a VortexBlue Internal 15-21kW, a Vortex Combi Internal 21kW, a Vortex Boiler House 15-21kW, and a Vortex Wall Hung 12-16kW. All of these boilers have been installed with flues and Grant MagOne magnetic filters providing the latest and up to date equipment for installers and heating engineers to work on.
“The new suite of Grant appliances at our premises offers OFTEC engineers and new entrants the chance to train on top quality oil boilers,” writes Mike Kent, SWAAT Centre Manager. “We are over the moon with the appliances and it is amazing that we are able to showcase such a wide range from boiler house models to the new blue flame boiler. We are delighted to be able to offer the full complement of OFTEC courses in our new Grant suite.”