The "F"-word at the Ritz-Carlton, Ireland

Guests of the Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt in the woodlands of County Wicklow on Ireland’s east coast are invited to experience a unique world where nothing is overlooked and where every need is catered for. Everything is done to ensure a memorable, comfortable and truly remarkable stay.

To obtain optimal indoor climate in all rooms, FlowCon automatic balancing valves supplied by Advanced Technical Products Ltd. (exclusive distributor of FlowCon valves in Ireland) were supplied to Mercury Engineering for this 5 star hotel in Enniskerry. Over 1000 FlowCon ABV valves which feature union end connections, externally adjustable automatic flow cartridges and a built-in isolation and an equivalent number of A-strainers including blow-down valve were installed. The use of these valves completely eliminates the need for individual balancing, thus resulting in ease of installation and cost saving during commissioning. Valve bodies with flushing caps were delivered and installed first and almost one year later all cartridges were supplied.

“We were very pleased with the products and how they were employed on this project. Each E-Just cartridge was pre-set and delivered, individually bagged and cross referenced with a bedroom and fancoil number. Then once the system was flushed, it was a simple process of installing the cartridges and filling the system. With the end result, a fully automatically balanced system” says Peter Kelly of ATP Ltd.

Project Configurations

Project Name: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Powerscourt
Location: County Wicklow, Ireland
Type of Building: Hotel including 200 spacious guest rooms, hereof 124 suites and 23 club level rooms as well as spa
and 3 exceptional dining facilities and more than 10,000 sqr.ft. of meeting space plus access to golfing
Configuration of Building: FCU in rooms, suites and common areas
Developer: The Ritz-Carlton Group
Date Installed: Between January 2006 and July 2007
Opened: October 2007
Consultant and Contractor: MacArdle Mcsweeney and Mercury Engineering

Building Description

Furthermore, the internationally acclaimed chef, both in colourful language and exceptional food, Gordon Ramsay, has a new eatery located at the plush hotel. Many column inches have been written about Mr. Ramsay and his newest restaurant which is situated on the third floor of the hotel. When dining in this restaurant one will with the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling glass-front take full advantage of the Sugarloaf Mountain views. The pièce de résistance however is the unique Chef’s Table. Located in the kitchen, this coveted spot will seat 10 people and will allow guests to see, smell and hear the buzz of a busy kitchen in the midst of service.

Move over Gordon, the “F” word – FlowCon that is – is becoming the number one choice by contactors and specifiers in Ireland for automatic balancing. A short selection of reference projects will be found in the section of references at the FlowCon web-page.

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