Altnagelvin Hospital Radiotherapy Unit

Northern Ireland

The New Radiotherapy Treatment Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital provides ground floor treatment rooms including 4 linear accelerator bunkers, MRI scanner suites, CT scanner suites, and plain x-ray, as well as first and second floor offices and respite care, bed wards and isolation suites.

ATC provided the BMS and were awarded the BMS contract by Dowds Group continuing a long established partnership in delivering major projects across Northern Ireland.

The building heating requirements are met by Steam Plate Heat Exchangers and also from waste heat delivered from the site CHP units which are installed in the basement level plantroom. Cooling is provided by two roof mounted air cooled Chillers and an absorption Chiller used for to serve the chilled beams. The air handling units are fully controlled by the BMS with a dedicated MCC and BMS outstation for each AHU . The floor areas are heated from either radiant panels (capillary controlled) or from underfloor heating manifolds. Where spaces require to be air conditioned these areas are served either from ceiling mounted Fan Coil Units (FCU) or Chilled Beams.

The FCU’s and Chilled beams are controlled from BMS outstations mounted within the risers all the BMS outstations and interface controllers are connected onto the client IT network which provides the building with reliable and robust communications.

A Trend 963 Supervisor located at the Hospital Estates Department has been updated to provide access to operating parameters and status of all the primary plant, AHU’s, UFH Manifold, FCU and Chilled Beams. The BMS Supervisor provides a graphical interface to the each item of plant and room controls can be accessed through floor layouts depicting the field devices on each floor.