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Kindergarten Classroom

What to Consider

Much like the Healthcare sector, when considering or selecting heat emitters for any Educational environment such as nurseries, schools or universities, there are several key considerations, however, the safety and wellbeing of students, teachers and visitors must be paramount within the system design and selection of the heat emitter.

Within the Educational environment, factors such as safety must be considered as increasing pressures are put on modern mainstream educational institutions to meet the changing and adaptive needs of a wide and varied range of children and students. Heat emitters are among a variety of fixtures and fittings which require careful and selective consideration for educational environments. Furthermore, school budgets are under increasing pressure and with cuts to funding providing a sustainable and budget meeting solution is vital.

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Specialist schools may cater for students with varying needs or those students who might be at risk or vulnerable, and therefore considering the surface temperature of the heat emitter, sharpness of any edges of the heat emitter and access to controls such as valves and thermostats must be at the forefront of any specification.

In addition, carbon footprint, access, locations, and positioning of the heat emitter are all vital in the planning and selection process. 

At Clyde, we also appreciate that installation timeframes within educational environments can be tight and therefore ensuring the on-time delivery, in full and in-line with installation timescales are paramount. We pride ourselves on providing flexible and versatile solutions for the educational industry, we appreciate that when servicing these types of environments, needs and requirements vary and therefore flexibility is key.


Our dedicated and experienced team of technical advisors and estimators are happy to work with you to develop and deliver on the detailed needs and considerations of your project specification.

When considering educational environments, we appreciate that no two schools are alike, and therefore the range and sizing solutions are key. Our range of Clyde LST Convectors are often the heat emitter of choice, our Centurion and Sentry LSTs meet many of the design considerations for specifiers and contractors, including.

  1. Low Surface Temperature

  2. Rounded Corners and Edges

  3. Flexible Connection and TRV Options

  4. Tamper Proof Controls

  5. Pencil-Proof Grilles

  6. Bespoke Design and Size Options

  7. Ease of Installation

  8. Low Water Content

  9. Thermal Performance - Tested and Accredited to BS-EN442 at BSRIA

  10. Ease of Cleaning

Benefits of Clyde LST’s

The benefits of LSTs over conventional steel panel radiators in educational environments are clear, where the surface temperature of steel panel radiators is hot to touch and can be for prolonged periods of use, Clyde LSTs are designed with surface temperature safety in mind. In addition, due to the aluminium convertor, the LST range from Clyde have a lower water content in comparison to standard steel panel radiators, which potentially could reduce energy and running costs.

Our Centurion and Sentry LST radiators not only limit the surface temperature but with their rounded edges and corners are far safer than that of standard steel panel radiators where injury can occur due to falls or hard contact.


The single-piece LST outer casing also includes pencil-proof grilles which allow for fluid convection and airflow but protect those who are vulnerable from coming into direct contact with the convector.

Unlike conventional steel panel radiators and due to the natural properties of the aluminium convector, Clyde LSTs heat up quickly and provide sufficient convection to reach ambient room temperature rapidly. The LST outer casing can also house the emitter controls which provide tamper-proof control but can be easily removed for access and cleaning purposes.

Clyde's Radiant Panel

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For larger spaces, such as dining and main school halls or gymnasiums, Clyde’s range of radiant panels provides a suitable alternative where floor or wall space may be at a premium.

Clyde radiant panels can be installed as suspended panels within a ceiling out of reach from students and reducing the risk of trip hazards or falls which are more common in gymnasiums and dining halls. By comparison, radiant panels can be installed in underutilised celling space and provide a cost-efficient solution to heat a large space or rooms with high ceilings.

Clyde radiant panels are used to heat rooms with a height of 3 to 30 meters and heat the space from above.

Clyde radiant panels present an excellent alternative to forced air systems and can be installed as suspended panels within a ceiling out of reach from end-users.

Clyde radiant panels give off 70 to 80% of their heat in the form of heat radiation. The remaining heat is released into the air around the panels by means of convection. The heat radiating from Clyde radiant panels is only converted into thermal energy when it hits an object or person.

Clyde radiant panels are made of 1 mm thick aluminium sheeting, which is folded at the edges for extra stability and heat insulation. The height of the panels is 45 mm. Inside the panels, there are precision rolled steel tubes, 1 inch thick (DIN 2440). These are placed in specially engineered trenches so that they are as close as possible to the radiant panels. This results in highly effective heat transfer and therefore excellent and efficient heat output.

To find out more about Clyde’s range heating solution contact us on 01342 305550 or via email or why not click on one of the product options below.

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