Turbomiser chillers save over £1000 a week

Cool-Therm, Turbomiser, chiller, air conditioning, chilled water, energy efficiency

Over £1000 a week has been taken off the energy costs of the headquarters of North Somerset Council at Clevedon following the replacement of three aging chillers with Turbomiser chillers from Cool-Therm. The turn-key project involved the safe removal of the existing chillers and replacing them with new Turbomiser machines.

The three previous chillers were each rated at 570 kW of cooling, which was considered oversized for the application following major changes to the building’s occupancy and usage.

The two new chillers are rated at 400 kW each and have an ESEER (European seasonal energy efficiency rating) of 4.9. They have a Modbus gateway, enabling their performance to be monitored via the Internet and any alarms to be interrogated and diagnosed remotely.

The changeover was completed while maintaining continuity of cooling to the building so that it could continue to function as normal.

The project took two months to complete, It involved the staged removal of existing units and installation of the new chillers. Major work was complete out of office hours.

The chilled were craned into position. Accurate placement was important as they were made with connection positions designed for hook-up to the existing fixed services on site.

The site is close to the sea, so the heat-exchange coils were treated with a heavy-duty Heresite protective coating.

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