Evaporative cooling pulls down temperature in bedding factory
A 10 K reduction in peak summer temperatures in this bedding factory in Dublin has been achieved following the installation of a Breezair evaporative cooling system.
Peak summer temperatures in excess of 35°C in a bedding factory and warehouse have been reduced to around 25°C following the installation of Breezair evaporative-cooling equipment. Pownall & Hampson is a leading manufacturer of pillows and duvets for high-street multiples and a licensed manufacturer and distributor of Dunlopillo in the UK and Ireland. Despite installing fans and extractor fans in the 1400 m2 factory, the company found that a poor thermal environment and inadequate ventilation was causing unpleasant working conditions for the 45-strong workforce. Director Keith Stevenson dismissed air conditioning as prohibitively expensive and looked for an alternative. He found the solution in the Breezair evaporative cooling system. ‘We have installed three Breezair units to provide cooling in the factory and a fourth for the warehouse. They work really well by providing spot cooling at key areas throughout the factory as well as in the warehouse.’ As the outside temperature rises, the cooling capacity of the system increases. The system also keeps the air most, improving comfort. Doors and windows can be kept open because Breezair provides sufficient cool air to overflow and prevent hot air entering a building. Fresh air is continuously drawn in from outside, filtered and washed. email@example.com