Integrated service modules give solutions for new build and refurbishment projects
Integrated service modules from SAS are space saving and deliver air-conditioning more efficiently than fan-coil systems. This installation is at Imperial College in London.
SAS’s range of integrated service modules bring together equipment such as chilled beams, luminaires and other services, are said to provide an energy-efficient alternative to traditional air conditioning. When suspended from the ceiling plane or in coffers, ISMs leave the concrete soffit exposed, enabling thermal-mass cooling to take place. Chilled beams can be passive or active (with fresh air also supplied) and use chilled water as the source of cooling. Because the flow temperature is at 14 to 17°C, cooling efficiency is higher than with fan-coil units requiring lower a lower flow temperature. These higher flow temperatures also enable free cooling and ground sourcing to be exploited. These modules are offered in a wide range of profiles to meet all budgets and are applicable to most new or refurbished buildings. A bespoke design service is available. A range of acoustic treatments can be specified to absorb ambient sound and sound reflected from the soffit. Their small space requirement provide a helpful solution for refurbishing 1960s buildings, with the exposed soffit increasing the perception of floor-to-ceiling height.