Temporary chiller plant

Published:  26 February, 2014

A logistics company instructed a national refrigeration contractor to supply and install a new refrigeration plant totalling 1500KW for a new site in the South West.

The customer required a temporary cooling system to bring forward the use of the warehouse. As Carrier Rental Systems had previously successfully worked with the refrigeration contractor on the original cold store, it was approached about supplying the temporary chiller plant.

Due to the planned work schedule, Carrier Rental Systems was required to stagger the duty load as the warehouse was constructed. Using the site internal fan coils and system pumps, 800KW of cooling duty was initially installed into a bespoke design header, manufactured by Carrier Rental Systems. This allowed up to 6 CRS455 chillers to be connected to one system flow and return. The first 3 chillers were installed leaving the additional stabbings clear. Power for the initial load was supplied by the site, 50m from the plant compound.

As the refrigeration contractor commissioned more fan coils and the end user increased the stock holding, an additional 400Kw was installed, four weeks after the initial installation. Due to the pre-planning, this was delivered, installed and the system balanced in six hours. This additional cooling capacity was run off temporary power supplied by generators. The power package consisted of main set and a back up unit linked via AMF panel for additional contingency to the site.

For further information please visit: www.carrierrentalsystems.co.uk

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