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Klima-Therm first with new Rhoss chillers

UK: Klima-Therm and sister company LH has supplied the first Rhoss Turbocor-based chiller in a bespoke chiller solution for John Lewis’ Peter Jones shop in Sloane Square, London.

The 2MW cooling capacity installation is powered by magnetic-levitating Turbocor compressors using R134a – the first time Rhoss has supplied their home-grown design of Turbocor-based TurboPower chillers anywhere in the world.

The project replaced two ageing roof-top mounted Climate modular chillers that had come to the end of their working life. The replacement chillers had to conform with strict planning restrictions on noise and height, to reduce visibility, and fit within a confined space on the building’s roof-top.

The replacement units also had to minimise weight to ensure safe and manageable crane lifts from one of London’s busiest shopping streets.

Klima-Therm’s solution required a specially designed low-height chiller mounting system, and highly compact low-profile chillers, each 9350mm in length and based on three Turbocor compressors arranged in two refrigerant circuits.

The project was delivered on a tight timescale, to enable continuity of cooling and minimise disruption to the building. The existing chillers were removed and the new units lifted in place over a weekend, with full installation and commissioning completed within a week.

Klima-Therm is remotely monitoring the performance of the chillers, to ensure operation is optimised for energy consumption and occupant comfort.

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