UK: Two Carrier AquaForce air-cooled chillers with a combined cooling capacity of 1.17MW have been installed at the Royal Exchange in the City of London.
The AquaForce30XAV-600 chillers, equipped with Greenspeed Intelligence inverter drives, were installed by contractor JSA Service as part of a major refurbishment of premium office space in the iconic building.
The Grade-1-Listed building, located opposite the Bank of England, has undergone a complete refurbishment of its upper storey high specification serviced office accommodation. A key element of the project was to replace and upgrade the building’s air conditioning to match the outstanding new environment, in order to deliver the highest indoor comfort for tenants.
JSA Service MD Allan Wilkinson said: “The client required a high efficiency solution that would deliver top quality comfort conditions and operate with low noise. Reliability and resilience were key.”
Due to logistics challenges on site, JSA Service had to completely dismantle the chillers to enable individual components to fit through a small access hatch. The chillers were then reassembled in position, connected up and the system commissioned.
Chris Bates, director, JSA Service, worked with the technical services team to deliver the project. “It was the first complete chiller disassembly and reassembly we’ve undertaken, necessitated by access issues,” Bates said. “The fact that it is a Grade-1-listed building also required great care in the planning and execution of the project. We worked closely with John Foster of Cooling Technology Ltd, Carrier’s sales agent.”
The project is said to have been completed and handed over to the client within four weeks, two weeks ahead of schedule.