UK: An ultra-low noise Ciat chiller operating on R32 refrigerant is minimising disturbance at Craigavon Area Hospital’s Trauma and Orthopaedic Department.
Equipped with the additional acoustic insulation option around the compressors, the chiller replaced an existing Ciat unit at end of life. With a similar cooling capacity of 550kW, the new chiller is significantly more compact, lightweight and energy efficient than the previous model due to recent design improvements. Flow and return pipework connections were easily modified to fit the new system.
The chiller was supplied by Aircon Sales and Service, and installed by Dungannon-based contractor B J Mcgrath Plumbing & Heating, for Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland.
The chiller’s delivery date was critical to the project because of other construction activities. The unit was lifted into position on a rooftop platform on the building in an enclosed courtyard. This required the services of a giant long-reach 300-tonne crane, the largest of its kind available in Northern Ireland.