CHINA: Carrier has been working to improve the indoor air quality at a 300,000m² shopping centre in Wuhan, China.

The LIVAT Centre Wuhan, which is affiliated with the IKEA Group, selected Carrier China to provide a range of solutions including new air conditioning units, airside equipment cleaning and renovation, as well as chiller maintenance that helped to create a cleaner and healthier indoor shopping environment.

Carrier was asked for solutions to address indoor air quality related to fine particulate matter, inhalable particles with diameters of 2.5μm or smaller (PM2.5). After assessment, Carrier replaced G4 primary efficiency filters and F9 medium efficiency filters, which improved the efficiency of the air conditioning systems by 50% to 70%. And according to the collected statistics, Carrier managed to reduce the index of indoor PM2.5 to a level of 10 to 30μg/m³, while the outdoor density of PM2.5 was as high as 195μg/m³, at a severe pollution level.

Carrier also provided 39CBF modular air-conditioning units to the site, which is also equipped with four Carrier AquaEdge 19XR water-cooled centrifugal chillers, an AquaForce 30XW water-cooled screw chiller and 65 39CBF modular air conditioning units.

Located in Etouwan, Qiaokou District of Wuhan, the LIVAT Centre Wuhan covers an area of nearly 300,000m², serving 8.3 million local residents. The store features 55 inspirational room designs, more than 8,500 products and a 668-seat restaurant. The three-storey building offers a department store, supermarket, home appliances and accessories, catering, entertainment and cinema.