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Big Rock Climbing

Big Rock Climbing

EcoCooling provided its evaporative cooling units to Big Rock Climbing, a rock-climbing facility in Milton Keynes.

With the centre being a place of physical activity, the quality of air was a vital consideration when it came to cooling.

Big Rock was keen to install a system that would ensure comfortable temperatures for all climbers whilst maximising the fresh air coming into the facility.

It was important that the system was also economic to install and run, to maximise the spend available for the climbing equipment.

EcoCooling’s trusted installer, Celsius Design, was contacted to see what cooling solution it could provide for the facility.

Celsius proposed an evaporative cooling solution that was ideally suited to maintaining temperatures in large facilities such as a climbing centre.

They installed two EcoCooling units alongside two extraction fans, providing a combined cooling capability that would keep the facility cool even on the hottest days of the year.

To make it an all year-round solution, both systems included attemperation sections consisting of dampers.

This design meant that in the winter months the warm air could be recirculated, and in the summer it could introduce fresh cool air.

Comfortable temperatures of below 25°C would be ensured for climbers all year round.

Within the attemperation system, specialist chalk dust filters were installed. This was important in helping filter out any of the climbing chalk used within the area, so that only clean, fresh air would be recirculated back into the facility.

An effective cooling solution was installed ensuring that the facility could provide users with comfortable climbing conditions anytime of the year.

The low installation costs of evaporative cooling compared to air conditioning also enabled Big Rock to maximise its spend on the equipment in the facility.

The estimated ongoing savings compared to a traditional refrigeration systems are around 90%, with it costing less than 15p per hour to run.

Big Rock is also expected to save up to 10,000kg of carbon per year.

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