EcoCooling have provided their evaporative cooling systems for EE Glass, a manufacturer of energy-efficient insulated glass products in Portsmouth.
Its Portsmouth production facility is home to hot equipment including large ovens.
The temperature on the shop floor regularly exceeded 45°C during the summer months and 50°C on the mezzanine level.
Temperatures this high would create uncomfortable working conditions for the team, which had an inevitable effect on their productivity.
EE Glass was looking for a cooling solution that would effectively reduce the temperature in the large open shop floor.
The system also needed to be environmentally friendly in line with the company’s green credentials as well as cost effective to install and run.
EE Glass approached one of EcoCooling’s approved installers Celsius, to design a suitable cooling system for the factory using the evaporative cooling range.
The solution provided similar premises with cool, fresh air, under 25°C all year round at just 10% of the power EE Glass was impressed.
The use of water to cool the air rather than refrigerants also appealed to EE Glass as it significantly reduced the environmental impact of the system.
Installation involved three large roof-mounted powered extraction units that would remove the heat from all levels of the factory and shop floor.
This was to ensure that both hot spots were cooled evenly and were delivered the correct amount of fresh, cool air.
Each extraction unit that was installed could remove hot air at a rate of 25,920m3/hr.
This meant cool air could then be introduced via four small EcoCooling evaporative coolers at a rate of 11,160m3/hr per unit.
The system can provide the factory with 160kW of cooling to the shop floor whilst drawing less than 9kW of power when running at full load, enabling huge energy saving.
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