A fast-track chiller replacement project by Carrier at The London Clinic ensured continuity of cooling for the hospital’s critical facilities.
The London Clinic's main hospital is an eight-storey building that spans Devonshire Place and Harley Street. In addition to surgical operating theatres and the Intensive Care Unit, it contains the clinic’s endoscopy department, diagnostic imaging facilities and physiotherapy centre.
The existing chiller was unreliable and costly to operate. Carrier’s modernisation team visited the site and carried out a detailed evaluation, producing a project proposal to meet the rapid chiller exchange and ensure continuity of service to the hospital’s critical facilities.
Klima-Therm has introduced a new range of Rhoss high efficiency air-cooled chillers based on the Turbocor magnetic levitating compressor, available in both HFO and HFC refrigerant options.
The TurboPOWER range, available on short-lead time of six weeks, covers capacities from 300 to 1100 kW on HFC R134a, and an eco-version on HFO 1234ze refrigerant in capacities from 323.2 to 948.6 kW.
BITZER UK has paid tribute to Maurice King, a long-serving employee and industry stalwart, who has died aged 72.
Maurice, who passed away on 1 September, joined Thermotank as an apprentice in 1960, at the age of 15. He retired from BITZER UK in January 2010, after 50 years’ service with the company during its many transitions.
During his long career he became an expert in BITZER technology and its application, progressing from apprentice to draughtsman, Admiralty Contracts Engineer, Commercial Engineer, Sales Engineer and, finally, Sales Office Supervisor.
Kevin Glass, Managing Director of BITZER UK, said: “Maurice spent his entire career working with BITZER in its many forms over five decades. His long service is a testimony to his loyalty and commitment. Maurice will be remembered by colleagues and industry peers for his outstanding technical knowledge, good humour and indefatigable character. On behalf of all at BITZER UK, we wish to express our gratitude for Maurice’s many years of service and send sincere condolences to his family and many friends.”
The funeral service takes place at the Oak Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes, on Thursday 21 September at 2.45pm. Family flowers only. Donations (by way of cheque payable to Macmillan Cancer Support) may be sent to Dillamore Funeral Service, 16 Old Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 2RF. Telephone 01525 372210.
Midlands-based makers of the 'Blade Compressor', Lontra announced an update this week with Mazak to help develop its technology in new markets.
The Lontra Blade Compressor is a compact, double acting rotary compressor which delivers a significant improvement in efficiency and reliability. The compressor is particularly suited to 'energy intensive' industries.
To meet European efficiency targets the refrigeration industry must make use of advanced compressor technology, according to a recent statement by Brent Hall from ICS Cool Energy.
Compressors are the biggest energy consumers in a refrigeration system, such as a chiller or direct refrigeration system. To meet carbon reduction targets, the refrigeration industry is being encouraged to adopt using the latest, most efficient compressors.
ICS Cool Energy, a temperature control specialist, believes the refrigeration industry is going to have a tough time reducing energy consumption from compressors without affecting productivity.
Bitzer, the German compressor manufacturer, has approved its two-stage reciprocating compressors for use with new, low GWP refrigerants.
The company announced that it has approved R448A and R449A, the low global warming potential alternative refrigerants to R404A and R507A, for use with its compressors.