Cool-Therm, the co-developers of the renowned Turbomiser chiller, has equipped Nottingham University's new Centre for Sustainable Chemistry with a reciprocating compressor-based chiller which uses HFO refrigerant.
The chiller application is keeping the Centre cool in the Morgan Sindall-built, carbon neutral building. The refrigerant for the chiller, HFO1234ze, has a very low global warming potential (GWP), namely between 5 and 6). By using a low-GWP refrigerant, the projects gain BREEAM and LEED credits.
Keeping noise to a minimum is important in the educational location. The chiller system uses acoustic control on the plant's intake and discharge sides, which includes special air intake louvres. Imtech Engineering Services Central designed and installed the system.
“The project demonstrates the increasing interest in the market for low GWP cooling solutions. There is no doubt a change taking place among forward-thinking consultants and end users.
“As a result of the new F-Gas Regulation, and the question mark over the long-term future of traditional HFC refrigerants, people are understandably looking for alternatives.”
“Fortunately, we have the bases covered with our HFO and HC options, which in the case of HFO refrigerant also covers the Turbomiser chiller. This provides arguably the ultimate lean and green chiller-refrigerant combination on the market today.”