A 75-storey development in London destined to be the tallest residential building in western Europe, will be heated and cooled by bespoke CIAT air conditioning.
The 239m (784 foot) Landmark Pinnacle in Canary Wharf, developed by Chalegrove Properties, comprises more than 800 residential apartments with spectacular views of the city and beyond. Amenities occupying five floors include restaurants, a leisure centre and gym, a sky-garden and a double-height roof-terrace.
Ed Whinyates of Stonegrove Refrigeration discusses the challenges and opportunities of the refrigerant phase-out and why making the right decisions now are so important.
As the next phase-out end date draws closer it is important that we do not lose sight of why the refrigerant changes have been taking place and what the end goal is – tackling climate change and reducing our carbon footprint. It certainly doesn’t help when there are people pulling in a different direction. In early November the United States began the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement (Global Climate Change Accord). The other 187 member countries must be looking on with their heads in their hands, as one of the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gasses decides to leave!
At the recent IOR best practice webinar for service engineers, Bill Barlow, OEM business unit director for Conex Bänninger, provided tips on how and where the manufacturer’s >B< MaxiPro press-fit range should be used for pipework joints, as well as the training available.
Ed Whinyates of Stonegrove Refrigeration Services and Glenn Ward of Distribution Hygiene Services explain why regular cleaning of coolers and drains can result in significant savings
We all know and understand the importance of planned preventative maintenance on refrigeration systems. We help our customers to understand how this benefits plant performance and longevity both in the short and long term. However, one area that can be overlooked is the regular cleaning of coolers and associated drains.
With the summer weather, and in particular the recent and unbroken spell of hot weather, a number of companies will be experiencing the problems of maintaining required temperatures in both chilled and freezer environments. When this happens, thoughts can often focus on what small changes can be made to prevent this in the future. One question should be “are the evaporators/coolers clean and working efficiently?” A second should be “have the condensate lines been thoroughly cleansed and voiding the water when they are being defrosted”?