Carrier delivers low-noise solution


08 November 2022
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Photograph: Philafrenzy

Carrier AquaForce Vision 30KAV chillers with enhanced noise attenuation have been installed at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) as part of an air conditioning upgrade.

Part of the University of London,  LSHTM  is ranked among the leading global institutions specialising in public health and infectious disease, and played a key role in the UK's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four chillers, with a combined cooling capacity of 2.4MW, were installed by Alpine Works in two phases, dovetailing with building works on site. Low noise operation was a key design factor and Carrier equipped the units with bespoke enhanced acoustic attenuation and control packages. The chillers were lifted into position on the building’s rooftop with extended-lift cranes from street level.

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Darren Blackabee, project manager at Alpine Works, said: "Carrier provided excellent support throughout the project, in particular responding to technical questions on power requirements. Everything was handled very efficiently and enabled us to progress quickly with completion of the project."

Carrier says the AquaForce Vision 30KAV liquid chillers with Greenspeed Intelligence are its premium solution for commercial and industrial applications where installers, consultants and building owners require superior reliability and optimal performances, especially at part load. They are designed to exceed European Ecodesign directive requirements for energy efficiency, versatility, and operating sound levels.

The chillers were mounted on the building's rooftop