CIAT chosen for factory HVAC solution


09 April 2024
The CIAT heat pump solution not only ensures a controlled environment but also contributes to long-term environmental benefits

Derbyshire-based natural health and wellbeing specialist Weleda has used a CIAT heat pump solution for temperature control at its new warehouse facility. 

Faced with the challenge of efficiently managing a diverse range of stock, Weleda sought a sustainable solution that would address both heating and cooling requirements throughout the year.

HVAC design specialists the Bruce Boucher Consultancy (tBBC) collaborated with AFS (Air Filtration Solutions) and recommended system including a CIAT air-to-water heat pump, an industrial air heater and a pre-insulated piping system.

The air heater offers adjustable nozzles for air distribution in high-ceiling warehouses. When combined with a nominal 120kW heat pump featuring four scroll compressors from CIAT, this solution provides efficient heating and cooling for the open warehouse.

The low-cost piping installation connects 95% of the internal piping, delivering long-term energy savings, low heat loss and a zero-maintenance solution for Weleda's warehouse.

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Bruce Boucher said: "This is a great example of using experienced HVAC designers, carefully selected well-proven products, and a trusted installation team.

"Although we have a long heating season, winter sunshine through the part-glazed roof can have an immediate need for cooling, specifically if you carry a huge stock of an expensive product. Therefore, you need a quick response to space temperature changes. The CIAT heat pump has a small built-in buffer to enable rapid temperature change, so this design delivers on all fronts.”

The new Weleda warehouse requires year-round climate control