15 October 2019
An LG Multi V 5 VRF system is providing an advanced air conditioning solution for the London & South divisional HQ of ENGIE Regeneration.
The occupier of the offices in Hatfield inherited background air conditioning but following the division of the second floor at Titan Court into smaller offices and meeting rooms, needed additional air conditioning that could be controlled room by room.
The LG 3 pipe heat recovery system is connected to 12 ceiling mounted cassette units, and the football allegiance of ENGIE Regeneration’s Regional MD, Simon Lacey, is clear to see with each room sporting the name of a famous Arsenal player from the recent past, including Bergkamp, Henry, Merson and Adams.
ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities – production and supply of energy, facilities management and regeneration. 17,000 employees combine these capabilities for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities throughout the UK and Ireland. The company enables customers to embrace a lower carbon, more efficient and increasingly digital world. They benefit from energy efficient and smart building solutions, the provision of effective and innovative services, the transformation of neighbourhoods through regeneration projects, and the supply of reliable, flexible and renewable energy.
The LG equipment was supplied by M3R Climate and installed by office fitting company Woodhouse. LG used its LATS CAD software to display the concept of the installation to the client prior to the decision to select LG equipment for the task.
“We were delighted to be selected for this prestigious project,” saidLG’s Donna-Marie Evans. “The Multi V 5 – LG Electronics’ latest Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) solution – has a host of technological advancements. These include a ‘Dual Sensing Control’ system, which monitors both temperature and humidity levels, reacting to both sensible and latent heat loads. It features LG’s own 5th generation ultimate inverter compressor and a larger system capacity offering, along with improved seasonal efficiencies, making Multi V 5 the ultimate climate control solution.’’
Dual Sensing Control is a new concept said to reduce operating costs and optimise comfort conditions. The Multi V 5 system reacts to load requirements by monitoring both temperature and humidity levels. Using Smart Load Control (SLC), the system operating conditions are regulated in reaction to both latent and sensible heat loads rather than a traditional sensible load only, increasing energy efficiency by up to 31% compared to non-SLC models.
LG’s own 5th generation compressor offers a number of technological developments, including a High Sided Shell (HSS), High Pressure Oil Return (HIPOR) and a new Polyetheretheketone (PEEK) bearing allows an all inverter, system compressor to operate between 10Hz – 165Hz, increasing partial efficiencies, extending capacity, and increasing reliability.
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