Temporary cooling solution

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Published: 03 September 2019


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The contract involved the supply and commissioning of five CRS160 chillers and 11 low temperature fan coil evaporator units
Carrier Rental Systems has completed a chiller hire project which enabled a leading supermarket to extend its regional distribution centre in the north of England. 

The contract, via Leeds-based refrigeration contractor A1 Engineering Solutions, involved the supply and commissioning of five high performance CRS160 chillers and 11 low temperature fan coil evaporator units, connected by two km of temporary chilled water pipework.
The six-week contract provided temporary cooling while existing onsite refrigeration systems were decommissioned and relocated to a new plant room, as part of the cold store extension. The chillers and rack-mounted evaporators maintained a target temperature of between 2 and 4 degrees C in the centre’s loading bay and adjoining food produce cold stores.

 “We began planning the project 12 months out, attending several site meetings with the refrigeration contractor and client to meticulously plan every step of the operation,” said David Edmonds, Carrier Rental System’s northern regional manager and project lead. “The key was to maintain continuity of cooling at the busy facility to enable operations while building work on the extension took place and the onsite plant was recommissioned.

“It required close collaboration between all parties to ensure success. The hire system was delivered, installed and commissioned, and was soon delivering rock steady temperatures down to the target level, enabling onsite machines to be switched off and decommissioned for relocation as planned. The end user was delighted with the result.”

Carrier Rental Systems was responsible for all logistics and installation relating to the temporary cooling equipment, with chillers supplied from its branch nearby in Leyland. The Carrier AquaSnap packaged water chillers are part of the Carrier Rental Systems fleet of temporary refrigeration and HVAC equipment, available via its UK and Ireland branch network.

Carrier Rental Systems is working on a number of ongoing refrigeration hire contracts, including a project with another local contractor in Halifax involving provision of temporary cooling for a cold store while onsite plant is shut down for refurbishment.

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