Patients come first in complex temperature control upgrade


Creating comfortable conditions for the UK’s leading independent healthcare provider

When the air handling plant needed replacing at a specialist medical facility operated by Britain’s-leading provider of independent healthcare, the job was not a straightforward one.

The plant was sited in the cramped apex of the unit’s loft space and was not easy to get to, and tight deadlines meant that a temporary solution was required before the new permanent solution could be installed.

The medical facility is committed to providing friendly and professional care and offers a range of treatments from routine check-ups to advanced surgical procedures. The site includes two operating theatres, a high dependency unit and around 35 beds, all of which require precise temperature control to maintain comfort levels for its patients, and for the critical equipment. ICS Cool Energy supplied a solution over the Christmas break to meet with the hospital’s deadline of the beginning of January.

Patients come first in complex temperature control upgrade

Richard Metcalfe, sales director at ICS Cool Energy, said: “Our hire division engineers installed a temporary HWE chiller system to feed the facility’s existing air handling unit, allowing for the hospital to continue operations until we installed a permanent solution.

“Once the hospital’s temperature was under control, we replaced the existing unit with an Aptus chiller.”

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The AT/SS cooling system runs on the ozone-friendly R410A refrigerant and features a ‘Super Silent’ option which reduces noise and any potential disturbance to patients and those in the surrounding area. The system sustains a temperature of 18°C and has the option to increase or decrease levels by 3°C in accordance with the facility’s requirements through the use of new interface panels throughout the site.

Patients come first in complex temperature control upgrade