UK based glass manufacturers take advantage of EcoCooling’s environmentally friendly cooling products to boost their green credentials.
EE Glass have been manufacturing insulated glass products in Portsmouth on the south coast of England since 1995. They pride themselves on the quality of service and quality of product whilst continuously looking at ways they can ensure their products are made in the most environmentally friendly way.
Due to heat load in equipment such as ovens, temperatures on the shop floor regularly exceeded 45C during the summer months and could get up to 50C on the mezzanine level. Temperatures of this magnitude can result in discomfort for staff which can lead to decreases in productivity due to the extreme heat. In some factories, due to the heat, staff are required to take more frequent water breaks to be able to cope with the heat in the factory.
Finding an Enivironmentally Friendly Solution
A solution was needed to reduce the constant heat in the building in the most environmentally and financially friendly way.
EE Glass approached one of EcoCooling approved installers to design and install a suitable cooling system for the factory around EcoCooling’s evaporative cooling range. The task was met by an enthusiastic installation team who were ready to take on the challenge and provide the best outcome possible for the factory. EcoCooling were chosen as evaporative cooling can provide cool, fresh air, under 25C all year round in the UK, while also running on less than 90% of the power of the alternative air conditioning system. In additon to the low power draw, EcoCoolers use water to cool the air rather than refrigerants, meaning the overall environemental imact of the system is reduced significantly.
Three large roof mounted powered extraction units were installed to remove the heat from all levels of the factory and shop floor. This ensured that both problem areas were cooled evenly and were delivered the correct amount of air. Each extraction unit rated at over 25,920m3/hr to remove the hot air, cool air was then introduced through the use of four EcoCooling evaporative coolers (EcoCooling ECP units).
The whole system is able provides 160kW of cooling to the shop floor while drawing less than 9kW of power when running at full load.
Managing Director, Michael Croucher stated that the system not only improved the working conditions for his staff but the installation was seemless and didn’t cause any downtime in the factory!
“The installation providers did a wonderful job, their engineers worked around us, there was no downtime and the EcoCooling system is keeping all the staff very happy, it is such a great improvement.” – Michael Croucher, Managing Director EE Glass
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