Typical of fitness centres there is a demand for cool, comfortable conditions for exercise. The Body Business fitness centre at Helmond in the Netherlands is a large complex offering a complete range of facilities including aerobic classes, weight training, spinning, physiotherapy and sports injury treatment. In a building which originally held three indoor tennis courts, evaporative cooling was the obvious choice.
Traditional air conditioning is an extremely inefficient solution for such large spaces, not to mention unfit for purpose in an environment where recirculated air is uncomfortable and unhealthy.
The fresh air brought in by an evaporative cooling system produces a far more comfortable environment than that produced by a recirculating air conditioning system. Sweat and body odours are removed and available oxygen levels are maintained which further contribute to maintaining the ideal conditions for exercise.
Down discharge, roof mounted, evaporative EcoCoolers were fitted to the double skin metal roof sections by Cool Technology, an approved installer of EcoCooling products and solutions.
EcoCooling and Cool Technology designed a solution where vertical ducts take the air to fabric ducts which then evenly distribute the air. Sound attenuation has also been incorporated into both the inlet and extract systems to provide a perfect solution for the centre. Horizontal nozzles are incorporated into the duct. This is to create an induction effect to distribute the air evenly between the ducts. If these are not used then the air can fall vertically and produce non-uniform cooling.
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