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Cool-Therm expands into air handling with introduction of Clima Tech range

Chiller specialist Cool-Therm is introducing a new range of high efficiency air handling units into the UK following an agreement with Austrian company Clima Tech.

The Clima Tech range joins Cool-Therm’s growing stable of high efficiency hvacr equipment, and is intended to complement its award-winning Turbomiser oil-free chiller to offer a complete chilled water and air handling solution.

Cool-Therm will offer both standard and bespoke systems for use in applications such as hospitals, leisure centres, commercial buildings and retail developments.

Ken Strong, Col-Therm managing director, said: “We are delighted to be launching the Clima Tech range in the UK. We believe that together with our existing Turbomiser offering, it provides an unbeatable package that offers a comprehensive solution for the UK market.”

The Clima Tech system offers energy recovery as a key option, significantly boosting overall building energy performance and further reducing running costs, by using a rotating energy recovery wheel, comprising an air-permeable aluminium matrix with a very large interior surface.

Designed to recover either sensible heat only or both sensible and latent heat, the wheel consists of two half moon sections installed in a double-deck or side-by-side configuration, with supply air flowing through one half while warmed exhaust air flows in counter-flow through the other, as the wheel rotates continuously at low speed.

Sensible heat is recovered from the exhaust air stream through direct energy transfer to the metallic substrate, which then transfers it to the cooler supply air stream. Latent heat is captured through the use of a hygroscopic coating on the wheel, which condenses moisture from the air and transfers it, along with absorbed energy, to the lower humidity airflow.

Selection software optimises the selection of the energy wheel to achieve the specified indoor conditions. Heat wheels are ideal for applications that demand a high percentage of fresh air intake such in hospitals, laboratories, universities and pharmaceutical applications, the firm said.

There are 17 standard sizes of AHU with capacities up to 120,000 cu m/hr cooling and 210,000 cu m/hr heating and ventilation only.

Based on a modular construction design, the units combine sequences of encased modules assembled with a range of panels sizes (30mm, 50mm and 100mm). They provide the full range of air treatment options, including circulating, filtering, heating, cooling, humidifying, dehumidifying and mixing.

The units’ frame construction makes it possible to disassemble and reassemble units so that they can be installed on new sites or replacement projects where access is difficult.

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