With British manufacturing starting up again post-COVID, overheating facilities and inadequate ventilation in buildings provides another hurdle for businesses looking to get back to normal. Evaporative cooling can offer an effective solution in a cost and energy efficient way.
Refrigerant free cooling and ventilation
As part of a balanced ventilation system, evaporative cooling is achieved through the natural process of direct evaporation of water into supply air, which is extremely effective in temperate climates like the UK. Air supply temperatures off the coolers do not exceed 25C, without the need to utilise any refrigerant technology.
The most energy efficient cooling system for large spaces
Even on the hottest days, a standard unit covering a 250m2 area or spot cooling a 15m diameter zone can operate at a cost less than 13p in electricity and 1p in water per hour, based on service costs of £0.12/kWhr and £1.20/cum respectively. This gives an energy saving of 90% on an equivalent refrigeration-based system with a 35kW cooling load.
An additional benefit of an evaporative cooling-based solution is the cost of installation, which is a fraction of that of refrigeration.
Increasing productivity by keeping people and processes cool
Having a well ventilated, comfortable work or storage area has been shown to increase productivity, product stability and improve the wellbeing of staff throughout the year. This is especially true in the summer months, where without an effective cooling solution some processes may need to be halted altogether, and excess heat becomes a safety and quality concern for staff and product.
A well-balanced ventilation system is particularly important for businesses looking to maintain consistent and efficient operation in light of the ongoing COVID risk, while also helping to remove unwanted dust and particulates from the air.
A proven and flexible system
With over 500 installations for some of the largest manufacturers and distributers in the UK, EcoCooling evaporative cooling systems are a proven, flexible solution which can be deployed quickly to address overheating and ventilation issues. From compact workshops to large warehouses, there are many reasons why evaporative cooling is becoming a first-choice option for many businesses.