By David Kipling, CEO – OEP Group
We regularly see air temperature and humidity management challenges in large buildings. That can be in large logistics warehouses who have problems with solar gain in summer and very high temperatures at mezzanine levels or winter heating where the space is vast and there is pressure to reduce gas and fossil fuel usage.
Also in buildings with tight climate management, which need to maintain temperature and humidity within tight tolerances such as for pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturing.
The answer to date seems to have been to throw money at expensive air handling. Even then employees often complain about cold or hot spots. These can also manifest in uneven temperature for the stored product or production process, with implications on product quality.
There is a new approach though that can provide significant benefits. The system uses a patented “stirring” approach which achieves uniform temperatures, and minimises stratification. It only requires about 1/6th of the ducting usually needed, which also means less capacity is needed for AHUs and other air processing. This can be paired with low energy fans and other technologies such as evaporative cooling to provide the required solutions.
The impact of this technology can be a reduction in energy costs of up to 40%, avoidance of replacement capex on AHUs, reduced operating costs to maintain and better staff comfort. It could also resolve capacity constraints in some refrigeration applications.
If you would like to discuss how to implement energy efficient air management in your business, please contact David Kipling, CEO – OEP Group on 0151 271 0037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (www.on-site.energy).