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    A Major Food Distributer


    Chilled Storage and Distribution


    To Install a Temporary Low Temp Cooling System


    1.1mw- Chillers and Low Temp AHU’s

    The Challenge;

    Turning a warehouse into a temporary coldstore for a major logistics operation.

    Our client- a large national food distribution company- required additional chilled storage capacity to fulfil contractual obligations. Typically, in excess of 1 million pounds worth of stock would be stored in the 60,000 m3 warehouse.

    A large ambient warehouse was available on the site, but with no cooling fitted, was not considered an option. However, after contacting ACR a plan was hatched to install a high capacity cooling system.

    Critically, a rapid 5 day turnaround was required for this project.

    The Solution;

    Climate Rentals  specified and fitted a 1.1Mw temporary chilled storage system.

    Because of the perishable nature and high stock value, a reliable temporary chilled storage system would be required. In view of this it was decided that 2 separate overlapping systems would be specified, offering good redundancy in the event of failure of either system.

    ACR fitted 13x 50kw low temperature air handling units, mounted on a scaffolding platform. Each AHU is fitted with a defrost panel to control the electric heaters and valves required to keep the units free of ice build-up.

    2x 600kw low temperature chillers were utilised with associated pumps, hose and fittings.


    Turning a warehouse into a temporary coldstore

    The low temperature AHU’s mounted on a temporary scaffolding platform.




    Turning a warehouse into a temporary coldstore

    Three port valves were used to control the chilled water flow to the AHU’s. This enabled temperature and defrost control from a common glycol system.


    Turning a warehouse into a temporary coldstore

    The low temperature chillers- with a capacity of 1.1Mw’s. A 30% glycol mix was used and a leaving water temperature of -6 degrees set.



    The project was a great success. The whole team worked really hard on what was a very tight schedule from concept to delivery. In all, the system provided faultless operation for three months. A great job.

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