Client: University of Salford
Location: Greater Manchester
Category: Air Conditioning
Project Value: £60,000
The University of Salford Energy House is a world first and was created to replicate weather conditions for testing to be undertaken in a controlled environment, regardless of the weather conditions outside.
It is a flagship, revenue generating, project for the University, which has attracted researchers from all over the world to carry out testing in its unique environment.
The brief was to create a climate controlled environment which could maintain temperate anywhere between -2ºC to +30ºC, with an accuracy of +/- 0.5ºC.
Our Managing Director, Richard Rodgers, took the lead with such a technical project, carrying out the survey and overseeing the various elements of the design, tendering the project himself and winning the confidence of the University’s project team in the process.
We were delighted to have been chosen to implement our design, which was carried out by our highly trained and experienced engineers with great professionalism and commitment over a period of months to
· Cooling & Heating Modifications
o Decommission existing cooling only condensing units
o Reconfiguration of existing AHU coils
o Install none return valve and re-configure AHU pipework
o Installation of 2No. dual discharge cold store AHU’s to 2No. existing condensing units
o Install interconnecting pipework
· Ducting & AHU Modifications
o Replacement of existing silencer for larger version
o Installation of 30deg bends to supply air outlets
o Install baffle plate
o Remove Reznor gas heater and make good AHU
· Controls Modifications
o Installation of new air sensors and re-configure existing