Daikin VRV equipment delivers energy-efficient air conditioning for animal hospital

Published:  16 July, 2006

Heat-recovery air conditioning based on Daikinís VRVII R410A equipment serves this new animal hospital in Grimsby.

Energy-efficient air conditioning for the new Blue Cross animal hospital in Grimsby is provided by a Daikin VRVII R410A heat recovery air-conditioning system providing up to 44.5 kW of cooling and 50 kW of heating.

This new hospital replaces an old building and incorporates two modern operating theatres, four examination clinics, a well equipped laboratory, new kennelling and medical equipment to cope with the many thousands of operations and treatment programmes handled each year.

Heat recovery is achieved by the capability of the VRV system to divert heat from areas requiring cooling to areas requiring heat. Micro-processors balance system heating and cooling loads, enabling compressors in outdoor units to draw 40 to 45% less power.

Wall-mounted indoor units serve examination rooms, clinics, laboratory, operating theatres, dispensary, ECG and ultrasound suite, isolation and interview rooms. There are ceiling cassettes in the conference room and reception areas. The first-floor communications room is served by a 7 kW wall-mounted split system.

Overall system control is provided by a Daikin intelligent touch controller (I-controller) in the plant room and linked to wall-mounted room controllers.

Fresh air is supplied by air-handling plant integrated with the internal timer and fault indicator of the I-controller, which also controls underfloor heating throughout the hospital.

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