Envirotec enjoys growing demand for refurbishment of air-handling units

Published:  06 July, 2011

Envirotec, AHU refurbishment
Replacing major components such as fans and motors during the refurbishment of AHUs can significantly improve performance and efficiency.

With more building owners opting for refurbishment rather than replacement, Envirotec reports a sharp increase in demand for its refurbishment services for air-handling units. The company’s Ron Flewett explains, ‘Even 20-to-30-year-old AHUs can be successfully refurbished with a major improvement in performance — and the financial and environmental savings are very significant.’

His experience over many years is that refurbishing rather than replacing achieves cost savings of 20 to 30%. Other benefits are reduced maintenance costs and improved energy efficiency — as well as the sustainability benefits.

Work can be planned in phases to minimise disruption. Refurbishment is often a popular option if access to existing plant is difficult.

The scope of an AHU refurbishment can range from replacement of components with modern and more efficient designs through to replacement of whole sections or the addition of new sections. Adding new sections enables duties to be increased cost effectively.

For more information on this story, click here: July 2011, 87

comments powered by Disqus

Search

Welcome

Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
December 2018: DIGITAL EDITION

ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

Jobs

  • Senior Building Services Engineer

      Invitations are invited from experienced Building Services Engineers to assist in the development of a new division within an established professional practice. The projects will be predominantly with Defence-related and Government establishments but w......

  • Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Engineer

      Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Imperial has one of the largest and most diverse university estate portfolios in......

  • Engineering Technical Assistant

      Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Imperial has one of the largest and most diverse university estate portfolios in......

more jobs »

Poll

"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"