A clever new cooling system has been installed at world- renowned Sheffield University by ICS Cool Energy and electrical contractors Rotary Yorkshire. It integrates with the existing ground source heat pump and BEMS (building energy management system) to cool four buildings.
Sheffield University – one of the world’s top 100 – had a demanding brief when it extended its Design and Prototyping Test Centre (DPTC) which required the use of its existing ground source system and 11,000 litre buffer vessel to supply water at approx. 7°C for the whole site, integrating with the BEMS.
The four buildings needed a capacity boost to provide effective year-round cooling, and the solution was designed by ICS Cool Energy with contractor Rotary Yorkshire, working with a local design consultancy.
The new chiller starts work when the ground source system reaches its maximum capacity, cooling the large thermal store back to temperature for the continued supply of 7°C water for the site.
- Energy efficient, high power Aptus chiller with hermetic rotary scroll compressors with a capacity of 250kW based on a summer ambient temperature of 35°C
- Designed in partnership with electrical contractor for the University’s design consultancy
- Full integration with the BEMS to optimise energy use
The design developed and installed by ICS Cool Energy and Rotary Yorkshire was selected as the University’s contract winner, providing an energy-efficient and powerful extension for the existing cooling system for the buildings that are in year-round use as a pioneering education and research centre.
ICS Cool Energy’s water and air cooled Aptus chillers are a popular choice, offering flexibility of design, high performance, reliability and long life with cooling capacities from 34kW to 885kW as well as low noise versions.
Ian Nunns of Rotary Yorkshire said: “The Aptus chiller fitted the brief perfectly, offering the client’s required energy savings. ICS Cool Energy and Rotary have a good working relationship which helped to ensure we completed the brief to spec and on time.”
“The Aptus chiller fitted the brief perfectly, offering the client’s required energy savings.”