The Client –
The Challenge –
Warehouse and offices too warm due to seasonal temperature rise
The Solution –
Air conditioning rental package with evaporative coolers and portable air conditioners
Distribution centres play a crucial role within the supply chain network. The emergence of e-commerce and the rise in online shopping has led to huge demand for fulfilment facilities and warehousing to store, organise and manage goods prior to despatch.
When a well-known online retailer realised a potential issue at their distribution centre, they turned to Aqua for support.
The warehouse building had large sky lights across the roof area. Whilst this made for a bright, well- lit space, it could also get quite warm from the heat of the sun shining through. Our client was, understandably, concerned that during the warmer months this solar energy gain would be result in an uncomfortable working environment for their employees.
A same day site evaluation quickly established that the warehouse space had a good level of air circulation but single – rather than three phase – power supply. Whilst on site, our Hire Engineer identified that the adjoining office area was also experiencing temperature control problems on warmer days. The office however had opening windows, which widened the choice of viable options.
After calculating size of space, number of people, the amount of heat sources (for example IT equipment), power supply and availability of doors/windows, Aqua specified 25 x large capacity evaporative coolers and 10 x 4kW portable air conditioners. All equipment was quickly despatched from our rental fleet, delivered, and installed the same afternoon.
Evaporative coolers are very effective in large areas so ideally suited to the warehouse cooling requirement. They are simple to install, easy to operate and running costs are low. Another plus with evaporative coolers is that they give a cooling effect pretty much immediately.
The portable air conditioners will keep the office space at a consistent, comfortable 20°C, regardless of the ambient temperature. The units have casters so are very easy to position and move around. They are highly effective and low noise but do need an openable window to operate. Our units come supplied with a convenient window adaptor on the heat rejection hose, minimising the amount of heat returning through the opening back into the offices.
“With temperature control addressed in both the warehouse space and office area, our client – and their people – are assured of a comfortable working environment for the months ahead” explains Aqua Hire Director, Ben Davies.
“They also have zero worries when it comes to service & maintenance as all our rental equipment is covered by 24/7 support. The stand-out for me with this project was our speed of response. The customer made one phone call and by the end of the day their issues had been resolved, leaving them to focus on their business.”
For help with your next air conditioning rental requirement, call our Hire desk today on 0333 004 4433.