The Client –
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
The Challenge –
Chiller Replacement – Planned Maintenance
The Solution –
Short-Term Chiller Hire
When a sports centre in Marlow decided to replace the chiller unit within its air conditioning system, Aqua Hire stepped in to ensure things stayed cool whilst planned maintenance work got underway.
Once a royal home to King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, Bisham Abbey is now one of three Sport England National Sports Centres. It plays host to several national governing bodies for many sports including the Lawn Tennis Association, the England and Wales Cricket Board and the British Olympics Association.
It also offers world-class facilities to elite athletes including the national canoeing, netball, and hockey teams.
Bisham Abbey took a proactive approach to their maintenance work which ensured they knew well in advance when their equipment would be out of operation. This enabled Aqua Cooling to work closely with them, allocating a replacement Chiller Hire unit for the exact specification and application and delivering and installing it in advance, keeping disruption to an absolute minimum and allowing day-to-day business to carry on unaffected.
Aqua’s Hire team provided a 200kW Chiller Hire unit for a period of four weeks which kept the system running at temperatures of between 7°C and 12°C. This ensured the facility’s ambient temperature was at the optimum level for visitors and staff alike.
Contingency planning is key to a large number of clients, especially those relying on their system 24/7 and/or working within critical market sectors. Aqua’s Hire Director, Ben Davies explains: “If you’re a busy facilities manager, perhaps running multiple sites, you’ll be only too familiar with having to take cooling equipment out of use whilst you get a new system up and running. Aqua Hire can help you bridge this gap, ensuring you have a temporary cooling solution on site, ready to go, whilst your existing equipment is replaced or upgraded.”
The planned hire solution at Bisham Abbey was a great success. The Chiller unit remained on-site and functioning while the centre’s new Chiller was installed and tested, resulting in a seamless transition, with customers noticing no difference during their visits.