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FLÄKT WOODS Energy Costs Reduced As Chilled Beam & Twin Wheel Technology Included In £1.25 Million Greenwich Peninsula Contract

As part of what is believed to be one of the largest chilled beam contracts in the London, Fläkt Woods has supplied the complete £1.25 million ventilation solution for the Peninsula Central office development, part of the Terry Farrell’s Greenwich Peninsula master plan in London.

In addition to Fläkt Woods supplying over 2,300 active chilled beams, they are also providing air-handling units (utilising their patented twin wheel technology), VAV boxes and displacement terminals.

The first two office buildings comprise two separate buildings with a central pedestrian route between them, and it is here that employees of Transport for London, who has pre-let the first building, will be able to experience the new system when they move in later this year. The second building comprising 115,000 sq ft will be ready for occupation at the end of 2009. Both buildings have achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.

During the design stage, M&E consultant Hilson Moran and M&E contractor Skanska visited the Fläkt Woods’ Production and R&D Centre in Jönköping, Sweden, where they witnessed a successful purpose built mock-up of the system simulating both summer and winter conditions.

The new twin wheel technology is expected to reduce energy costs on summer cooling. Mike Beeton, Chilled Beams Product Manager at the Company explains, “Using our knowledge of twin wheel technology and active chilled beam systems, Fläkt Woods engineers have created a more efficient method of providing dehumidification to the primary fresh air in order to avoid problems with condensation.”

As the name implies, the system uses two thermal wheels (rotary heat exchangers). In winter, the heat of the exhaust air is absorbed by an aluminium rotor, which then delivers the heat to the supply air; and vice versa, in summer. Rotary heat exchangers are used when the supply and exhaust air ducts converge at one point.

Low velocities through the rotor can ensure optimum heat exchange efficiencies typically between 70 -85% and pressure loss of 60 Pa. What’s more, owing to the reheat wheel, a separate re-heater is no longer required. This is ideal for a chilled beam installation that avoids any moisture problems.

In winter operation, the benefits are substantial as well. Not only do you get high levels of heat recovery but also most of your humidification load is supplied by the hygroscopic wheel further reducing the energy demand.

The “Flexicool” range of chilled beams have been designed to provide ventilation, heating and cooling on the perimeter zones, and ventilation and cooling only on the internal zones. For both buildings Fläkt Woods “Flexicool” series was specified with IQID (flush mounted chilled beams) and IQCA (flush mounted cassette style chilled beams) integrated within the suspended ceiling. All chilled beams are fitted with Flaktwoods patented “Comfort Control” This enables velocity control and be regulated by means of variable geometry slots and offers both uni-or bi-directional supply and enables adjustment of air diffusion into the room, regulation of capacity increased flexibility for future planning.

Peninsula Central is a 3.5 million sq ft business district at the heart of the Greenwich Peninsula redevelopment and will sit alongside 10,000 new homes, 150 new shops and restaurants and 48 acres of open green space - all just 20 minutes from the West End.

Email: info.uk@flaktwoods.com


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