Best Retrofit or Upgrade

Lab upgrade wins retrofit accolade

Through the holiday getaway interval, HVAC&R Information is showcasing the winners of the AIRAH Awards 2022.

The AIRAH Awards classification for Ideal Retrofit or Improve is open to all persons, businesses, company bodies, establishments and government authorities, recognising do the job carried out through 2020/2021.

This award recognises excellence in the retrofit or enhance of a HVAC process, and can tackle the entire delivery of a challenge. This can consist of scheduling via to engineering, documentation, procurement, teamwork, set up good quality and workmanship, working in operational facilities, commissioning, match-for-goal outcomes and handover, such as coaching and documentation. Products are not qualified in this category.

The project will have to have been commissioned in the earlier two decades.

This year’s winner was McClintock Engineering Group, for its Otto Hirschfeld Dissection Laboratory AHU enhance project.

College of Queensland embarked on an modern approach to changing the Medical Faculty Dissection Laboratory HVAC method at its St Lucia campus. The laboratory operate is a dissection teaching surroundings, necessitating the HVAC to dilute embalming fluid vapours.

Issues integrated contemporary air (over 6,100L/s), minimal room temperature (19°C), and minimal space moisture written content (7g/kg) with relative humidity managed at 50 per cent RH. The authentic plant relied on overcooling and 90kW of electrical reheat. The system operates 24/7.

An impressive solution developed by McClintock Engineering Group made use of a multi-coil processing AHU with no cost strength recovery, strength transfer and reuse and overall method effectiveness (COP) improvement.

The alternative has reduced plant strength usage by a lot more than 60 for each cent.

Other finalists in the Best Retrofit or Enhance class incorporated:

  • NDY – Griffith University’s N79 Tremendous Lab 
  • ESBS – Australian Institute of Sport’s tests and training pool and restoration centre
  • Air Engineers – Woolworths Shoreline Tasmania

More information on the AIRAH Awards is out there right here.

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