So as to make the best use of your industrial facility, it is vital to choose carefully from HVAC solutions available in the market. Since heating and cooling in industrial halls is a quite complex job, assistance from professionals can come in useful.
Air-conditioning in industrial halls is not a game, so you’d rather not take it on without an experienced partner!
Heating (or cooling) in large spaces is a challenge, in which not only price, operating and maintenance costs should be considered, but also in what way you can minimize downtime and employee complaints.
Another important criterion is to contract a partner, who is responsible for the entire air-conditioning/project (engineering, electrical installations, automation, architecture) and can provide you with a solution customized to your need (e.g. even temperature distribution throughout the entire hall or in zones only).
An incident, an internal temperature above or below the required one, troubles arising from incomplete documentation, or protracted installation can turn your life hell. To this end, here are 6 hints to avoid them; 6 hints to show you the way we create HVAC solutions.
Efficient heating in industrial hall – is it possible?
To find the hall heating solution the most economical to run, you should follow the energy saving “path”. To start with, take the floor space, interior height, function, and insulation (if any) of the hall into account. But what is the next step? Here is a quick course to guide you to find your way among the most efficient HVAC technologies.
Let us start with roof-tops, which is a very popular and compact solution.
A true 3-in-1 solution: ventilation, cooling, and heating in a single equipment. Believe me, the right ventilation is as important as hall heating or cooling, so this item is not worth saving. Since roof-top equipment can only be installed on flat roofs or next to buildings, it may not be the best option for heating and cooling an industrial hall of different shape. Unfortunately, it is difficult to install indoor for cooling of condensers. Air handling equipment is crucial to ensure air quality. What’s more, a direct cooling air conditioners offer the following benefits:
- Maintain the required temperature and fresh air at low noise emission.
- Compact size + less maintenance – this combination guarantees your satisfaction.
- Quick installation is guaranteed, so no long downtime is required.
It is not easy to offer alternatives to heat pump air-conditioners (but it is possible).
In addition to adjusting the parameters of recycled fresh air in an economical way, they can heat even at an outdoor temperature of -20 °C. With or without climate change, this superpower can come in useful in cold winter months. This cost-efficient and compact solution provides your industrial hall with high-comfort air conditioning.
But let us discuss hall heating and cooling in a little bit more detail so as to find the solution that best suits your budget, conditions, and use. If you get lost and lose confidence, call us anytime, and we are, of course, ready to give you a quotation tailored to your needs
Air-conditioning in big spaces –Roof-tops: advantages and drawbacks
When it comes to heat or cool vast spaces, then roof-top is one of the best solutions, because it can be installed in warehouses, hangars, logistic or industrial halls, railway stations or sports halls without dedicated engineering building. Textile ducts can also be connected easily.
This is a popular system, because customers get well-tried, reliable, and compact equipment easy to regulate. Additional electric heating and heat pump is also available, so there is no need for hot water or gas to heat with.
Before you think we claim all hall heating technologies are the most economical and highlight only the benefits without drawbacks, in fact it is not the case. Roof-tops have their disadvantages, too, because users experience higher fluctuation in temperature regulation that in conventional cold-hot water air handling systems. To condition smaller spaces though, you will definitely need a different solution.
Adiabatic cooling – the cheapest cooling technology already used in prehistoric ages.
Today, conventional air-handling cooling systems with coolants require very large budgets for investment and operation. On the contrary, adiabatic cooling can be implemented at a fraction of the cost.
The principle of operation is very simple, because you evaporate water to cool air.
Massive benefits come in handy in industrial halls where:
- roof load-bearing capacity is very low,
- air resupply is insufficient because of overexhaust,
- dust trap is a significant benefit,
- it contributes to reach optimum humidity,
- it causes no corrosion on metals.
Feel free to combine it with gravity ventilation and incoming air temperature can be decreased with up to 6 to 8 °C.
Of course, no benefit comes without drawback. Adiabatic system efficiency highly depends on outdoor air humidity; nevertheless, there is no better alternative for cooling dry summer air.
Pre-insulated panel: in the frontline to reduce load on buildings
Pre-insulated panel might as well be called the “LEGO for efficient air-conditioning”, since you can build your own duct in the required size quickly, precisely, and economically. Outdoor or indoor? This innovative technology will stand its ground anywhere, even in non-combustible version, whose benefits are needless to discuss.
It weighs ten times less than metal ducts, so industrial hall heating or cooling is lighter and easier in the literal sense. Still there are challenges to meet, because the installation of pre-insulated panels requires high-level expertise and experience. So we suggest that you should chose an experienced partner for the job.
Welcome to the zone, or the advantages of zone cooling
If you look for an only-where-where-we-really-need-it solution for industrial hall heating and cooling, then you have found the most economical concept best paired with textile ducts. This solution is the best friend of safety regulations, because you only implement it where people work. Thanks to zone heating and cooling, employees can work comfortably (in compliance with Joint Decree no 3/2002 (II. 8.) SzCsM-EüM) without extra break and with fewer complaints.
Textile duct, the Champion of even temperature air-conditioning and zone air-conditioning in halls
At last, the Jolly Joker, which not only enhances heating and cooling where the hall and your people most need it, but also is completely draught-free and very aesthetic as well. Circe/semi-circle/quarter-circle? Compose shape, colour, and fixation as you like for a system that is some 30 to 40 per cent cheaper than conventional HVAC technology.
In fact, price is not the primary factor for we truly recommend this solution for heating and cooling in industrial halls. But it is easy to wash, light, and zip-fastened connections make it a highly-versatile system supported by computer simulation to save plenty of money and time.
When you have the HVAC technology that best suits you and your industrial hall, there is only one more thing to do. Find a reliable team that you can trust all along the entire process. If you need professionals, who will implement a cost-effective and transparent solution tailored to your company identity, then you should contact our engineering and construction team with 15 years of experience in the industry.