Waterloo provides energy efficient cooling solution for Dublin Airport
With passenger comfort and energy efficiency a high priority, chilled beams from Waterloo Air Products plc were specified in the first phase of a 10-year staged development programme at Dublin Airport.
Waterloo worked close with Ventac, its Irish distributor, and mechanical engineering contractors Lynskey Engineering to design an energy efficient cooling solution to the new lower ground floor check-in area and the Pier D boarding facility.
Dublin Airport Authority specified that the building should be as energy efficient as possible, meeting the new regulations on energy use from the European Union.
As well as ensuring that the solution met design requirements, practical consideration had to be given to the technical needs of the Irish market, particularly valve and flexible connection sizing. Delivery also had to be speedy and right-first-time.
As Waterloo Air Products plc is the first company in the UK to meet the rigorous European standard for the testing and rating of its active chilled beams, Lynskey Engineering approached Ventac, one of Ireland’s leading providers of air management solutions and sole distributor of Waterloo products in Ireland.
Waterloo’s team worked closely with experts at Ventac and Lynskey Engineering, to create a bespoke design detail to suit the installation.
The units comprised:-
281 units of ABM/300mm/3000mm/PPM9010,
90 units of ABM/300mm/2400mm/PPM9010 and
Waterloo’s chilled beam range is designed to integrate into all ceiling systems and meet the demands for additional services to be provided without compromising space or performance.
The range conforms to the new European standard (PR) EN 15116 on chilled beam testing. This standard – which is being introduced across Europe – provides performance data with the highest degree of confidence and to the latest available specifications.