Carrier goes for gold
Carrier Corp has won orders to supply 90% of the air-conditioning equipment at venues for the Pan-American Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro. Carrier, through its local joint venture company Springer Carrier, is supplying 19 chillers totalling 8,000 tons of refrigeration for four key venues: Rio Centro, Maracanãzinho, Sports Complex João Havelange and Parque Aquático.
“The 19 chillers feature different technologies,” said Luiz Cabral, Springer Carrier’s Commercial Equipment Director. “There are screw water and air cooled chillers as well as scroll air cooled machines.”
Six Carrier chillers, totalling 3,182 TR, will be used to cool the five-pavilion Rio Centro, which will host 12 different championships and will be the international TV centre and press support headquarters for the event. “Cooling the five pavilions was one of the most challenging jobs for this project because of the contractor’s special requirements and the diverse environments,” said Cabral.
Five Carrier chillers, totalling 1,745 TR, will cool the Maracanazinho Gymnasium, the venue for the volleyball championship. The João Havelange Complex, a 360,000m² area that accommodates about 60,000 people, and the Parque Aquático will each be cooled by four Carrier chillers, totalling 1,100 TR.