Evaporative cooling is fast becoming the most efficient option when cooling large areas, especially industrial and commercial spaces. Air conditioning is not such a viable option, because in warehouses or industrial plants, the capital and running costs would be extremely prohibitive for end-users.
Most industries with high heat loads, such as printing, ceramics, glass, rubber or electronics, have no cooling system installed, and this impacts on the workers’ morale and productivity, as well as on their health. In cases where they have traditional cooling systems installed, they rely on recirculating the air in the indoor space, which can be full of fumes and germs.
In all these examples, Direct Evaporative Cooling could be the right solution. They do not use any sort of chemical refrigerants to cool the air, just a pump to supply water to the wetted media where evaporation occurs and electrical power for the fan that pushes the air inside the building. Many companies in the UK have already given trust to Evaporative Cooling: indeed, these coolers have been installed in printing facilities, electronic manufacturing industries, automotive assembly lines and showrooms, ceramics, food industries & warehouses.
The only power-consuming components of a direct evaporative cooler are the fan and a small water pump. Evaporative air cooling uses up to 87% less energy than conventional air conditioning; it brings in 100% fresh outside air and utilises water for cooling.
There are no CFC pollutant emissions from evaporative air conditioning and water consumption is moderate. That all adds up to very responsible environmental and energy saving characteristics. Evaporative coolers use far less electricity compared to refrigerated systems therefore, less fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas are consumed in the production of electricity.
Conventional air-conditioning impacts significantly on a building’s operating costs as it uses in excess of 25% of the building’s energy consumption. It therefore makes sense to employ Evaporative Air Cooling, a far more energy efficient system, to create a pleasant environment for workers to maximise productivity whilst at the same time minimising energy costs.
Evaporative air coolers are extremely simple to install and maintain. Cooling pads need checking and cleaning regularly (once a year or every six months depending on the pollution levels in the environment) and cleaning can be done just using water.
For more information on how to get an evaporative cooler installed in your premises:
Seeley International UK
+44(0)115 9635 630