Keeping large industrial buildings such as warehouses at an optimum temperature can be quite a challenge. Employers also have a duty of care to ensure staff can work in comfort and safety.
One of the most efficient methods of warehouse cooling is by installing evaporative cooling systems. Evaporative cooling units can be fitted above roof-mounted internal ducting, delivering fresh air into warehouses while filtering incoming air, controlling humidity levels and maintaining high hygiene standards.
Here’s a look at some of the problems in maintaining a comfortable warehouse working environment, and how they can be overcome by the installation of evaporative cooling systems.
Doors Constantly Opening and Closing
Warehouses are constantly exposed to outdoor air temperatures, especially in the loading bays. Not only can doors and windows be left open while evaporative cooling units are running, but this method of warehouse cooling also allows the building to ‘breathe’.
Poor Air Quality
Warehouses have high ceilings and, as the day progresses, hot air rises then stagnates around the building. Add to that the presence of chemicals or odours in manufacturing warehouses, and the air quality is greatly reduced.
Evaporative cooling introduces 100% fresh, filtered air and reduces the presence of static electricity, while power ventilation extracts odours. This is especially useful in food manufacturing buildings.
They also don’t dry out the air like air conditioners do, so won’t cause dry eyes and sore throat problems.
Warehouse temperatures need a lot of energy and cost far more to control. Evaporative cooling units are inexpensive to install, running costs are far lower than air conditioners, and they don’t require CFCs or refrigerant gases so CO2 emissions are also very low.
Evaporative cooling is the most effective and environmentally friendly way of cooling large industrial buildings including Warehouses.
For more information on evaporative cooling installation, contact Winrow Building Services today on 08000 588 035,