Air Conditioning Installation & Offsite Manufacturing
December 5, 2013
Turn Key Air Conditioning are one of the UK’s most trusted companies for the design, manufacture and installation of air conditioning and heat recovery systems. TKAC combine technological innovation, skilled engineering and design brilliance to create air conditioning, heat and ventilation systems that are tailored to the needs of every client. With customers in every sector of the economy, including shopping centres, airports and public buildings, TK Air Conditioning have the experience and expertise that matters.
A recent project saw TKAC design, manufacture and install a new temperature control system for the Premier Inn Hotel at London’s Kings Cross St Pancras. This is a 276 bedroom hotel with restaurants and conference facilities. Part of the design brief was develop a systems that could be installed with the minimum disruption to their guests.
Turn Key work with all the major air conditioning equipment suppliers and for this project they decided upon a Mitsubishi Electric high efficiency heat recovery Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioning system. The VRF system connects a modular external condensing unit with an inverter to allow the flow of refrigerant to be controlled in response to the changing requirements for heating or cooling, reducing energy use and lowering running costs. The system is operated by Mitsubishi’s centralised Melcotel™ controller which is specifically designed for the hotel sector. Sensors in the system detect when a room is occupied or empty and adjust the temperature to maximise efficiency.
The whole heat exchange system was manufactured off site on two ‘plug and play’ skids. These were craned into position on the hotel roof before the units were connected to electricity and water supplies. In the event, the entire operation was carried out in several hours one quiet Sunday morning without disturbing a single guest.
For more information on this and other projects visit Turn Key Air Conditioning at www.tkac.co.uk.