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Autumn 2014 | Issue 12
the chiller and air conditioning professionals
from the MD
Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter.
This edition highlights a number of
initiatives, designed to further improve
our service to customers.
I am delighted to announce the
acquisition of AC AirCon Ltd, which
enables us to offer a comprehensive
spares service for all mainstream chillers and compressors.
Based at our Reading branch, it will
operate nationally and provides an
excellent addition to our expanding
service and maintenance operation.
I am also proud to announce the
opening of our new Midlands office,
located at Wolverhampton University
Science Park. Headed by our man in
the Midlands, Martin Sharman, it provides a solid foundation to expand our
services to customers in the region.
Martin was recently responsible for
securing our first orders for chillers
running on low GWP HFO refrigerant,
and the hydrocarbon propane. We
see it as a clear sign that clients are
beginning to look beyond the current
mainstream HFC refrigerants, as the
F-Gas screw begins to tighten.
Rest assured, we have proven solutions in place to cover all applications.
For more details, please get in touch.
Cool-Therm acquires AC AirCon Ltd
and expands into spare parts
Ken Strong, md of CoolTherm, and Andy Cresswell,
who is heading up the new
Cool-Therm Ltd has acquired AC Air Con Ltd, the
specialist supplier of chiller and compressor parts.
The deal enables Cool-Therm, best known for its
pioneering development of the Turbomiser chiller,
to become a one-stop-shop for the supply of parts
for all mainstream chillers and compressors.
Importantly, the company will now stock key
components for Turbocor-based chillers, including
compressors and electrical circuit boards, as well
as service spares for all other makes of chillers and
compressors, such as Frascold, Dorin, Refcomp
Heading up the new spares business is Andy
Cresswell, also service manager at Cool-Therm’s
Reading branch, who has more than 25 years’ experience of sourcing air conditioning spare parts
Ken Strong, managing director of Cool-Therm,
said: “We are delighted at the acquisition of AC
Air Con Ltd , and the additional capabilities it gives
Cool-Therm. As one of the first companies in the
world to develop and commercialise Turbocor,
in the form of the highly successful Turbomiser
chiller, we now have several hundred chillers in
service across the country.
“The earliest chillers have been operational now
for around eight years, and we have developed
a pool of expertise in servicing and maintaining
these high efficiency machines at peak performance. Adding a spares stocking and supply
operation makes absolute sense, and will enable
us to service all makes of Turbocor-based chiller
on the market, in addition to Turbomiser and
conventional compressor-based systems.”
For more details, call 0303 030 0004 or email:
See us at Data Centre World
Cool-Therm will be exhibiting at the forthcoming
Data Centre World Exhibition, which takes place at
Excel, London, 11 to 12 March, 2015.
We will be highlighting our high efficiency chillers,
now available on low GWP HFO refrigerants, Saifor
server racks, and fresh air-based cooling solutions.
Come and see us or get in touch for a preview of
what will be on offer. Call 0303 030 0003.
IN THE FIELD 08
Cooling in the heart of Westminster
Cool-Therm has supplied three large Turbomiser chillers for an installation at Westminster City Hall, the home of Westminster
Council, in the heart of central London.
Each of the compact, high efficiency
chillers is capable of providing 960kW of
cooling for use in the building’s air conditioning system.
The chillers were installed by contractor East West Connect, with Cool-Therm
commissioning the units in July 2014. The
project was part of a major refurbishment
of the 19 storey building,located at 64
Cool-Therm opens new
Cool-Therm has opened a new Midlands office, based at the prestigious
University of Wolverhampton Science
Headed by Martin Sharman, it will
provide a base for the continuing development of the company’s activities
in the Midlands region, and enable
us to expand and further improve our
service to customers.
Cool-Therm delivers chillers on
HFO and propane refrigerant
Above: Ken Strong and Martin
Sharman, pictured outside the new
Midland’s office in Wolverhampton
New service engineer for
Benjamin Barritt has been appointed
a service engineer, based out of our
Reading branch. Congratulations and
welcome to Ben from the Cool-Therm
HOW TO CONTACT US:
Cool-Therm (UK) Ltd
South West (Bristol):
South East (Reading):
Tel 0303 030 0003
Tel 0303 030 0002
Tel 0303 030 0004
Tel 0303 030 0005
Tel 01942 870878
Cool-Therm Ltd reports a surge in interest in alternative refrigerant-based chillers, as clients put the
focus on low global warming (GWP) and natural
In the past few months, the company has
received an order for one of the latest generation
of HFO-based chillers for a new university facility,
and two orders for hydrocarbon-based systems for
a convenience store and a council building.
Cool-Therm is best known for its joint development of the award-winning Turbomiser, however
the latest projects use reciprocating compressor
technology, running on alternative refrigerants.
The HFO chiller has been specified for a new
research centre in Nottingham. The refrigerant
HFO1234ze was chosen due to its very low global
warming potential (around 5-6), which attracts
additional BREEAM and LEED credits.
The 60kW ducted VHR chiller, manufactured
by Geoclima, is equipped with a refrigerant leak
detection system and automatic pump down control, which transfers refrigerant into a secure part
of the refrigeration circuit in the event of a leak.
Given the educational setting, noise emissions
were also an important design consideration.
Acoustic control is being used on both the intake
and discharge sides of the plant with special louvres, designed and installed by the contractor on
the project, Nottingham-based Imtech G&H Ltd.
Cool-Therm has also supplied natural cooling
solutions in the form of reciprocating compressorbased propane (R290) chillers. The first is for a
Co-op convenience store at Alsager, Staffordshire,
convenience store in Staffordshire, providing cooling for the store environment.
The second propane chiller was for a South
Staffordshire Council building, based at Newcastle
Under Lyme. The contractor for both projects was
Climate Heating and Plumbing Services Ltd
Martin Sharman, who heads up Cool-Therm’s
Midlands office, said: “These projects demonstrate the increasing interest in natural refrigerants and low GWP solutions. There is no doubt
a change taking place among forward-thinking
consultants and end users.
“The arrival of the new F-Gas Regulation has
highlighted the question mark over the long-term
future of traditional HFC refrigerants, and is stimulating interest in our proven alternatives.”