Many modern food production environments need to cool their indoor air for two main reasons:
- For the comfort of employees
- To protect food safety
Not all cooling systems are the same. In this article, we look at evaporative coolers and why they provide the best solution for food manufacturers. We also introduce the HVDS COLD AIR F-Series and explain how it goes one step further in improving the quality of your air.
Heat and humidity can be an issue on site all year round but particularly during the summer months. Heat is well-known to affect productivity, health and safety and health. It can also result in reduced quality products and shorter shelf-life. The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) recommends a temperature of 13℃ in factories for heavy work and 16℃ for light work.
Certain cooling methods, such as refrigeration-based air conditioning and mechanical ventilation have high capital and running costs. Evaporative coolers have low energy consumption rates, making them far more economical and efficient than other cooling methods. They also deliver important environmental benefits compared with air conditioners, which use refrigerant gases and release CO2 into the atmosphere, which can also contribute to global warming.
Evaporative coolers work by passing air through wet filters. The air loses its heat due to the evaporation of the water. They also feature temperature and humidity controls, which optimise the environment. Evaporative cooling will also remove air from the product (deaeration) and this will delay bacteria growth, thus improving the quality and lengthening the shelf-life.
The HVDS COLD AIR F-Series evaporative coolers go a step further still. As part of our research and development into new energy efficient clean air solutions, the COLD AIR F-Series now makes it possible to cool production areas, while ensuring quality of air. This is made possible due to the inclusion of an integrated air filtration system, available in G4 – F9 filtration class. COLD AIR F-Series adiabatic evaporative cooling ensures:
- environmental comfort
- energy efficiency
- quality of air
COLD Air F-Series is suitable for:
- food industry
- pharmaceutical industry
- bottling plants
- warehousing etc.