Convention centre calls in the AquaForce
Carrier’s AquaForce Vision 30KAV chillers have been chosen to provide air conditioning for the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales).
Located at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort, host of the Ryder Cup and recent NATO Summit, the ICC Wales project is an £83.7m joint venture between the resort’s owners and the Welsh Government. The new venue, which opens in 2019, will accommodate 5,000 delegates and includes a 4,000m2 pillar-free main hall, a 1,500 seated auditorium, 12 flexible meeting rooms, a double-height glass atrium and a 2,500m2 plaza for outdoor events.
Two Carrier 30KAV R134a chillers equipped with Greenspeed Intelligence inverter-driven screw compressors have been selected to air condition the new facility, each delivering 791kW of cooling.
The chillers are being deployed in a duty-share configuration, with each chiller sized for 58% of the diversified load to provide resilience and continuity of cooling at all times.
Due to the coastal location, the units have been specified with Super Enviroshieldcondenser coating to provide corrosion protection for the high efficiency all-aluminum heat exchangers. This durable and flexible epoxy coating is uniformly applied over all coil surfaces, isolating the metal from the surrounding environment. In addition, the chillers are equipped with integrated refrigerant leak protection systems at the request of the client.
Installation was carried out by Cardiff-based CMB Engineering.