Having already proved the effectiveness of the Breezair Evaporative Cooling System in reducing high temperatures in its frying/packaging areas, Patak’s Foods, now owned by AB Foods, had no hesitation in installing the environmentally friendly coolers into its bottling hall. Specified and installed by CoSaf Environments, the exclusive UK distributor of Seeley International’s Breezair Evaporative Coolers, it is anticipated that the cooler will reduce summer highs of around 32ºC to a comfortable working environment of around 25ºC when they are turned on this summer.
Looking after the well being of its staff is a top priority for Patak’s Foods, so when the existing levels of extraction and ventilation failed to reduce summer temperatures in the bottling hall, Ray Brown, Projects Manager at Patak’s Foods decided Breezair evaporative cooling would provide the best solution.
“The Breezair coolers installed in our frying/packaging areas have proved so successful that we also decided to install them in the bottling hall to alleviate high summer temperatures and improve working conditions for our staff,” said Ray Brown. “Breezair helps meet our stringent environmental policy as it consumes up to 80% less energy than a conventional air conditioning system and contains no ozone depleting refrigerant gases.”
The 12 Breezair coolers have been installed outside the building, with air being distributed via ductwork then through air diffusers into the 3,500 square metre bottling hall to provide temperature relief. Temperatures are controlled by solid-state programmable regulators, which provide four different control modes.
The Breezair system is housed in a simple, clean, ultra-modern designed plastic casing specially developed to withstand all weather conditions. The Breezair’s state-of-the-art components include an innovative water distribution system, which delivers continuous, balanced water coverage to all the pads. The world-patented system ensures maximum cooling efficiency and minimal maintenance problems.
An innovatively designed, aerodynamic fan provides a constant, even flow of air over the pads to provide a welcome cool breeze with minimal noise and low energy consumption. Other pioneering components include a highly efficient water pump that guarantees constant and reliable cooling when most needed, and a long lasting variable speed motor that gives maximum comfort level control.
“Our workforce is very supportive of the Breezair system which has provided a marked improvement in working conditions,” concludes Ray Brown. “Breezair introduces cooled, clean, fresh air into the building which provides a healthy and comfortable working environment.”