Chilled Beam Project

Editorials

Chilled Beam technology is becoming more common place in new building projects and refurbishments alike. Below are some examples of projects which utilise Chilled Beam technology:

55 Baker Street

Active chilled beams have recently been installed on a large refurbishment programme for 55 Baker Street, London. The complete project involved the design, development, testing, manufacturing and installation of Multiservice Chilled Beams (MSCB’s) which was fully undertaken by Frenger System within an 18 month programme.

 

The Project involved the supply and installation of over 4000 MSCB’s i.e. Circa 11Km (consistent delivery rate of 120 beams per week), which is probably the most important project of its type in the UK for many years. The project needed to deliver high capacities (up to 100 w/m² cooling, 80w/m² heating) and excellence levels of occupancy comfort with minimal supply air rates (1.6 l/s/ m²) within a restricted slab to slab distance of less than 3m. The use of chilled beams allowed for existing structural zones to be fully utilized even with the restricted slab height. The scheme was also designed to minimise environmental impact and optimise energy efficiency and has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’. Frenger’s chilled beams offered a controlled environment within office areas, combining exceptional levels of energy efficiency and low running costs.

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1 Lancaster Circus

Over 4,500 linear metres of "Radiant"/convective passive multiservice chilled beams (MSCB’s) have been supplied and installed by Frenger Systems on the refurbishment of Birmingham City Council's HQ building in the heart of Birmingham. The unique benefits of the passive "Radiant"/convective cooling element in delivering high cooling duties (in excess of 100 w/m2) with significantly reduced air velocities when compared to traditional passive chilled beams.

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Transport House

It is not just the European market that is welcoming chilled beam technology after Active Multi-service chilled beams has also been supplied on significant projects in Australia in buildings such as Transport House, Sydney. The refurbishment of this important heritage listed building involved the design, manufacturing and shipping of 340 Multi-service Chilled Beams (MSCB’s) complete with Drypac™ which has been successfully delivered and commissioned within a 12 month programme. The project is a recent demonstration of Active Multi-service chilled beam procured and utilised in Australia.

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