AMP delivers its first Ciat chiller project

The first Ciat chiller project supplied by Amp Air Conditioning has been completed at the John Vane Science Centre, part of the Queen Mary’s Charterhouse campus near the Barbican in London.

The AquaCiat 2 Evolution chiller formed part of a major replacement and upgrade of the building’s air-conditioning system. It had previously relied on an aging split system, using a water chiller linked to remote condensing units.

This packaged air-cooled chiller has a cooling capacity of 141 kW and is equipped with optional variable-speed pumps for improved efficiency, delivering an EER of 3.09 and SEER of 4.06.

The chiller has scroll compressors and uses R410A. The system is designed to allow for future expansion as part of a staged replacement process. This include 15 cm-diameter chilled-water pipework and a 25 cm low-loss header to permit the addition of up to three more Toshiba/Ciat chillers, one of which would be on standby.

The chiller was installed by Hawkes Refrigeration and was its first Ciat installation. Technical-support staff from Ciat attended the commissioning and worked alongside engineers from Hawkes Refrigeration and Queen Mary College.