The Eco Air Box brief was to design a turnkey air handling solution for use in a retail environment which had the capability to move air in excess of 12.7/m3 per second of air into a retail & warehouse facility being linked by piped circuits to a chiller system delivering up to 200kWs of heating and cooling per chiller to the total area from a closed system along with a requirement for twin circuit Heat Pump Chillers allowing for continuous operation during scheduled maintenance.

Specified within the scope of the project were the supply of all expansion and buffer vessels, anti-vibration mounting suited to an external podium installation, along with frost protection and optimised defrost cycle minimising time required to re heat batteries during exceptionally low temperatures whilst also maintaining water temperatures at all times.


In all of our solutions Eco Airbox sets the standard by using R290 refrigerant which not only achieves the lowest GWP* on the market but is key to compatibility with heat pump systems by managing low temperature cooling and overall efficiency which results in lower operating costs.

In line with the UKs current target to slash emissions by 78% in 2035, Excool new Innovative R290 Heat Pump Chillers are designed to contribute to this by utilising a low GWP refrigerant, incorporating a modulating fridge system to reduce power consumption while it’s in operation.

Our high COP comes primarily from our ability to vary the water temperature depending on the ambient conditions at any given time, whilst the staged compressors control the water temperature to its optimal level significantly lowering the power consumed whilst maintaining desired space conditions when connected to our Air Handling Units.

The system can feature either a single or twin head water pump which is critical for a reduction in maintenance hours as it allows the head to be changed without losing operation of the unit. A system which is mirrored in our R290 fridge system. There are two fridge circuits within the Heat Pump Chiller unit allowing for continuous operation and backup in the event of both scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Furthermore, our Heat Pump Chillers can communicate with each other whilst in use on the same site allowing

for staggered defrost cycles in extreme conditions. All key features within these packaged units are included for and set up prior to commissioning.

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