Is your Climate Control system ready for the hottest summer on record?

With 2016 set to be the warmest year on record, Colt explains how a Climate Control system can help boost productivity and lower absenteeism.

Colt - The coolstream evaporative cooling principle - Climate Control System
Climate Control systems create ideal internal conditions by achieving the perfect balance of all the elements that determine the building’s internal climate.

When the temperature rises outside, you may find that your factory or building becomes unbearably hot inside.

Poor ventilation, coupled with high heat loads from machinery can cause the temperature to increase. This has a dramatic effect on productivity, as a poor internal climate can lead to higher accident rates and absenteeism.

The benefits of a good internal climate

  • Increased productivity and attendance resulting from a healthy and comfortable environment for the occupiers.
  • Improved functioning and lower maintenance costs for production or IT equipment, as they operate in ideal conditions.
  • Longer shelf life and safeguarding of product quality, as goods – from equipment to food or pharmaceuticals – are stored in ideal conditions.

How to create a good internal climate with a Climate Control system

Climate Control systems create ideal internal conditions by achieving the perfect balance of all the elements that determine the building’s internal climate: temperature; humidity; air movement; condensation; noise, and solar intensity.

This Colt advert first featured in the Financial Times almost 40 years ago, and still rings true today – image courtesy of Colt
This Colt advert first featured in the Financial Times almost 40 years ago, and still rings true today – image courtesy of Colt

Where you already have an existing ventilation system, there is an easy and cost effective solution: you can boost your ventilation system’s cooling capacity with evaporative cooling.

Evaporative cooling units are light, can be installed on any factory roof and have low maintenance requirements. The units also have minimal running costs as they rely on the cooling power of water and use little electricity.

Correctly designed, this solution has the added benefit of increasing your existing system’s cooling performance exactly where it’s needed, so you can target the specific areas of the building where the heat load is higher.

If there isn’t an existing ventilation system in your factory or warehouse, then Colt can design one specifically to meet your needs.

Identify your problem: factory survey

To find out how to combat the rising temperatures in your building, a survey should be conducted to assess your current situation.

At Colt, our engineers have been working with building owners and operators for more than 30 years to solve their problems related to the indoor environment and helping improve their business.

Contact us:

If you have a specific project in mind then please email us on climate@uk.coltgroup.com and we will get one of our engineers to contact you and see what your needs are and what is the best approach.