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13.11.2013, 21:11

ICS Cool Energy saves food distribution company twice

Author: ICS Cool Energy

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ICS Cool Energy has recently worked with a food distribution specialist with depots in Wiltshire and Manchester following a major fault with the company’s cooling system at both sites. ICS Cool Energy’s Hire Division provided a rental solution to preserve stock and avoid having to close its facilities.

Wiltshire site
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The Wiltshire site is one of the customer’s largest regional depots with a series of warehouses that both cools and freezes consumable produce. The existing cooling plant which was feeding the store experienced a fault leaving the equipment beyond economic repair. ICS Cool Energy’s Hire Division provided the site with a temporary solution to maintain operations. 

Russell Wilson, Director of ICS Cool Energy’s Hire Division explains: “Given the volume of lorries on site each day, the plant could not be positioned locally and so a small section of overflow car park was used for the rental system. To achieve an optimum temperature of -20 degrees Centigrade we utilised a new addition to the rental fleet; x2 low temperature DX units and an independent generator to power the system. Internally we sited x2 low temperature fan coils on pre-existing racking to distribute the cold air, promoting a good level of circulation. The -20 degrees Centigrade target temperature allowed the site to continue operating with minimal disruption to site activity.”

Following the successful installation, an identical fault disrupted processes at its Manchester site. ICS Cool Energy managed to provide a like for like solution for its 40x60m warehouse using the same, reliable DX systems. ICS Cool Energy’s Hire Division got the site back up and running over a weekend installation to minimise site disruption. 

A spokesperson for the company said: “I couldn’t be happier with the project; the kit is great, the team is great, and I won’t hesitate to work with ICS Cool Energy again in the future.” 

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