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Heat Rejection Systems | 28/10/2021

Hotel HVAC cooling tower replacement with the fully hygienic Ecodry adiabatic cooler

Maximum water savings and maximum energy efficiency also in the hotel sector: successful installation at the condestable hotel in Spain

Frigel's Ecodry adiabatic cooler, the most proven in the world with more than 30,000 units installed, was the perfect solution to meet all the needs that this case required.

                                                                                 

BACKGROUND & REQUIREMENTS:

The Condestable Hotel in Jaén (Andalucía, Spain), had an open cooling tower for its refrigeration process, which entailed both high water consumption and the use of chemical treatments. In this case, as this machinery was located on the rooftop of the hotel, the release of water particles from this equipment, considering the use of chemical products mentioned above, could be a risk for customers using the hotel's terrace and solarium, given the proximity. Besides, the cooling tower had a high sound pressure, i.e., it exceeded the decibels established in the city according to the regulations. 

In short, according to the client's needs, the key points to be addressed were the following:

  • The need to drastically reduce water consumption and stop using chemical products
  • Solving the noise problems that did not comply with municipal regulations
  • Avoiding any spread of water particles to the solarium and terrace
  • To have a more environmentally sustainable equipment
  • Save on costs

SOLUTION

Vacca Engineering, as the exclusive responsible for the distribution and the official technical service of Frigel Group in Spain and Portugal, once the corresponding study of the hotel was carried out, replaced the conventional cooling tower with a much more sustainable and energy-efficient cooling system: Frigel's ECODRYGEL 3DK 5.2 DS AUTODRENABLE adiabatic air cooler to condense a 340 kW chiller, intended for the hotel's air conditioning.

 

 

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

After completing the entire installation, Vacca Engineering managed to ensure that Condestable Hotel could have a highly efficient and ecological refrigeration equipment that, compared to the conventional cooling tower it had previously, allowed it to:

  • Reduce water consumption by 90%
  • Reduce electricity consumption by 30%
  • Completely remove the use of chemicals
  • Glycol-free operation thanks to reliable and proven self-draining technology and design
  • Eliminate Legionella health inspections
  • Comply with municipal noise regulations
  • Get rid of the spread of water particles to the terrace and solarium that directly affected customers.

Vacca Engineering's primary activity is the provision of services and implementation of industrial cooling and air conditioning processes in Spain since 1949. In 2004, it became responsible for the official technical service in Spain and Portugal of our international company FRIGEL GROUP, being exclusive distributors of our products.

Our equipment is at the forefront of the world from a technological point of view. It not only allows to increase production in some processes, but also reduces operating and maintenance costs, as well as water and energy consumption, given the importance of sustainability.

Frigel Group has a specialized engineering department and, if necessary, we take care of the entire process: technical advice, design, execution, legalization, as well as preventive and corrective maintenance. Additionally, our technical service operates 24/7 to offer the best attention to our clients around the world. Do not hesitate and contact us for more information!

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