It’s the nightmare you didn’t need … 38°C outside and customers gagging for a cold drink, yet the air conditioning system is really struggling. This is not the cool oasis your customers are seeking, and they’ll be off somewhere else as soon as they can down their drinks.
Relieve the stress on your air conditioning system
If this is in any way something you worry about, then it is worth considering what you can do about relieving the stress on your air conditioning system. You don’t want a refrigeration mechanic camped on-site (and neither does he want this) nursing your system through the heat. While it may be that the age of the unit, its maintenance, or its size verses the area it is intended for play a part in the equation, but more often than not it is the sheer heat load on the compressor that is at fault. It’s just too hot for air to be cooled across the coil sufficiently to bring chilled water down to design temperature.
The simplest solution is to provide relief to the compressor by reducing the temperature of the air on-coil, and the simplest and cheapest way to do this is to spray water. Yes, you can go down to your local hardware shop to buy a sprinkler hose and set up on the air intake; or you can buy a hose and stand there hosing the coil down. It might do the trick in the short-term and it’ll give your refrigeration mechanic a heart attack as he hates the idea of any water, let alone unfiltered water, going on the coil.
EcoMESH® takes the worry out of air conditioning
There is another solution, and that’s what we offer. EcoMESH® adiabatic system takes the worry out of water. EcoMESH® is a mesh that is retrofitted to the chiller air intake and has a smart controller that senses temperature and intermittently sprays water at the mesh so that the air passing through is cooled by evaporation off the mesh. The hotter the day, the more water is sprayed, the shorter the intervals. Simple as that. If the machine becomes stressed, the controller senses this and immediately switches to its maximum spray cycle.
EcoMESH® takes the worry out of air conditioning in most circumstances. It sits on the roof until its needed, and other than that does not impede the performance of the unit, and in fact can help lengthen its life. While not its primary function, EcoMESH® also reduces energy consumption which at peak load can be 25% more than at other times.
EcoMESH® is insurance for air conditioners.
Reduces your costs: The installation of EcoMESH®can reduce electrical running costs by 30 – 40% on hot days.
Safe and miserly water use: Though it increases your water usage, water consumption is minimised as the spray is intermittent and only activated when required, hence it consumes up to 79% less water than any other wet system. With no reservoir and a large droplet size, there is no chemical treatment required and no health risks.
Quick payback: A typical payback period from installation of an EcoMESH® system is 21 weeks – around two cooling seasons.
Increased reliability: EcoMESH® extends the life and reliability of your compressor by reducing the amount of work it needs to do, and by providing shade to the heat rejection coil and protection from snow and dust storms.
Extends Capacity: EcoMESH® extends the capacity of your existing air conditioning system by reducing the amount of work it needs to do. This can leave more headroom for coping with extreme temperature events and avoid downtime during heatwaves. EcoMESH® is the most effective retrofit product available to prevent annoying head pressure trip outs.
Reduces maintenance: EcoMESH® protects the external parts of your air conditioning system and allows it to work less hard, all of which means less maintenance. When installed correctly to include an in-line water filter, the EcoMESH® itself is virtually maintenance free, with no need for replacement nozzles or meshes. We recommend seasonal maintenance to clean the meshes and coils and drain water from the system.
EcoMESH® can be retrofitted to any make and size of air conditioning and refrigeration unit, (mini split, air-cooled chiller, rooftop unit) without affecting warranty. Unlike evaporative pads, there is negligible pressure drop, and so existing fans can continue to be used.
SBH Solutions | Energy efficient heating and cooling products
SBH Solutions is an Australian company whose interest is to improve its customers’ bottom-line performance through reduction in energy intensity in heating and cooling. We partner with companies focused on using natural processes to reduce electricity consumption. With heating, our short-wave infrared heaters provide INSTANT comfort and targeted warmth, just like the sun coming out from behind a cloud. With cooling, our EcoMESH uses the natural adiabatic effect to pre-cool air prior to it entering air conditioning units to reduce the stress on really hot days and save excessive cooling bills.
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