Evaporative Cooling Case Studies
Cooling the Pharmaceutical Warehouse
Founded 18 years ago, Chemilines is a parallel importer of pharmaceutical products with the NHS as its major customer. In March 2008 the company opened a new 90,000 sq ft repackaging and warehouse facility in Wembley.A key objective was to ensure that the warehouse complied with temperature controlled storage conditions as regulated by The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
EcoCooling evaporative cooling was applied as part of a complete warehouse temperature control scheme. The existing heating system was incorporated into an integrated approach to heating, cooling and de-stratification. A central controller also provides data capture with remote access and automated alarm communication.
Full monitoring and data logging was provided together with SMS messaging of alarm conditions.
The current principles being applied to meet the MHRA controlled temperature guidelines are;
- The system shall be designed to maintain the warehouse under 25°C during normal UK weather conditions
- In exceptional conditions the 7 day mean kinetic temperature shall not exceed 25°C