KP Foods had an existing plant serving two packing halls with an area in excess of 13500m2 and a cooling load greater than 1MW.
The existing system, which utilised air sock distribution, was unable to meet cooling requirements and also proved difficult to maintain.
We redesigned the system to operate as a displacement system. The air handling plants were reduced by 50%, with any retained units being refurbished.
The sock air distribution system was replaced with floor-mounted displacement terminals. Some terminals were mounted above production equipment due to floor space restrictions.
The refrigeration was replaced with a new plant approximately one-third the size of the original.
The new system only requires a supply air temperature of 17°C to 26°C in the occupied space, enabling the use of free cooling for most of the year. It also has the added benefit of minimising the amount of recirculated room air.
We found Penmann to have an excellent understanding not only of air conditioning and refrigeration but also of the production process and the logistics that surround it. All timescales were achieved and the systems are working well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Penmann to others.David Underdown, Sales Director, Rachels Dairy
We have worked with Penmann on projects across all our UK sites. Their attention to detail is evident throughout each project.
The phrase ‘Turnkey Solution’ is used extensively in projects, but never has it been better suited than for describing a project by Penmann.Tom Mitson, Lantmännen Unibake
Arla was pleased to engage the services of a locally based company on such a prestigious project. Penmann were able to work seamlessly with us to deliver a high quality product.Tim Hutchinson, Project Manager, Arla Foods Stourton
All installation work was performed on time and to a high standard. The installation team, ensured that they worked safely and that the safety of others around the working area was considered at all times.Michael Clifford, Engineering Manager, Britvic Soft Drinks
The service you provide through Penmann is always thorough, thoughtful and designed for a duty and service level that reflects the demanding 24/7/364 days operation we run here, and we therefore always call you first when manufacturing problems need specialised and bespoke HVAC solutions.Robin Wright, Projects Manager, Bakkavor Desserts Newark
We are very happy with the cooling tunnels designed and supplied by Penmann. All projects have been undertaken in an extremely efficient manner and have been delivered on time and on budget, and we have been particularly pleased with the performance of the tunnels.Stephen Graves Factory Engineering Manager, Müller Dairy