Event Air Conditioning- A Bespoke 747 Cooling Project Case Study
A great job this one. As well as being a very interesting structure to to provide effective cooling too, the end result in terms of exceeding the requirements of the customer really was the icing on the cake.
Advanced Climate Rentals were approached at short notice by the client with a significant problem. The plane was due to be used for an event, this included decking out the fuselage with live foliage to give a woodland theme. The client was worried however that the high ambient and on-board temperatures would cause severe wilting and loss of a significant part of the events theme- an effective event air conditioning system was required.
The client required a temperature of 15 Degrees to maintain the foliage for 24hrs, followed by 22 degrees for the main event. ACR recommended fitting an ACR 160.120 AHU and a 60kw chiller to provide chilled air to an 300mm air sock distribution system.
In the above picture the air socks can be seen run in the ceiling space. Air sock was used to give low noise air distribution, that also didn’t impinge on the overall floor space available.
The project was a complete success with all requirements being met.
An interesting fact; the plane was never painted because this would add 1 and a half tons to the overall weight. Weight that could be added to the payload…
The plane was last operated by MK Airlines (Mike Kruger) before the company went into liquidation. This plane was flown into the airport and abandoned where it stands today!