In December 2016 Degree C installed three separate direct expansion (DX) refrigeration systems in the second modified atmosphere (MA) in addition to the four refrigeration systems that were already installed some years ago.
In May the installation of the chilled glycol systems started. One system takes care of the packing room and the blueberry pre-cooling room refrigeration, and another system looks after the FAC (forced air cooling rooms)
the warm berries come in after picking, they get stored temporarily in the
buffer storage room. The berries then go into one of the five FAC rooms, where
a custom designed buffer and tarp system covers the pallets. Large fans
combined with custom built cooling coils evenly distribute the air through the
berries to cool them fast. Once cooled, the berries go to the holding rooms and
C also installed three coolers in the blueberry pre-cooling room. Combined with
10 fan cubicles this offers 20 pallet spaces for the fast chilling of
chillers outside the building were sourced from Climaveneta. An Italian
manufacturer with quality industrial equipment. The chillers, paired with two
glycol buffer tanks and four pumps, form the refrigeration plant of the
overall project was a great team effort between three Ulverstone divisions.
Most of the work was carried out by Degree C’s fabrication division, installing
approximately 540 meters of stainless tube and insulation in various sizes. Fabrication
also took care of the installation of the plant, tanks, pumps, cooler and FAC
equipment. Our refrigeration mechanics re-located 7 DX coolers from the
existing facility to the new facility, and installed approximately 350 meters
of copper pipe and insulation. Our electricians installed kilometers of cable,
and seven custom-built control panels.
C has just finished the commissioning of the project. Well in time for the
start of the berry season. Let the berries come and be cold!
These Rainbow High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) ventilators are designed to filter air down to a sub-micron level while patients are being operated on.
The filters are still to be installed and commissioned by Rainbow Filters .
This equipment is installed in one of the 6 new state-of-the-art operating theatres that are part of the Calvary Hospital refurbishment project.
It is critical a curtain of clean air is blown down over the patient to prevent any contamination or bacteria entering the body during surgery.
The air is then drawn back up through the corner sections of the ventilator. This equipment was installed by Degree C Hobart’s Mechanical Services team headed up by Foreman Dean Weeding and Electrical Foreman Wade Wall.
There is no job too complex for the Degree C Mechanical Services and Electrical teams.