Our new chilled water Fan Coil Unit (FCU) is a finalist in the Air Conditioning Innovation – Cooling (non-chiller) category. It has a modular design with many options and these key benefits:
- Higher cooling outputs based upon FCU footprint compared to the current industry standards
- Reduced SFPs (Specific Fan Power) leading to lower energy consumption
- Reliable acoustics based upon our expertise and testing
- Accurate modelling from our bespoke software
- Improved maintenance with side access fans
- Cost savings due to smaller units and access
- Use of integral attenuation to enable small units to be selected saving cost
Bespoke FCU modelling software
In collaboration with both fan and coil manufacturers, we have lower SFPs and coils with increased thermal efficiency. Our expertise in noise control enables the fan coil unit to run at its optimum efficiency whilst achieving the project noise targets at maximum cooling performance.
Our bespoke modelling software enables all the new innovative developments to be integrated together. In particular the application of integral Attenuators allows for increased air flow across the coil, boosting the thermal duty available from the FCU.
Our FCU modelling software incorporates acoustic and thermal modelling that has been ratified with the BSRIA and LCP testing program.
The software also reports on the product energy efficiency to ensure we offer products that are acceptable for the building energy plan. Caice’s modelling software is unique in such that it does not have a limited number of selection points for modelling. Through our detailed testing and working with thermal mathematic experts we have developed software that models in 1 l/s airflow increments. This allows FCUs to be selected to achieve the required criteria and prevent oversizing of FCUs.
Over 1400 hours of independent thermal and acoustic testing
1400 hours of independent thermal testing at BSRIA to BS EN 1397:2015 and acoustic testing at our LCP acoustic test centre to BS 4856-4: 1997. We believe this is the most extensive testing ever undertaken for a new chilled water Fan Coil Unit product range and allows us to accurately model any application the FCU may be used in.
The smallest width chilled water Fan Coil Unit on the market, by up to 30%
Compared to our industry benchmarks, our Chilled water Fan Coil Units are up to 30% smaller for the equivalent performance data and in fact we have designed the smallest width FCU on the market. This is particularly useful for residential projects where space is a premium.
Reduced lifetime cost due to the smaller unit size and easier side access
We have developed a fan scroll side access option. This unique feature reduces ceiling access panel requirement to 600mm x 600mm compared to the full width access of the FCU which is required with other suppliers. Our filter comes in a concertinaed style to also fit through the same reduced access. This is specifically of interest to residential projects with plasterboard ceilings; where cost savings can be made for smaller access panels and the reduced requirement for destructive maintenance.
Up to 60% increase in cooling capacity achieved
With the inclusion of Caice integral Attenuators within FCUs, up to a 60% an increase in cooling capacity can be achieved. A real winner is the attenuators are specifically designed to impose a minimal amount of resistance on the fans, limiting the impact on fan efficiency. BIM level 2 compliant models are available via our Revit Add-In to ease co-ordination and provide lifetime COBIE data for the building management.
We believe this will be the best value, highest performing chilled water Fan Coil Unit range on the market and if you would like to know more then get in touch now.