Smart Adiabatic cooling systems are used to decrease electricity consumption and simultaneously increase the cooling capacity. The traditional cooling systems cool the air once it enters the condensers. This creates overheating and shortens the lifespan of the whole cooling system. To avoid these two factors, Gerab Energy provides “Smart Cooling™” systems. They are meant to be used in warm and hot weather conditions where temperature reaches over 25 degrees Celsius (77 F).
How does “Smart Cooling™” work?
Adiabatic, evaporative systems “Smart Cooling™” are installed externally in front of the condenser of air conditioning and cooling unit. The temperature of air passing through the panel is reduced because warm air is cooled by water mist created before entering air conditioning and cooling facilities. A special liquid spray (Smart release technology) is used, which condenses the sprayed water into tiny droplets).
A portion of the water evaporates upon contact with air. As a result, energy exchange happens and the temperature of the air is lowered even before contact with the condenser. Thus, the temperature of air entering the cooling and conditioning unit becomes considerably lower (average of 10 – 20°C). This allows the unit to consume significantly less power and to provide the required temperature. Thus, the power consumption lowers and the lifetime of air conditioning and cooling units extends.
“Smart Cooling™” systems are also packed with special protective membranes that reflect sun rays, protects from water, limescale (calcium and mineral) deposits and dust. It is self-cleaning. The special cell material does not create additional resistance to the air flow through the condenser. As a result, the temperature is lowered and the condenser of the unit is protected.
“Smart Cooling™” Components
- The pumping station
- Panels with reflective membranes
- Water-spraying system
- Water treatment system
- Control Panel – which provides automatic startup of the system at a certain temperature.
Compatibility with Air Conditioning Systems of various manufacturers
Adiabatic, evaporative cooling systems “Smart Cooling ™” can be installed on air conditioning and cooling units of any manufacturer. A special technology takes the shortest possible period of time (one day) to prepare a solution for air conditioning systems of almost any manufacturer and capacity. “Smart Cooling™” operates completely independently of the technological processes of the traditional air conditioning systems. It only cools the incoming air, allowing the air conditioning system to consume less energy and produce more cooling capacity.
Blue Energy, LTD adiabatic, evaporative systems “Smart Cooling™” have been installed on the air conditioning systems of the leading manufacturers in and around UAE and Saudi Arabia including: YORK, LENNOX, DAIKIN, Airwell, McQuay, RHOSS, TRANE and Carrier.
Adiabatic, evaporative system “Smart Cooling™” is recommended by service – companies maintaining air conditioning and cooling units.
How to Save Energy by “Smart Cooling™”
Each manufacturer of air conditioning and cooling units provides a calculation of efficiency of their facilities. It specifies what cooling power (KW/h) is provided by the unit at a specific temperature of the air entering the system. The higher inlet air temperature is, the higher the power consumption for the necessary cooling capacity.
The average decrease of air temperature by 1°C improves the efficiency of air conditioning and cooling units by 1.8%. That is, you need by 1.8% less energy to achieve a desired temperature.
Due to the use of the adiabatic, evaporative system ““Smart Cooling™“, the temperature of the air entering air conditioning and cooling units drops by an average of 10 – 20°C. The result is energy savings of up to 30%. View a specific example of how energy saving is possible here (Schneider Electric).
Payback period (ROI) by using “Smart Cooling™”
Energy efficient solutions helps in huge savings in power. Leveraging, the use of adiabatic, evaporative system “Smart Cooling™”, the panel installation cost pays off for 12-24 months of operation.
Deterioration of compressors and plaque on the condenser over time when the air conditioning and cooling unit is working at maximum capacity for a long time or if the water is poured on the condenser to cool the incoming air. As a result, the efficiency of the system substantially decreases. Research on water poured over condensers working at maximum capacity shows that the air conditioning and cooling unit loses 12% to 18% of its efficiency on an average. The manufacturer YORK points out that a loss of 30% to 40% loss in their cooling capacity because of the build-up of plaque on the condenser, air conditioning and cooling systems.
It should be appreciated that if you pour air conditioning and cooling units with water, plaque build-up problems begin after the second season of using this method. Given this fact, the effect of the use of the adiabatic, evaporative system “Smart Cooling™” becomes even more important, because it provides a significant reduction in operating costs of air conditioning and cooling units and extends its lifetime. For maximum savings, you should install energy efficient solutions such as adiabatic, evaporative system “Smart Cooling™” in advance.