Tower of London

Andrews Ventilation keep tourists cool at the Tower of London

Widely acclaimed to be one of the UK’s most popular tourist spots, the Tower of London draws more than 3 million people annually. Its status worldwide and increasing popularity among sightseers make it absolutely crucial that visitors enjoy their time exploring Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress.

This also means ensuring that effective climate control is in place all year round – particularly during the hotter months of the year. Unfortunately, temporary or indeed fixed air conditioning systems are not permitted on site due to logistical reasons, so an alternative approach is necessary to avoid heat-related complaints.

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World-famous London tourist attraction kept operational by Andrews

As one of the country’s most frequently visited tourist spots, the Tower of London’s climate control arrangements face much scrutiny should customers complain about its perceived ineffectiveness. So when a new chiller system was installed on site before seasonal temperatures could dramatically rise, it was of paramount importance that the unit was subjected to a thorough heat load test.

Approximately 80kW of heat was needed to ascertain whether the chiller was ready to be commissioned, meaning some temporary equipment was sourced to facilitate the assessment being carried out.

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