When it comes to manufacturing, some industries are more climate-sensitive than others. The food and pharmaceutical industries in particular have strict requirements for good reason. In some cases, if temperature and humidity requirements aren’t met, production has to stop to ensure the finished products are safe for consumers.
Many manufacturing buildings have sophisticated HVAC systems, which are often located on the roof. This can make temporary cooling solutions tricky if you don’t have the right equipment.
Fortunately, a lot of our temporary ACs can sit on the ground and have the power to push the air up to the rooftop air handler. This came in handy on a recent job for a commercial manufacturing facility that had its rooftop AC units go down.
Cooling a Manufacturing Facility With Outdoor Industrial ACs
This facility had 40+ rooftop units, 10 of which are dedicated units for very climate-sensitive areas. When two of them went down, we were asked to provide a solution. We were not permitted to place equipment inside the building because of clean room requirements. Therefore, we used our outdoor industrial 40-ton air conditioners.
On this unit, the CFM and static pressure gave us the power to push the cold air up 20 feet, then 80 feet across the roof to the air handler. The electrician on site brought power to the unit and our customers were back up and running the same day.
Plan for AC Outages Before They Happen
If you are responsible for a large manufacturing facility, we offer custom contingency plans that will give you peace of mind and a game plan for when your rooftop unit goes down.