900KW Chiller Rental Package For Large Fresh Produce Provider

The Challenge

Celsius Hire received a phone call from a large fresh produce manufacturer, during a moment of need. Their existing chiller system had failed, and this left them without a chilled water/glycol circuit. This provides the whole site including cold storage and process cooling.

The challenge was to come up with a fast, reliable and efficient rental system. This needed to get them out of immediate trouble. But also provide a longer term solution as their system was beyond repair.

Longterm Chiller Hire

The Solution

On the same day as the enquiry, a site survey took place between Jake Revell (Celsius Hire – Director) and the engineering team based on site. The survey included identifying mechanical connection points into the system.

Next, a plan was formulated that included the client appointing an emergency electrical team to run in a new power supply for the equipment. Celsius Hire were to provide a pump set and 6” PN16 flange flexible hoses. These run between the temporary chiller and identified stab ins approximately 20 metres away.

The client had a lot of mechanical plant near to the proposed temporary chiller location. This restricted access for the HIAB delivery vehicle and made the unloading area tight. We contacted our specialist lifting sub-contractor who joined us for a survey and produce a lift plan for the works.

Equipment used

1 x 900KW Chiller
1 x PUMP 23-3.6

The Result

The delivery vehicle arrived on site. It was positioned in line with the lift plan and approved method statement. Lastly, our chiller was lifted into position.

All in a day’s work our team connected the flexible hoses, temporary cable set, filled and commissioned the system.

Our chiller brought the glycol circuit down to temperature and our customer switched on his circulating pumps to start providing cooling to the cold rooms across site, which also started coming down to temperature.

Following this, our engineers returned to site to check on the equipment and the client had all their cold rooms down to temperature and processes fully back up and running.

Jake Revell, Director, commented;

“This job required full mobilisation of our team to get the chiller and ancillaries installed as quickly as we could. The client was losing lots of money not being able to operate site, and it was down to us to turn their fortunes. We installed a robust system that will be on site for the next six months at a minimum, and have ended up with one happy client – our ultimate goal.”


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