A site spanning over 200,000m2, Stansted Airport comprises of multiple buildings using a mix of Air Conditioning (AC) units with an installed cooling duty of over 15.6MW.

The majority of buildings comfortably exceed 12kW combined cooling capacity and require regular AC Inspections under the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations.

The Airport has invested heavily in its approach to energy management and know the importance of efficient AC. Based on our experience with similar complex systems used by the Airport, EIC were selected to undertake the initial AC Inspections in 2011 and the subsequent renewals in 2016.

 

 “Our 5 yearly Air Conditioning Inspections were due again during 2016 and we had to engage a certified inspector to undertake the inspections. We had no hesitation in re-engaging with EIC. As the previous provider of the inspection they gave excellent service and employ professional staff. All parts of the process were completed within proposed timescales. The assessor was most knowledgeable, helpful and amenable when on site and the reports were very professional.”

Malcolm Calvert
Engineering Compliance Manager

90

external units and 58 Air Handling Units were inspected

 

308

AC Inspection report recommendations provided

Following the success of the initial AC Inspection project in 2011, with 195 recommendations provided over 8 reports, we were chosen to complete the 5 yearly AC Inspection renewals at the Airport and in 2016 completed the 18 required inspections.

The priority for the Airport was security and a workable timeframe. In order to ensure these needs were met, an initial project review meeting was held and a feasible timetable established with the airport facilities and escort teams for the inspections. We adopted a flexible approach in order to accommodate the sensitive security measures required for site visits. Regular meetings ensured full project transparency throughout.

In addition to the building specific AC Inspection Reports, we also provided a top-level spreadsheet comprising asset lists and a summary of report recommendations across the Airport. There were 308 in total, broken down by priority and type to support the Airport with analysis and further action. Driven to enhance efficiency further, Stansted Airport are also looking to explore additional opportunities with EIC, such as our innovative ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ Building Automation solutions.

 

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