CCP HVAC was tasked with providing a solution to ensure a constant temperature and ventilation system for a 3MWhr energy storage component within a PureWave® Storage Management System supplied by S&C Electric Europe Ltd. This energy storage component accommodated over 3,000 lead-acid batteries from Japan, all located on a remote island in the Scottish Shetland Isles. To add to the this tricky project, there were 90mph winds from all directions to contend with, as well as heavy rain during one of the UK’s worst storm periods in the winter of 2013/14.
Working with the client and other interested parties, CCP HVAC designed and supplied a Hitachi VRF system complete with heat recovery modules to facilitate the required air changes in the storage space. An intuitive control panel was also designed and installed to work alongside a Hydrogen alarm system and an extraction system. This alarm and extraction system would evacuate the building in the event of high levels of Hydrogen being detected.
In spite of the fierce weather conditions thrown at CCP HVAC, the facility is now fully operational and the Hydrogen alarm system has been actuated and been proved to be performing as per the design criteria.
Nick Watkins, Managing Director, Thamesgate Interiors, says,
We have done a lot of projects with CCP HVAC over the last ten years. One of the most challenging I have ever dealt with was in the Shetland Isles. The job was difficult and challenging throughout. The project lasted about three months - it was very trying and every little hiccup was a nightmare. CCP HVAC did really well in view of the difficulties we faced, and were an integral part of the team.