If your chiller struggles on hot days, leaving your staff and customers to wilt under soaring temperatures, the targeted application of ThermaguardHRC may be the solution to your problem

Coating the chiller and its ducting is a highly effective use of your limited funds as it protects the internal refrigeration and compressor plant from the sun’s rays.
By also coating the duct work at the inlet and beyond the compressor you prevent chilled air being preheated before it enters the occupied building space.
Case Study
This was the solution adopted by Moreland City Council.
Serving Moreland’s 160,000 residents, the Moreland Civic Centre needs to be an efficient and comfortable place to transact the business of local government. On hot days, however, this was not the case. So the Moreland City Council sought the assistance of the ThermoguardHRC team.

The decision was made to coat the building’s rooftop chiller and ducts. The original coating was stripped away and a colour matched ThermaguardHRC coating applied.

“ThermaguardHRC was a miracle really.

John Tidey challenged ThermaGuardHRC to absolutely show our insulating coating working using the science of infrared testing. Before investing in a full roof application of ThermaGuardHRC, John needed proof that our product would really control solar heat transfer in to his workshop.

We took John up on his challenge with enthusiasm. Together, we organized for a square of You Do It Auto’s tin rooftop to be coated with ThermaGuardHRC.

After we applied our product, we waited. We waited a few hours, for things to really heat up. Finally, we took images of the underside of the tin roof using a FLIR thermal camera.

The results were amazing. The uncoated area of the roof measured in at a whopping 60 degrees, while the area coated in ThermaGuardHRC measured 20 degrees cooler, at only 40 degrees.

A comfortable space means happier clients and John knew he had found the affordable solution he needed against ‘guys & girls’ leaving the workshop stinky and sweaty.

After seeing these results, John went ahead and coated his entire roof with ThermaGuardHRC. Since You Do It Auto opened, John reports that his workshop is comfortable and cool and his clients love it. Not only that, reducing temperature also reduced overall humidity. Chemical solvents and cleaning polishes don’t linger in the air and the reduction in potentially harmful high-VOC vapours is an important OH&S benefit. For John’s clients it simply means they breathe easily in all conditions – and it’s the simple things that matters most.

If you have an air-conditioning system that you think would benefit from an application of ThermaGuardHRC, before the summer heat hits hard, book in with us. From a program conducted with Stocklands, the payback on abated energy alone is compelling – of course the primary benefit is the restoration of comfort to everyone is typcially

rooftop exterior with an applied square of ThermaguardHRC
rooftop exterior with an applied square of ThermaguardHRC

 

The Flir thermal camera shows that the roof under the coated area is 40°C and adjacent uncoated roof area is 60°C during a hot summer day
The Flir thermal camera shows that the roof under the coated area is 40°C and adjacent uncoated roof area is 60°C during a hot summer day

 

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The challenge demonstrated that the solar reflective qualities of ThermaGuardHRC solved the heating problem and also reduced humidity and vapour
Date

October 17, 2015

Client

Council Offices

Category

Chiller plant

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