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J & E Hall cooling technology installed at the Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries in Leeds has recently installed J & E Hall cooling technology to protect museum artefacts from the ravages of infestation. The museum accepts exhibits large and small but many arrive in poor condition. They may be carrying insects which can cause damage and these bugs can infest other artefacts once on show in the museum. To combat this new exhibits spend five days in quarantine at low temperatures before being defrosted and made ready for display.

Stephen Cohen, head of maintenance at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, explained: “Many of the exhibits are old and made of wood, cloth and other degradable materials. They can decay quickly if action is not taken to halt infestation. Our five-day quarantine process ensures that all the bugs are killed off before an exhibit goes on display in the museum. This new freezer allows us to store larger exhibits and a more extensive range too.”

The J & E Hall range of Fusion Commercial Condensing Units are the ideal solution for commercial refrigeration installations where noise, size and reliability are paramount. Fusion and Fusion Scroll condensing units are available for medium and low temperature applications. The cooling system for the new freezer at the Royal Armouries operates in a temperature range of -24°C to -28°C and runs on R448 – a low Global Warming Potential (GWP), energy efficient and non-flammable refrigerant for low and medium temperature operations.

The installation was carried out by Blackburn-based ACME Facilities Group, who worked closely with J & E Hall to size the system and capacity needed for the new freezer room at the museum. Andrew Hegarty of ACME Facilities Group said: “We chose the J & E Hall system for the freezer because we know we receive excellent reliability from the product and superb technical back-up. Keeping the freezer within the correct temperature range is a key element in ensuring that the artefacts are free from contamination and ready for public viewing."  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfWghuI9nm4

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