Project: Crucial Cooling for an Oncology Hospital

Feb 15, 2024 | Cold Rooms, Refrigeration

We were delighted to put our refrigeration expertise to the best possible use with the upgrade of crucial cooling for the oncology hospital in Bristol.

The existing cold room had not been functioning properly for two years, meaning staff were forced to use localised fridges to store specialist medicines.

Because the 8m3 room had been built into the fabric of the hospital more than 20 years ago, a complete replacement was not feasible. But we were able to upgrade the refrigeration equipment to ensure that the ward’s crucial medical supplies are stored correctly.

The New Cold Room Installation

The new 3kW system keeps the medicine between 2-5°C with a number of safeguards in place. Audible and visual alarms alert staff if the temperature is our of range and the system cuts off completely if the temperature drops below -2°C, meaning the medicines cannot freeze and spoil.

We installed a run and standby system providing 100% backup and the equipment is also connected to the hospital generator to ensure an uninterrupted power supply.

Operating data and alarm information is available through connection to the hospital’s building management system (BMS). This integration also means the hospital now has a computerised/email alarm.

All work was completed within a week with commissioning and handover by ourselves.

Crucial Cooling in the Healthcare Sector

Batchelor Air Conditioning & Refrigeration is a trusted name in the healthcare sector across the region and our complete design and installation service ensures disruption is kept to a minimum.

We are also cold room specialists, having supplied walk-in cold rooms and other refrigeration solutions for more than three decades.

hospital crucial cooling cold room

Hospital crucial cooling cold room.

outdoor unit to hospital cold room

Outdoor unit to hospital cold room.


Further reading: Find out more about the different types of cold room here.

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