When River Island decided to relocate its distribution super centre to Milton Keynes, it called upon Air Technology Systems (ATS) to provide the heating, cooling and ventilation solution that would meet its sustainability requirements and its specific business needs within a mezzanine area, whilst utilising the very latest air induction technologies.

ATS can offer the most cost effective and low carbon solution for climate control within warehouses fitted with mezzanines, either as a dedicated system or as part of the overall warehouse solution.

The River Island warehouse was fitted with multi storey mezzanines and contrary to what many people believe, air distribution with these mezzanine areas differs significantly from a conventional warehouse solution. Many warehouse operators assume that air will find its own way into these mezzanine areas because they are fitted within a ventilated space; the reality is that this is not the case.

The main issues that required careful consideration were overheating of occupants and lack of ventilation. The warehouse was served by 4 No. AHUs, 2 No. externally serving the main warehouse and 2 No. internally serving the high level mezzanine areas. It was particularly critical to ensure that adequate ventilation was supplied into the body of the mezzanine and the appropriate amount of supply air was delivered to each level providing a comfortable and productive working environment and meeting health and safety requirements.

ATS JETFLO air induction nozzle systems are the ideal solution for creating the desired climate control throughout the mezzanine areas. The JETFLO system can provide heating, cooling and ventilation into the body of the mezzanine to creating a comfortable and productive working environment. Small diameter unobtrusive ductwork is used to deliver the treated air into the body of mezzanine via a series of self balancing JETFLO nozzles. The ductwork system is connected to a centralised AHU located internally or externally or at high or low level.

ATS are industrial ventilation specialists providing solutions including extraction, warehouse heating, cooling, heat recovery, replacement air input and odour control. Working closely with clients, consultants and other engineering professionals, our design and project team offers a wealth of experience in the industry.

Call ATS for advice with your environmental or climate control project, contact Kevin Gillen on 07894464222 or kevin.gillen@atsclimate.com.