Airedale International has showcased the ingenuity of its R&D team by developing a new dual-function version of its pioneering hybrid fan coil unit to meet evolving industry demands. They have launched the latest generation of the award-winning Artus fan coil unit range, now with a four-pipe integrated heating and cooling option for commercial and residential spaces.
Artus fan coil unit
The original, single coil Artus first appeared on the market two years ago and has since found success in landmark commercial projects such as the WeWork flexible office space at 10 Devonshire Square in central London.
Building on the success of the original unique design, Airedale tasked their team of R&D specialists to develop a solution that met the requirements of an industry increasingly focused on energy efficiency and individual well-being.
Fitted with four-pipe integrated heating and cooling option
Artus was originally invented to solve some of the issues associated with inefficient and cumbersome comfort cooling systems and features low space claim, consistent air distribution and best-in-class energy consumption.
Working in partnership with design consultants, Arup, a hybrid system was developed, taking the performance of a traditional fan coil unit coupled with a 60% reduction in energy usage compared with chilled beam.
Enhanced efficiency and performance
The original Artus model has been particularly well received by specifiers prioritizing performance"
The result is a fan coil unit that requires no secondary ducting or hatch access, with a four-pipe water system that allows heating as well as cooling, with no mixing of water streams, increasing efficiency and performance. It offers a solution to consultants and architects who can more easily specify chilled water systems, in preference to direct expansion units, in the face of ongoing refrigerant phasedowns.
Anthony Cole, Managing Director of Airedale International, explains “The original Artus model has been particularly well received by specifiers prioritizing performance, efficiency and ease of install on their projects and where ceiling height is at a premium. Due to its shallow depth of around 200mm, a 12-story building can become a 13-story building with the savings in required ceiling void space.”
Artus 2 fan coil unit
He adds, “We’re constantly innovating and looking for new and improved designs to stay on top of our game. Artus is a brilliant example of taking a great product which was more compact, more effective and more energy efficient and making it even better.”
The Artus 2 fan coil unit suits buildings with a shell and core system with four pipe terminal units. The fascia can function with any hole configuration for flexibility of design and seamless integration with its surroundings.
Indoor Air Quality
Roger Olsen of Arup, who devised the Artus’ latest design concept, stated “Comfort and well-being were priorities during the design process. Noise levels can be precisely controlled, and with whisper quiet (NR25) levels possible, we are receiving interest for premium residential projects. The air distribution has also been carefully engineered so there is no uncomfortable air movement in the occupied space.”