- The WROC Wales rail operating centre is a major operational control hub and controls signalling across Wales.
- As part of the installation 2 ciat water chillers were fitted serving multiple Denco units across the building.
- The client had been experiencing issues with ongoing chiller failures that were proving time consuming to repair.
- This in turn was causing operational delays as the rooms over heated and equipment failed. Due to the size of the rooms mobile units were impractical.
- Tate provided SSE and NWR with a solution of 12 individual Mitsubishi ducted units with a combined cooling capacity of 220kw.
- In the event of a failure these could be instantly switched on to provide emergency cooling during any chilled water outage.
- Tate installed the Mechanical package. SSE enterprise installed the electrical package.
- Providing a cost-effective solution lowering the risks to the network.
- All pipework was crimped this allowed cost to be manageable for the client.
Site Specific Risks and Issues
- Tate had to work closely with SSE and Network Rail to produce a design.
- The works were within operational signalling rooms.
- The works involved a significant lift and shift element.
- Tate installation teams worked closely with the WROC staff to ensure all sensitive equipment was protected during the works.
- During drilling operations Tate used Class M extraction units so the works were dust free.