Evaporative cooling, especially the two-stage technology, provides the most sustainable and environmentally friendly cooling and ventilation available to production facilities, distribution centres, and office buildings.
This section describes the various advantages of (two-stage) evaporative cooling.
A comfortable work environment
A work environment that is too hot will lead to unhappy employees who will find it hard to concentrate and be productive. Research from UC Berkeley - "The impact of ventilation on productivity" - has shown that productivity drops by about 2% for every degree above 22 ℃. Oxycom's unique two-stage evaporative cooling system, IntrCooll, can cool the air down up to 20 ℃ below the outside temperature, accommodating the room, hall or building with a comfortable and productive environment.
Optimal indoor air quality
A work environment that is often ventilated and provided with ample fresh outside air is a healthy work environment, with low absenteeism and often higher productivity.
Evaporative cooling uses 100% fresh, filtered outside air to cool down a building or room. This improves the indoor air quality substantially, especially in comparison with mechanical cooling, which often recirculates the warm, polluted indoor air.
Energy-efficient climate control
Oxycom's two-stage evaporative cooling is highly efficient in its energy usage. The IntrCooll system uses only 10% of the energy that is used by mechanical cooling to cool a room or building effectively. 95% of the cooling capacity is provided through the natural process of water evaporation. The low resistance of the components in combination with very economical direct current fans ensure high efficiency and low energy consumption. The motor-driven fan that regulates the adiabatic process requires 1 kWh of electricity and provides up to 40 kWh of cooling power. In comparison, mechanical cooling systems produce only 3 kWh cooling power with 1 kWh of electricity.
On hot days the cooling efficiency of the two-stage evaporative cooling system increases. Warmer temperatures allow for more moisture in the air, and thus the system can evaporate more water. And the more water is evaporated, the more cooling power the system can provide, without increasing its energy consumption.