Every newspaper headline will tell you: this summer is going to be scorching hot again, with lots of sunshine and little rain. Convenient for people who can enjoy their vacations this summer, but there is a large group of people for whom this forecast is less good news. Workers in production halls with little or no climate control suffer from extreme indoor temperatures when outside temperatures are high. Fortunately, this problem can be solved with a simple and sustainable solution. You can read more about it in this blog.
Consequences of a hot indoor climate
Effectively controlling the indoor climate is a major challenge for most production facilities. This is because the indoor climate is not only influenced by the outside temperature and the hours of sunlight. The heat released in the production processes also increases the indoor temperature. As a result, it can quickly rise to 10 ℃ above the outside temperature. Research shows that with every degree above 22 ℃, productivity drops by 2%. For example, in the case of an outdoor temperature of 25 ℃, the temperature inside often ticks 30/35℃, and productivity in the production hall drops by about 24%.
Therefore, a too warm indoor climate not only affects the comfort and well-being of employees but, ultimately, also affects your turnover.
A sustainable solution for climate control
There is often little to no climate control in production halls because of the sky-high (energy) costs associated with traditional cooling. Fortunately, there is a very effective and sustainable solution to this problem. Industrial two-stage adiabatic cooling provides effective cooling at 90% of the cost of traditional cooling. Furthermore, two-stage adiabatic cooling provides not only cooling but also ventilation with fresh filtered outside air. This dramatically improves the entire indoor climate and can increase productivity by up to 15%.
An effective climate solution in the factory, even this summer
Starting an implementation process for a climate control solution can sound quite intimidating. "Won't there be complicated calculations to be made?" "In the short term, how do we ensure the right architectural calculations are made for the installations on the roof?". At Oxycom, we have the knowledge and know-how to tackle these questions. With our smart heat calculation tools, we can quickly calculate how much cooling capacity is required for your production facility. If you need to cool your factory in the short term, you can also opt for a temporary solution by placing the unit with air hoses (temporarily) next to the hall. In this way, employees can benefit from a cool and fresh indoor climate in the very short term.
Make sure that your employees can work healthily and comfortably this summer. Schedule an appointment with one of our specialists and arrange effective climate control for your production facility now.