Gustavo Frickle Hospital is a new 92,000 sqm building in ViÃ±a del mar, Chile. This modern 11-storey structure with 554 rooms, clinical wards and an heliport, will be inaugurated in March 2017.
Providing patients and medical personnel with ideal temperature and humidity conditions as well as huge amount of sanitary hot water, achieving these with reduced acoustic emissions and highest efficiency, are the key challenges for the HVAC system of the hospital.
To hit this target the Hospital will be equipped with 8 FOCS-N, air source heat pumps with semi hermetic screw compressors, and 1 ERACS2-Q INTEGRA air source unit for simultaneous production of hot and cold water, thus satisfying precisely the air conditioning needs of the structure all year long.
In particular ERACS2-Q multi-purpose heat pump has been chosen in low noise version, in order to reduce noise emissions and ensure occupiersâ€™ comfort. In addition, depending on climate conditions, best operation mode is set completely automatically and independently in order to minimize the absorbed energy in every situation.
Sara Di Clemente