PROJECT: ST. JOSEF NURSING HOME
LOCATION: MERANO (BZ) – JUNE 2021
Construction work at St. Josef nursing home in Merano city centre, commissioned by the Teutonic Order, is over.
Aerial perspective reveals an H-shaped building, comprising two elongated architectural elements connected by a transparent central body. The first floor hosts public areas, food halls, doctor’s offices and the physical therapy area. The above three floors host rooms equipped with 150 beds. The project includes an upcoming underground garage with 150 parking spaces, 90 of which public.
The building is powered by 3 ENEX REVERSIBLE YUKON CHILLERS, each of which features 3 semi-hermetic DORIN compressors (1 x CD3401H + 2 x CD3501H).
These are the gas coolers on the seventh floor.
Each machine provides up to 230 KW of cooling capacity for summer air conditioning (water at 127° C) and, by inverting the cycle, 170 KW of heating capacity (production of water at 42° C), for a total capacity of 690 KW and 510 KW respectively. The heat exchange in refrigeration is based on the flooded system: liquid CO2 powers the evaporator by gravity and flows into a liquid receiver (before it is sucked by the compressors) thanks to natural circulation. There is no expansion valve as in traditional chillers. The disposal of heat of condensation (if the recovery of such heat is not required for heating) takes place in the LUve EAV9N 6232 gas cooler (6 vents with EC engines). The gas cooler also works as evaporator in heat pump mode.