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Reference Number 2004-7-1527
Title Sustainable cooling systems
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 90%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 90%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 10%;
Principal Investigator Professor GG (Graeme ) Maidment
No email address given
Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment
London South Bank University
Award Type 3
Funding Source Carbon Trust
Start Date 01 April 2005
End Date 30 January 2007
Duration 22 months
Total Grant Value £71,461
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor GG (Graeme ) Maidment , Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment, London South Bank University (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) (0.001%)
Project Contact , London Underground Limited (0.001%)
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Objectives The objectives of this project are to: design, construct, install, monitor and assess a prototype ground-coupled cooling system. o Determine optimum design parameters; establish best practice guidelines for using the technology.
Abstract This project aims to demonstrate the use of a ground-coupled cooling system in a London tube station (Victoria). The following steps will be carried out during the project: examine literature and the theoretical basis for ground-coupled cooling technology; look at existing systems to identify the design objectives, component and system performance, parameter measurement, control strategy and relative achievement of system aims; produce a detailed specification of a prototype ground-coupled cooling system, for implementation in a London tube station, including life-cycle and maintenance-cost analysis, and risk assessment; appoint a contractor and install the prototype in conjunction with the London Underground; monitor and test the prototype for a minimum of 12 months; optimise design parameters and establish guidelines for using the technology in conjunction with CIBSE; disseminate the results of the research to leading professionals. The prototype will provide data on the performance of this technology in a new operating environment. The unknowns of particular interest include the extent of influence of an underground cooling system, the ambient temperatures achieved within the passenger environment, the sizing of plant and components, control performance, water availability, quantity and temperature and corrosion. This project aims to provide a platform for exploitation of ground-coupled cooling systems in other markets. The technology developed could be utilised to extract cooling from the current groundwater abstraction, which is pumped to reduce the groundwater level, eliminating the need for energy intensive cooling systems
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