Wednesday, August 23, 2017

GMR Hyderabad airport migrates to ozone safe air conditioning

This is in line with India’s ratification of the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer in 1992 and its commitment to phase out ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).

SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL said, “Migration to inverter-based AC units has been a strategic decision taken in line with India’s mission to phase out ozone-depleting HCFCs. The airport has a 5MW solar power plant, which meets 15 per cent of the airport’s electricity demand. The airport is also striving towards 100 per cent LED lights.”

With over 300 AC units across office spaces within the terminal and ancillary buildings, the airport is moving from conventional AC units that use R22 gas, harmful for the ozone layer, to ozone safe R410 gas compliant AC units.

It has converted more than 240 split air-conditioners to inverter technology, known for energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases.

The new ACs are intelligent and intuitive and adjust airflow based on occupancy direction.
23/08/17 V Rishi Kumar/Business Line