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Application details: For SS Great Britain Bristol-based contractor H & F Air Conditioning worked closely with Toshiba distributor AMP Air Conditioning to come up with a technologically advanced solution that would not detract from the historic ambiance of her function rooms. The systems operate on R410A non-ozone depleting refrigerant and feature twin-inverter condensers for maximum energy efficiency and flexibility.

Every year more than 16,000 function and venue hire guests are welcomed on board. Brunel’s SS Great Britain also offers dining experiences from Sea Shanty Nights and Murder Mysteries to Christmas Lunches, Parties and Banquets.

Both function spaces were designed for 19th century rather than 21st century requirements – which is where the need for a modern air conditioning system arose. Situated below decks, and with no windows the rooms could become overheated when filled with guests.

The solution was to install two independent systems. The First Class Dining Saloon is cooled by an 18HP SMMS VRF heat pump connected to nine indoor MML-AP 0181 BH floor standing chassis units, while a 6HP MiNi-SMMS VRF heat pump and three indoor MML-AP 0241 floor standing chassis units serve the Hayward Saloon.