From trade fairs to winter skating – Trane Rental Services supports all seasonal cooling needs
Across most business sectors, there is often a requirement for temporary cooling - whether it's planned and predictable or the ad hoc response to a business opportunity or challenge. Some businesses are intrinsically seasonal and require cooling or heating for a very short time: ice rinks are typically only run during the winter season while wineries may only require increased cooling capacity during the relatively short fermentation process.
A rental solution provides all the flexibility and agility required to make these businesses profitable ... a "pay as you go"; model which falls under operation expenses rather than demanding costly capital outlay.
Trane Rental supports temporary ice rinks right across Europe
The flexibility of rental is vital for operators of ice rinks. In Sinaia, one of Romania's most popular ski resorts, Trane Rental has been supplying the operators of an iconic rink in Dimitrie Ghica Park since 2011. This year, the ice rink was created and maintained using a Trane Rental reversible heat pump to provide 190kW of cooling capacity. Rental is typically for two months but duration depends on when the school holidays fall. Furthermore, the ice rink tends to be busier when there is less snow on the mountain slopes and skiers are looking for other means of entertainment - rental can then be extended accordingly. Trane Rental now supplies chillers to the owners of nearly 20 ice rinks all over Romania as well as for special events such as ice shows.
Another interesting ice rink project took place in the Netherlands when Trane Rental was involved in the creation of a purpose-built rink for a celebrity TV show. With a film crew and celebrities taking to the ice for a week, ice cooling control needed to be flawless to maintain a perfect stage during filming. With Trane Rental on board, the production team could focus on the show itself, ensuring a sensational ice-skating extravaganza for viewers. Trane Rental provided a full turnkey solution for this project with the expert hire team dedicating as much enthusiasm in the planning phase as during deployment. The rental air-cooled chiller had quick freezing properties to rapidly create the ice rink and 24/7 technical support remained available for the full week until decommissioning.
An even bigger project took place in Budapest when the local authorities asked Trane Rental Services to help build a huge skating park that comprised both a 25m x 30m ice rink and a 2.5 m wide x 150 m long ice corridor winding through the surrounding park. The skating rink, opened to much fanfare at the end of November, and remained open to the public every day through to March.
Wineries and wine fermentation
Away from the ice, Trane Rental is instrumental across Europe in supporting food producers. Tohani Romania, one of Romania's most important and successful wineries, was seeking a rental solution to provide cooling during the wine-making fermentation process in a new extension. During wine-making, it's vital to maintain specific temperature ranges; yeast is responsible for fermentation and requires a specific temperature range to thrive - too low, and the yeast may not be able to survive; too high and the yeast may produce off-flavours which can affect the final product's taste and quality.
Trane Rental was able to supply a cooling installation for Tohani that could handle the wide range of operating conditions and offer very precise temperature control, ensuring the customer could perfectly protect wine quality throughout the different phases of the production process. Being able to integrate Trane Rental equipment into the winery's technological processes was integral to the success of the project and has enabled Tohani to boost annual capacity, now up to 3 million litres of wine every year.
Events and one-offs
Rental is vital for events and other temporary installations and Trane Rental offers access to an enormous fleet, ensuring organisers have exactly the right solution for their needs. In Germany, a leading logistics company needed a cold storage solution for caterers to use at the ISH Frankfurt trade fair. The annual event is the world's largest exhibition space for the HVAC industry, showcasing an array of practical solutions for key global issues. The requirement was for two cold storage units able to store food and beverage at +7°C. Trane supplied two 20' cold storage ISO containers for a three-week rental period.
The COVID-19 pandemic created an urgent need for temporary installations right across Europe as health authorities converted school buildings, exhibition venues and other buildings into emergency vaccination facilities. Pharmaceutical companies also had to rapidly ramp up production. A global pharmaceutical organization supporting France's national Covid vaccination programme needed to urgently increase its cold storage capacity to ensure sufficient inventory. The company manufactures semi-finished products used in a range of different vaccines. Temperature control is a challenging and critical aspect of production so a solution was required with the capacity to store elements for up to one billion vaccines at -40°C, amounting to 400 cubic square metres of refrigerated storage. Trane was able to harness the skill of its technical, logistic and commercial teams to ensure that the customer's requirements were fully met and, although Trane was up against more established competitors in this market, the team's rapid and proactive response made the difference.
Broad product portfolio
Trane's broad product portfolio, developed over decades of leadership in the industry, provides flexibility whatever your specific requirements - whether it's 20kW of cooling or up to 14.000 kW.
The extensive Trane chiller product line has been developed thanks to decades of knowledge and industry leadership, and includes scroll, screw, centrifugal and piston compressor chillers. All Trane Rental equipment is also perfectly maintained according to the highest standards and our customers can count on our extensive network of service engineers for outstanding 24/7 support.
Trane Rental's cold storage solutions offer extensive applications in short-term to long-term storage, warehousing and testing. Solutions can be adapted to perfectly meet customer needs with options including telematics, remote monitoring and Controlled Atmosphere.
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