Carrier has recently installed an HVAC solution for the Sistine Chapel to help preserve Michelangelo’s masterpieces against deterioration caused by increasing numbers of visitors.The system design was approved by an international audience specializing in cultural heritage preservation. Carrier is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corporation. The new system uses two Carrier AquaForce® 30XWV watercooled chillers with Greenspeed® intelligence, each with 580 kW capacity. It leverages specially designed software and components, as well as patented, energy-saving technologies to maintain optimal climate conditions for the protection of the paintings within the chapel. An intelligent system of controls, linked with an advanced video application, enables the system to anticipate visitor levels and adjust its performance intuitively. The new system delivers twice the efficiency and three times the capacity of the former system, which was built and installed by Carrier in the early 1990s. To ensure the smooth operation of the new system, the Vatican has chosen to enter into a five-year maintenance contract with Carrier Distribution Italy SpA. (Source:http://www.carrier.com/carrier/en/in/showcase/#/#Keepinghistory-cool-story )
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