Green Point UK has recently introduced a series of value-added services to enhance its support for customers. These include turnkey logistics support for managing compressor removal and replacement, a rapid turnaround compressor exchange service, offsite preventive maintenance, and specialist onsite commissioning support.
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Logistics support covers a full compressor “lift and shift” service by a dedicated Green Point team, managing all aspects of removal and replacement with remanufactured exchange compressor/s. The specialist team can manage all aspects of complex compressor handling operations, from restricted-access plant rooms in deep basements to the top of multi-storey buildings.
Once the refrigeration contractor has disconnected the compressor from the refrigeration and power circuit and removed all refrigerant, the Green Point team takes over, first de-mounting the control and power box and releasing the compressor for lifting out of the rack. The procedure, which covers compressors weighing up to 1,300 kg, takes account of entry and exit points, weight and height restrictions, as well as manoeuvrability and accessibility within and out of the building.
According to compressor size and location, Green Point provides all lifting equipment, ranging from standard block-and-tackle to a full-sized crane and crew for roof-top access. In the second stage, the process is reversed for lifting and positioning the replacement exchange compressor into position. The whole process is completed in a day’s site visit. Finally, the refrigeration contractor connects the replacement compressor to the system pipework and power supply, re-charges it with refrigerant and reinitialises the system.