Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems, through its brand RC, supplied the air conditioning units to the Louvre. Formerly a royal palace, the Louvre has embraced the history of France for eight centuries. Intended as a universal museum since its inception in 1793, its collections—among the finest in the world—span several thousands of years and a territory that extends from America to the confines of Asia. With over eight million visitors in 2017, the Louvre is the world’s most visited museum.
The Louvre has always remained true to its mission of promoting encounters between its art collections and visitors. More than just a meeting place, it is now clearly a forum for sharing, open and generous, accessible to everyone. Ever since the “Grand Louvre” project, which in 1989 doubled the available exhibition area, the Louvre has constantly sought to build, restore, or redevelop its gallery spaces to provide an optimal setting for its collections.
Considering the extensive art collection that the Louvre houses, the temperature and humidity is of utmost importance. Thus, when it came time to upgrade the air conditioning units, a RC solution was chosen. Going into detail, 41 chilled water high precision air conditioners, RC branded, with an over airflow configuration and air in-take from the rear for a total cooling capacity of 2,645 kW were installed. These units achieve excellent heat removal, ensuring the highest energy efficiency and reliable temperature. Thanks to an advanced algorithm, Adaptive Set Point (ADS) the units instantaneously detect the actual thermal load, and the chillers are able to adjust accordingly.