Energy-efficient factory cooling solutions

Factories are often extremely hot spaces. With large-scale machinery running continuously and staff engaged in intensive physical activity, it can be challenging to maintain a consistent temperature that’s safe for staff and stock alike. If you’re struggling with excessive heat or rising energy bills, OKEL are here to help. Our bespoke factory cooling solutions are energy-efficient, cost-effective and fully compliant. Get in touch today to discuss your needs.

Evaporative cooling unit

Is your factory cooling system up to the task?

The importance of effective temperature management for factories can’t be overstated. Failure to maintain a consistent temperature in your factory can lead to a range of challenges, including:

Your staff will often be undertaking physically strenuous tasks using large-scale machinery, and they may be required to wear heavy protective gear. If they can’t stay cool, this can raise the risk of injuries and workplace accidents.

Many manufacturing processes and storage of stock requirements are temperature sensitive. If your factory or warehouse environment is too hot, this can impact the quality of your output and lead to consistency issues and failure of goods.

 Most industrial equipment can only function optimally within a specific temperature range. If your cooling system isn’t effective, you may find yourself facing frequent downtime or excessive repair costs.

Energy costs have been on the rise in recent years, leading to a significant impact on your bottom line. An inefficient cooling system will only make matters worse.

You have a legal obligation to protect the health of your staff and provide a safe working temperature – but this can be a major challenge if your cooling system isn’t fit for purpose.

Each of these issues can lead to higher costs, production inefficiencies, and even fines or legal repercussions. Taken together, they can pose a significant issue for your business. Thankfully, they can all be tackled with a single solution: an up-to-date, energy-efficient factory cooling system.

The benefits of a bespoke factory cooling solution

A custom-designed factory cooling solution can have a transformative effect on your business. By investing in a cutting-edge system that’s tailored to your space, you’ll benefit from:

  • Safer and more productive staff. If you can keep your staff at a comfortable temperature all day long, they won’t just be at lower risk of injury – they’ll be more productive, too.
  • Lower energy costs. With a modern cooling system that is specifically designed for your factory, you’ll use less energy to keep your space cool, cutting down on your energy bills.
  • Reduced environmental impact. Customers and clients are increasingly committed to supporting eco-friendly businesses. An energy-efficient cooling system can help substantially reduce your carbon footprint and bolster your green credentials.
  • Minimised downtime. A temperature-controlled environment keeps your equipment at its best and reduces the risk of disruption to your production processes. 

With a bespoke factory cooling system, you’ll secure a wide range of improvements. By cutting costs and boosting productivity, a cooling system makes for a valuable and long-lasting investment in the future of your business.

Factory Evaporative Cooling Systems

Evaporative cooling is an extremely energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling solution that is particularly beneficial for larger spaces. If your factory requires a consistent and powerful source of cooling designed for intense or continuous usage, evaporative cooling is the perfect option.

Evaporative coolers work by drawing in outside air and passing it over water-soaked pads. As the water evaporates, it naturally cools the air. This cooled, fresh air is then circulated throughout your factory. This is not only a highly efficient solution, but also offers the added benefits of improved ventilation and air quality.

Evaporative cooling

Air conditioning solutions for your factory

Air conditioning ceiling mount

An industrial air conditioning system is the perfect choice for precision temperature control. If you need to carefully regulate the temperature in your space in order to protect sensitive equipment or limit humidity, air conditioning is the optimal solution.
By positioning high-quality air conditioning units at key points throughout your space, you can benefit from consistent temperatures without added expense. There are a range of different units available, each suited to different needs, which makes air conditioning solutions highly modular and customisable for every space.


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Most frequent questions & answers about Factory Cooling

The cost of a factory cooling system depends on a range of factors, including the size of your space and the specific cooling solution you choose. If your factory has specific requirements – for instance, you need to have precise control over the temperature of your space – this can lead to higher costs for designing and installing your cooling system.
However, a new cooling system should be considered a highly beneficial long-term investment for your business. A high-quality cooling system can cut your energy bills, reduce machinery failures, improve product quality and enhance the productivity of your staff. Taken together, these benefits can result in substantial savings over the life of your system.

Factory cooling systems are large, complex installations with unique requirements compared to domestic or smaller commercial cooling solutions. For both safety reasons and to ensure that your system provides long-term benefits, it’s imperative that you work with specialist engineers who are fully qualified and accredited to perform factory cooling installations.
By working with specialists like OKEL, you won’t just benefit from a safe and reliable installation process. You’ll get a full end-to-end service, encompassing everything from the initial design of your system to ongoing aftercare and maintenance.

A new cooling system is a significant investment in the future of your business, with the potential to offer a range of benefits, from cost savings to improved worker safety. But to ensure your new cooling system delivers everything you’re looking for, you’ll want to work with experienced specialists who are committed to your success. And that’s exactly what OKEL offer.

By choosing OKEL for your factory cooling needs, you’ll benefit from:

  • A bespoke factory cooling solution. We specialise in designing fully bespoke solutions for every single client. Your cooling system will be tailored to your exact needs and the specific layout of your factory.
  • An eco-friendly focus. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of heating and cooling systems for businesses across the UK. All our factory cooling solutions are designed to be as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.
  • Safe and reliable installation. All of our engineers are highly experienced and fully accredited to deliver cooling system installations in a range of commercial and industrial settings. You can rest assured that your cooling system will be installed with minimal disruption and maximum attention to safety.
  • A personalised approach. We are committed to providing an individualised service to every single customer. We will assign you a dedicated project manager who will be on-hand to answer any questions and keep you updated at every stage.
  • Ongoing support. Our installations come with comprehensive manufacturers’ warranties for all appliances. We also offer annual maintenance support packages to ensure your cooling system stays in top working condition for the foreseeable future.     

By working with OKEL, you’ll have the confidence of working with a highly experienced team that is committed to ensuring you receive the best possible factory cooling system for your needs.

Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to the question of how long a factory cooling system takes to install. The length of installation will depend on a variety of factors, particularly the size and layout of your factory and the complexity of your cooling needs.
The best way to get an accurate sense of how long an installation will take is to arrange a free consultation from OKEL. One of our engineers will visit your site for a free survey, which will enable them to provide a more in-depth analysis of your needs and a clearer estimate of how long the installation process will take.

Further, we also appreciate that you will want to minimise any disruption to your operations as far as possible. That’s why we will work with you to plan the best schedule for any installation with the aim of limiting the impact on your business.

Factories are particularly prone to suffering from higher temperatures. Many manufacturing processes generate large amounts of heat due to the nature of the machinery involved. Further, many factory spaces have limited ventilation, meaning there is no consistent flow of cool air.
Given that many of your staff will be engaged in physically demanding tasks and may be required to wear heavy or layered protective clothing, this situation can be particularly problematic. This excess heat can pose a health risk to your staff, as well as contravening regulations on working temperatures.
As a result, it’s imperative that you have an effective and reliable means of cooling your factory space. A high-quality factory cooling solution helps protect your staff, reduce the risk of equipment failure, and can even help ensure the quality and consistency of your products.

At OKEL, we are committed to providing an efficient, effective and reliable service for every single customer. To achieve this, we rely on a comprehensive design and installation process that ensures you’re getting the best possible service from your very first contact to the final sign-off.

Here’s a breakdown of our factory cooling system installation process:

  1. On-site consultation. One of expert engineers will visit your site to perform a free survey and discuss your needs.
  2. Bespoke design. Based on our survey and your requirements, we’ll provide a custom design for an energy-efficient, cost-effective cooling system.
  3. Pre-installation planning. Before installation begins, we perform detailed risk assessments and schedule the installation to minimise disruption as far as possible.
  4. Installation. Our team of fully accredited and highly experienced engineers deliver a safe, reliable and streamlined installation.
  5. Handover and sign-off. We provide training on the operation of your new cooling system and ensure everything is working to your satisfaction.
  6. Ongoing aftercare. We offer fully warranty protection as well as an annual maintenance service to keep your cooling system in top condition.

By following this process each and every time, we guarantee a fully tailored and reliable service every single time.