HVAC and Refrigeration Engineering Ltd
HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Ltd is an Aberdeen based, international provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions to the offshore oil & gas and onshore petrochemical & marine industries.
We offer high quality and cost effective equipment, as well as the design and manufacture of bespoke items to suit individual requirements.
Our team of highly skilled professionals in engineering design, manufacturing and field services are structured into three divisions, working together to ensure that our customers receive the best possible service.
Our Projects Division is dedicated to delivering bespoke HVACR engineering solutions to a diverse customer base of offshore and onshore asset owners and service providers around the world. They execute all types of Greenfield and Brownfield projects from small turnkey assignments to multi-million pound upgrades and new system installations.
We are fully resourced in-house to provide a complete engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) package, managed by dedicated project managers who act as reliable, single points of contact during the entire project lifecycle.
The Products Division specialise in the design and manufacture of our branded products, Climarine and Hazcool, as well as customised bespoke equipment to meet the specific application needs of our customers. Our range of Climarine and Hazcool products meet the highest QHSE standards and comply with all appropriate industry regulations.
Finally, the Services Division is dedicated and entrusted by our customers to provide complete peace of mind when it comes to the health, safety, compliance, integrity, reliability, uptime maintainability and efficiency of HVACR facilities, equipment and operations. Our experienced teams of highly skilled and specially trained engineers and technicians are available 24/7 on a worldwide dedicated support or call off basis to execute all types of work scopes.
As a market leader in our field, our products are specifically designed to withstand demanding worldwide environments, utilising the latest 3D design technology and manufactured within an ISO 9001 accredited quality management system. Our products are built using only quality, industry leading components and cased & framed in 316L stainless steel. This provides our clients with the peace of mind that when purchasing our equipment, we provide only high quality, safe and reliable products with long service life; which offer real, long term value for money through low total lifecycle costs.
Where a client’s individual requirements call for equipment which falls outside of our standard ranges, our highly experienced team of engineers, designers and manufacturing specialists offer a bespoke service whereby we design and manufacture cost-effective, tailored solutions, specifically to meet even the most demanding of specifications.
After Sales Service
To support our products we provide clients with a full after sales service, encompassing installation, commissioning, operator training, maintenance and servicing. All provided by our in-house engineering and field service technicians.
Through an R&D initiative, we have developed an environmental test chamber to test our products for durability and reliability in extreme climates and harsh environments.
We designed and built the test facility in our workshop and it has already paid dividends by enabling extensive product testing over extended time periods for a number of existing and new clients.
These clients have all been extremely appreciative of the facility, which is unique, in that it enables them to see in real time equipment operation in a replication of extreme environmental conditions ranging from -25°C through to +60°C for prolonged periods
Our compliance services are designed to provide customers with a range of support to help them meet their legal obligations and to ensure assets and equipment comply with the ever increasing demands of the various offshore and working environment legislation.
Crucially, this includes the audit and review of all statutory HVACR responsibilities, compilation of reports and the making of recommendations.
HVACR Equipment Installation, commissioning, maintenance and system integrity are core to our service offering and, as specialists in our field, we offer our customers the assurance of a high level of expertise. We also provide dedicated campaign maintenance and integrity management services, incorporating systems performance monitoring, ensuring equipment is operating as per design and operational requirements.
Breakdown & Planned Repair & Maintenance
Our team of service engineers and technicians travel the globe, often at very short notice, to assist clients with equipment breakdowns and system failures.
They also carry out scheduled maintenance to specialist HVACR equipment that the client’s core crew may not be entirely familiar with.
The cost of preventing system failure, particularly in warm climates, is far less than the potential consequences arising from such breakdowns, in terms of lost drilling or production, and the effect of HVACR system failure on the health, safety and welfare of offshore personnel.
Our team of installation engineers and technicians are qualified and experienced at installing all component equipment and parts that make up an HVACR system, including: ductwork, dampers, fans, air conditioning equipment, refrigeration plant, electrics and instrumentation.
We specialise in both hazardous and non hazardous areas offshore.
Commissioning and rebalancing is essential to ensure that systems are achieving their design performance. We perform commissioning and recommissioning of all air conditioning and refrigeration plant as well as air balancing of ventilation equipment, abroad offshore facilities, vessels and onshore installations.
With the growing volume and complexity of legislation governing offshore installations We provide our clients with the management of their compliance in terms of HVACR responsibilities for health & safety on board the installation.
Our Compliance Services are designed to provide customers with LEV testing, leak detection, refrigerant compliance etc to ensure assets and equipment comply with the ever increasing demands of the offshore and working environment regulations and legislation. Crucially, this includes the review and audit of all statutory HVACR responsibilities, compilation of reports and recommendations.
Once our recommendation has been customer approved we will carry out any immediate work to meet compliance and provide customers with the option to engage us on an ongoing annual management compliance service contract.
Duct cleaning is an integral part of any assets maintenance regime, but in addition controlling ducting deposits and monitoring their build up is essential to maintain hygiene standards and reduce fire risks in heating and ventilation systems.
Regular inspection and cleaning of ductwork is a basic requirement of health & safety, since spores and micro organisms that grow in dirty ducts can be responsible for respiratory problems suffered by offshore personnel.
Utilising a Duct Deposit Measuring System, which has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the DTT (Deposit Thickness Test) in the HVCA’s (Heating & Ventilation Contractor’s Association) Guide to Good Practice, our operatives can generate an ‘instant’ report which clearly displays the measurement of dust and grease deposits within ventilation systems before and after cleaning and calculates the differences between the readings.
As an additional check to system integrity we perform a detailed, up-close visual inspection in tight and hard to reach spaces, utilizing a state of the art micro inspection camera, before, during and after the cleaning programme.
We have established relationships with a wide variety of major manufacturers enabling us to source a large range of engineering equipment & spares efficiently at competitive prices. Spares Unlimited also supports our repairs and maintenance operations by ensuring prompt intake then delivery of materials to site.
Baseline auditing and inspection enables an accurate picture to be developed as to the condition and performance of system equipment. This enables client to identify where remedial action is required and to produce accurate budgets for future years’ expenditure based on actual, rather than perceived, equipment replacement needs.
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Our Projects Division is dedicated to delivering bespoke HVACR engineering solutions to a diverse customer base of offshore and onshore asset owners and service providers around the world. We execute all types of Greenfield and Brownfield projects from small turnkey assignments to multi-million pound upgrades and new system installations. We are fully resourced in-house to provide a complete engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) package, managed by dedicated project managers who act as reliable, single points of contact during the entire project lifecycle.
Starting at the CAD station, our project service ranges from conceptual design to the production of detailed plans, engineering drawings, calculations, construction work packs, related documentation and certification packs, whilst working to a variety of international design standards including ISO, ASHRAE, CIBSE, and NORSOK.
We are competent and experienced in undertaking the project management of multi-facet projects, beyond the normal HVACR scope. This is achieved through working closely with our approved subcontractors and vendors to deliver associated works such as architectural services, structural engineering, piping, electrical, instrumentation and fire and gas engineering, and provide an integrated solution with a single point of contact.
- FPSO / FSO
- LNG vessels
- Fixed platforms
- Onshore refineries
- Accommodation barges
- Mobile offshore drilling units
Areas of Expertise
- Accommodation modules
- Engineering modules
- Galley & mess areas
- Drilling modules – shaleshakers, mud pits, sack stores
- Switchgear & transformer rooms
- Engine rooms
- LER / control rooms
- General machinery spaces
- Temporary refuges (TR) / shelters in place (SIP)
- Analyser houses / metering stations
- VSD modules
- Power generation modules
- Hazardous areas, doghouses, drilling cabins
- Survey & definition of workscopes
- Front end engineering design studies
- Project detailed design engineering
- Project procurement
- Turnkey packages
- 2D & 3D draughting
- Full documentation & certification packs
- Overall project management
- General arrangement drawings (GAs)
- Heating & cooling load calculations
- Installation workpacks
- Electrical calculations
- Duct pressure loss calculations
Whether we are involved at the conceptual design and engineering stage, or following the production of a mature design by the client, we have the experience to deliver the complete project on a turnkey basis.
Brownfield projects, involving modification or upgrade of existing HVACR systems, can be particularly challenging due to the need to carry these out while the asset continues to operate.
Our extensive experience in executing such projects both while the asset is still operating, or as part of a time critical shutdown, or shipyard scope of works, enables us to deliver the project seamlessly, on time and on budget.
Critical to the success of such works is the level of planning that goes into interfacing with other services on the asset and we have a well tried and tested method of achieving this via our project interface planning (PIP) system.
Utilisation of PIP alleviates the likelihood of unwelcome surprises at a critical stage of the works and ensures that these potential problems are designed out at an early stage in the project.
Project Work Plan
To ensure we provide our clients with a safe, efficient, and cost effective HVACR solution, we apply a tried and tested work plan regime:
- Designate project manager
- Agree work scope and responsibilities
- Conduct site survey, if required
- Verify work scope and agree engineering concept with client
- Present basis of design, time scales and costs
- Client review and approval
- Manufacture, install and commission
- Review and close out meeting with client