Marine Ducted Systems

Marine Ducted Systems

Whether wanting to heat or cool an enclosed area or room on a marine vessel  ducted systems offers a suitable and efficient option, however you need to be mindful of a few other factors using these types of systems for marine use such as corrosion, location of equipment, vibration and movement, electrolysis and also power supplies as some ships and boats run on 110 Volt in stead of the standard 240 Volt in Australia, however if we take the above into consideration split systems can be a cheap alternative to conventional marine cooling systems.

Marine ducted systems can work extremely effectively if designed and installed correctly, they can also create many issues with temperature differences experienced across different areas of the ship and depending upon were the internal heat generating equipment is located, it is highly recommended that you seek professional advise such as a Coles engineer to ensure the right system and layout is selected to minimise issues in the future. Please bare in mind that with large industrial areas with multiply working conditions and different areas there is always generally going to be a few issues with different temperatures and airflows, this is were it is critical in the initial design stage to make sure that the critical plant and workers have priority over the system to ensure that the critical areas are conditioned first.

Industrial ducted systems provide conditioned air to a number of rooms or spaces at the same time. The air is distributed on large systems via solid metal main duct work with flexible duct work and fittings branching off the main run to the various outlets, on smaller ducted systems and your general domestic systems we can utilise flexible duct work and fittings without the need of solid metal main ducting, this saves both time and money. Coles utilises good quality flexible duct work and insulation, we can also ensure that all current BCA Section J requirements are fulfilled if required on your Basic’s or DA report, there are also cheap and nasty options in the market place which need to be avoided when selecting ductwork and fittings, hence why Coles only selects premium quality products from reputable suppliers.

In regards to grille selection and options, you need to speak to the right people with the right knowledge and access to the various suppliers in the market place, Coles has the right knowledge, the right engineer skills, good relationships with the right suppliers and can offer many different styles, options, colours, finishes and designs to accommodate your architectural requirements whilst also being ascetically pleasing to look at.  These grilles seamlessly fit into any room or venue without the necessity for large or visible units and brackets as you would have with a split system.

In terms of energy, the systems come in many sizes and configurations and a Coles sales engineer will advise as to which model will most effectively meet your requirements.

There are many options and choices available with Ducted air conditioning systems, with inverter and non-inverter models, digital scrolls and hybrids, as well as low static to high static systems, variable speed indoor fans and those that run from single-phase to three-phase ( note some units may require three-phase power). For those thinking about future running costs and energy efficiency, an Inverter or digital scroll system delivers consistent temperatures in the most efficient, cost effective and productive way.  This is achieved by the system balancing extreme shifts in power and maintaining the temperature over a period of time, thus eliminating the need to re-heat or re-cool an area. This efficient process also eliminates excess noise and reaches any set temperature faster than a standard on / off type system.

Like Split air-conditioning systems, ducted systems also require both an indoor and outdoor unit that are connected together by a series of interconnecting services which includes insulated refrigerant pipes, electrical cables and drainage. The indoor unit may be placed either in a roof cavity or under the flooring, depending on access and practicality. Connected ducting is then run to various locations in your building or venue and conditioned air is emitted into the room via grilles located on the floor, walls or ceiling. It is also possible to air-condition multi-story buildings, and a sales engineer will explain how a series of ‘droppers’ can be discretely located to reach ground levels.  It is also possible to ‘zone’ different areas of your building, meaning some areas can be on or off at the same time, providing an efficient and cost-effective way to air-condition your home or business. Outdoor units will either stand on a concrete slab, plastic feet, and adjustable roof brackets or be mounted by custom made heavy duty hot dipped Galvanised brackets.

Coles air-conditioning, using only well recognised and trusted products, ensure the most efficient and productive system is created for your space. Coles’ sales engineers and installation technician’s use only high quality copper and pipe insulation as well as energy efficient ducting and good quality drive open drive closed zone motors.

Client Reviews

  • Thank you Coles Refrigeration & Air Conditioning for the professional work you produced in installing the bar and kitchen at the Mark Hotel.

    Your professionalism, quality, honesty, and delivery timeframes were outstanding given you were under an extremely tight schedule to get the project completed. I was especially impressed with your effort to accommodate any additions to the original scope, including the client's request to refurbish the entire kitchen two weeks prior to Christmas. I have no hesitation in recommending you and Coles Refrigeration & Air Conditioning to future clients and trust we will continue to further strengthen the relationship between our companies.

  • Coles have been responsible for the provision, installation and servicing of all our beverage and catering equipment, air conditioning & general refrigeration. I have conducted business with Coles since 1994. I have no hesitation in recommending Coles Refrigeration & Air Conditioning to prospective clients.

  • We were impressed by the excellent sales advise, design, installation and after sales service we received. All equipment restoration was carried out professionally keeping costs to a minimum. Coles Refrigeration & Air Conditioning ensured that our budget was met and that we received the best available equipment within that budget. For future requirement, we will not hesitate to involve Coles Refrigeration & Air Conditioning. Thank you for the professional input and service!

  • Thank you for the excellent work produced by your staff during the fit out of our new kitchen. The stainless steel exhaust and benchwork are second to none. Our cool room, pantry and freezer are working beautifully and the shelving and the layouts are exactly to our requirements. I will always be available to be contacted to recommend the work you and your staff did on our new kitchen.

  • Throughout all the stages of development and construction, I always found the staff from Coles to be highly professional and diligent in their works. Cole's tradesmen who carried out the works at our site were always helpful and met our stringent OH&S requirements. The buildings that were refurbished present various challenges with timeframes and meeting relevant codes and standards. With Cole's help, we were able to meet and exceed all expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending Coles Refrigeration for any future works in which they tender.

  • Mitchel Cousins has presented at two workshops held by the Energy Hunter team, helping businesses gain an understanding of real life ways to improve performance, reliability and cost savings of plant and equipment. Mitchell displayed high level of knowledge in both his specific industry, as well as energy efficiency. It was a pleasure working with Mitchell and I would happily do so again.

  • I was on site this morning at 47 Darby Street for the RMS Fitout project, and the foreman was heaping a fair bit of praise on you guys for the quality and speed of work! Thanks for helping us out on this one.

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