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Milpark Hospital

Prestige Air specifies a prestige airconditioning system for new Milpark Hospital extensions

Samsung DVM S units provide not only energy-efficient climate control but also ‘free’ hot water

Located on the outskirts of the Johannesburg CBD in Parktown, Milpark Hospital is one of Gauteng’s premier private hospitals. Nelson Mandela was treated there for an acute respiratory infection in January 2011 and also underwent a laparoscopy in February 2012.

When the time came to enlarge its facilities to cope with ever-increasing demand, consulting engineers Spoormaker & Partners requested tenders for the airconditioning system. Prime requirements, amongst others, were maximum energy efficiency, top quality of units, complete stock availability and a full fresh air system.

Prestige Air secured the contract by specifying Samsung DVM S units in conjunction with an Air Handling System, plus 2 Hydro units supplying hot water.

‘Morne Meyer of Fourways Airconditioning who supplied the Samsung units helped us with the design and also made site visits to ensure everything was going according to plan,’ says Dewald Ras, project engineer of Prestige Airconditioning. ‘We had previously installed DVM units in places such as Windhoek, Onderstepoort and Bronkhorstspruit so were familiar with the requirements of a DVM installation, particularly with regard to the welding of pipes.’

The airconditioning project was begun in November 2016 and finished in February 2017. States Morne Meyer: ‘An AM320 (89.6kW) DVM S supplied indoor units on the ground floor, while an AM 160 (45kW) was utilised for climate control for the first floor. A full fresh air system was a crucial aspect of the entire installation, while an Air Handling Unit services the ICU on the ground floor. A bonus of the installation was ‘free’ hot water from 2 Hydro units that utilised discarded heat to provide water for the hospital’s laundry, bathrooms etc.’

The entire DVM system is linked a Data Management Server for central control, ensuring precisely the right temperature for each of the different hospital areas.

Managing director of Fourways South Africa, Richard Perry, comments: ‘We are very gratified by the ever-increasing number of leading consulting engineers, architects and installers that are specifying Samsung’s DVM S system in its various formats. With 8 branches of Fourways countrywide including our large new premises in Honeydew Business Park, we are able to warehouse a wide range of Samsung’s airconditioning products and provide on-the-spot service and technical advice to our installers.’