NHS Blood and Transplant
Thursday, January 28, 2021 | Refrigeration
NHS Blood and Transplant provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This includes managing the donation, storage and transplantation of blood, organs, tissues, bone marrow and stem cells, and researching new treatments and processes.
Adcock undertook the design and installation of a suite of cold-rooms, approx. 100m.sq area, for the storage of blood products at the new NHSBT Blood and Transplant Facility in Barnsley.
Blood has to be stored within close temperature tolerances and the rooms are designed to maintain an even temperature across the entire room of 4 deg C +/- 1 deg C. Each room has two independent systems to ensure continued operation comprising of inverter drive condensing units used both for energy efficiency and for optimum control of the refrigeration process. Searle unit coolers are fitted with Danfoss electronic expansion valves to again ensure optimum control of the room temperature.
NHS Blood and Transplant saves and transforms lives, Adcock are proud to provide them with necessary equipment and support.