Warwick YMCA is located in the very hot southwestern QLD. The facility caters for a range of sports from basketball, volleyball, futsal and gymnastics. There are two basketball courts and large surrounds.
They had an overheating problem and approached Airius to come up with a cost-effective problem free cooling solution. Airius specified and installed 8 x Sapphire Series units throughout the facility.
YMCA Warwick located in southwest QLD and provides a
facility for a range of indoor sports.
Their facility covers two basketball courts and surrounds
and is 10 metres high and approximately 1,100 sq. metres in overall size.
It is used by both the YMCA and assorted associations and
groups for a range of sports.
YMCA had considered the use of large bladed fans however the
Airius option offered the best price without the expense of running three phase
power or relocating the lighting. Plus, the client was concerned at the damage
balls etc. can make to large bladed fans, as well as the required annual
maintenance costs HVLS large bladed fans require.
As assorted other YMCA facilities around Australia use
Airius fans for cooling, David Jordan, the facility manager, approached Airius
for a cooling solution in his facility using their unique fans.
After a review of the supplied floor plans and photos,
Airius recommended the installation of 8 x Airius Sapphire Series fans,
suspended just off the ceiling and evenly spaced around the facility.
These fans work together as a system and push out massive
volumes of air. They have a thrust rating of 14.32 Newtons and a C/L velocity
at 10 metres of 2.89 m/s.
YMCA accepted the Airius proposal adding to the scores of
facilities around Australasia and Asia now using the Airius Sapphire Series
fans for cooling their large spaces. Their ease of install, and
unobtrusiveness, coupled with all their other benefits (compared to every
alternative fan type) made the decision easy.
The German EBM Papst EC motor (regarded as the world’s best
fan motors) which powers the fans, is controlled by either a BMS or by an
infinite speed potentiometer controller. Airius supplied two of these
controllers -one per four fans per court.
The client was extremely happy with the results and David
Jordan, Facility Manager for YMCA Brisbane, said “Airius fans in our stadium
have made a massive difference to the air flow, comfort levels and PR at the
Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre (WIRAC). They were very easy to
install and won’t have the same maintenance nor programming issues as the HVLS
fans, which wouldn’t have coped with the futsal balls bouncing off the rotating