Showing posts from April, 2018

Evaporative cooling systems and Legionnaires' Disease

One of the questions we frequently get asked is whether you can catch Legionnaires’ disease from evaporative coolers .  We are happy to report that there have been no recorded cases of a portable evaporative cooler causing Legionnaires’ disease and research indicates transmission of the bacteria is not possible by the evaporative method. What is Legionnaires’ disease? It is a very serious type of pneumonia caused by breathing in small droplets of water that contain bacteria called Legionella.   Legionella bacteria are found naturally in moist environments such as lakes and rivers, and other water sources. The bacteria causing Legionnaires disease are very common, but only build up to dangerous concentrations in - ·          Warm, stagnant water - evaporative cooling fans operate from a supply of cold fresh water, so the bacterium doesn’t have the opportunity to multiply. ·          Limescale and slime – regular cleaning of wet surfaces with a mild bleach solution, will p

London Cool keeps Cask 2018 cool

Recently we visited a micro-brewery, Affinity Brew Company , in Bermondsey, London SE16, to carry out an on-site demonstration of some portable cooling equipment.  The reason they needed some portable cooling is that over the weekend of 7 and 8 April they were holding a beer festival – Cask 2018 – and were looking for an efficient way of keeping the cask-conditioned beers cool so they could be enjoyed at their best. The kegs were to be stored in insulated racks either 2m x 2m or 4m x 2m x 0.5m which would be kept cool with an air supply at 8 degrees.  London Cool delivered two Weltem spot coolers to the brewery to deliver cool air to each rack. Affinity Brew Company partnered with another micro-brewery – Partizan Brewing - who are located just around the corner on Raymouth Road – to put on this event.   Billed as ‘a cask beer festival the like of which we don’t think you’ll have seen before’ it showcased some of the UK’s ‘finest and most exciting breweries’   with 30 different ca

New Trainee Business Developer for London Cool

Our new Trainee Business Developer, Ivo, has been telling us about his first week with us and his first trip (one of many he will be making) into London as he accompanied one of London Cool’s colleagues on his deliveries around the capital.   ‘We were pleasantly surprised to find that the traffic in West London was relatively light and we arrived by Marylebone Station in good time. We were delivering an Avalanche   portable split type air conditioner unit   to a prominent firm of   architects as they needed additional cooling in their server room. Unloading one of these powerful units was a lot easier than I anticipated, although the condensers are very heavy. Carrying it looks easier than it is too. After checking that the customer was happy with our setting up of the air conditioning unit, we made our way to London EC4.   An online food company needed portable cooling   equipment in their offices as their fixed air conditioning needed urgent maintenance and repair, prov