Mobile Equipment Air Conditioning / HVAC

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Do you need heating, ventilation and air conditioning for mobile equipment?

Polar Mobility wants to guarantee your comfort. When you spend long hours in construction, mining or other heavy-duty construction on hot summer days, you need some relief from extreme temperatures. Without proper air conditioning, you could fall victim to heat stroke and dehydration leading to an OH&S issue.

Mobile equipment air conditioning HVAC units do not only heat but cool or provide a combination of both. Polar Mobility offers units specifically designed for rough environments. Low maintenance units, a digitally controlled series and heavy-duty stainless-steel construction of our HVAC units keep your machines and workers operating at the same time.

When you need a high capacity unit to operate in temperatures rising to 50 degrees Celsius, Polar Mobility can provide one. Our goal is to help you eliminate operator fatigue and discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Size of the Equipment: Appropriate sizing for mobile equipment air conditioning/HVAC units is crucial for effective operation. An undersized unit can fail unexpectedly during critical operations, leading to downtime, costly replacements, and potential loss of perishable goods.

Exposure to Elements: Mobile equipment air conditioning/HVAC systems must handle environmental hazards common in industries like mining and construction. This includes pollutants such as asbestos, toxic gases, chemical compounds, mould, dust, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxide, which can all severely impact worker health and equipment functionality.

Industry Regulations: Compliance with industry-specific regulations is essential. For example, transporting perishable goods like food and medical supplies requires adherence to specific codes. In heavy industries like construction and mining, systems must meet standards such as ISO 23875 to ensure clean air inside machinery cabs.

Heating and Cooling Split Systems: These are widely used systems that employ refrigerant, compressors, and coils for cooling, along with a furnace and a fan for heating.

Hybrid Split System: Hybrid systems are similar to split systems but offer the flexibility to switch between gas and electric power, enhancing energy efficiency.

Duct-Free (Mini-Split): These are wall-mounted indoor units connected to an outdoor compressor. They allow for individual room control, which conserves energy by heating or cooling only occupied spaces.

Packaged Heating and Air: These compact units are typically installed in attics or upper floors. They can be electricity or gas-powered and are designed for easy transport and versatility.

The cost of mobile equipment air conditioning/HVAC systems can vary based on building size, cooling needs, chosen HVAC system type, and other specific requirements. Beyond the initial purchase price, consider the operational and maintenance costs. Consulting with HVAC experts like those from Polar Mobility can provide insights into the comparative costs of updating versus maintaining older systems.

HVAC technicians can perform various services, from repairing existing systems to installing new equipment. Regular service appointments typically include:

  • System inspections
  • Cleaning of components
  • Adjustments of screws, belts, and other parts
  • Refrigerant checks
  • Fluid top-ups
  • Fin straightening
  • Fan function tests
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Ductwork inspection
  • Filter changes

Regular maintenance extends the lifespan of mobile equipment air conditioning/HVAC and helps identify potential issues early, preventing costly downtime and ensuring continuous operation.