Danfoss ensures cool kids at KidZania in India

KidZania is a global edutainment theme park built as a replica of a real city for children to play, explore and learn about the adult world. Started in Mexico in 1996, it has now come to Mumbai in India, spread over an area of 75,000 sq. ft. Danfoss is managing the air at KidZania, keeping it fresh, safe, and clean in a green way for all the kids.

— 13 May 2015 By Danfoss India

KidZania is a global edutainment theme park built as a replica of a real city for children to play, explore and learn about the adult world. Started in Mexico in 1996, it has now come to Mumbai in India, spread over an area of 75,000 sq. ft. Danfoss is managing the air at KidZania, keeping it fresh, safe, and clean in a green way for all the kids.

Danfoss air handling units (AHU), and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are monitoring, managing and maintaining the air quality at KidZania in Mumbai, helping achieve a city-like environment where a huge volume of fresh air needs to be circulated within the facility throughout the year. Since the population in the theme park keeps varying, the requirement of the conditioned air keeps changing—stressing on the need for energy efficient systems and optimized operations, especially given the sensitivity of kids being involved.

Danfoss AHU and HVAC systems employ state-of-the-art controls and systems, and VLT® HVAC variable frequency drives (VFD) for air handling dedicated to fan operation. A range of software functions enable Danfoss to tailor the VLT® HVAC drives to the exacting needs of KidZania’s HVAC system. The Danfoss drive allows the flow of air to be varied as needed, which facilitates cost savings compared to conventional fixed-speed air handlers, besides saving up to 50% in installation costs. Per a third-party energy audit, the 10 Danfoss variable frequency drives employed at KidZania in Mumbai helped achieve savings in electrical consumption of approximately 392 units a day, which translate to a savings of Indian Rupees 1.9 million per annum.

VFDs manufactured by Danfoss not only control the temperature and air flow, but also help control the costs incurred toward energy for the facility. The savings allow KidZania to economize the operations, too—a well-designed and integrated approach to provide great savings while providing a clean and secure environment for the children.

 

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