The Manchester Proton Beam Therapy centre is a brand new five storey facility at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, one of Europe’s leading cancer treatment hospitals. The MPBT project is going to be the UK’s first NHS high-energy proton beam therapy center and will provide three treatment rooms, one research room, patient reception, consultation rooms and public space in one 5 storey building.
The units are going to serve the entire building, including proton beam machines, which require constant cooling and will take up the bulk of the building load. From this point of view it is clear that maximum reliability has been a key factor in the choice of Turbomiser technology.
The project involves the design, manufacture and installation of 4 air cooled Turbomiser chillers, with centrifugal compressors, providing 1200 kW of cooling capacity each. The estimated cooling load for the building is around 3.6 MW, therefore all four 1200 kW chillers should be running in part load to achieve the duty. Turbomiser running at part load provide always the highest efficiency and effective cooling.