Klima-Therm has excellent working relationships with all the manufacturers it represents, but its association with Italian company Rhoss is particularly strong and productive.

The two companies – which have worked together for a decade – share a common commitment to safeguarding people’s wellbeing by ensuring the quality of the air they breathe in buildings.

Among the advanced products Klima-Therm distributes on behalf of Rhoss are a wide range of fan coil units, air handling units, chillers, and heat pumps. Core products supplied by Klima-Therm include:

  • High efficiency modular air handling units with superior thermal transmittance T2, thermal bridge factor TB1 and mechanical resistance D1.
  • Polyvalent heat pumps and high temperature ‘booster’ units for systems with two, four and six pipes including a wide range of duties with various refrigerants.
  • Terminal and heat recovery units with ultra-high efficiency EC fans and IE5 efficiency in both horizontal and vertical configurations.

HVAC solutions for commercial buildings

The company can provide products for various sectors including education, hotels, industrial, commercial, hospital, office, and service industries.

Rhoss has invested heavily in its business to make it a premier supplier of high-quality HVAC equipment. For example, it has established a certified 1,000 sq m laboratory, one of the largest in Europe.

This complements the four testing rooms with cutting edge technology for energy performance certification and a new control room to monitor performance in real time, both on site and remotely. Among the parameters checked, analysed, and submitted to the client are heat output and noise.

Rhoss’s robot technology enables it to accelerate production with exceptionally precise machining and its state-of-the-art CNC machines give the company the ability to cover a wide range of production processes.

There is a specific ‘quick-ship’ line for heat pumps and chillers up to 70kW in Rhoss’s four production lines for heat pumps, chillers, and multipurpose EXP systems. It also has a specific production area for refrigeration systems, which are custom built with gravity braze welding for increased quality and durability. It also produces a comprehensive line-up of heat exchangers from fan coils to heat pumps and multipurpose systems up to 800kW.

All its production lines converge towards a final test area with systems that reproduce actual environmental conditions. New sustainable refrigerants are also tested here.

But Rhoss recognises that even the best facilities will not function effectively without trained personnel to operate them. That is why the company has a laser-sharp focus on training to produce industry-leading levels of experience and expertise, all geared towards outstanding customer service.

So, Rhoss employs the right people and uses the most advanced technology to achieve peak performance.

New corporate video from Rhoss

The high quality of the company is displayed in a new corporate video which outlines how Rhoss is able to support its customers to improve the quality of the air and spaces in which we live.

Klima-Therm’s support in the UK

Rhoss has the support of Klima-Therm in the UK to take care of its distribution needs as well as supporting it on major HVAC projects.

One example of this is a bespoke chiller solution for John Lewis at its Peter Jones shop in Sloane Square, London by Klima-Therm. The 2MW cooling capacity installation is powered by magnetic-levitating Turbocor compressors, the first time Rhoss supplied its home-grown design of Turbocor-based chiller anywhere in the world.

The project replaced two rooftop-mounted Climate modular chillers that had come to the end of their working life. The replacement chillers had to conform with strict planning restrictions on noise and height, to reduce visibility, and fit within a confined space on the building’s rooftop. The replacement units also had to minimise weight to ensure safe and manageable crane lifts from one of London’s busiest shopping streets.

Klima-Therm’s solution required a specially designed low-height chiller mounting system, and compact low-profile chillers, each 9,350mm in length and based on three Turbocor compressors arranged in two refrigerant circuits.

The project was delivered on a tight timescale, to enable continuity of cooling and minimise disruption to the building. The existing chillers were removed, and the new units lifted in place over a weekend, with full installation and commissioning completed within a week.

Klima-Therm sales director Tim Mitchell explains: “The project required close collaboration between the client, consultant, contractor and supplier teams. After a site survey, we carried out a detailed component-level design process to ensure the requirements for size, noise, energy efficiency and weight could be delivered.

“The result is a high efficiency, low noise bespoke solution that fits the tight constraints on the site, and will significantly reduce the client’s cooling energy bills over the anticipated 15-20 year operational life of the equipment.”