Frenger are proud to have supplied our 'exposed' X-Wing® Radiant Passive chilled beams to 36 Carrington Street, Sydney. This Buildcorp project was a refurbishment of a 1970s 10 Storey commercial building to create a quality boutique workplace with a 5 Star NABERS Energy rated Base Building.
Make Architects design stripped the building back to its superstructure and now offers brand new whole floors with full height glazing over leafy Wynyard Park and directly opposite Wynyard Station. Premium finishes and detailing throughout include exposed ceilings along with our 'exposed' X-Wing® Radiant Passive chilled beams, timber or polished concrete floors.
This 5-star Green Star refurbishment utilizes Frenger's 'exposed' X-Wing® Radiant Passive Chilled Beams to provide energy-efficient indoor cooling solution whilst deliver high thermal comfort levels.
Frenger's X-Wing 40% Radiant quotient not only helps to provide effective energy efficient cooling to the commercial floors but also delivers an excellent indoor climate environment which is essential for employee Wellbeing and Thermal Performance.
X-Wing's radiant proportion creates no air movement, the only air movement comes from the convective proportion. As cold water passes through the chilled beam the warm room air is cooled against the beam's cooler surfaces. This cooled air (which is heavier due to its increased density) gently streams through the louvres in the radiant wings. This cool air percolates through the small ceiling perforations into the room space below when concealed behind a suspended ceiling or gently into the occupied space below the Radiant Beams when installed as an 'exposed' application (as pictured above) at a rate less than (<) 0.25 m/s. In this way air is circulated within the room, with warm air from the room being continually replaced by cooled air.
X-Wing is constructed from copper and aluminium and is 100% recyclable at end of life (30 years life expectancy), as the aluminium fins that encapsulate the copper waterways can be efficiently pulled apart to separate the aluminium from the copper coil. The copper coil is produced by Frenger's in house "state of the art" full CNC serpentine bending machine. This produces seamless sinusoidal copper coils (without any joins, hence no risk of water leakage) up to 6m in length, with up to 12 water passes at 70mm tube centres. The aluminium radiant "wings" are produced in house by bespoke power press and roll forming machines, all of which are then assembled by Frenger's fully automatic CNC controlled machine which mechanically bonds the "radiant wings" to be in continious metal to metal contact with the seamless copper waterways.
Client: Brookfield Propertied
Main Contractor: Buildcorp
M&E Contractor: Vent Mechanical Services
Architect: Make Architects