National Ventilation has designed and supplied a ventilation system for the Golden Hinde, a full-size reconstruction of the English galleon captained by Sir Francis Drake on his circumnavigation of the globe between 1577-1580.
The ship is undergoing a major refit utilising traditional materials and methods, modern ventilation was installed to control humidity levels and provide a safe, healthy environment for the visiting public.
Ventilation design was crucial to this unique project and so National Ventilation’s design team worked closely with the Golden Hinde’s Lead Shipwright, Toby Millinder.
Combining National Ventilation’s expertise in ventilation with Toby’s in-depth knowledge of the ship ensured an effective, practical ventilation system that would achieve a good level of ventilation.
National Ventilation’s design service included two site visits to the London landmark to make sure the design would work in the space. The system was expertly specified to achieve the necessary air changes per hour to provide a safe environment for the public and physically work within the existing structure.
With the ventilation design National Ventilation specified heat recovery ventilation. However, due to space restrictions it was necessary to specify two Monsoon HRU/ECO150EC mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) units.
National Ventilation commissioned and balanced the system, making it safe for the public. Two inline heaters were also part of the specification, with National Ventilation supplying one heater for each MVHR unit, to provide comfort heating for visitors to the ship.
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