Starting from your needs and first principles, we conceptualise solutions that fit the need. Experience, engineering nous, materials technologies and information technologies combined to create genuinely new results. A creative process both constrained and liberated by science and technology.
Working from the concept brief, our teams identify the techniques, materials and products that will work to create the extraordinary results sought, and set out what the project performance will be, define the costs, weight and size data and any specific limitations that may need to be considered.
Detailed 3D and 2D CAD data, circuit schematics for electrical, pneumatic/hydraulic, air/water movement and statutory approvals data will be generated and carefully collated at this stage. Potential conflicts are checked and physical, electrical materials and environment compatibility is ascertained.
Finally the finished system is ready to test in anger, performance to be confirmed, and any adjustments needed to be documented. At this stage a detailed review is conducted to prove the validity of techniques used, and learn from each result in detail to optimise ongoing design and production.
Laboratory or Cloud, Physical parameters or Data Analysis - Research is the lifeblood of future industry.
Expectations of comfort, security, and visibility have never been greater. The internet of things, so called, means that previously dumb devices are providing data, and opening opportunities for control never before seen. Overall, the democratisation of information, combined with the operations of governments to protect their countries, and the relentless economic pressure to achieve more for less presents unique challenges, but serious opportunities.
Previous work has included detailed interactive thermal modelling for prediction and scaling of thermal systems, acoustic modelling, prediction and auralisation, restoration of damaged audio recordings, software system implementations for parametric environmental control, and development of open sourced modules for control and communication.
The refrigeration vapour compression cycle is a complex field when assessed in detail, due to the intereaction of change of state, volume, heat content and enthalpy of refrigerants. It is a field where there is much scope for better understanding and implementation, and we have tools in house to measure and adjust thermal flows. We also have the support of an excellent network of suppliers who are prime sources for production of bespoke coils, heat exchangers and fan units.
The noise and vibration levels present in an environment are a critical part of the conditions that humans are called upon to experience, enjoy, operate in and even endure! We have the experience, equipment and procedures to record, measure, analyse, report on and resolve issues and problems around this sphere.
Delivery of airflow to the point of need is a critical strategy in the design of our climate control systems, and a large percentage of the capacity of the system and its energy use can be saved if the air and cooling are ducted direct to the body or equipment. An example of this is our ManPAC system, which delivers carefully controlled cooling to the soldiers upper body, greatly reducing the cooling required.
Thermal transfer through materials is critical in the understanding of extreme environments, even more so than in buildings where there is often a degree of tolerance.
Having an understanding of the function of the human body and mind and the conditions that it is subject to is an essential precursor to the delivery of appropriately designed temperature, humidity, noise and vibration control. It is equally essential to differentiate between the stresses and overall effect on cognitive function that occurs in an office environment, as distinct from, for example, a dance floor, oil rig or operational military vehicle.
We are always on the lookout for new technologies in the field of thermodynamics that can be employed in the search of the perfect human environment. Examples of some recent developments are the use of thermo electric coolers, heat pipe transfer technology and evaporative coolers.
For further details contact us on 020 8933 6611 or visit www.streamenvironmental.co.uk