Shopfloor Cooling: Enhancing Comfort and Efficiency in Manufacturing Facilities

Industrial manufacturing facilities often face challenges in maintaining comfortable working conditions for their staff, especially in areas where intense heat and gasses are generated. To address this issue, companies like First Light Lamps have turned to innovative solutions such as shopfloor cooling systems. These systems not only help regulate temperature but also ensure the safety and productivity of employees.


The Need for Effective Extraction and Air Replacement Systems

First Light Lamps, a leading manufacturer of specialist industrial lamps, recently expanded its manufacturing facility in Ely, Cambridgeshire to meet growing demand. During the installation of a new mezzanine floor, they faced the challenge of effectively extracting hot gasses emitted from the 14 manufacturing points located beneath the floor. To ensure a safe working environment, it was crucial to replace the extracted air with filtered and conditioned air. This is where Celsius, a renowned provider of ventilation and air conditioning solutions, came into the picture.

Designing and Installing a Suitable Extraction System

Celsius was entrusted with the task of designing and installing a suitable extraction system for First Light Lamps' new mezzanine floor. The extraction system needed to efficiently remove the hot gasses resulting from the use of an oxygen and hydrogen gas mixture in the manufacturing process. To achieve this, Celsius employed their expertise in shopfloor cooling and ventilation systems.

Two above-floor mounted filtered Celsius Inflow units were installed to draw pre-cooled or heated air from above the mezzanine floor into the false ceiling void. These units ensured that the extracted air was replaced with filtered and conditioned air, maintaining a comfortable and safe environment for the staff. Additionally, two EcoCooler units were utilised to keep the area above the new floor cool. The air from these units was also filtered using the EcoCooling technology, further enhancing the quality of the air in the facility.

Enhancing Cooling and Heating with Air Conditioning Units

Celsius didn't stop at just the extraction and air replacement systems. They went the extra mile by installing two air conditioning units to further cool and heat the area under the mezzanine floor. This comprehensive approach to temperature control ensures that First Light Lamps' manufacturing facility remains comfortable and conducive to efficient production.

Benefits of Shopfloor Cooling Systems

Implementing shopfloor cooling systems, like the one provided by Celsius, offers numerous benefits to manufacturing facilities. Let's take a closer look at some of these advantages:

1. Enhanced Comfort for Employees

By maintaining optimal temperatures in the working areas, shopfloor cooling systems create a comfortable environment for employees. This helps improve productivity and reduces the risk of heat-related illnesses, ensuring a healthier and happier workforce.

2. Improved Air Quality

Shopfloor cooling systems incorporate air filtration technology, which helps remove contaminants and pollutants from the air. This ensures that employees are breathing clean and fresh air, reducing the risk of respiratory issues and improving overall well-being.

3. Energy Efficiency

Celsius' shopfloor cooling systems are designed to be highly energy-efficient. The EcoCooling units, for instance, enable significant energy savings compared to traditional cooling methods. This not only reduces the facility's carbon footprint but also results in substantial cost savings.

4. Safety Compliance

In manufacturing facilities where hazardous gases are present, ensuring proper ventilation and extraction is essential for compliance with safety regulations. Shopfloor cooling systems, such as the one implemented by Celsius for First Light Lamps, address this requirement by efficiently extracting and replacing air, creating a safer working environment for employees.


Shopfloor cooling systems play a vital role in enhancing the comfort, safety, and efficiency of manufacturing facilities. Companies like First Light Lamps have benefited from the expertise of Celsius, a leading provider of extraction, ventilation, and air conditioning solutions. By implementing innovative extraction and air replacement systems, along with advanced cooling technologies, Celsius has helped First Light Lamps create a conducive working environment that promotes employee well-being and productivity. With the numerous benefits offered by shopfloor cooling systems, more manufacturing facilities are likely to adopt these solutions in the future.