HVAC: a complex field
Heinen & Hopman helps: from advice to implementation
– by Peter Bos, August 24
The value of a vessel is largely determined by the comfort on board; if the temperature is off or the systems are too noisy, it will soon be considered worthless by owners and crew. Heinen & Hopman prevents this by building HVAC&R systems that are meticulously aligned with the needs and demands of both crew and cargo. It may seem simple – cooling or heating air and transporting it to specific areas – but in practice it is very complex. Specialist knowledge is required to design an HVAC&R system that functions perfectly in all conditions and is easy to operate, quiet and aesthetically pleasing. And these are only some of the aspects involved.
Over the years Heinen & Hopman has gained a wealth of expertise and experience in HVAC&R systems for the maritime sector. We understand that, with so many options available, it can be difficult to determine the best choice when purchasing an HVAC&R system for a vessel. Quality awareness is essential in this regard, because a system that does not work properly can cause considerable additional costs; HVAC&R systems cannot easily be replaced, so the risks involved with inferior products are substantial.
From advice to implementation
Contrary to many HVAC&R suppliers who are only specialised in elements of HVAC&R, such as split units, Heinen & Hopman has knowledge of the full spectrum of possibilities, including custom-built solutions. As a result we can provide advice on which system is best suited to a given vessel and fit it as well. We also constantly invest in innovations and the expansion of our global network to ensure that our HVAC&R systems function optimally, now and in the future.
Peter Bos | Manager Sales & Estimation
Peter Bos has been working at Heinen & Hopman for almost 30 years. He devotes most of his attention to selling HVAC&R systems to clients like Damen Shipyards and Feadship. Additionally, Peter offers sales support to our subsidiaries abroad as well. He highly values reliability and a no-nonsense approach and stands behind what he sells.