All systems designed by Forestaire take advantage of our fully
equipped workshop and service division that operates in the
industries that we build systems for. We are able to take advantage
of the valuable feedback from our customers and technicians which allows us to design systems that are extremely robust and
reliable, high performing and field serviceable.
All components used in the design of our systems are industry
standard. If we are unable to provide an “off the shelf” solution for any specific application, we are able to design and build specific components that will more than meet our customers’ requirements.
Given that Global warming and ozone depletion are catch phrases
of the 21st century in our industry, this has a very real effect.
Worldwide, temperatures have increased and in the southern hemisphere
our skies are clearer and the sun loading is a very real issue.
All system capacity calculations include these parameters; evaporator
and condenser assemblies are designed to handle the most extreme
temperatures possible with performance and reliability as the
main criteria. This coupled with a need to fulfil the customer’s
requirement from an aesthetic and accessibility standpoint means
we are able to satisfy any application.
Forestaire has a full in house manufacturing capability in
both sheet metal and engineering. We are able to handle small
to medium production runs as required and have off site capability
All assemblies manufactured by Forestaire are built to an
extremely high standard given the robust requirement of the
applications. Generally, construction is from electro galvanised
steel, powder coated for corrosion resistance and aesthetics,
or from stainless steel panel for its long term corrosion
resistance and life, with the exterior finish to suit the
All components used in the manufacture of our systems are
industry standard proven in the application by long term field
Evaporator and heater coils, copper tube and alloy fin, are
generally supplied by Red dot. These along with condenser
fans and blower assemblies, predominantly Spal, Tripac and
Aurora, are used based on their technical specifications and
the application required.
Condensers are the single most important component in any
a/c system. Forestaire use solely Red Dot product in this
area. Each application is individually assessed and calculated
to provide the best heat rejection possible given the space
allowed and then the condenser is selected to provide the
best performance. Whether this is a tube and fin, multiflow,
serpentine, remote fan or radiator mounted condenser, the
individual characteristics of each is considered prior to
selection. All bracketry is integral in itself, and provides
a secure mounting platform with no stress on the condenser
Preferred compressors are Seltec, Diesel Kiki, Sanden or Denso.
As with all other components, the selection of compressor
type depends on the application, performance required, space
available, and the most suitable configuration.
Hoses and fittings
Our choice of hose is generally Goodyear Galaxy, in both standard
and reduced hoses. We use Atco steel bump tube o’ring
fittings, however Parker, Aeroquip and Manuli hose and fittings
are available to meet certain OEM parameters if required.
All ancillary components are generally Red Dot. International
supply and availability, coupled with superior quality and
reliability make this the only option.
All systems manufactured by Forestaire are built to perform
in the harshest conditions. Our systems are already working
in some of the most severe environments from mining applications
in the Pacific, Airport Fire appliances throughout Australia,
molten alloy crucible transport in aluminium smelters, to
forestry harvesters operating all over New Zealand.
Given that we have designed and manufactured the system, it
is logical that we carry out the installation.
With over 20 years experience in this field, our installation
guarantees the performance that has already been manufactured
into our systems. Component mounting brackets, hose mountings
and protection, unit installation and wiring are all areas
where our expertise counts.
With a fully mobile installation service that has carried
out installations in Australia, the Pacific, and from Invercargill
in the south, to Whangarei in the north of New Zealand. This
service is available to any customer who requires it.
Forestaire has a fully mobile service fleet with 4 fully equipped
service vehicles operating out of our purpose built facility
in Rotorua and our satellite branch in Taupo NZ.
We are able to provide full back up service within the central
and upper north island, and through associate companies, provide
our customers coverage throughout New Zealand.
We also offer service to our international customers by arrangement.