According to the Non-domestic building services compliance guide, 2013 edition, published by HM Government, the term ‘cooling plant’ refers to:
…that part of a cooling system that produces the supply of cooling medium. It does not include means of distributing the cooling medium or the delivery of the cooling into the relevant zone. It may consist for example of a single chiller or a series of chillers.
The term ‘cooling system’ refers to:
…the complete system that is installed to provide the comfort cooling to the space. It includes the cooling plant and the system by which the cooling medium effects cooling in the relevant zone and the associated controls. This will in some cases be a complete packaged air conditioner.
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