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1. WO2010076814 - CONDITIONING STATION FOR NAVAL APPLICATION AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREOF

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CLAIMS

1. Conditioning station (4) for naval applications, comprising - at least on conditioning unit (8) suitable to generate a flow of conditioned air inside the related vessel, characterised in that

- the conditioning station (4) comprises at least one supporting frame (16) for the conditioning unit (8) and related accessories,

- the said supporting frame (16) is load bearing for the conditioning unit (8) and is made separately from a frame of the vessel (20), the supporting frame (16) comprises reinforcing elements (40) suitable to allow the assembly of the conditioning station (4) outside the vessel and the subsequent embarkation of the conditioning station (4) inside the vessel .

2. Conditioning station (4) according to claim 1, wherein the supporting frame (16) comprises a plurality of supporting beams (24) positioned according to a reticular structure that distinguish housing areas (28) for one or more conditioning units (8) .

3. Conditioning station (4) according to claim 2, wherein the supporting frame (16) distinguishes a plurality of decks (32) that support the conditioning units (8) and that, in an introduction configuration of the conditioning station (4) in a vessel, integrate and connect with the decks of the vessel (36) . 4. Conditioning station (4) according to any of the previous claims, wherein the said reinforcing elements (40) are removable so that they can be removed from the supporting frame (16.

5. Conditioning station (4) according to any of the previous claims, wherein the said reinforcing elements

(40) comprise oblique beams (44) that act as bracings for the supporting frame (16) .

6. Conditioning station (4) according to any of the previous claims, wherein the said reinforcing elements (40) are removable so that they can be removed from the supporting frame (16) once embarkation of the conditioning station has been performed.

7. Conditioning station (4) according to claim 6, wherein the said removable reinforcing elements (40) are connected to the supporting frame (16) by means of threaded connections.

8. Conditioning station (4) according to any of the previous claims, wherein the supporting frame (16) comprises structural elements (48) suitable to be mechanically constrained to the structural beams (52) of the hull frame (20) of the related vessel, so as to create a combined and integral part of the hull frame (20) .

9. Conditioning station (4) according to claim 8, wherein the said structural elements (48) comprise protruding extremities (56) in relation to the supporting frame (16) , to ease the mechanical connection with the hull frame (20) .

10. Conditioning station (4) according to claim 9, wherein the said protruding extremities (56) comprise connection jigs (60) .

11. Conditioning station (4) according to claim 8, 9 or 10, wherein the said structural elements (48) are welded to the hull frame (20) . 12. Vessel comprising at least one conditioning station (4) in accordance with any of the claims from 1 to 11.

13. Vessel according to claim 12 , wherein at least one element of the hull frame (20) is made, at least partially, by a section of a structural element (48) of the conditioning station (4) .

14. Assembly method of a conditioning station (4) in accordance with any of the claims from 1 to 11, comprising the following phases: prepare a supporting frame (16) for a related conditioning unit (8) , the said frame (16) comprising supporting beams (24) and reinforcing elements (40) ,

- connect a conditioning unit (8) equipped at least partially with related accessories, to the said supporting frame (16) so as to create an onshore conditioning station (4) ,

- handle the said conditioning station (4) and insert it between the structural beam (529 stubs of the hull frame (20),

- operatively connect the conditioning unit (8) to the vessel's systems.

15. Method according to claim 14, comprising the phase of providing the supporting frame (16) with structural elements (48) , mechanically connecting the supporting frame (16) to the hull frame (20) , so that at least one structural element (48) of the supporting frame (16) becomes an integral part of the hull frame (20) .

16. Method according to claim 15, wherein the mechanical connection phase between the supporting frame

(16) and the hull frame (20) is performed by means of welding between the free end (56) and mutually faced by the related frames (16,20) .

17. Method according to claim 14, 15 or 16, wherein the mechanical connection phase between the supporting frame

(16) and the hull frame (20) is performed by means of introducing connection jigs (60) , the said jigs (60) being welded to the related frames (16,20). 18. method according to any of the claims from 14 to 17, comprising the removal phase of the removable reinforcing elements (40) of the supporting frame (16) so as to reduce the weight of the conditioning station (4) .