By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
After the power outage at the Terminal 2 of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport exposing passengers and airline ground staff to a hot and un-air-conditioned environment since a thunder storm hit on Thursday, the air conditioning engines have begun to pump cool air into the structure since Sunday morning, the Taoyuan Airport Corporation (TAC) said Sunday.
The TAC said the ac engines began to pump cold air since midnight but stopped at 4 o’clock in the morning when operators reported abnormality in the cooling tower that had automatically caused the water pump to shut down.
After immediate repair, the circulating water cooling was turned back on and the air conditioning was back to normal at 6 a.m., the TAC said.
As of 7:30 a.m., cool temperatures were detected in the duty-free stores and the waiting and boarding area on the third floor and the food court in the basement, but the departure hall would need a little more time to get the temperature down due to its high structure and big area, the TAC said. [FULL STORY]