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Explore Price Research Center North

Posted by Price Industries on June 1, 2021 at 4:10 PM

Virtually Tour Our State-of-the-Art Laboratory and Testing Facility

Price’s continued commitment to customer service and superior technology led us to construct Price Research Center North (PRCN), the only facility of its kind in North America.

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Topics: HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Training, Tours, Critical Environments

Create High Performance Schools

Posted by Price Industries on May 18, 2021 at 2:14 PM

The Benefits of Displacement Ventilation and Chilled Beams for Efficiency

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a high performance school as energy and resource efficient. Creating a high performance school is not difficult, but it requires an integrated, “whole building” approach from the beginning of the design process.

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Topics: LEED for Schools, Beams, Displacement, System Efficiency, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering

How Does Displacement Ventilation Work?

Posted by Price Industries on May 4, 2021 at 1:11 PM

Energy Efficient Ventilation Effectiveness and Thermal Comfort

Displacement ventilation provides low velocity air at around 65°F that relies on buoyancy forces to drive the air motion. Supply air spreads across the floor until encountering thermal plumes from heat sources that naturally drive the clean, conditioned air up through the breathing zone. Heat and contaminants are carried up to high-level return or exhaust grilles instead of getting recycled through the space. The result is high ventilation effectiveness and improved thermal comfort delivered in an energy efficient manner.

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Topics: Displacement, Thermal Comfort, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Tech Tip

The Evolution of Perimeter Underfloor Air Distribution Design

Posted by Chris Burroughs on April 20, 2021 at 8:38 AM

Perimeter offerings that provide flexibility and efficiency

The future of commercial office design faces a number of challenges, including a shift away from densely occupied open office concepts and a heightened concern for occupant health. North America continues to adopt newer energy codes that task design firms to further reduce energy consumption. In addition, indoor air quality (IAQ) has arguably become a principal element of building design.

Although several air distribution systems can be designed to succeed at both of these elements, underfloor air distribution (UFAD) offers significant flexibility and IAQ improvements over traditional air distribution approaches. While the interior zone design has changed little over the years, the perimeter offering has evolved significantly.

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Topics: Underfloor, Thermal Comfort, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Design Engineering, Tech Tip

Leveraging CFD Simulation for Optimal Design

Posted by Mike Koupriyanov on April 6, 2021 at 12:13 PM

How CFD Optimized Cooling in a Battery Energy Storage System

One of the most frequent questions that customer and reps ask us is “Can you model this?” Even though the answer is always a resounding yes – we love a challenge – every rep and customer is still
surprised at the broad array of applications that benefit from a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. This means that a myriad of designs currently in use in different sectors of the building industry could have been improved. 

Battery storage rack in a battery energy storage system
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Topics: Mock-Up, Heat Transfer, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Tech Tip, CFD

At Price, when we say “the sky is the limit”, we actually mean it.

Our customers have come to count on a consistent and ever-increasing stream of new products and enhancements.  Price has a large team of experienced and talented engineers who are consistently working on breakthrough ideas.  We are not afraid to move into whole new product categories if we believe we have a contribution to make.

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