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What Is an Airborne Infectious Isolation Room?

Posted by Price Critical Environments on November 30, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Understanding the ASHRAE 170 Requirements for Airborne Infectious Isolation Rooms

An airborne infectious isolation room, or AIIR, is a type of isolation room that isolates patients infected with organisms that can spread via small airborne droplets (less than 5 µm diameter). The purpose of an AIIR is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases from an infected patient to others. AIIRs are designed according to the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 170: Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.

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Topics: HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Critical Environments, ASHRAE 170, Filtration

People of Price: Rick Davies

Posted by Price Industries on November 16, 2021 at 8:12 AM

A Leader Dedicated to Relentless Service

Price’s ever-growing team is made up of extraordinarily talented individuals from different backgrounds. We periodically profile a “person of Price” to give you a glimpse at the person behind all those emails or the voice at the end of the phone! This post: Rick Davies.

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Topics: Employees, HVAC, People of Price

What Are EC Motors?

Posted by Price Industries on November 2, 2021 at 12:31 PM

Providing Terminal Units with Energy Efficiency and Control

Fan-powered terminal units use a motor and blower assembly to handle high levels of external static pressure, which enables the product to serve long duct runs and multiple air outlets. Using a motor within an assembly allows for smaller air handling units and gives the terminal unit the ability to tolerate variability in the heating and cooling requirements of exterior zones.

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Topics: Terminals, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering

What Is an Integral Silencer?

Posted by Jason Neufeld on October 19, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Optimal Sound Reduction for Terminal Units

Terminal units influence a building occupant’s experience through heating, cooling and acoustics. Price offers attenuators and silencers as two different methods to reduce a terminal unit’s operating sound level. An attenuator reduces sound levels by utilizing a section of duct lined with acoustical media whereas a silencer utilizes both baffling and acoustical media to break sound waves and reduce the sound level leaving the unit. Although attenuators may suit a project depending on its acoustical requirements and pricing, silencers offer optimal sound reduction.

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Topics: HVAC Silencers, Terminals, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC

What Is Pressure Drop for Terminal Units?

Posted by Mark Mahon on October 5, 2021 at 10:22 AM

An Essential Design Consideration for Mechanical Engineers

Pressure drop – the difference in pressure between two points in a fluid-carrying system – is one of the most critical design considerations for air distribution equipment in the HVAC industry. The problem with pressure drop for terminal units is that there are a number of metrics that are often confused with one another despite referring to different performance variables. These include static pressure drop, velocity pressure drop, pressure drop associated with acoustics and pressure drop associated with accessories.

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Topics: Pressure Drop, Terminals, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering

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