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What Is a Silencer?

Posted by Price Industries on September 7, 2021 at 9:59 AM

A Practical, Engineered Solution for Controlling Noise

Silencers, also referred to as sound attenuators or sound traps, are used as part of the HVAC system to reduce the noise that would otherwise be transmitted to the nearest indoor or outdoor space. In large commercial or industrial applications, silencers can be used in large banks to prevent noise from transferring into the environment.

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Topics: Noise Control, Noise Solution, HVAC Silencers, Duct Noise Reduction, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering

How Does an Active Chilled Beam Work?

Posted by Price Industries on August 26, 2021 at 8:30 AM

The Induction Process and the Science Behind Chilled Beams

Although perceived as an up-and-coming technology, chilled beams have been around for years. This system offers many benefits, including energy savings over the lifespan of a project, reduced duct sizing, lower noise levels and minimal required maintenance.

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Topics: Beams, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering

How To Optimize Hydronic Systems

Posted by Price Industries on August 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Reducing overall energy consumption with Chilled Beams

In modern buildings, the heating, cooling, and ventilation systems consume a large portion of the total energy use. This creates an obvious target when looking for areas where improvements and optimizations can reduce annual energy consumption. Costs associated with these improvements can be reduced year over year. Within the HVAC system, the largest consumer of energy will typically be fan energy. Using hydronic systems to transport heating or cooling energy throughout a building is a great way to dramatically reduce the overall energy consumption of the entire HVAC system.

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Topics: Beams, System Efficiency, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Tech Tip

What is a Fan Column?

Posted by Price Industries on July 27, 2021 at 1:38 PM

A Flexible, Localized Air Handling Solution

The fan column is a vertical fan unit designed to discharge air into a raised access floor plenum. The unit may be likened to an air handler as it mixes filtered, cooled return air with pre-treated outside air typically from a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) to achieve the design supply air temperature, then discharge the mixed air into the raised access floor plenum.

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

What is Smudging?

Posted by Price Industries on July 13, 2021 at 11:26 AM

Dirt Deposits around Ceiling Diffusers

Smudging is more commonly known among First Nations as a ceremonial burning of one or more medicines gathered from the earth. In the world of HVAC, smudging is a term used to describe dirt being deposited on the ceiling around a supply diffuser, a common problem in all types of buildings.

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Topics: GRD, Diffusers, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Tech Tip

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