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What Is a VAV Diffuser?

Posted by Price Industries on January 4, 2022 at 9:47 AM

An Energy-Efficient Solution for Small-Zone Control

A variable air volume (VAV) diffuser is essentially a ceiling diffuser with a built-in VAV damper and thermostat. Despite its simplicity, this device comes with many benefits and is an effective way to create small-zone comfort for building occupants.

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Topics: GRD, Diffusers, Thermal Comfort, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering

What Is a Protective Environment Room?

Posted by Price Critical Environments on December 14, 2021 at 12:21 PM

Understanding the ASHRAE 170 Requirements for Protective Environment Rooms

A protective environment room, or PE room, is a type of isolation room that is intended to protect an immunocompromised patient from airborne contamination. PE rooms 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

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

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

What Are Manual and Automatic Balancing Valves?

Posted by Elizabeth Turner on September 21, 2021 at 9:08 AM

Exploring Pressure-Dependent and Pressure-Independent Fluid Control

Water-to-air heat exchangers are commonly used throughout commercial HVAC systems. The amount of fluid flowing through a coil directly influences the temperature exchanged to the air, which ultimately impacts the thermal comfort of those in the space. Both the type and size of piping package components are important to ensure that the overall system is running efficiently and to optimize thermal comfort.

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

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