The Science of Comfort

Your Premier Source for All Things HVAC

What Are Sensible and Latent Heat?

Posted by Daniel Russell on September 13, 2022 at 9:41 AM

Defining Sensible and Latent Heating and Their Importance in HVAC Applications

In the HVAC industry, it is common to hear about having to handle sensible and latent loads to condition a space. Since we tend to associate heating or cooling with a change in temperature, confusion can arise when multiple forms of heating are mentioned. In this post, we’re going to clarify the difference between sensible and latent heating and why the distinction is important in HVAC systems.

Read More

Topics: Fan Coils, Heat Transfer, Cooling Coil, Condensate, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering

Are Drain Pans Needed for a Chilled Beam System?

Posted by Price Industries on August 30, 2022 at 8:48 AM

Measures to Mitigate Condensation Concerns

More than ever before, engineers, contractors and building owners are choosing chilled beams for their projects. This energy-efficient technology uses the heat transfer capabilities of air and water to provide heating and cooling in a space. But the concept of installing a water coil within the housing of the chilled beam raises some very important questions: will there be condensation, and are drain pans required?

Read More

Topics: Beams, Condensate, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering

What Is Laminar Flow?

Posted by Price Critical Environments on July 5, 2022 at 10:16 AM

Examining the Science of Laminar Flow and How It’s Used in HVAC Applications

Laminar flow is a type of fluid motion characterized by smooth parallel layers, or laminae, that can slide relative to each other with little to no mixing. This is in contrast to turbulent flows, where chaotic changes in pressure and velocity can be observed as vortices, or eddies (reverse swirling currents), and where much more mixing occurs within the fluid.

Read More

Topics: Diffusers, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Critical Environments

What Is an Active Chilled Beam Cabinet?

Posted by Price Industries on June 7, 2022 at 9:29 AM

Combining the Benefits of Chilled Beams and Displacement Ventilation

Chilled beam systems use the heat transfer capabilities of water to provide sensible cooling to a space. As we’ve discussed previously on the blog, when the system is in cooling mode, the induction process facilitated by the chilled beam nozzles causes warmer room air to mix with the colder primary air, providing the space with supply air with temperatures at 62°F to 66°F – much warmer than the 55°F supply air provided by conventional cooling systems.

Read More

Topics: Beams, Displacement, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering

What Are Electric Coils?

Posted by David Gologan on May 24, 2022 at 9:29 AM

Providing Supplemental Reheat to the Highest Standards of Safety

Electric coils are an HVAC accessory that in certain applications utilize electricity to reheat conditioned supply air for an occupied space. There are two types of electric coils provided on Price's terminals and fan coils: duct heaters and terminal unit heaters. Both achieve the same goal of providing supplemental reheat to the occupied space but differ in their construction and configuration.

Read More

Topics: Terminals, Fan Coils, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering

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.

  • Research & Innovation
  • Technical Tours
  • Training Classes
  • Targeted Discussions
  • Mock-up Testing
  • Custom Solutions & Specials
  • Custom Finishes
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Virtual Reality

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts