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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.

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

Science-Backed Solutions to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Alex Michaud on June 21, 2022 at 9:55 AM

An Inside Look at Price’s Product Development Process

Price has been manufacturing products to improve indoor air quality for decades, but the COVID-19 pandemic compelled us to develop new solutions to specifically target airborne particles. With the US government’s recent commitment to educate everyone about the importance of clean indoor air and its Clean Air in Buildings Challenge, we anticipate that the increased focus on air quality is not a trend – it is the new normal.

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Topics: HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, CFD, Filtration

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.

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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.

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

What Is a Passive Chilled Beam?

Posted by Price Industries on May 10, 2022 at 9:29 AM

Using Natural Convection to Provide Energy-Efficient Comfort

Chilled beam technology is often separated into two categories: active and passive. As we explored in a previous blog post, active chilled beams take in primary air from an air handler, which is then pressurized and released through a series of nozzles. Passive chilled beams, however, do not have any supply air ducted to them and operate utilizing natural convection. This energy-efficient cooling device is often coupled with other air systems such as underfloor air, displacement ventilation and active chilled beams.

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Topics: Beams, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering

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