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Improve Air Quality in Schools with Displacement Ventilation

Posted by Price Industries on June 2, 2020 at 3:22 PM

Leveraging Displacement Ventilation & Displacement Chilled Beams

There is a growing demand within North American school districts for their schools’ buildings to perform more efficiently within shrinking budgets, while simultaneously accommodating the introduction of new technologies into the classroom and operating for 50-70 years in an ever-changing environment.

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Topics: LEED for Schools, Beams, Displacement, HVAC Fundamentals, hvac, engineering, Tech Tip, Engineering Update

Fan Filter Units in Retrofit Isolation Rooms

Posted by Price Industries on March 26, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Application of Fan Filter Units in Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms 

Airborne infection isolation rooms (AIIR) are used for patients with easily communicable airborne disease. When there is a shortage of AIIR, existing patient rooms (or hotel rooms in temporary care facilities) can be converted to negative pressure isolation rooms. Price Fan Filter Units (FFU) can be used in three configurations to retrofit these existing spaces.

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Topics: hvac, engineering, Design Engineering, Training, Tech Tip, catalog, Engineering Update, Critical Environments

Swimming Pool Ventilation

Posted by Price Industries on March 24, 2020 at 12:03 PM

Design Considerations for Natatorium Ventilation

Designing a ventilation system for a swimming pool can be tricky. For occupant comfort, these facilities require 40 to 60% relative humidity to be maintained year round. For swimmers, a humidity range of 50 to 60% is most comfortable. However, humidity levels below 50% can significantly increase energy consumption, while humidity levels above 60% can cause damage due to mold, mildew and condensation.

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Topics: GRD, Grilles, Thermal Comfort, HVAC Fundamentals, hvac, engineering, Design Engineering, Training, Tech Tip, handbook, ASHRAE 62, Engineering Update

Pressure Control with VAV Diffusers

Posted by Price Industries on December 31, 2019 at 9:13 AM

Consider Various Pressure Control Methods in a VAV System

All diffusers become noisier with higher pressures at their inlet and this is true for VAV diffusers.  Pressure is often reduced by the use of a balancing damper or terminal unit, but VAV diffusers are unique as they have a built in VAV damper that can close down to a minimum flow. 

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Topics: Diffusers, Pressure Drop, HVAC Fundamentals, hvac, Design Engineering, Tech Tip

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