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What Are EC Motors?

Posted by Price Industries on November 2, 2021 at 12:31 PM

Providing Terminal Units with Energy Efficiency and Control

Fan-powered terminal units use a motor and blower assembly to handle high levels of external static pressure, which enables the product to serve long duct runs and multiple air outlets. Using a motor within an assembly allows for smaller air handling units and gives the terminal unit the ability to tolerate variability in the heating and cooling requirements of exterior zones.

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Topics: Terminals, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering

What Is an Integral Silencer?

Posted by Jason Neufeld on October 19, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Optimal Sound Reduction for Terminal Units

Terminal units influence a building occupant’s experience through heating, cooling and acoustics. Price offers attenuators and silencers as two different methods to reduce a terminal unit’s operating sound level. An attenuator reduces sound levels by utilizing a section of duct lined with acoustical media whereas a silencer utilizes both baffling and acoustical media to break sound waves and reduce the sound level leaving the unit. Although attenuators may suit a project depending on its acoustical requirements and pricing, silencers offer optimal sound reduction.

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Topics: HVAC Silencers, Terminals, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC

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

Basics of Air Filtration

Posted by Price Industries on April 7, 2020 at 3:26 PM

Removal of Particulate Contaminants in Supply Air

Air filters are an essential part of any HVAC system to remove particulate contaminants in the supply air that would otherwise be harmful to the building occupants, or build up in the ductwork or equipment. They are also an essential part of air moving devices such as terminal units, fan coils and air handlers as they remove dirt that would otherwise cause coil blockages and fan wheel imbalances.

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Topics: Terminals, System Efficiency, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Training, Handbook, Engineering Update, Critical Environments

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