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Radiant Heating, Displacement Ventilation Create Airport Comfort

Posted by Price Industries on December 15, 2020 at 2:10 PM

2020 ASHRAE Technology Award Case Studies

Published in August 2020 ASHRAE Journal, written by Ryan Idema and Jesse Hendershot

Price Industries is incredibly proud to have partnered with Michigan Air Products, one of the leading manufacturer’s representatives for commercial and industrial HVAC solutions, on this sizeable and impressive project.

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Topics: Displacement, Thermal Comfort, hvac, engineering, Design Engineering, ASHRAE 62, Engineering Update

Chilled Beams in HVAC Design

Posted by Price Industries on October 20, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Taking Flexibility with Chilled Beams to the Next Level

In a building’s life cycle, the interior infrastructure may undergo multiple renovations or tenant improvements (TI). A TI project will typically involve adding, moving, or removing walls, furniture,
occupants, electrical wiring, and even the HVAC air distribution system in some instances. TI projects for the air distribution system can cost up to $30/ft2, which brings forth the challenge of ensuring flexibility in the HVAC design to minimize future TI or renovation costs.

Figure 1: Standard ACBL
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Topics: Beams, System Efficiency, Thermal Comfort, hvac, engineering, Design Engineering

VAV Diffusers in High Performance Air Systems

Posted by Price Industries on August 11, 2020 at 12:04 PM

Creating Comfort, Efficiency and Sustainability with VAV Diffusers

High performance air systems demand modern design approaches with leading-edge
products and technology in order to optimize comfort and reduce energy consumption. A
comfortable environment is achieved by providing the smallest possible zones of temperature
control, allowing for individual temperature distribution and better air movement. Reduction
in energy is realized by designing a low-pressure HVAC system that allows for maximum
turn-down while maintaining temperatures.

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Topics: GRD, Diffusers, Static Pressure, Pressure Drop, Thermal Comfort, HVAC Fundamentals, hvac, engineering, Design Engineering

Using Computational Fluid Dynamics to Optimize HVAC Design

Posted by Price Industries on June 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM

Leverage the power of simulation on your next building design

High demands are placed on modern HVAC systems to create optimal indoor environments while minimizing energy usage. Consequently, usage of computer-based analysis tools like computational fluid dynamics (CFD) that aid in the design of these systems is becoming more prevalent. With the recent addendum to ASHRAE 62.1 we expect the demand for CFD analyses to increase even further. The change states that a CFD analysis can be used to estimate the ventilation effectiveness value used to determine the outdoor air requirement instead of tables provided in the standard.

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Topics: Mock-Up, Thermal Comfort, hvac, engineering, Design Engineering, Engineering Update, CFD

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

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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.

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