Commercial Architecture May 2017 - 61
hvac & plumbing
Advanced automation for HVLS fans
* Climate control system for HVLS fans
* Measures temperature, humidity
* Identifi es best fan operating speed and direction
AirEffect climate control system for large diameter HVLS (high velocity, low speed) fans
is said to eliminate the need to constantly monitor and adjust the fans' speed and direction in response to temperature fluctuations. The system measures temperature and
humidity at two points, calculates the heat index, and identifies the best operating speed and direction for each fan.
The user selects a desired temperature range, and as the indoor temperature rises, fans will automatically run in the
forward direction at the best speed. When temperature drops, fans automatically run in reverse to redistribute heated
air overhead, reportedly eliminating hot and cold spots without generating a discernable breeze. System components
include a controller for as many as 30 fans with, zoning possible; two sensors per zone; and software.
MacroAir, San Bernardino, CA
Brochure highlights LEED pipe
The Miller-Picking brand of custom
air-handling solutions provides
specialty size and capacity niche
applications. Applications include
hospitals, schools, research facilities,
and manufacturing plants.
A brochure discusses the
Type III environmental product declaration for a piping
system. The piping systems
directly contribute to
LEED v4 credits.
Johnson Controls, Milwaukee
Aquatherm, Lindon, UT
Modular chiller harnesses air and water to
provide simultaneous heating and cooling,
while eliminating energy waste and reducing
total cost of ownership. The chiller, referred
to as the Simultaneous Heating and Cooling
Air Cooled Heat Pump with Integral Water to
Water Heat Recovery, offers all of the benefits
of geothermal, without the need for geothermal well fields or other source/sinks. The unit
operates in three modes: cooling, heating, or
heat recovery, allowing buildings to harness
energy already being produced, but not used.
The chiller's design only uses what's needed,
further eliminating energy waste.
Aluminum smoke damper
Model SMD-401EF smoke damper has an
extruded aluminum frame and airfoil blades.
Available in sizes to 192-in. wide by 120-in.
high with a wide range of actuators in modulating or two-position operation, the unit is
rates for velocities to 3,000 fpm.
Greenheck, Schofi eld, WI
ClimaCool Corp., Oklahoma City
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