Newsline / Ventilation / Fans

Project Files: No Horsing Around with Ventilation

December 30, 2013
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

Project Files: No Horsing Around with VentilationCompany: Yale Chase Equipment and Services, City of Industry, Calif.

Customer: Riverside Rancheros Equestrian Center, Riverside, Calif.

Installation: MacroAir 24-foot AirVolution Fan, 1 hp-240v/1ph

Completion: October 2012

Objective: To provide ventilation and effective cooling for spectators and participants — both human and equestrian — at Riverside Rancheros’ covered arena.

Work Completed: Riverside Rancheros’ open-sided, 49,000-square-foot arena was built in 1987 for equestrian competitions, but the structure’s metal roof radiates heat. The organization’s location in a valley also prohibits natural breezes from developing, often causing temperatures to soar to 100°F or higher in the arena, putting competitors and spectators in danger. To help keep both the horses and humans comfortable and safe, Riverside Rancheros considered cutting vents into the metal roof, but after visiting MacroAir’s nearby headquarters and seeing high volume, low speed (HVLS) fans in action, the organization decided to install a 24-foot MacroAir AirVolution fan in the center of the arena. In the 330-foot-long facility, airflow may be felt as far as 150 feet from the fan. Since the fan’s installation, Riverside Rancheros has seen a 10-20 percent increase in contestant participation, with very little increase in cost to operate the fan.

Quote: “We were concerned the fan would scare the horses, but there is no noise at all. We’re quite happy with the fan. All the cowboys and cowgirls are really happy with it, too. People who see the fan are in awe because of its large size and slow movement, but it’s effective.”
- Louie Tavaglione, member, Riverside Rancheros board of directors

Publication date: 12/30/2013

Want more HVAC industry news and information? Join The NEWS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today!

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con