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Innovent®: Fresh A/C Unit Desiccant Wheel

October 11, 2010


A desiccant wheel option provides additional dehumidification capacity on the Innovent LASER (Latent and Sensible Energy Reduction) packaged fresh air conditioning unit. Primarily for use in dedicated outdoor air applications, the unit includes single or dual air-to-air heat exchangers to dehumidify and reheat outside air before delivery to occupants. No new energy is required for reheat, which allows dehumidification of hot, humid air, while meeting the requirements of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1. The energy-efficient strategy can reduce peak cooling loads up to 80 percent relative to traditional make-up air units without energy recovery, claims the company. The desiccant wheel addresses requirements for low dew point air as needed for chilled beam systems.

Innovent®, 60 28th Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411; 612-877-4800; www.innoventair.com

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