Newsline

Purafil To Improve NIST’s IAQ Software

August 16, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
DORAVILLE, Ga. — Purafil announced that it is working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve the agency’s Indoor Air Quality Design Tool (AIQDT).

According to Purafil, the design tool helps companies incorporate air-cleaning technologies into new and existing HVAC systems using current ventilation codes and standards. In order to give NIST results and suggestions about using the software, Purafil incorporates IAQDT into Enersave, an energy-savings program that the manufacturer says reduced outside air intake rates in commercial facilities by 75 percent. Based on recent interpretation of ASHRAE Standard 62-2001, Enersave uses the standard’s IAQ procedure, which “allows the use of any amount of outdoor air deemed necessary” if the designer can show that the indoor air quality is acceptable to human occupants.

Per Purafil’s recommendations, NIST has added ASHRAE 62 formulas to IAQDT that calculates contaminant concentrations in commercial facilities. Purafil will collaborate with NIST on future IAQDT improvements.

Publication date: 08/18/2003

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 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Rajan Rajendran

Rajan Rajendran, newly appointed director of the Emerson Innovation Center, talks about the new $35 million facility and how it will function on the University of Dayton campus. Posted on Aug. 29.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 09-01-14 cover

2014 September 1

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Prohibiting HFCs

EPA is proposing a rule that would prohibit some HFCs in select refrigeration applications. Do you agree with this move?
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