Ventilation

2013 Cooling Showcase: New Commercial Products

Cool Equipment for Hot Summer Weather
May 6, 2013

It’s time again for the annual Cooling Showcase. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them distinguish between brands.


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Project Files: Experimenting with Diffusers

May 6, 2013

For this chemical processing laboratory, the goal was to install textile air diffusers and new fume hoods to solve the laboratory’s cross-draft, high-velocity ventilation challenges, which included temperature and relative humidity swings of 10°F and 30 percent, relatively, in its laboratory area.


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Tjernlund Products Inc.: Residential Fresh Air Intake System

April 29, 2013

The Fresh Air In-Forcer™ is an effective, affordable way to supply fresh outside air to dilute trapped pollutants and replace air vented by exhaust fans and fuel-burning equipment in residential structures, said the company. 


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Ventilators, Fans Assist in Efficiency

Air movement and Ventilation Products That Improve Energy Efficiency Are Becoming Increasingly Popular, Manufacturers Report
April 22, 2013

As home and building owners continue to look for ways to save money, manufacturers of air movement and ventilation products are reporting growing popularity in energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), air curtains, electronically commutated motors (ECMs), HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fans, and ventilation control systems.


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HVAC Contractor Invents Self-Ventilating Table

The Portable Electric Teppanyaki Table Does Not Require Any Ductwork
April 22, 2013

At the posh Genji Japanese Steakhouse in Novi, Mich., diners enjoy seeing their food prepared right in front of them. But what they may not realize is that the table they’re sitting at is the first of its kind — a self-ventilating electric Teppanyaki table designed top-to-bottom by mechanical contractor Mickey McEvoy.


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Iowa State Stays Cool with Big Ass Fans

High-Volume, Low-Speed Fans Help Beat the Summer Heat at the School's Recreation Center
April 22, 2013

When the Lied Recreation Athletic Center was built in 1990, it did not have air conditioning, nor did it have any other way to adequately circulate the air inside the main gym. 


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Air Curtain Helps Boost Foot Traffic, Retail Sales

The Front Door Is Always Open at Fortunes Coffee Roastery in Pittsburgh
April 22, 2013

Whether it’s a wintery 20˚F or a steamy summer day, the front doors are always propped open at Fortunes Coffee Roastery in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. 


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Berner Intl. Corp.: High-Ceiling Air Curtains

April 22, 2013

An addition to the In-Ceiling Mount (ICM) Series, Model ICB is an in-ceiling flush-mount air curtain rated for doorways with up to 16-foot-high ceilings in hotels, hospitals, office buildings, schools, and other commercial facilities. 


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VAV Solutions: VAV Actuator-Air Damper Slippage Preventer

April 8, 2013
The Actuator Adapter stops slippage between a VAV actuator and air damper. Slippage occurs when the smooth round shaft is against the smooth surface of the U-bolt, and even though installers and techs might synch down the nuts to create a tight fit, over time the air-damper shaft will begin to wear and slippage will occur. 


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Jaga Climate Systems: Renewable and Recycled Material Convectors

April 1, 2013

Made entirely from renewable and recycled material, the Vertiga convector unites the manufacturer’s Low-H20, low-temperature, and dynamic boost effect (DBE) technologies with stunning design, and it promotes linear airflow rather than a top-down circulation system, said the company. 


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