Project Files: Temperature Control
INSTALLATION: Zephyr Model air curtain with Intelliswitch™.
CUSTOMER: The Café at the Frick, Pittsburgh
OBJECTIVE: Maintain customer comfort in spite of the front door being opened often and allowing cold air into the restaurant.
Large crowds, however, regularly stretch into long waiting lines that typically hold open the door. Due to cost and the historical nature of the building, remodeling the entrance structure was not a viable option.
Instead, the restaurant had a Berner International Zephyr Model air curtain, along with the company’s digital control technology, the Intelliswitch™, installed.
The air curtain provides a downward airstream that’s directed outside and away from diners at a 15-degree angle. The establishment also carefully considered the ambient noise.
“The most important consideration is noise. The multiple fan speeds give us the flexibility to operate the air curtain at a slower fan speed that is very quiet.”
- John Wolfendale, Frick’s buildings supervisor
Publication date: 12/10/2007