Available for commercial and industrial applications, this product supports safety compliance inside of machinery rooms, mechanical equipment rooms, chiller plants, cold storage facilities, and walk-in freezers by monitoring for refrigerant leaks for numerous gases including HFCs, HFOs, HCFCs, CO2, and ammonia (NH3)).
Ever notice a breeze in older buildings even when it is not windy? Many buildings leak air, which means their owners are losing money. The Charlotte Mecklenburg School System (CMSS), the 19th largest in the U.S. with a $1.3 billion operating budget, recently decided to take action to identify school system buildings that might be exhibiting air leakage.
Featuring a UV dye, the product allows contractors to identify and fix a/c system leaks. The push-button valve with a misting orifice releases the sealant and the dye, which travels with the oil and refrigerant within the system at the same time, ensuring no liquid slugging occurs.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year accidental carbon monoxide poisoning sickens more than 25,000 people in the U.S. and nearly 500 people die annually from exposure to the odorless and undetectable gas. In the desert, the cool months of December, January, and February are typically when most homeowners and their families are vulnerable as gas heaters are used to keep warm.
Completed in 2017, The House at Cornell Tech is the world’s largest building to meet Passive House criteria, the strictest international standards for building performance and energy efficiency. At the heart of the building’s unique Passive House design is an HVAC system designed to provide exceptional comfort and indoor air quality for a fraction of the residents’ usual energy costs.
Regulations, market drivers, and trends reflect that carbon dioxide (CO2) is increasingly being used as a refrigerant in a variety of applications. This includes applications such as: supermarkets/grocery stores, cold rooms, walk-in freezers, industrial cold storage, and food manufacturing/processing.
Is it possible there are negative effects caused by uninsulated ducts in conditioned spaces we may have overlooked for decades? Let’s look at some problems you might encounter due to this practice and how you can determine the impact on the performance of your systems.