hvac duct Articles

  • Advice from HVAC experts!

    HVAC systems (cooling and heating) can use 60-70% of the overall energy in your facility. Proper maintenance is one of the key recommendations for maintaining your system’s performance. To really help extend the life of your system, it could be something as simple as changing and cleaning the filters regularly. If you have a ...

  • UV Light Treatment for HVAC Systems

    Ultraviolet (UV) light can be applied to support numerous applications in a broad range of industries. In commercial paint spray booths and label manufacturing plants, UV lamps are used to streamline paint jobs and the printing of logos. Outside of such practices, the light source may also be utilized to eradicate harmful, disease-causing bacteria. Systems that rely on the light’s ability ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • HVAC Monitoring Saves Costs for a School Building

    Wireless Technology from CAS DataLoggers Monitors Energy Usage in Real-Time This summer, CAS DataLoggers recently supplied the wireless datalogging solution for a middle school maintenance supervisor who needed to perform power factoring on the building’s HVAC system before winter arrived. The school needed a lightweight ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Explosion Proof UV Lights for Commercial and Industrial HVAC systems

    In the past decade, more and more people have been installing UV lights in their HVAC systems to eradicate harmful bacteria. A timely study from Duke University Medical Center has proven the effectiveness of using UVC bands to disinfect a myriad of dangerous microbes, including drug-resistant bacteria, such as Acinetobacter, Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). During ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case

    A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). In 2015, HVAC consumed 15.5 quads. The first step in reducing HVAC energy use is reducing heating and cooling load—i.e., the amount of heat that needs to be added to or removed from a building—typically by reducing heat from equipment and lighting; minimizing unnecessary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Cost Effective Corrosive Fume Exhaust System

    Background:Independent Sheet Metal, a northern New Jersey firm engaged in the fabrication and installation of sheet metal ductwork for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems had a customer give them a tough assignment. A large pharmaceutical manufacturer requested a recommendation for a cost-effective corrosive fume exhaust system for their multiple scale organic building ...


    By FAB-TECH Incorporated

  • UnderDuct contributes to LEED design at library (FRP)

    Application Spotlight Location: Eastern Avenue Library, Davenport, IA UnderDuct Details: Over 1500-linear feet of UnderDuct from 36" diameter down to 8" diameter Project Details (from Davenport Library Press Release): A successful public and private collaboration raised $8.2-million toward construction of Eastern Avenue Branch ...


    By Monoxivent

  • Building Science Issue (Attic)

    Client: Upscale Custom Home Builder  Location: Florida Gulf Coast  Completion: Sept thru Oct 2007  Corrections Cost: ~$25,000 Key Project Team: Timothy Toburen Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) was retained by the builder to determine the cause of excessive sweating ...

  • UnderDuct, by Monoxivent, used at Lakewood Mausoleum project in Minnesota

    Application Spotlight Location: Lakewood Mausoleum, Minneapolis, MN Midwest Mechanical Solutions - Monoxivent Sales Representative UnderDuct Details: 8" up to 38" Diameter, Double Wall Duct Summary: Lakewood Mausoleum, made famous as the final resting place of Tiny Tim, is located in Minneapolis, MN. During the design phase ...


    By Monoxivent

  • Case study - At Bertucci`s, SiteSage pays for itself in under 1 year

    Challenge: Get energy costs under control Locations: 3-store Pilot, followed by 10 more locations; planned rollout at all 89 locations Scope: HVAC control & management, equipment performance monitoring & diagnostics, food safety monitoring Results: 12% electricity use reduction, 8% gas use reduction, 11 month payback In 2013, Bertucci’s, a Massachusetts-based operator of 89 ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Safe House?

    A client who had lived in her house for more than ten years was concerned that her son who suffers from certain inflammation problems might be affected by poor air quality. Investigation: The home is a well maintained twenty year old two story house with a forced hot air heating system with same duct central air. The HVAC system incorporated a merv 6 air filter with an ultra violet ...


    By Healthy Air Cape Cod

  • Top 7 Causes of Mold in Commercial Properties

    Mold growth within commercial buildings is a common concern for building occupants, as it has been linked to a number of health effects and can be found lurking within the walls and within ventilation systems, oftentimes going undetected for long periods of time. Here are the top seven causes of mold in commercial properties and what you need to know to prevent them. Improper Operation and ...


    By Karl & Associates Inc.

  • Intellisenc Building Air Quality Controllers control CO2, CO, VOC, O3, Humidity and temerpature.

    The quality of the air we breathe indoor (Indoor Air Quality, IAQ) is typically defined by the air chemical or gas composition and particulates. The sensors available today for sensing the gas composition of IAQ have many features and options. There is a wide application base for IAQ sensing with the most common being the regulation of HVAC ventilation systems for lower energy cost. Using an IAQ ...


  • Case study - Arby`s energy management and food safety

    Challenge: Get energy costs under control Locations: ≈900 company-owned restaurants Scope: HVAC control & management, food safety monitoring Time to deploy: Five months Results: 7.6% aggregate energy savings reported by Arby’s In 2012 Arby’s, a leading global quick-service restaurant company, decided to deploy remotely controlled thermostats across its ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Pros & Cons of Remediation Structures with Chinese Drywall

    Mr. Mulholland addresses pros and cons of the four main approaches to remediation of structures with Defective (Chinese) Drywall. There are many methods or approaches to remediation practices in the construction industry. The current crisis with defective Chinese drywall that is diffusing low levels of sulfur compounds like hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide, carbon disulfide and others creates a ...

  • Indoor air quality problems

    We have a number of employees in our office who have itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion, headaches, lethargy and trouble concentrating. Most of the affected folks report they feel better at home and worse after they’ve been in the office for about an hour. We had the office tested for mold but nothing remarkable was found. What’s going on? While exposure to molds can certainly ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Bird Control – Serious Business for Hospitals

    For 26 years Frank Sorentino has managed the outside structures and grounds of the Beaumont Hospital 106 acre complex in Royal Oak, Michigan. The main campus sits on approx. 115 acres. Seventeen separate buildings occupy the site with the Main building just over 10 stories high. In addition 3 parking decks are also located around the facility, providing parking and enough nesting sites for more ...


    By Nixalite of America Inc.

  • Total Exhaust Biosafety Cabinet Upgrade at Research Facility Provides Significant Energy Savings

    When Harvard’s Biology Research Infrastructure (BRI) facility opened in 2006, they required four biological safety cabinets to provide primary containment during animal procedures. In the selection process, workspace containment and isolation requirements, operation modes for non-use periods and maintenance, building integration, and the energy burden to the building system were all ...


    By The Baker Company

  • Reducing noise levels through engineering controls

      It"s fairly easy to control personal exposure to noise by limiting exposure time or using hearing protectors like ear plugs or ear muffs.  Engineering controls are usually applied to the machinery that produces noise. Imagine a 200 foot x 175 foot manufacturing facility with a 30 foot high ceiling.  In this building are a variety of cut-off saws, grinders, millers and other ...

  • OM-1 Oil Mist Eliminators Collect Coolant Mists, Lubricant Mists, Smoke

    A major midwest metalworking facility uses 24 OM-1 Mist Eliminators to collect oil mists from over 200 sources, including grinding, dressing, CNC machining, lathes and heat treating operations.  OM-1's ability to accommodate smoke gives it an advantage over centrifugal-type oil mist collectors, which are not usable for smoke. Both soluble and non-soluble oils are used;  OM-1 collects ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

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