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AHU Supply Temp Sets the Stage

Andrew BuchananIn my last article, I discussed static pressure control and variable air volume (VAV) systems. I mentioned that by modulating the leaving air temp from an air handling unit (AHU) we can promote energy efficiency while also having an effect on static pressure. This time, we’ll look into how AHU supply temp sets the stage for efficient VAV operations.

Typically, VAVs are equipped with a means of reheating the supply air provided by the corresponding AHU. Continue reading AHU Supply Temp Sets the Stage

 

Static Pressure Control and VAV Operation

Andrew BuchananStatic pressure is a key ingredient in a successful Variable Air Volume (VAV) system. It ensures that air flow will be available to enable the VAVs in a system to achieve their designed Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) at maximum demand. Simply put, the push of the air must be greater than the resistance to the flow or no air will circulate through the ducts. Typically the setpoint for static pressure is determined through the course of the testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) at the end of a job. Continue reading Static Pressure Control and VAV Operation

 

Computrols Building Automation Project: Tampa City Center

Tampa City CenterComputrols is further expanding its footprint in Tampa, FL by having been awarded the opportunity to provide a complete pneumatic to DDC controls retrofit at One Tampa City Center. Over the next several months, Computrols will be working to install a number of its controllers to improve HVAC control and energy efficiency in the 750,000 square foot Class A office tower.

Computrols will be retrofitting the Tampa City Center’s current pneumatic system with its state of the art DDC building automation system. This new system provides technology that will allow for a new level of temperature control to enhance tenant comfort while reducing energy consumption.

The upgrade is scheduled for completion in September of 2016. The updated components will include: Continue reading Computrols Building Automation Project: Tampa City Center