Will my smoke control system work properly during a fire? That is the question all building owners/operators should ask themselves. Smoke control systems are unique in that they often sit dormant (sometimes for years) and problems that can affect their operation may not be identified until it is too late. To ensure the right answer when you need it, catch up on device monitoring, commissioning, and why the self-test concept has received a bad rap.
The Filterscan® WiFi Air Filter Monitor and Notification System from CleanAlert issues text/e-mail alerts when an air filter needs servicing –—ideal for operations or property managers responsible for servicing large or multiple facilities.
A new Touch Screen Controller from Camfil Air Pollution Control provides full monitoring and control of all functions of an industrial dust collector and associated equipment. The controller is equipped with a touch screen interface that allows ready access to all of its functions. It is designed for use with Farr Gold Series® dust collectors, or other types of collectors if integrated with a motor starter or VFD package.
CAS DataLoggers and T&D have product launched the new TR-71wf/72wf Series Wireless Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers. These two-channel environmental monitors have an auto-communication function which automatically uploads all recorded data from the loggers over wireless LAN to T&D’s free cloud service. Now users can view data anytime, anywhere on a mobile device or PC.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.