Pentair has now increased the protection level of its Hoffman PROAIR air conditioners NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X to IP66, especially for use in harsh and corrosive environments. In the food and beverage industry, as well as in highly corrosive environments, equipment is exposed to higher requirements. In cooling such facilities, the company says its Hoffman PROAIR air conditioners offer ideal protection.
American Air Filter Co., Inc. introduced the MEGApleat™ M8 premium pleated filter. The M8 filter reduces energy costs by up to 20%, lasts 30% longer, and is 40% stronger, according to the company. The filter’s patent-pending design is ideal choice sustainable building design and operation.
Berner International Corp. has introduced the HL Series line of air curtains designed for hazardous industrial environments. The HL Series is designed for petroleum refineries, food processing and pharmaceutical plants, chemical facilities as well as compressed natural gas (CNG) bus garages.
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.