Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) says its new HemiPleat® Synthetic dust collector filter combines a high-efficiency synthetic media with proprietary open-pleat technology for excellent performance and long life in harsh, humid environments. The washable media is resistant to moisture and can handle heavy dust loading conditions and/or hygroscopic or sticky dusts generated in food, pharmaceutical, and many other processes.
The new FLIR MR77 moisture meter is designed to help users tackle critical HVAC, restoration, and remediation projects. According to the company, the device accurately measures moisture content in a wide range of wood types and building materials using a pinless sensor that captures non-destructive readings up to 0.75 in below material surfaces.
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.