It’s the end of January and… AHR Expo is here! We’re excited to share our new products and technologies with you at the show next week.
This year at AHR, we will be focusing on our indoor air quality solutions. Indoor air quality is an important part of our everyday lives. Did you know, on average, people spend 90% of their time indoors? From carbon dioxide to humidity, several factors impact the quality of the air we breathe. Continue reading “Join us at AHR Expo!”
As we round out 2021 and welcome the new year, we’re eagerly anticipating the 2022 AHR Expo, which will be held on January 31 through February 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll be at Booth C1452, so be sure to look for us if you’re able to stop out! Continue reading “Visit Us at AHR Expo 2022!”
There are a wide variety of technologies that can be used for fluid flow measurement, such as differential pressure, paddlewheel, electromagnetic, and ultrasonic. Furthermore, each technology has multiple installation configurations. It is important to understand the nuances of different technologies and installations in order to pick the right flowmeter for your application.
When purchasing a flowmeter for an HVAC application, such as boiler feed water monitoring or chilled/condenser water monitoring, we found that our customers value the ability to hot-tap (or pressure tap) a pipe to install an insertion flowmeter. This is done by installing an isolation valve in a pipe, allowing an insertion flowmeter to be placed into and removed from a live system without having to drain it. Draining a system is time consuming, costly, and generally not a good option for HVAC systems in buildings because it requires the entire system to be shut down. Permanently installing a hot-tap valve followed by an insertion flowmeter (with hot-tap capability) is an ideal alternative to a costly inline meter.
In HVAC systems, there are many different parameters that are commonly measured for system performance or building comfort. Some of the most commonly measured HVAC system parameters are temperature, air velocity, humidity and static pressure. Of those parameters, static pressure is extremely important in terms of system performance. Static pressure indicates how hard the HVAC system has to work to move air through the building or how much resistance to flow exists. The higher the static pressure, the harder the system has to work to move air through the building. Continue reading “Static Pressure in HVAC Systems”