HVAC (heating, ventilation, & air condition) systems provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality through mechanical engineering. Industrial HVAC systems are an important part of structures such as apartment buildings, hotels and senior living facilities, medium to large industrial and office buildings such as skyscrapers and hospitals, vehicles such as trains, airplanes, ships and submarines, and in marine environments, where safe and healthy building conditions are regulated with respect to temperature and humidity, using fresh air from outdoors.
When dealing with the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer used in HVAC, you’re going to face problems like high/low room temperatures & condensation, which ultimately result in higher energy bills, less energy efficiency, damaged industrial HVAC components, and a more dangerous place to work or live.
In Thermaxx’s article, Why Insulation Ductwork? we discuss best practices when insulating industrial duct work, which is part of any HVAC system. Ducts can leak air, which then requires more energy consumption to achieve your desired conditions. Condensation and dripping are also a common problem when cool air is passing through your ducts in warmer areas of your building. This can result in mold growth, slips & falls, and rusted ducts!
But what about other components in industrial HVAC systems (like steam heating systems) such as piping, valves, flanges & more? We insulate all of these HVAC components with Thermaxx Jackets removable insulation blankets. Keeping thermal energy or heat from radiating away from your piping and components not only allows your system to run more efficiently, it also keeps your ambient air temp (workspace temperature) cooler & safer.
As local municipalities adopt more aggressive legislation in combating the effects of climate change, solutions such as improving the energy efficiency of your industrial HVAC system are going to be vital in meeting the rigorous bench marking standards (as seen in NYC’s LL 87 & LL 97).
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