When selecting a fan powered terminal unit (FPU) as a component in the overall building HVAC system, it is important to understand the differences in the motor technologies that are available. The type of motor–permanent split capacitator (PSC) or electronically commutated motor (ECM)–should be evaluated in terms of energy consumption characteristics and the cost differential/payback period due to energy savings is an important component of that selection.
Several local codes have adopted rules that limit the motor type in series FPUs to only ECM, but fail to address the motor type in the parallel FPU. At the national code level, there is some discussion on making the ECM motor the default type for use in series FPUs as well.
Our All-In-One (AIO) Product Manager Phill Litkowich has put together some handy tips to help you get the most out of the AIO software. In this AIO Tech Tip he demonstrates the software’s ”copy to many” feature, which saves you time by allowing you to speed up data entry into the software.
As you have seen in previous blogs, the Price Research Center North (PRCN) welcomes visitors from around the world to do demos and tests on a variety of projects. The team in the PRCN solve unique air distribution challenges on a daily basis, and our camera crew was able to sneak in earlier this morning to chat with one of our engineers about a demo they just finished. They were trying to answer the common question: Can you put a displacement system behind an architectural covering? Check out the video below to see what we found!
Price recently enjoyed a visit from members of the University of Manitoba Society of Automotive Engineers as a stop on their annual Sponsorship Tour.
Throughout the year five teams, comprised of nearly 100 undergraduate students, work on designing and building formula, formula hybrid, baja, aero, and micro-aero vehicles, all of which they enter into international competitions. In the fall a tour is arranged for the student group to showcase their work to their most valued sponsors and to receive industry feedback.
Price is proud to be involved with this organization and looks forward to seeing the vehicles after another year of hard work!