Today’s post comes from Heat Pipe Technology as their November 2016 Newsletter. It is meant to familiarize users with heat pipe technology, and how to select heat pipe systems using SelectPlus design software…
“Wrap-Around Heat Pipes In Humid Climates” A New Article in ASHRAE Journal
The November issue of the ASHRAE Journal includes an article titled, “Wrap-Around Heat Pipes in Humid Climates”, co-authored by our Regional Sales Manager, Drew Elsberry. It covers the various energy requirements within ASHRAE Standard 90.1 – which apply to nearly all state and local building codes – and focuses on the allowance of wrap-around heat pipes as an exception to mandatory air-to-air energy recovery. It discusses the scenarios in which such a design would make sense, and then dives deeper into the use of controllable heat pipes to optimize energy savings. To learn more, click on the link below.
HPT Recently Shipped Several Split-Passive Energy Recovery Heat Pipes to a Major University in Arizona
Heat Pipe Technology recently shipped several large split passive energy-recovery heat pipes (HRM-V) to a major university in Arizona. This project is part of a new $100 million facility that will consist of research laboratories to better understand human health, aging, and disease. The facilities support interdisciplinary research in many health science disciplines.
The design team and owner desired to utilize heat recovery in this 100% OA system. Environ, a HPT representative, worked with a local consultant to design the HVAC system that included heat pipes. After full evaluation, heat pipes were chosen due to their effectiveness, low maintenance, and most importantly, because the supply and exhuast air streams will be separated by several feet in order to provide zero cross-contamination.
The heat pipes will be installed into two large custom AHU’s totaling 93,000 CFM’s. Each AHU will utilize two 8-row heat pipes to pre-treat 100% OA during heating and cooling conditions. The typical heat pipe unit size had a face height of 90″ and a face length of 100″. With the addition of the HRM-V’s, the estimated cooling load reduction at design is 73 tons per unit, and the expected heating load reduction at design is 995 MBH per unit.
*New Webinar* The Wonderful World of Heat Pipes and How They Can Be Utilized to Meet the Florida Building Code
Drew Elsberry, Regional Sales Manager for the east U.S., Canada, and Caribbean, recently hosted an in-depth webinar on heat pipes and how they can be used to meet the Florida Building Code. The topics covered in the webinar included:
- Code requirements and how they apply to ASHRAE Std. 90.1…and therefore other states.
- How heat pipes can be utilized to meet these code requirements.
- How wrap-around heat pipes compare to ERV’s.
- How control valves offer more than just controllability
*New Feature* SelectPlus™ Online Software
This video covers a new feature that has been recently added to HPT’s SelectPlus™ online selection software. The feature allows users to input two different exhaust temps when running a bin analysis in a single selection. Click on the link below for a video introduction to the new addition.
We hope you learned some valuable information from HPT Solutions November Newsletter. For more information about how we can provide you with Heat Pipe Technology’s products and solutions contact us today by calling 860.291.8886, by emailing us, or by visiting our website. You can also stay up-to-date by following us on social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+.
Nichole joined Flow Tech in 2013 as Director of Marketing. She leads our marketing communication initiatives including content marketing development, coordinating events and training, maintaining our digital presence and recruiting, as well as, some business development and office support. Nichole resides in Vernon with her husband Brian and son Roman. She enjoys hosting parties, cooking and lounging on the beach.