On June 9th TEC hosted an event sponsored by Carel USA Humidification and RenewAire Energy Recovery Ventilators. The day started out with the Carel van in the parking lot of U.S. Cellular field where several engineers and contractors learned how Carel could satisfy all their humidification needs.
Carel USA manufactures humidification products in Manheim, PA. They are the 3rd largest manufacturer in the world of humidifiers. Their systems range from 3 lbs/hr. to 12,000 lbs/hr. They manufacture products in two broad categories:
- Isothermal (steam) using electricity or gas to generate steam
- Adiabatic (pressure) using compressed air or centrifugal force to generate mist
Carel products have a variety of distribution methods ranging from spray nozzles to distribution pipes and manifolds.
They have a unique evaporative cooling system called Optimist that can be used in the summer time to reduce cooling needs and in the winter to meet humidification needs.
RenewAire manufactures products in Madison, WI. They use a heat exchanger that can transfer sensible as well as latent energy. Their efficiency approaches that of a wheel for energy recovery. Their ERV’s are self-contained and can handle up to 8,000 CFM and can go as high as 20,000 CFM when using modules with external fans. Their products can be used outdoors or indoors. RenewAire also makes combo curbs to use with Carrier roof top units.
They can operate down to -10 degrees without frosting and don’t need a condensate system. They are easy to clean, with the simple use of a vacuum cleaner.
For more information contact your TEC representative.