Air intake screens reduces HVAC equipment maintenance by up to 70 percent
Restricting bacterial growth in cooling tower applications reduces the risk of Legionnaires’ disease
Engineering specialists ECEX has launched a new range of air intake screens designed for all types of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and cooling tower applications, including condensers, air-cooled chillers and dry coolers.
Protection of air intake equipment can reduce preventative plant maintenance (PPM) by up to 70 percent and prolong the life of HVAC internal air filters by up to 60 percent.
“Protection of air intake systems helps reduce energy and maintenance costs,” said ECEX Managing Director Richard Betts. He added: “Particles of airborne debris are drawn into HVAC equipment which can cause filters to clog up and increase airflow resistance. Over time, machinery will become less efficient and, in some cases, the airborne waste can cause failure. Air intake screens offer a simple and cost-effective preventative solution to these problems.”
The eco-friendly air intake screens are particularly effective for preventing bacterial growth, often found in water-cooling towers, by preventing external nutrient sources from entering the equipment.
Not only does this help reduce the risk of disease outbreak such as Legionnaires’ disease, but the screens also increase cooling tower efficiency through improved airflow, inhibition of algae growth and reduced chemical water treatment costs.
Screening the air intake prevents clogging around coils found in condensers, air-cooled chillers and dry air coolers; as a result they require less frequent cleaning. Reduced cleaning helps to prevent damage often caused by power washing and the use of cleaning chemicals.
When fitted to air handling units and louvre applications, the screens improve the efficiency of internal air filters, protect louvre actuators and promote indoor air quality.
Easy to clean and maintain, debris build-up on the non-stick, polyester-coated screen surface can be washed or brushed away. Rainfall will also have a natural cleansing effect on the air intake screens.
An online energy savings calculator can help businesses estimate how much money can be saved following the installation of ECEX air intake screens.
For more information on pricing and availability, contact ECEX, the UK’s sole distributor, here.
T. 01635 244 100
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Based in Thatcham, Berkshire and with offices in London, ECEX is a specialist engineering and building fabric contractor providing a range of services to leading M&E and facilities management providers. ECEX's services range from a simple repair through to complete refurbishment projects and include full on-site risk assessments while offereing health and safety training to all staff. ECEX's services include: Access & safety, insulation & lagging, pumps, vales and pipework, fans & ductwork, water storage, fire barriers, rope access and abseil work and spares for building services. www.ecex.co.uk