Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Air Innovations (AI) environmental control systems business supports numerous industries with extremely demanding requirements for temperature and humidity control, filtration and pressurization as well as those with unique packaging and installation considerations. The award-winning company’s expertise was recently highlighted in three trade magazines:
Air Innovations’ customized environmental control solutions for cleanrooms at a federal laboratory were featured in the June issue of Controlled Environments magazine. "Customized Cleanroom Applications Meet Today's Environmental Challenges," was written by AI President and CEO Michael Wetzel, P.E.
AI’s client—a government facility that develops and operates unmanned scientific spacecraft for Earth observation, astronomy, and space physics missions—required close-tolerance temperature and humidity control, filtration and pressurization that had to be configured for six different applications.
Challenges that confronted Air Innovations included maintaining cleanrooms to 0.1 inches of positive pressure, using cooling media that ranged from a 15-ton direct expansion cooling unit for humidity control to a 3.5-ton chilled water system for personnel comfort, and matching environmental control systems’ design parameters to the laboratory’s space and programming restrictions. Other features AI incorporated were high static pressure fans to provide airflow through long runs of ductwork, proportional-integral-derivative controllers to precisely adjust process control setpoints, and re-heaters for tighter temperature control.
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