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CLCF Climate Changer AHUs


| | Jun 11, 2012 | 9:14 pm
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Dubbing them the next-generation Air handling units (AHUs), Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has introduced two versions of CLCF Climate Changers. Trane claims that the AHUs deliver customised performance, offer more comfort, low operational costs, reliability and ease of installation for office buildings, hotels, schools and other commercial buildings. It adds that the CLCF Climate Changers are also suitable for hospitals, laboratories and pharmaceutical applications and meet the healthcare industry’s most rigorous air quality requirements while keeping energy consumption at a minimum.

The manufacturer lists the following product features and advantages:

  • Result of customer-driven research and development
  • Eurovent-certified and available in airflow ranges from 1,000 m3/h to 45,000 m3/h
  • Have factory-installed controls
  • Come with the coil and fan options to meet individual customer requirements regarding acoustics, energy efficiency and other key criteria
  • Innovative casing and a unitised, structured panel design minimise the potential for air leakage
  • EPDM seamless gasket seals integrated into the door panels and 50 mm polyurethane foam-injected insulation provide additional energy savings and reduce units’ operational costs
  • A unique tool-less connection system together with integrated gaskets deliver maximum air-tightness integrity
  • For hospital and laboratory applications, feature smooth interior panels, a silicon-free antimicrobial sealant and rounded corners and have a fully enclosed and robust unit base frame to prevent water, dust and bacterial traps
  • The unit casings are watertight to allow for disinfecting procedures with liquid products
  • A four-point inclined floor and a centralised vertical drain is available on all sections of the unit to ensure proper condensate management
  • In addition, a wide range of component options (class 3 dampers, antimicrobial copper coil fins, etc) ensure the capability to deliver reliable, clean air
  • In combination with options such as heat recovery wheels, plate heat exchangers and coil loops, energy consumption can be reduced up to 90% under certain conditions
  • Lifting lugs are integrated on the base frame to facilitate handling
  • All units come with a skid for forklift transportation
  • Can be equipped with fully integrated, factory-installed Trane controls to maintain peak performance and ensure lower cost of ownership throughout the life of the units
  • A segregated cable channel built into the panel and quick-connect wiring between sections avoid on-site case drilling and maintain machine integrity
  • An open-protocol communication design allows for communication with building management systems
  • Software tool is available for engineers and consultants to visually design the CLCF and the user-friendly application in multiple languages can be downloaded from www.engineer.trane.com

Further emphasising the merits of the new products, Cary Collins, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Trane and Thermo King brands of Ingersoll Rand in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, said: “With the CLCF Climate Changer, managers of healthcare buildings, offices, hotels, schools and other commercial buildings achieve increased operating and energy efficiency. The two dedicated versions of the CLCF Climate Changer ensure that both customer groups receive an AHU that is fully optimised to their individual requirements, ranging from compliance with rigorous indoor air quality standards to lower sound levels.”

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