Creating Positive Airflow for a Large, Roof-Vented PlantMay 15, 2017
Enhanced circulation lowered the overall temperature of the plant and created a more controlled and comfortable work environment
Trace Die Casting in Bowling Green, KY, operates 37 diecasting machines, plus reverb melting, in a large indoor operation: the heat of production can be punishing to workers, and the building relies on natural circulation and roof vents to exhaust warm air. The operation relies on positive airflow, and now a properly designed, natural airflow configuration enhanced by air cannons, in a system designed by Dust Control Technology Inc. (recently renamed BossTek), proves to be more environmentally friendly and less expensive to run and maintain than HVAC systems.
“Rather than HVAC, our facility has a natural airflow system, which uses fan-driven vents on the walls and a large pitched ceiling design,” said Kent Guthrie, v.p.-Facilities for TDC. “The lack of air movement can create an uncomfortable atmosphere for our employees at certain times in the year, so we looked for an effective but affordable solution.”
Read the full report, Cool Technique for Creating Positive Airflow