An increase in new builds brings new legislation and a surge in the demand for heat recovery products as building efficiency is improved. Buildings are becoming more airtight and consequently less fresh air can circulate. Since all buildings need a source of fresh air, the need for a MVHR unit has become obvious. Diagram 1 shows how a simple mechanical ventilation with heat recovery system facilitates effective ventilation in a domestic unit.
Homes, classrooms, offices, function rooms, whether domestic or commercial, can benefit from MVHR, improving climate control whilst promoting energy efficiency.
Working alongside our customers, Axair Fans can supply quality components for domestic and commercial heat recovery systems. Many systems feature two fans as shown in diagram 2, one to take out stale air and one to bring in fresh air.
The incoming and outgoing air stream runs over the heat exchanger allowing the outgoing air to pass thermal energy to the incoming air without the two air streams actually mixing together.
Maintaining Constant Volume
When installing a MVHR system, each building will be different with geometry and length of duct work varying resulting in very different pressure losses on each installation.
The Axair GRE range of EC single inlet centrufugal fans, as shown in diagram 3, are designed with built in constant volume software enabling it to regulate its impeller speed to maintain its preset volume against variable pressure.
With constant volume software on board, the Axair fan can be preset during assembly of the MVHR to deliver the specified volume required on site. The install team then provide power and the MVHR will automatically provide the desired airflow.
The same constant volume software is available for larger domestic applications using the GRS range of double inlet centrifugal fans, the RRE range of backward curved impellers or the GKHM range of energy efficient plug fans, enabling higher air volumes and system performance, resulting in a cost effective and energy saving device.
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