Session 12: Direct-Drive Fan Arrays – Applications for Energy Savings and for Mission Critical Facilities Where HVAC Downtime Can’t Be Tolerated
Date & Time
Thursday, September 2, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
As variable-frequency drives have become more commonplace over the last 20 years, energy economics have changed. Most notably, the use of direct-drive fan arrays have become popular because of decreased energy use and improved system maintenance – but as well, because the system redundancy of these arrays is well-suited to mission critical facilities, where HVAC failure can’t be tolerated even for a brief time. The speaker will provide an overview of these fan systems, which will outline the impact on energy use of a building, along with acoustic, system redundancy features and other ownership considerations. Also included will be some application examples.