Armstrong In The Media

Living Up to LEED

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on Apr 7, 2017 5:51:13 AM

As seen on heatinghelp.com  – March 8, 2017

A High-Rise Residential Facility Case Study

Ventus at Metrogate is a condominium complex located in the greater Toronto area, developed by Tridel Corporation. Upholding the company’s commitment to environmental leadership. Ventus suites boast a number of energy efficient, sustainable features including low voc paints and carpeting, Energy Star® appliances, energy recovery ventilation and high efficiency HVAC systems.

Armstrong originally supplied the pumps that support the HVAC system: two base mounted Series 4030 pumps, configured in parallel mode. Sized to provide 368 gpm at 100 feet of pressure (84 m3/hr at 30 m), each pump was attached to a variable speed drive purchased separately.

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Topics: Uncategorized, HVAC, Prallel Sensorless Technology

The bigger picture

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on Mar 6, 2017 6:55:23 AM

As seen on  acrjournal – March 03, 2017


Shane Leather, Business Development Manager – Tall Buildings at Armstrong Fluid Technology, looks at energy efficiency strategies for large-scale HVAC installations.

When designing large-scale HVAC installations, the stakes are high. Even seemingly minor design decisions can have major implications when the resulting energy savings (or indeed energy wastage) are scaled up across a large multi-storey building. Achieving outstanding levels of energy efficiency is far from easy in these large-scale projects, however. The challenges fall into a number of categories:

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Topics: Uncategorized, HVAC, In The Media

One Italian is Changing the Way We Think of HVAC in the United States

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on Feb 20, 2017 8:23:33 AM

As seen on gbdmagazine.com

 

Radiant heating panels in the dorm rooms of Chatham University keep students comfortable year-round and are quiet and hidden, with no disruptive maintenance.

 

Messana Radiant Cooling transforms energy performance at a progressive university

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Topics: HVAC, In The Media

Energy Savings for Optimized Chiller Plant after HVAC Upgrades

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on Jan 10, 2017 8:54:19 AM
As seen on empoweringpumps.com – January 2, 2017
 

The One Waterfront Tower chiller plant optimization project qualified for a $83,568 custom utility rebate and will save an estimated 624,000 kWh or $170,000 annually.

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Topics: Empowering Pumps, Energy Saving, HVAC, In The Media

Energy savings at office complex

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on Aug 17, 2016 8:57:51 AM

As Seen on WorldPumps – September, 2016

When a major commercial building in the centre of Birmingham needed to refurbish the site’s HVAC pumping system, Armstrong Fluid Technology came up with an alternative solution which reduced energy consumption and improved efficiency.

The Axis office complex occupies a 178,000 sq. ft site close to Broad Street and Birmingham New Street Station. The 11-storey building has recently undergone a major HVAC refurbishment and Armstrong Fluid Technology was asked to provide a proposal for the project. The existing pumps, which were fixed speed end suction models, were reaching the end of their useful life.

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Topics: Armstrong Fluid Technology, Energy Efficient, HVAC, In The Media

Armstrong Fluid Technology Announces New Variable Speed Retrofit Package

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on Jul 19, 2016 12:46:54 AM

As Seen on heatinghelp.com - July 18, 2016

The Design Envelope Vertical-In-Line Retrofit allows building owners to replace the moving parts of an installed Armstrong constant speed pump while retaining the existing pump casing, insulation and piping. This new solution reduces the costs for equipment, shipping and scrap as well as installation labor.

The Design Envelope Vertical-In-Line Retrofit provides owners of existing constant speed pumps with an opportunity to save up to 70% on energy costs by upgrading to variable speed. Design Envelope technology accommodates future changes in flow requirements and its variable speed operation means longer equipment life (20%-30%), and greater reliability.

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Topics: Design Envelope, Retrofit, VIL, HVAC, In The Media

Keep Your Eye on These 3 HVAC Updates (#1. Pump Efficiency)

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on Jul 12, 2016 5:50:15 AM

As seen on facilitiesnet.com – July 2016

Part 1 of a 3-part article on why VRFs are gaining ground, popular refrigerants may be phased out, and pumps present an overlooked way to save energy.

By Rita Tatum July 2016

Once it has been designed and installed, the HVAC system is something the facility manager has to live with for a long time. Heating and cooling equipment has a long life cycle, and because of the cost of replacement, it may well be kept in service even after the end of its projected useful life.

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Topics: Armstrong Fluid Technology, HVAC, In The Media

Rescued Flight Plans

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on May 24, 2016 7:58:54 AM

As seen on plumbingengineer.com– May 2016

A transportation facility case study.
Edmonton International Airport is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility in the Edmonton region of the Canadian province of Alberta, serving over 6.6 million passengers annually. In 2009, the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority launched an expansion project aimed at increasing capacity. The project involved fast-tracking the development of the HVAC system to accommodate new construction.

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Topics: Armstrong Fluid Technology, HVAC, In The Media

Pumping up Glasgow Regeneration

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on Feb 3, 2016 4:37:46 AM

As seen on This Weekin FM.com - January 22, 2016

 
By Mike Gannon
 
An fully integrated packaged plant room for the HVAC of a new development in Glasgow has speeded the installation and reduced traffic at the busy city centre site.

The supplier – Armstrong Fluid Technology – played a key role in the delivery of the Connections project at 110 Queen Street, Glasgow with a fully integrated packaged plant room handling the HVAC system in the building.

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Topics: Armstrong Fluid Technology, HVAC, In The Media

Want to Curb Your HVAC System’s Energy Thirst?

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on Dec 10, 2015 7:50:16 AM

As seen on cabuildingsnews.com – December 2015

Manufacturers and Service Providers Offer a Variety of Products and Strategies

HVAC SYSTEMS CAN USE AS MUCH AS 40% OF A BUILDING’S ENERGY, says the utility company Pacific Gas & Electric. “When properly designed, implemented, and operated, these systems ensure the comfort of the people in the facility in addition to ensuring the quality and financial viability of the processes and products produced. However, while simple in concept, most air handling systems are dynamically com­plex and highly interactive. A disturbance in one element can ripple out and affect the stability and viability of the entire system and the utility systems serving the air handling unit. In some cases, these issues manifest themselves in a manner that demands correction; tenants complain, product quality becomes substandard, or in extreme cases, the area serves becomes un-inhabitable.

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Topics: HVAC, In The Media

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