If you are a commercial property builder or proprietor, there will come a time for you to procure and install a proper heating and cooling system. It is important to choose a compatible HVAC system in order to meet the unique indoor air quality needs of the business, while also withstanding any outside environmental influences within a property’s surroundings. Knowledge can help you achieve this objective.
Continue reading for a basic overview of common commercial heating and cooling ductwork parts, as well as where to safely dispose your leftover scrap metal plumbing and HVAC parts in Indiana.
Fundamental Framework of a Ductwork System
Whether residential or commercial, all properties will require ductwork for their heating and cooling systems. In a traditional set up, ductwork is installed within the ceilings of a building, which connect from room to room through a rectangular opening and vent cover. It is important for ductwork to have certain qualities in order to evenly distribute conditioned air throughout the property, whether hot or cold.
For this reason, most ductwork is made from galvanized sheet metal, usually steel or steel alloys. Steel retains various desirable properties, including a lower melting point, higher malleability, durability, and better heat distribution. These properties, along with several others, make steel a perfect material for all sorts of applications, like construction, art, metalwork, and more.
Common Parts of Heating and Cooling Systems:
► Air Handler Unit (AHU)
Also known as simply an air handler, this is a part of the ventilation system that is responsible for regulating and circulating conditioned air. Traditionally, an air handler unit is a big, galvanized metal box that contains heating or cooling elements, as well as a blower, filter racks or chambers, sound attenuators, and dampers. An outdoor air handler unit is known as package unit (PU) or rooftop unit (RTU).
Dampers are designed to regulate air flow within a ventilation system. Generally, there are two kinds: volume control dampers, which enable the volume of air flow to be adjusted, and combination smoke and fire dampers, which seal off a duct if they detect smoke or fire. Common commercial-use dampers include air measuring, thermal, marine, balancing, back draft, industrial and heavy duty, tunnel transit, low leakage, relief, and zone dampers.
► Duct fittings
Duct fittings and configurations, such as tees, reducers, and ells, are designed to equalized duct pressure and therefore, balance airflow. Vent caps are also considered ductwork fittings, as they provide protection for the open end of a ductwork vent stack.
Outlets, including registers, diffusers, and grilles, are in charge of allocating the airflow in a truck-and-branch ductwork design, which is common in commercial heating and cooling plans.
► Register Box
Also called a floor box, this HVAC ductwork part is basically a galvanized steel grille that opens and closes as air is distributed through the system.
When it comes to commercial HVAC ductwork, the plenum is an important consideration. There are two types, the supply plenum and the return plenum. Both are essentially air distribution boxes for the central distribution and collection air flow unit of the heating and cooling system.
These ductwork parts are round, oval, or rectangular shaped fittings that are responsible for regulating and correcting the amount of airflow from the main duct into each branch duct.
Ductwork vents are what we can see from the living quarters of a property. They are the mesh or screened metal coverings that are installed over the rectangular opening that connects to the air handlers.
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