To Specifying Engineers....

May 2011

Buckdate: news and updates for specifying engineers

Vincent MaccarroneTo Specifying Engineers:

Greenheck recently comissioned a national study that indicated over 70% of specifying engineers use the CAPS selection software to schedule Greenheck on thier projects. Greenheck has always strived to be a market leader in its software initiatves and their CAPS selection software is a great example of this.

CAPS LogoThis month Greenheck rolled out CAPS version 4.6 for engineers. This new update includes new products and offerings including built in revit drawings based on the models and options selected. If you haven't taken CAPS for a test drive, download it and try it out. If you are a regular user the update should run automatically for you.

In this month's Buckdate, our team of product specialists have prepared articles with relevant technical data and product application information. 


Vincent Maccarrone
Marketing Manager
(781) 681-3206


These Aren't Your Ordinary Starters

Mike Leydon

When was the last time you looked at what you specify for motor starters? This may be one of the most overlooked pieces of equipment in the mechanical system. Variable Frequency Drives have been evolving constantly since their introduction, however motor starters have not had much advancement until now. Cerus Industrial has taken motor starters to a whole new level.

BAS StarterEnergy Management Starter
The EMS starter (shown left), unlike traditional starters, utilizes meter quality current transformers for measuring motor amp draw for the overload. Since the current transformers are meter quality the starter can provide a KW and KWH output. The EMS series starters can also be specified to have a BACnet communications card. This option allows the BMS system to communicate with the starter.

Single Phase Starter
The BAS-1P is a new, single phase starter to handle small motor loads up to 16 amps and it installs in a single gang electrical box. The BAS-1P includes a HOA switch, on/off switch, electronic overload, voltage/dry contact run inputs and status output.

PDF How To Select The Right Motor Starter (CES Magazine)

Word Document Motor Starter Specifications

Exhaust your Kitchen Odor Problems with Trion and Greenheck

Bob Sirois

Vektor H
I'd like to remind everyone, we have a couple specialty products available to address complaints about kitchen odors being exhausted.

Option 1: The Greenheck Vektor-H high plume blower is a wonderful alternative to the standard built up utilty-stack exhaust system, but did you know it's now available with a UL762 rating? This is a relatively inexpensive way to discharge the kitchen exhaust up and away from operable windows or outside air intakes.

PDF Greenheck Vektor-H Exhaust System

Trion AirBoss Option 2:
The other systems are offered by Trion, a manufacturer of air purification systems since the 1960's. Trion offers three different models to handle everything from the mom and pop pizza joint to large commercial and casino applications. Each unit comes standard with electrostatic precipitators and media and carbon filters to effectively remove greaase and treat odors.

So remember, if the kitchen exhaust demands more than your typical Greenheck CUBE fan we have a number of different options to suite your specific application.

PDF Trion Kitchen Exhuast Systems

Price Critical Environment Products and Ceiling Systems Deliver

Steve Nemec

Price is the only manufacturer offering air distribution products and systems for the entire critical environment sector. These specialized designs are available for healthcare, laboratories and cleanrooms.

Unitee HFCR CeilingsAs operating rooms becomes more crowded with imaging and other advanced technology equipment, the Price HDCR ceiling system is a logical solution to access requirements.

Recent projects featuring the HDCR access grid as well as laminar diffusers are: Massachusetts General Hospital Building for the 3rd Century, Mass Eye and Ear, Tufts New England Medical Center, and St. Francis Hospital.

Price can also design and test custom configurations to meet the unusual demands often required in these environments. The addition of lift rails in patient rooms has made air distribution a challenge. Price has the capability to perfrom mock ups for our engineers to ensure that the design will peform as desired. They have designed custom air distribution solutions to insure there won't be discomfort in these spaces.

This video illustrates poor air distribution for use in a patient room with lift rails.

Mock Up Video
This video illustrates testing for a large laminar flow plenum on a recent project. (4,800 CFM Total/2 Connections)

PDF Price Critical Environment Product Brochure

In this Issue...

Wall of Shame
Wall of Shame
We were taken by surprise when we saw this field modification. Any ideas as to what this is trying to accomplish? Send Us Your Best Guess or your own wall of shame photos.
May 24/25:Operating Room Application Analysis: Laminar Systems & Air Curtains

Contact Us

Steve Nemec
Steve Nemec
(781) 681-3211

Product Specialist for:
Price Air Distribution, Displacement Ventilation, Under Floor, and VAV Boxes
Price Critical Environments, Operating Room Suites, Clean Room Applications
Price Chilled Beams and Radiant Ceiling Systems
Price Noise Control

Mike Leydon Mike Leydon
(781) 681-3265

Product Specialist for:
Ebtron Thermal Dispersion Air Flow Measurement
Cerus Starters
Danfoss Variable Frequency Drives
TSI Hospital Room Pressure and Laboratory Fume Hood Controls
Toxalert Gas Detection Products
Tjernlund Combustion Air Products

Bob Sirois
Bob Sirois
(781) 681-3276

Product Specialist for:
Greenheck Laboratory Exhaust, Energy Recovery and Make-Up Air Units
Greenheck and Price Fan Coils
Environmental Air Systems Custom Air Handlers
Trion Kitchen Exhaust Systems
Greenheck Fin Tube Coils
Herrmidifier Humidification Systems


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