Preparing Your Plant For The Changing Season




Preparing your building with an eye on the changing seasons makes a great deal of sense. Leaves and other airborne debris don’t only present big problems in gutters; other rooftop locations are affected too, including high velocity airflow HVAC plant and equipment such as air handling units, chillers, cooling towers and condensers.

Here, debris can clog filters and coils, leading to expensive maintenance or disruptive breakdowns, reducing flow rates and increasing energy consumption. One study found that, when condenser flow rate is reduced by 20 per cent in mechanical and absorption chillers, full load energy consumption is increased by 3 per cent.

ECEX Air Intake Screens are a simple, elegant and effective answer to the problem. This clever technology can increase the life of filters by up to 60 per cent, as well improving energy efficiency, and reducing maintenance costs by up to 75 per cent.

ECEX Air Intake Screens comprise an easily cleanable mesh acting as a pre-filter to prevent clogging on HVAC equipment.  They are constructed using a vinyl coating over a polyester fibre core. This not only makes them exceptionally durable, but also extremely long lasting; perfect for external use through inclement weather.

They offer a range of benefits including reducing coil treatment and cleaning costs, cutting energy consumption and lessening the requirement for cooling tower water treatment chemicals.

To make a start on your autumn AHU overhaul, call 01635 244100 or email

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