Protect Your HVAC Systems From Saharan Dust This Summer!

Experts have warned that pollution and pollen counts are at particularly high levels this summer bringing misery not only to hay fever sufferers, but also having a negative impact on valuable HVAC equipment within larger organisations.

This year, more than any other, the UK is experiencing the onslaught of Saharan dust blowing in from Africa*, increasing the amount of debris and potential damage to valuable assets, such as air conditioning units, etc.

A guaranteed method of tackling airborne debris entering high velocity airflow applications and clogging internal fins and filters is by fitting ECEX Air Intake Screens, which not only reduce the environmental impact pollen and debris could cause, but reduce maintenance needs, and make cost and energy savings.

AMEY Total Facilities Management Services recently carried out independent trials at London’s Westminster City Hall, where two AHUs were fitted with ECEX Air Intake Screens in a bid to reveal exact carbon reduction and the level of return on investment that could be achieved. One AHU alone produced the following results (recorded over comparison 31 day period):

• Energy saving – 4.9 per cent reduction in power consumed
• CO2 emissions – savings of 296.33kg, the two trial AHUs clocked up savings of 438Kg (equivalent of taking a car off the road for a year)
• ECEX Air Intake Screens payback – 13 months on energy alone
• Maintenance reduction – filter need replacing less often, further reducing costs and potentially pushing the ROI of ECEX Air Intake Screen installation to less than four months!

John Grenville, managing director at ECEX, explained: “We are delighted with the outcome of this independent research, but had no doubts that impressive results would be found. The screens prevent debris from clogging internal coil fins, perishable filters and other components thus promoting continuous, uninterrupted airflow. As a result, maintenance time is reduced, as is the risk of breakdown, plus both money and energy can be saved.”

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