Governair Helps Hospital Save Over $100,000 in Energy Costs

Aug 8 2013

gov_trs_chc_fwtr_unitsOklahoma City, OK (August 8, 2013)—Governair has released a new case study featuring a medical center retrofit project in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carolinas Medical Center needed to replace two vaneaxial fan systems in penthouse air handlers to improve the reliability and energy efficiency of the system. To accomplish this, the hospital decided to replace the existing fans with a new FANWALL® array comprised of two 15-fan FANWALL arrays for supply, and two 12-fan FANWALL arrays for the return system.

The unit was commissioned in April 2012 and after a year of monitoring energy use, the FANWALL system had saved the hospital 1,480,240 kWh in year one, or $103,469 at $0.0699/ kWh. In addition, airflow capacity of the system increased from 124,000 cfm to 149,000 cfm—utilizing the same space as the previous fan system. Further, the FANWALL units are considerably quieter than the vaneaxial fans previously used, with a measured reduction of 15 dBA in the mechanical room.

Says Dan Maples, Chief Engineer at Lincoln Harris, the property manager for the day surgery property at Carolinas Medical Center, “There are so many benefits that Governair and the FANWALL product bring to our operation. Obviously, they have saved Carolinas Healthcare System a lot of energy dollars. In addition to the savings, however, it’s amazing how quiet our fans are. The redundancy that we now have is an incredibly important factor as well, because we no longer have to worry about an unexpected failure causing the loss of services.”
The complete case study is found at this link.

Governair, LLC, a CES Group company, has been designing and manufacturing innovative custom air handling solutions for demanding applications since 1937. Find out more about Governair products and FANWALL TECHNOLOGY ® at www.governair.com.

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