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The remote city of Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands needed to expand its powerhouse to meet increasing electrical demands. As part of the project, new air handlers were needed to supply combustion air, cooling, ventilation, and comfort conditioning.
Unalaska is a remote location with a turbulent climate, requiring special engineering solutions. Because of space limitations in the power plant, the new air handlers needed to be outdoor units capable of withstanding winds up to 175 mph.
Nortek Air Solutions brand Governair® was chosen to design and build the modular air handlers because of its proven history of providing custom air handlers for unique applications.
Two four-level modular air handlers supplying 62,000 cfm of supply air each were delivered to the site, assembled and erected as vertical stacks. Additional steel supports, along with the rigid panel construction, helped to meet the 175 mph wind load and zone 4 seismic requirements. All internal equipment and power systems were factory-installed.