The world’s first, true hybrid ventilator. Combining reliability and performance.
CSR Edmonds manufacturer of the Hurricane® industrial ventilator, have developed a patented hybrid ventilation design that uses electronic commutating motor technology located in the top of the Hurricane® ventilator.
The design allows the vent to spin freely under wind load and provide the same exhaust rate as the traditional Hurricane vent. The free area of the throat is NOT impeded, unlike current vent/fan combinations. When required the vent can be powered which provides a huge boost to the flow rate, at an extraordinarily high efficiency; 110m3/hr/watt of energy – far more energy efficient than any conventional powered fan.
The guaranteed exhaust rate regardless of wind speed or ‘stack effect’ can be controlled by digital measurement of a range of physical properties or chemical entities including temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, etc.
With a very low operational noise, the ecoPOWER® is ideal for use in homes, offices or factories.
The Importance of Dependable Ventilation
Ample research is available to show that adequate fresh air exchange is crucial for workers, students and home occupants to perform at their best. A well designed ventilation scheme can:
- lower temperatures in homes and buildings during summer by cooling roof spaces and even removing trapped ceiling heat through ceiling grilles;
- improve air quality by lowering impurity levels caused by human respiration and chemical emissions – mainly volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – from carpets, furniture, paints, cleaning products and the like. Long-term exposure to VOCs causes sick building syndrome, in which building occupants experience rising levels of eye, nose and throat irritation, headache and allergic reactions. Under requirements to maintain a safe working environment, many factories now need adequate fresh air exchange to remove gaseous, process emissions and/or heat build up.
EcoPOWER® – True Hybrid Ventilation
ecoPOWER® utilises an electronic commutating (EC) motor installed in the head of the ventilator to enable motorised boost during periods of low wind speed or special ventilation needs. The motor can be activated by any digital measure, such as temperature, humidity gas concentration level etc. The standard product is controlled manually by a switch (not included).
Unlike previous attempts to produce a hybrid mechanical/wind vent, ecoPOWER® has no motor and fan blade in the throat of the vent. This is extremely important. Research using AS4740:2000 (Performance of Natural Ventilators) has shown clearly that any obstruction in the throat of a wind ventilator will greatly decrease vent performance under wind load. The level of flow reduction can be 40% or greater. Also, axial fans located in the throat of wind vents can produce significant noise levels.
ecoPOWER® is one large direct drive centrifugal fan. The bearing system of the motor becomes the bearing system of the ventilator. This means that the vent can be free spinning under wind load or power activated as conditions require. The use of an EC motor ensures that the best energy efficiency features available are factored into the product design.
ecoPOWER® is presently available as standard product in four sizes, viz. 100mm, 150mm, 400mm and 600mm throat sizes. Further sizes including a tailored domestic product will follow.
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