Exhaust and Damper Controls

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HVAC systems in schools, office buildings, hospitals, and industrial settings are often very large and complicated, and it takes more than smart ductwork to get air to the different areas of your building or facility. This is where dampers come in.

Exhaust and damper controls are used to control airflow in HVAC systems. There are many different types of exhausts and dampers, and the type of exhaust or damper you should use depends on where you need the installation. For example, the exhausts and dampers used in a school will be different from those used in a restaurant, and the exhausts and dampers used in a hospital or electronics manufacturing complex (where air quality is critical) will be different from those used in a manufacturing plant or steel mill.

Types of Exhausts and Dampers

Common types of exhausts and dampers that Edison Power can help you install, maintain, or upgrade include:

Control dampers are used to regulate airflow in a system.

Balancing dampers regulate air pressure. Imbalances in air pressure can lead to annoyances such as gusts of air or slamming doors. Imbalanced rooms can also be harder to heat or cool, placing unnecessary strain on your HVAC system – at a higher cost to you.

Backdraft dampers are used to restrict airflow to a single direction.

Multi-zone dampers are used in buildings that have a single air handling unit, such as a single-building school or a small office building. These dampers connect to multiple ducts and control airflow throughout the system.

Industrial dampers are built to withstand high pressures and temperatures.

Within these categories, there are many sub-categories that Edison Power’s Exhaust and Damper Control Specialists can assist you with. For example:

Butterfly dampers can be used for flow control and leakage protection. They can be used for pollution control and in high temperature, high pressure, and toxic substance systems.

Guillotine dampers can be used to provide positive isolation. They are typically found in biotechnology and pharmaceutical labs, as well as in hospitals and military or nuclear facilities.

Wall or roof-mounted dampers can be used to control airflow and come in gravity-controlled and electric/pneumatic models.

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Edison’s Building Automation Solutions

Our team of engineering specialists can help you determine the best exhaust and damper design suited to your specific needs.

Edison’s Electrical Experts can help you:

  • The right exhausts and damper controls can lead to financial savings by conserving heating and/or cooling and managing airflow (hot and cold) based on need.
  • With the right exhausts and dampers in place, your HVAC systems can operate more efficiently.
  • Automatic dampers that are self-regulated and can be controlled remotely will eliminate the need for active monitoring.
  • Zoned dampers can help you calculate and then deliver the air, heating, and cooling needed in specific zones based on the needs of people or processes in those zones.
  • Exhausts and dampers have important safety roles to play as well, such as in leakage control and preventing the flow of dangerous gases or smoke.

Contact an Edison Power Solutions Expert Today

Airflow, air pressure, and air quality are critical components of the effective operation of your HVAC systems – as well as the teams that require basic comfort at work. Contact our Exhaust and Dampers Experts today to learn more about installations, maintenance, repair, replacements, and upgrades for your exhausts and damper controls.

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