Posts Categorized: Pumped Glycol Systems

What’s so special about Konvekta?

We have represented Konvekta for nearly eight years now.  In that time, we have designed and delivered over 34 separate projects.  We have supplied Konvekta equipment to a very impressive User Group including key owners like UMass Medical, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, Novartis and Millipore. In those eight years, there have been some key… Read more »

UVM – STEM Complex | Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery System

Project Name: University of Vermont STEM Complex  Architect: Freeman, French & Freeman, Inc. Mechanical Engineer: BR + A Consulting Engineers Mechanical Contractor: VHV Company Equipment: OA Intake and EA Discharge Plenums Manufacturer: Konvenkta, Size: 148,300 CFM DAC Sales Engineer: Brad Carpenter Project Overview: The University of Vermont’s $104 million investment in a new Science Technology… Read more »

University Biology Lab HVAC Upgrade | Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery System

Project Name: University Biology Lab HVAC Upgrade Architect: Perkins & Will Mechanical Engineer: Rist-Frost Shumway Engineering Mechanical Contractor: J.C. Higgins Equipment: Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery System and High Plume Laboratory Dilution Fans Manufacturer: Konvekta, MK Plastics Size: 144,000 CFM DAC Sales Engineer: David Goodman Project Overview: This project replaces the Biolabs’ aged HVAC infrastructure with new… Read more »

Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery | Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

Topic: High Performance Run Around Energy Recovery Systems Guest Blogger: Rudolf Zaengerle, Ph. D. Konvekta USA, Inc There is some confusion about the terms ‘efficiency’ and ‘effectiveness’:  Efficiency ASHRAE defines ‘temperature transfer efficiency’ (or sometimes ‘enthalpy transfer efficiency’ if enthalpy is used instead of temperature) as follows: μT = (TE1 – TE2) / (TE1 –… Read more »

Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery | Konvekta – System Performance Monitoring

Konvekta is the only supplier of high efficiency pumped glycol run-around energy recovery systems in the world.  They have been in the business of pumped glycol energy recovery  since 1949.  That’s all they do.  Konvekta offers complete systems – high performance heat exchangers, energy recovery system controls and hydraulic assembly. Konvekta high-performance energy recovery systems… Read more »

Ask Rick: Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery | What size systems make sense for Konvekta?

Q.  What size systems make sense for Konvekta?   I am working on a project where we are considering glycol run around coils for heat recovery. I would like to consider using a Konvekta system.The building in question is an existing hazardous materials storage building with 24×7 exhaust air requirements. There are 16 separate exhaust… Read more »

Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery | Konvekta Energy Recovery System Controller

Konvekta is the only supplier of high efficiency pumped glycol run-around energy recovery systems in the world.  They have been in the business of pumped glycol energy recovery  since 1949.  That’s all they do.  Konvekta offers complete systems – high performance heat exchangers, energy recovery system controls and hydraulic assembly. Konvekta high-performance energy recovery systems… Read more »

Project Snapshot | Hudson Valley CC – Konvekta System

Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is located in Troy, New York.  To provide its students with the best possible learning facilities, HVCC began construction of a new 100,000 square foot Science Center in 2011.  The Science Center has 24 labs, 11 classrooms, a science study center, greenhouse and faculty offices.  The multi-story, glass and steel… Read more »

Project Snapshot | Dartmouth College – Konvekta System

The new existing Burke Hall Chemistry Building was built in the 1950’s. The mechanical systems were renovated in the early 1990’s. A state of the art Konvekta energy recovery system was retrofitted into the system in 2012 to save energy from the 120,000 cfm of exhaust from the labs. Project Name: Dartmouth College – Burke Hall Science… Read more »

Project Snapshot | UMass Boston – Integrated Science Complex

The new 220,000 square foot Integrated Science Complex at the University of Massachusetts – Boston Campus will be the first new academic building on the campus since it opened in 1974.  The building is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification and will open in 2014.  A state of the art Konvekta energy recovery system is… Read more »