When dealing with the exhaust of corrosive air streams, whether it be in laboratories, pool chemical rooms or Universities, sometimes the corrosive resistant duct itself needs to pass through occupied spaces. This can make the material choice for these types of applications difficult. On one hand, you need a material that can stand up to the harsh chemical airstreams, some that even stainless steel can’t handle, while at the...
HVAC Duct Underground? How about under…..Penguins?
In 2013, the Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City, MO opened the state of the art penguin exhibit known as the Helzberg Penguin Plaza. Featuring several penguin species from around the world, the penguin habitat required constant chilled air delivered through an extremely corrosive environment. Not just any HVAC duct was going to stand up to the challenge.
I would have to say that one of the most difficult discussions that occurs in the world of HVAC is fire/smoke codes and safety issues. Every situation seems to take on it's own life with new questions arising all the time and there seem to be so many issues not yet addressed.
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