Safely retrofit lab exhaust systems for VAV operation, and save big

CPP to explain how at upcoming SLCan conference in Toronto

With the advantages of variable air volume (VAV) exhaust systems so overwhelming, why isn’t everyone retrofitting existing systems?

CPP has the answer, along with a proven five-step process for implementing a VAV exhaust system into an existing laboratory. To learn how, join CPP in Toronto November 18-20.

The 2019 SLCan Sustainable Labs Conference will strengthen the sustainable laboratory community, share knowledge, promote innovation and best practices, and provide a platform for strategic thinking and discussion. This year’s conference theme — Sustainability and the Science of WELL-BEING — aligns perfectly with CPP’s contribution to the event.

CPP’s Dr. Ryan Parker,  joined by Mary On, Associate from Integral Group, will speak on Safely Retrofitting Existing Laboratory Exhaust Systems for VAV Operation, With Case Study of Simon Fraser University.

Despite potential savings per system of as much as 400-800 MWh per year, equating to a carbon reduction of 300-600 tons per year, there are ways to make it a smooth process without any disruptive downtime.

Parker’s and On’s presentation will dissuade concerns with a five-step process:

  1. Dispersion modeling
  2. Installation of VFD’s and/or anemometer, if required
  3. Pre-functional testing
  4. Sequence of operation development
  5. Implementation and commissioning

Attendees will come away better equipped to minimize downtime, effectively use dispersion modeling, and safely implement a VAV system into an operating laboratory.

Dr. Ryan Parker is a project engineer with CPP. He specializes in wind engineering and experimental fluid mechanics, primarily as applied to modeling dispersion for lab exhaust systems. His expertise includes lab-based testing, field testing, and commissioning of VAV exhaust systems. He has helped multiple institutions design and implement with safety and energy efficiency.

Learn more about Parker’s and On’s presentation, and the SLCan conference, here.