Series of Turnkey Static-Plate Enthalpy Core Arrays for Air Handlers Eases Specification

RenewAire has introduced the SA Series, a factory-assembled, turnkey array of stacked static-plate enthalpy cores on a baseplate for energy recovery solutions inside OEM HVAC air handlers in most North American commercial applications. The packaged core with a plenum assembly is ideal to design for specifying engineers and installs with ease for the OEM or jobsite assembling contractor.     

The SA Series eases specification for design engineers and installation for air handler OEMs or jobsite contractors.
The SA Series eases specification for design engineers and installation for air handler OEMs or jobsite contractors.

The SA Series is an alternative to enthalpy wheels for controlling latent and sensible load transfer in large airflow applications while also providing building owners optimum energy-recovery. Consulting engineers and design/build contractors can now specify a nearly infinite variety of SA Series configurations that will fit the interiors of most OEM air handler models and brands. The SA Series is available in standardized 20-inch core modular stacks ranging from 3 (w) x 3 (h) (2,250-CFM) to 8 (w) x 8 (h) (70,000-CFM). Custom sizes are also available.

Unlike competing core packages that rely on contractors and OEMs to fabricate connection and sealing hardware, the SA Series is a fully-integrated, turnkey static-plate core package designed for single-source responsibility. The OEM or installing contractor only provides sheet metal flashing to connect the array assembly to the air handler’s interiors. The package includes a baseplate, airflow-channeling baffles, interconnecting linkages and impenetrable factory seals for near-zero cross-contamination and bypass of the supply and return air streams. The linkages connect each core vertically and horizontally, and secure the array assembly to the baseplate. All assembly sizes can be factory-knocked down and shipped to the OEM or jobsite for air handler installation in spaces that are cramped or inaccessible for fully-assembled systems.  

Other features of the SA Series are:           

  • Ideal for all large airflow commercial air handlers, but especially medical, schools, labs, convention centers and other applications where IAQ is critical
  • Optimized core face area air distribution can be channeled for either side-to-side or over-and-under configurations
  • Less static pressure reduction versus wheels and near-zero cross contamination in accordance with AHRI-1060
  • Specifying engineers need to only know outdoor air and exhaust air conditions as RewnewAire’s factory engineering department provides all other calculations and sizing

RenewAire’s static plate core is its competitive edge. It operates at a low EATR without requiring energy-intensive purge cycles. With no moving parts, the failsafe static plate dehumidifies efficiently. While wheel technology inherently suffers maintenance and reliability costs, RenewAire’s static plate cores boast an efficient uptime performance.

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