SKYPLUME™ - SKYLEEDER™ LABORATORY FAN CONTROL SYSTEMS
SKYLEEDER™ FAN CONTROL
Fast Processing Speeds and Continuous System Monitoring
PID Control with Advanced Logarithm Functions
Data Logging to USB for Convenient Retrieval of Information
Provided with Output for Remote System Status Alarms
Field Configurable and Programmable
Laboratory Exhaust Fans shall operate continuously in an N + 1 design configuration. SKYLEEDER™ fan control shall sequence fans on a programmable schedule with available daily, weekly, and monthly program options. Fan sequencing utilizing a standby/N + 1 program is important to prevent bearing and motor drive damage from long term (month+) stationary conditions. Most laboratory systems operate on 24 hour per day programs and require precise control when sequencing fans. Static pressure and flow in manifold exhaust networks must be maintained at all times to ensure safe operations as well as public safety. Plasticair’s SKYLEEDER™ fan control system provides smart operating control utilizing PID technology. SKYLEEDER™ Laboratory Fan Controls provide further advancement in fan operation through advanced logarithm functions and provides data logging for direct download or local USB access. Configurable status alarms provide continuous monitoring and can be shared via BACnet to Building Automation and Control Networks.
SKYLEEDER™ Laboratory Exhaust Fan Control System Operates in the following condition:
Project Example Savings Review
Laboratory Exhaust System – 90,000 CFM @ 5” Static Pressure
In this example a laboratory exhaust system was being designed with 5 fans operating at a total system flow of 112,500 CFM @ 5” Static Pressure. The system was sized utilizing 22,500 CFM of by-pass air (90,000 CFM plenum inlet/22,500 CFM bypass). A fan system manufacturer provided the Consulting Engineer with a selection of 5 fans operating at 22,500 CFM each, 31.61 BHP each (158.05 BHP system total). At this time the designed annual cost for operating this system was approximately $138,000.00 (using $0.12/kwh). Limited roof space put further constraints on using SWSI style fans and Plasticair was asked to help with space savings. Plasticair’s SKYPLUME™ DMF Series Fans provided the space savings and also provided additional energy savings. In this example Plasticair selected (5) SKYPLUME™ DMF 402 – Inline Mixed Flow Impeller Series Fans representing 4 fans in operation and 1 in stand-by each operating at 22,500 CFM and 5” Static Pressure. New fans were 30.51 BHP each (152.55 BHP total) which provided an initial $5,000.00 in annual savings. Using this N+1 redundancy, and eliminating the bypass air while using SKYLEADER™ Laboratory Fan System Controls provided an additional savings of $27,600.00 for a total projected savings of $32,600.00. Dilution air was a concern with the initial system and necessitated the 22,500 CFM by-pass. SKYPLUME™ fans in this application provided over 258% and eliminated the need for this added air as compared to the competitor’s product. AMCA certified ratings are provided with each SKYPLUME™ Induced Flow Fan System selection. Contact Plasticair for review of your specific requirements.
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