AHR Expo 2022

Heat Pipe for Manufacturing Facilities


Lens Manufacturer, Florida

Dehumidification

When designing HVAC systems for an optical lens manufacturer in Florida, several factors need to be taken into account. Two of the most important factors have to do with the air being free of contaminants, as well as excess moisture. Typically, the costly over-cool/reheat approach is employed to achieve lower moisture content and lower relative humidity necessary for the manufacturing process. HPT’s dehumidification heat pipes provided a solution to lower moisture content of the air without the high cost of overcooling and reheat. This in turn saves energy and money by reducing cooling load and trimming or displacing reheat. Download this case study to learn more about how this solution produced an estimated savings of $28,000 annually!

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Puerto Rico

Dehumidification

Pharmaceutical production is popular in tropical locations because of regulatory, tax and labor cost benefits. Yet many of the benefits can be negated if a production facility does not mitigate the effects of high humidity. This case study highlights two case summaries at two different manufacturers in Puerto Rico, each used a two row dehumidifier wrap-around heat pipe system. Although there were precool savings, the bulk of the savings came from saving reheat. Both showed great paybacks. Case 1 is 11.5 months and case 2 is 10.3 months.

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