Restoring an Existing Air Handler to Increase Redundancy & Air Flow

Restoring an Existing Air Handler to Increase Redundancy & Air Flow

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Air Handler Replacement Case Study: Restoring Mission-Critical Infrastructure

Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of mission-critical infrastructure is paramount when maintaining operations in industrial environments. This was the challenge faced by a prominent industrial client in Detroit, Michigan, when they encountered performance issues with their refrigeration air handling unit (AHU).

Critical System Repairs: Timely Intervention for Maximum Efficiency

The industrial client approached our team with concerns about substantial ice buildup due to poor air distribution across the coils of their refrigeration AHU. Furthermore, the lack of redundancy and inadequate capacity became glaring issues that threatened to impede operational processes. These problems were especially concerning, considering another contractor installed the air handler only two years prior.

A Turnkey Approach to Rectifying a Competitor’s Oversight

Understanding the situation’s urgency, our team immediately launched into action. By engaging our in-house engineering team, we began with a comprehensive load calculation and a strategic redesign of the air handler. It was crucial to address the airflow and redundancy and then assess any additional steps needed to ensure the system’s robustness.

Innovative Solutions through Mechanical Engineering Expertise

Our solution involved installing a six-cube fan array, each motor intricately wired back to a variable frequency drive (VFD) panel. This innovative approach resolved the ice buildup concern and introduced a level of flexibility previously absent from the setup. The ability to fine-tune fan speeds allowed for optimal heat transfer from the evaporator coils, demonstrating the prowess of mechanical engineering in solving complex industrial challenges.

Results That Speak Volumes

Before our team’s intervention, the refrigeration space struggled to maintain temperatures below 42 degrees. But after the system retrofit, our team successfully lowered the temperature to an impressive 32 degrees, surpassing the client’s requirements and, at times, even reaching what was reported as “too cold” conditions. This testifies to the effectiveness of our redesign, even without incorporating extra capacity as initially considered.

Mission Critical Industrial Client Testimonial

Client voices are essential, and our work’s impact on this long standing partner illustrates the trust and quality that comes from a partnership with our team:

“I wanted to take a moment and express my gratitude to you and your team for the exceptional service I have received from you and the entire Limbach team. As you know, I have been working with you for over six years now. Your dedication to exceptional service has made a significant difference in my experience as a customer. From the moment I got here, I knew our mechanical contract services were in shambles, and through my previous experience with Limbach, I knew who to reach out to.

Your team always deals with issues with professionalism, efficiency, and friendliness. When dealing with your team, I can expect prompt and helpful responses, a willingness to go the extra mile, clear and concise communication, and patience and courtesy, even in challenging situations. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed, and I want to recognize the exceptional customer service you and your team provide. When someone goes the extra mile, it should be acknowledged and celebrated, so please pass my appreciation and thanks on to your entire team.

I look forward to a long and positive relationship with Limbach.”

Why Choose Limbach?

Limbach stands out in the industry for our commitment to mission-critical infrastructure and critical system repairs, which form one of our core services. Using our in-house design team, we repair and transform industrial components into more reliable, efficient, and adaptive systems, ensuring the resilience of your operation’s core functions.

A New Standard in Industrial Airflow and Redundancy

As an outcome, our client now enjoys improved control, consistent cooling temperatures, and the necessary redundancy to avert future production setbacks. The client invested in a partner that understands the value of their mission-critical operations and commits to delivering unparalleled solutions that are done right the first time.

This undertaking is a testament to how Limbach is revolutionizing how industrial players think about their internal climate control solutions and facility management. We provide peace of mind through systems that meet and exceed operational demands.

For inquiries on how Limbach can assist in elevating the performance and reliability of your mission-critical systems, visit us online.