This financial hub houses more than 3,000 staff and accommodates most of the bank’s technology, operations and support functions. With its open concept workspaces and stylish facilities, such as a state-of-art cafe, 24-hour gym and dance studio, it encourages a healthy working environment. An airy and comfortable atmosphere within the building is also crucial. As the building had been operating for a decade, the conventional AC belt-driven fans in AHUs were not efficient enough. It was clear to the facility management that all the AHUs needed to have a major overhaul.
EC Centrifugal Fans vs. AC Axial Fans in an AHU Retrofit
Total Number of AHUs to be retrofitted: 70
Comparison Study: ebm-papst vs. Brand X
ebm-papst’s EC centrifugal RadiPac fans and Brand’s X AC Axial Fans were selected as potential candidates for the AHU retrofits. After comparing the differences in amount of energy consumption and other factors, it was determined that ebm-papst’s EC centrifugal fans are the better choice. The below table illustrates the differences between the two brands. The data in the below table was measured by a third party Energy Services Company.
ebm-papst’s EC fan is superior in the areas of efficiency and operational redundancy. ebm-papst’s fans were also easier to install due to its compact size and integrated system. Hence, the customer chose ebm-papst EC fans to replace the belt-driven fans for the remaining AHUs.