Maintaining correct room pressure and airflow is essential in hospitals. Improper room pressurization risks a hospital's accreditation from the Joint Commission as well as jeopardizes the health of patients and staff.
March 24, 2020
Before delving into the importance of granular data for power metering, it is essential to understand why a submeter is used. Submetering provides the ability to monitor the actual energy usage of individual tenants, departments, or pieces of equipment in real time. It allows for measuring electricity on a more granular level than the building's main utility meter. With submetering, the user can determine system efficiency and identify equipment problems, thereby better understanding trends and energy usage. This is useful for:
Although hot-wire anemometers are widely used throughout hospitals, such technology is deceptively costly. Anemometers must be frequently cleaned to remain accurate, and if not maintained, they waste massive amounts of energy.
March 17, 2020
The outbreak of an infectious disease can be overwhelming if a hospital is not prepared. Hospitals employ a variety of strategies to prevent the spread of such illnesses. One of the most prevalent approaches is to treat these patients in isolation rooms. For those working in and around isolation rooms, their safety depends on proper control of the differential pressure of the room. As the coronavirus becomes ever more a pressing concern, it is critical for hospitals and staff to take the right precautions for keeping isolation rooms safe.
March 12, 2020
Challenging applications like off-highway and specialty vehicles require dependable pressure transducers with the ability to survive a potentially extreme range of environmental and performance requirements including high overpressure conditions, wide operating temperature ranges, and wide humidity and moisture situations. Specialty vehicles can include:
March 10, 2020
Successful energy management relies on detailed energy usage information gathered from power monitoring equipment installed in the building. Setra's latest innovation in submetering is our new Networked Multi-Load Power Meter.
March 05, 2020
In critical environments handling dangerous viruses and materials, it is crucial to maintain HVAC integrity. This particular facility, a BSL-4 high containment lab, is looking for a solution to routinely calibrate their sensors. The containment rooms in this lab have concrete walls eighteen inches thick where they test dangerous strains in positive pressure containment suits tethered by dedicated airflow tubes.
March 03, 2020
Submetering makes it easy to measure exact electrical usage for loads. These precise measurements mean the data of the actual electrical use can be read and analyzed. A power meter means no more inaccurate estimated bills. Submetering gives greater control over consumption and helps to eliminate energy inefficiency.
February 20, 2020
Many alternative fuels depend on precise measurements for gage, absolute, or compound pressure. Transducers in some of these applications endure potentially corrosive environments. To keep up with the demands of renewable energy applications, adaptable capacitive sensing technology can measure a variety of pressure types. Alternative fuel applications for the AXD and AXDH sensors are varied and include compression, storage and dispensing systems, hydrogen generators, and hydrogen fuel cell systems used to produce electricity.