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Smoke Purge

Smoke Purge

Smoke Purge

Does anyone have any experience using the condenser section of an air-cooled packaged AC unit for smoke purge. Johnson Controls sells a motorized damper for the condenser section to be used to relive room pressure by using room air to cool the compressor.We would like to use this arrangement to do post-fire smoke purge by opening this damper and closing the outside air intake damper in the condenser section.
The compressor would be shut down and the exhaust fan run.

RE: Smoke Purge

Check how much external static pressure for given airflow would be available. Propeller fans can't provide much static pressure and smoke purge require large cfm.

RE: Smoke Purge

You should hire an Engineer familiar with fans and ventilation if this smoke purge test makes any difference to any authorities.

You're off on the wrong foot already.

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