Supermarket, grocery, and many retail operations must balance refrigeration loads with shopper comfort while keeping an eye on electricity usage and operating budgets. Overlooking the impact on the HVAC systems when reconfiguring refrigeration equipment can lead to problems.
Maintaining the proper environment for warehouses requires multiple-choice solutions. From the outside, if you don’t look too closely, warehouses are the most basic of buildings: essentially four walls, some loading dock doors, and few if any interior walls that cut into storage space.
It’s what is stored in the warehouses and how the buildings are used that set each of them apart. Some need to maintain low interior temperatures for products requiring cold storage. With other warehouses, humidity is the issue. In a warehouse that serves as a distribution center, ventilation with outside air is important to expel vehicle exhaust. If saving energy is a top priority, recycling inside air is the best plan.
For a distribution center with many doors to receive a constant traffic of delivery trucks loaded by a large dock crew, replacing the air is important. A Return Air (RA) system, that takes the inside air, heats it or cools it, then returns the air to the inside, would be unhealthy as carbon monoxide exhaust could reach dangerous levels.
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