Exemplifying the multifaceted solution required to meet the demands of these applications is Data Aire’s InterpretAire™, a packaged cooling, heating, humidifying and dehumidifying unit that has all the advantages of a standard CRAC unit, yet designed for the specific needs of constant environments rather than data centers or telecom spaces.
Data Aire’s experience has shown that standard CRAC equipment will deliver barely acceptable temperature and humidity control in about ½ to 2⁄3 of non–data room applications. The biggest challenge is that it is difficult to tell in advance which ones will perform adequately and which won’t.
These Special Constant Environments can be challenging because they need tight temperature & humidity control 24/7/365, even during off hours when the cooling load is low or nonexistent. Temperature control in most spaces is relatively easy; controlling humidity is the real challenge.
InterpretAire can be programmed to maintain constant temperature and humidity in application-specific environments that require that humidity be controlled in the absence of a need for cooling. Consistency and precision were key drivers in the development of the InterpretAire solution.
This solution, quite literally, interprets the needs of the space, and maintains the unique temperature and humidity perimeters mandated for high-accuracy standards.
- Hot Gas Reheat
- Supplemental Electric Reheat
- Electric Reheat Elements
- Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) Reheat Control
- Discharge Air Control
- Data Aire dap4 Intelligent Thermal Control Platform
In many commercial applications the equipment is capable of controlling anywhere in the shaded area in the window shown below. However, in applications like laboratories, archives and medical imaging rooms we must be more conservative with the target temperature and humidity to ensure success.
A common question is “when should I use a piece of equipment like InterpretAire?” The safe answer is, if both humidity and temperature control are needed, and the application is NOT a data room, you should always
use InterpretAire. Other equipment MAY be able to handle SOME of those applications. But why would you take a chance?