The accompanying thermal images were developed from the temperature controlled warehouse of a major pharmaceutical company. The company’s new 50,000 sq ft. warehouse facility in Louisville, KY did not pass the Food and Drug Administration’s required Temperature Validation Tests with the originally designed HVAC system.
As can be seen in the ‘Base Case’ image without Airius fans, the top levels of the pallet racking were exposed to 22.5°C air, too high a temperature for the inventory.
This was a major problem, the facility was due to open and the space was badly needed. The HVAC contractor had tried everything they could think of and had no answers for the problem short of starting over with a re-designed system. A senior facility engineer had been told of the Airius destratification systems by an Airius sales agent and suggested the use of them for this application.
The HVAC Contractor was very sceptical the devices could raise the cold air levels and maintain them. Airius personnel were called in to review the situation and it was determined for this large application that 50 Airius model 25 destratification fans would be required and were air freighted at the customer’s request within 2 days.