The Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration News 2008 Commercial Products Heating Showcase features International Environmental Corporation's Universal Modular unit. The article details the unit's features such as serviceability, noise-reduction, IAQ, thermostat compatibility, replacement parts, warranty and more.
IEC's Universal Mod, known as the U-Mod, is designed as a cost effective, easy to install, vertical high-rise fan coil unit. The main benefit includes the ability to accommodate any arrangement through the use of supply air and riser slot knock-outs. All U-Mod units are shipped separately from the risers. Risers are shipped loose, prior to the U-Mods so the mechanical contractor can install the risers early in the project schedule. By installing risers prior to the high-rise fan coil units a contractor has better accessibility for fire safing between floors at the riser block-outs and for testing the field joints from riser to riser.
When the U-Mod units are distributed in the building, there is a reduction in job site coordination time as related to arrangements of return air/supply, air/riser orientation. All U-Mods have the ability to conform to any arrangement thus saving the time to coordinate. All that is necessary is that a specific FC# is placed in the correct location. Arrangements are then tailored to the specific need in each room.
Another one of the benefits of this type of unit is in the retrofit/replacement market. Units shipped without risers allows for the use of freight elevators to transport units and loose risers to building floors. In conventional high-rise units, this is not possible if risers are attached to the units at the factory.
U-Mod units can be designed for all types of systems, including four-pipe, two-pipe heat/cool, two-pipe with auxiliary electric heat or two-pipe with total electric heat. These units range in size from 300 nominal cfm through 1200 nominal cfm.
The U-Mods use the same replacement parts as IEC's standard modular high-rise units. IEC has made purchasing replacement parts even easier with a quick turnaround parts department and online parts lookup.
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