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Semco Incorporated Introduces New Chilled Beam Cooling Products
by Flakt Woods Group and SEMCO
Columbia, MO - August 12, 2009 - SEMCO has launched a new line of chilled beam cooling products that are designed for use in non-residential applications where there is a high temperature load and/or rooms that require individual comfort control. Chilled beams combine radiant cooling with conventional overhead ventilation to reduce energy usage, improve comfort levels, and reduce the architectural impact of ductwork and other mechanical systems.
Chilled beams achieve their cooling effect by convection, using finned elements through which chilled water is passed. Passive beams work with natural convection while active beams offer increased cooling capacity by using a primary air supply, typically outdoor air, to increase airflow over the element. The primary air is then supplied to the room through diffusers built into the beam. Chilled beams are ideal for classrooms, auditoriums, hotels, office spaces, laboratories, or any space that has an open floor plan, for either new or retrofit construction projects .
Using a proven technology, SEMCO's chilled beam products are flexible, very quiet, simple to install, require minimal maintenance, and provides an energy efficient, cost effective alternative to traditional cooling systems, according to Mike O'Loughlin, Chilled Beam Product Manager, SEMCO. "Each chilled beam system operates independently and can meet the unique needs of an occupied space. Our chilled beams have a patented system for adjusting airflow, cooling effect and airflow pattern. These systems can be adapted to suit the changing conditions of any given space."
"The benefits of a chilled beam system extend beyond sustainability and green building concepts," said O'Loughlin. "Our systems also operate at lower noise levels than a typical VAV system, which delivers increased comfort to the space. In addition, chilled beams require less space, which allows the architect to either extend the ceiling height of the occupied zones, or reduce the height of the building without reducing the space available to the occupants. In either scenario, chilled beams are an energy efficient ventilation system that does not compromise on comfort."
SEMCO's chilled beam products are available in a variety of sizes, suitable for integration in false ceilings or for use in exposed applications.
SEMCO of Columbia, MO, USA is a nationally recognized leader in providing high quality products and service for ventilation and air treatment. The company is the primary market innovator of energy recovery systems using desiccant wheels that increase energy efficiency, improve indoor air quality and reduce operating costs. The company is also a leading supplier of round and oval duct systems, which are recognized for their high quality, field labor saving advantages and overall service to the industry.
SEMCO currently employs approximately 400 employees in eight (8) U.S. locations. Additional information on SEMCO can be found at www.semcoinc.com.
About Fläkt Woods Group
Fläkt Woods Group is a leading player in energy-efficient Air Climate for buildings and Air Movement for Industry with a unique range of products for ventilation, air treatment and air diffusion improving indoor air quality and operating costs.
Fläkt Woods is one of the largest air handling systems and duct suppliers in Europe and has strong positions in selected countries in Middle East, Asia, Australia and US.
The Fläkt Woods group currently employs more than 3,300 people across Europe, Asia, and the US and reports annual sales of approximately $1B in 75 countries with direct presence in 30 countries worldwide.
Additional information on Fläkt Woods can be found at www.flaktwoods.com.