Company: SEMCO LLC
Innovation: ASCENDANT™ conventional cooling, active desiccant hybrid system
The ASCENDANT™ Series is an active desiccant hybrid system that provides conventional cooling and dehumidification for commercial applications requiring 100-percent outdoor air, and low dew point temperatures/supply air humidity levels. Ideal for applications including hospital operating rooms, archival and dry storage, hotels and multi-family buildings, ASCENDANT operates without the need for exhaust heat recovery, and can perform as a partial or dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS), or as a true variable air volume (VAV) unit. Compared to conventional mechanical DX or chiller systems, ASCENDANT provides up to three times more dehumidification, achieves dew point temperatures as low as 20°F and uses up to 60 percent less cooling capacity. ASCENDANT promotes efficient mechanical system operation via higher coil air discharge and central plant suction temperatures, which facilitates performance that surpasses ASHRAE 90.1 building energy, ASHRAE 170 ventilation and ASHRAE 62.1 indoor air quality (IAQ) standards. Latent loads are, in majority, addressed by economical hot water, steam, waste heat or direct gas-fired regeneration energy, facilitating 50- to 75-percent greater efficiency when compared to conventional DX dehumidifiers with electric compressors. Energy savings are further realized via integration of SEMCO’s on-board, integrated direct digital control (DDC), which optimizes system operation and space condition management to achieve notably flexible air temperatures and relative humidity (RH).
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