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Do you know your IAQ?

With LEED stressing the importance of conserving energy and the requirement for proper ventilation, having the most accurate products for flow verification and sustainability is essential.

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Swartwout - The Industrial-Grade Choice Worldwide

Changi, Singapore - The world's largest wastewater program — the Ministry of the Environment's Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Project (DTSS). Ruskin’s part of this massive project is to provide control dampers and backdraft dampers.

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Louver Design, Application and Installation

With the wide selection of louvers available today, choosing the proper louver for your application may seem like a difficult task. However, by considering the requirements of the application and understanding what models are available, louver selection can be much easier. And, in many cases, installation of the louver can be just as important as how it is designed and selected.

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The Importance of Stopping Smoke

Stopping smoke from migrating through HVAC systems is important to save lives and to minimize property damage. Deaths due to smoke inhalation far outnumber deaths due to burns. Interestingly, smoke inhalation deaths have dropped with the advent of improved smoke mitigation methods designed into HVAC systems. New fire/smoke dampers have been introduced that increase designer and installer flexibility. Proper installation, along with knowledge of current codes and standards, can save lives.

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New UL Approved Breakaway Connections

Ruskin introduces their newest UL Products Labor Saver - Universal Flanged Breakaway Connections.

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Swartwout fiberglass and stainless steel dampers in Taiwan

The Chi-Mei Optoelectronics facility in Tainan City, Taiwan has become a focal point for Swartwout products in the Far East. Producing computerized optical equipment for sophisticated robotics assembly systems, specialized dampers are a must.

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Ruskin leads the way on UL Approved Fire/Smoke Damper Sealants

Ruskin has recently announced the first water-based high velocity duct sealant approved for use on its fire and combination fire/smoke dampers. The Design Polymerics DP1010 duct sealant is the ideal choice for increasingly popular environmentally friendly applications and has a Flame Spread and Smoke Developed rating of 0.

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Ruskin’s New EME745 Wind Driven Rain Louver: Flexibility That Makes Sense!

Ruskin has recently introduced the new model EME745 louver. The EME745 is a horizontal blade wind-driven rain resistant louver with a continuous-blade architectural appearance, and is the first model offered by Ruskin specifically designed to adapt to both active and inactive conditions in the same opening.

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Critical IBC Code Changes Require IAQ Control and Low-Leak Dampers

Two critical code changes have been recently implemented that affect control damper requirements and outside air management. The first (Section 403 of the International Mechanical Code) requires that constant ventilation requirements be maintained for all HVAC systems – including VAV systems. The second (International Energy Conservation Code, IECC) requires that outside air dampers have a leakage rating of 3 cfm/ft2 or less – thus maintaining energy savings in a zone during unoccupied hours.

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New Brochures Highlight Louver Models and Labor Savers

New Brochures Highlight Louver Models and Labor Savers Ruskin has recently released two new full-color brochures highlighting our louver product line and the labor-saving advantages Ruskin louvers provide to installing contractors.

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