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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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Swartwout Does It Again!

Swartwout was chosen as the preferred supplier of fiberglass control dampers and roof-mounted weather hoods to be installed at the BayParkWaste Water Treatment Plant in Long Island, New York.

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Swartwout Does It Again!

42" diameter fiberglass butterfly dampers
42" diameter fiberglass butterfly dampers with electric actuators are installed on the supply and exhaust side of each fan and air scrubber. These dampers allow each system component to be individually isolated.

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Swartwout Does It Again!

Custom-designed 18" diameter positive & negative pressure relief dampers
Custom-designed 18" diameter positive & negative pressure relief dampers sit atop aeration tank covers at Bay Park Waste Water Treatment facility in Long Island, NY. The 316-grade stainless steel counterweight assembly allows the damper blade to open, thereby relieving any build-up of pressure or vacuum in the tanks. The extended length of the damper spool piece ensures that moderate snow accumulation will not affect the counterweight mechanism from operating properly.

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New Code Requirements Challenge Manufacturers

Ruskin Economizer Solution meets demanding leakage and air ventilation specifications. (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – New, more stringent leakage and ventilation air requirements issued by ASHRAE, AMCA, the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), has HVAC manufacturers scrambling to bring their products up to specs.  That is, all but one -- Ruskin Dampers and Louvers. Ruskin's new Economizer Solution was developed with the latest code requirements in mind.  And, includes many standard features for which other manufacturers charge a premium or simply cannot offer. Combined, the modified codes now demand motorized outside air dampers that provide ultra-low leakage rates of 3 cfm per sq. ft. at 1-inch water gauge.  This includes all outside dampers -- regardless of size or application.  Some of the applications covered are stairways, elevator shaft vents, mechanical rooms, rooftop air handling units, custom air handling units and other areas ...

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Case Study: St. John Medical Center

Ruskin Brings Comfort to Medical CenterThe owners of St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, OK find comfort in knowing their emergency generator system is protected by Ruskin. A newly built penthouse using Ruskin’s Wind Driven Rain Resistant EME6625 Louver keeps the top-floor generator room dry and secure. Designed to handle the severe weather conditions often found in the Midwest, the EME6625 Louver creates very low pressure drop while providing the best combination of rain protection and high airflow capacity. To meet an increase in demand for medical services, the owners of St. John Medical Center recently expanded their complex — including the 500 bed hospital. Located in the heart of Tulsa, OK, the medical center is subjected to the threat of rain throughout the year with occasional large hail and violent windstorms. The new medical center expansion included a state-of-the-art emergency generator system located on the top floor. This meant that large intake openings had to be placed on the rooftop to feed ...

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Case Study: St. John Medical Center

Ruskin Has the SolutionTo protect the openings, a 54' x 15' x 5' tall vertical blade Wind Driven Rain Resistant Penthouse was mounted above the generator room. The penthouse solution was designed by Keith Browne of Lee and Browne Consulting Engineers using Ruskin’s Wind Driven Resistant EME6625 Louver. The engineers chose this Ruskin louver because they were able to design a structure that creates very low pressure drop and provides an excellent combination of rain protection with high airflow capacity. “The emergency generator installation which the penthouse serves has an intake air flow requirement of 375,000 CFM,” says Keith. “The vertical blade design offers enhanced performance versus traditional horizontal blade louvered penthouses.” The hospital’s new penthouse is the largest ever built by Ruskin using a Wind Driven Rain Resistant Louver. These louvers have been specifically designed and tested in the AMCA Wind Driven Rain Test for use in the most severe weather conditions. With the performance of ...

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