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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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Ruskin Enters Economizer Business

Automated dampers help save time and money (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – With the introduction of their complete line of automated Economizer dampers and power exhaust units for rooftop air handlers, Ruskin the HVAC industry's leading provider of dampers and louvers, has entered the Economizer business.  Ruskin's dampers range from 3-25 ton and are suitable for both horizontal and vertical applications. Featuring Ruskin's exclusive one-piece galvanized airfoil blade and stainless steel jamb, the Economizers provide low-leakage performance as described in ASHRAE Standard 90.1.  Each unit also features Ruskin's “SUREFLOW” sensing tubes and blade position indicator to help determine minimum air flow.  This also helps assist in mixed air temperature verses blade position field adjustments. Determining accurate minimum air flow using the SUREFLOW system is easy.  Using the current percent of required make-up air and fan system CFM, take note of the blade position from the indicator ...

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Ruskin Sun Control Systems

Sun Control Systems are a valuable component in a building’s design.  They can substantially reduce the cooling energy requirements of the interior and provide distinctive architectural characteristics to the exterior.  Ruskin manufactures a wide range of Sun Control Systems for new and existing construction.  Designers may select from a variety of system components to optimize the desired shading and visual effect on the structure

To learn more about the entire Ruskin product line of dampers and louvers visit our website at www.ruskin.com for the name of your local Ruskin representative, or call 816-761-7476.

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Ruskin Zone Control Damper Series

Utilizing 43 years of experience as leader in the control damper market, Ruskin introduces the Zone Control Damper series (ZCD).  This new series of products was designed to meet the increased demand for zone specific products combined with individual controls.  These ZCD products are well suited for retrofit applications as well as new construction. 

To learn more about the entire Ruskin product line of dampers and louvers visit our website at www.ruskin.com for the name of your local Ruskin representative, or call 816-761-7476.

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Louver Literature Updated

The Ruskin Louver Brochure has been updated featuring new information on Ruskin Sunshades.

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