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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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Ruskin Louvers Teach a Lesson

Geometry students at Santa Fe Trail Jr. High School in Olathe, Kansas have discovered a new use for Ruskin louvers—providing real life applications to geometry problems. Ruskin, the worldwide leader in air and sound control, provided louvers of several different shapes to eighth graders at the school for use as a teaching aid in their geometry class.

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NEW CSI 3-Part Format Specs for NEW UL Standard Life Safety Dampers - Updated

NEW CSI 3-Part Format Specs for NEW UL Standard Life Safety Dampers.

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Ruskin Economizer

Ruskin is now in the Economizer business! Introducing Ruskin’s complete line of automated Economizer dampers for rooftop air handlers ranging from 3-25 tons for both horizontal and vertical applications.

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UL Test Standard Changes: What Do They Mean to You? (Updated!)

ALL NEW UL555 (Fire Damper) and UL555S (Smoke Damper) Test Standards begin JULY 1, 2002! What do they mean to you?

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Factory Mounted Smoke Detectors

Smoke control is a proven technology that saves lives.  Smoke or combination fire/smoke dampers and the devices that control them, such as smoke detectors, are important components of a smoke control system. It is important to understand that smoke dampers do not inherently detect the presence of smoke.  It is a corresponding smoke detector that normally causes the damper to close and thus "stop" smoke from leaking through the damper. UL555S, the UL Smoke Damper Test Standard, recognizes three different leakage classes.  Smoke or combination fire/smoke are tested and rated according to one of the following classes: Class 1 leakage is 4 cfm/sqft at 1” w.g. or less Class 2 leakage is a maximum of 10 cfm/sqft at 1” w.g. Class 3 leakage is a maximum of 40 cfm/sqft at 1” w.g. The volume of air leaking through a closed damper represents smoke "leaking" through the damper during a fire.  In life safety situations it makes good engineering sense to specify and install minimum Class 2 smoke or combination fi ...

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