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Ruskin Quick-Detect, Heat-Activated Controlled Closure Devices: What Do They Do?

Ruskin standard Fire/Smoke dampers utilize quick detect, heat activated, controlled closure devices to make the damper close in the event of fire. Normal fusible rods and links, when released, allow instantaneous closure of the damper which can result in damage to the connecting duct work. However, Ruskin's use of controlled closure prevents that damage from occurring.Ruskin fire safety products feature a variety of controlled closure options, in order to best meet the requirements of your application. For detailed descriptions of the standard controlled closure options consult the Fire/Smoke Damper Operation Options data sheet. For detailed information on Ruskin release devices, please consult our Combination Fire/Smoke Damper Release Devices engineering report.In addition, for an in-depth look at how controlled closure eliminates HVAC duct system damage, consult our Controlled Closure Engineering report.  This report is based on actual tests performed in our AMCA registered laboratory. For more information ...

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Heavy Duty Industrial Control Dampers Now Available from the Mira Loma Plant!

Ruskin's Mira Loma, California plant is now manufacturing industrial control dampers! This expansion of manufacturing capability will increase Ruskin's ability to meet demand for industrial products in the western United States.

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Engineering Report: Elbow Silencers

Elbow silencers are becoming more and more common in the HVAC industry. Many designers are intrigued by elbow silencers because they provide a unique solution to a common problem: lack of sufficient duct run to insert a traditional straight silencer.

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Case Study: Portable Generator Enclosure

Often, portable generators produce a level of noise that violates local building codes or ordinances. In order to meet such standards, the North American Power and Controls turned to Ruskin for help...

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Ruskin Fire/Smoke Dampers: Front Access versus Grille Access

Ruskin manufactures two different combination fire/smoke dampers for applications in a shaft wall where there is no access on the non-grille side. What's the difference between them?

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Ruskin Louvers Are a Perfect Match For Nordstrom

In order to maintain the existing classic appearance of Nordstrom's headquarters, Ruskin modified its ELF Louver to meet the design specifications. By making alterations to the louver head and sill construction, Ruskin was able to create a louver that provided the perfect match to Nordstrom's window openings and stone facade.

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Ruskin Louvers Are a Perfect Match for Nordstrom

...required a classic Ruskin solution."Ruskin's ability to customize its complete product line to meet the specific requirements for an individual project like Nordstrom is a significant advantage. We were able to meet their design specifications by modifying the Ruskin ELF louver," says Bob Roy, the Air Commodities sales engineer responsible for the project. To help guarantee a flawless installation, McKinstry/Roberge, the installing contractor, visited the Ruskin manufacturing facility while the louvers were in production. "We wanted to be familiar with the louver construction and review installation requirements with Ruskin's design/manufacturing team," says Karl Seemann, McKinstry/Roberge's sales manager. "Ruskin's facility is impressive. They use state-of-the-art production techniques, including an automated finishing system. When we returned to Seattle, we were confident we would receive a quality product." For over 40 years, Ruskin has been selected to provide solutions to thousands of new and ...

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Ruskin Louvers Provide a Variety of Solutions

Ruskin louvers have been employed all over the world to provide solutions to a variety of airflow and architectural needs.

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Ruskin Louvers Provide a Variety of Solutions

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The Enron field in Houston, TX. This building features [model:elf]ELF louvers[/model].

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Ruskin Louvers Provide a Variety of Solutions

A sound solution...
This pump station in Las Vegas, Nevada, features Ruskin [model:acl]ACL louvers.[/model]