[Fcs-staff] Here's the scoop!
sandra.earl at fcs.utah.edu
Fri Aug 15 13:24:03 MDT 2008
Evidently, the air conditioning problems we've been having in the
building are due to the VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) not working.
When the fan stopped working a couple of weeks ago, it was because the
VFD finally just quit. An electrician by-passed the this device so the
fan has been running constantly and at full pressure. When the
temperature in the rooms gets to set point, the damper closes and then
can't open again when the temperature starts to rise because of the
pressure. This force is also probably what has caused some leaks in the
duct work which will have to be repaired by the Metal Shop. If you have
kind of a blowing noise in your ceiling, it could be because there is an
Yesterday, when Joey from Atkinson Electronics was here, I called HVAC
and Richard was on the phone ordering the VFD. It was not clear at that
time how soon this part would arrive. I was told that if the part
wouldn't arrive right soon, they would gear the fan down and try to
release some of the pressure, in hopes that the dampers could open.
Most the our problems should be resolved once the VFD is here, installed
I hope I've explained this right. Sounds logical, don'tcha think. I'll
keep you posted.
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