Air Handling Unit Transmitters
Project Lead: Karen Lobo
Sponsor: Physical Plant-Campus Services
TGIF Grant: $21,400
Project Theme: Energy Conservation & Efficiency
Project Description: Install MS Magnesense Differential Pressure Transmitters on air handling units in eight campus buildings. These switches will notify PP-CS’s Energy Management System when filters are reaching the end of their life cycles and need to be replaced. Using the switches will end the current method of relying on scheduled replacement dates and human observation, which are often incorrect and lead to the replacement of filters that still have lifecycle remaining.
Goals: Order and install new air filters only when EMS has been notified by the MS Magnesense Differential Pressure Transmitters. This project hopes to realize the extended life cycle of air filters for a time space of 50% greater than the current method. Savings include energy, human labor, purchase and transportation of new filters, and disposal and transportation of old filters. Furthermore, data loggers installed at each location will measure Amp and voltage needed to calculate energy consumption and monitor decreased usage. This project will also help with LEED credit application and compliance with CalGreen code for indoor air quality.