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Induction units VS custom Fan-coil solution

Parasol & Paragon units

Induction units VS Fan-Coil

Induction units are devices that utilizes nozzles instead of a fan Fan-coil units usually work only with recycle air or with small
to move air. Three functions in one device - cooling, heating and fresh air quantity (additional air mixing box in front of unit has to
ventilation. Outdoor prepared air is supplied through noiseless Description be provided). Air direction is toward comfort area, without
nozzles forming "coanda" effect, with no draft, and with neutral "coanda" effect, and air temperature is to low or to high,
air temperature in comfort area. making unpleasant environment with draft.

4-Pipe configuration to provide both heating and cooling 2/4 pipe system 4-Pipe configuration to provide both heating and cooling
Fresh air quantity is usually doubled comparing requested
minimum defined by design. Environment is healthy and very Air quantity Fresh air quantity is minimally requested
Smaller height and wider Equipment dimensions Bigger height with smaller width

Use nozzles to induce air and, therefore, do not have a fan. This Use fans for air supply. Usually fans have 3 speeds. Noise level is
results in an extremely low noise level, 20-30 dB from 30-40 dB depending of fan speed.
During summer period supplied water temperature for unit
Usually supplied water temperature, during summer period, for
heat exchanger is no less then 14 C. This water temperature
unit heat exchanger is 7 C. Unit is working in condensate regime.
doesn`t allow condensate generation on heat exchanger. No Condensate drain
Unit has condensate drain, network, usually pump (lot of weak
condensate drain, no condensate pump, no condensate
spots for possible condensate leaking)
network, no bad smell.
Do not require an Electrical Connection. Only a control wiring Units have a fan that requires an electrical connection. Control
Electrical connection
connection is required. wiring is also required.
Units have a fan and require filtration local to the terminal unit.
Units do not have a fan. Therefore, they do not have the need
Filters This filter will require scheduled maintenance to ensure the unit
for a filter to be installed local to the terminal unit.
does not become clogged.
Maintenance team must change filters on regular bases (6 times
per year), service fans upon failure, clean condensate trey in
Little or no maintenance requirements Maintenance
order to avoid smells, service condensate pump upon failure
(weak spot).
Longer life cycle - up to 30-40 years Life cycle Shorter life cycle - up to 10 years

Units do not have a fan, no energy consumption. Also can have Units have a fan that attributes towards energy usage. Fan Coil
a dedicated heat recovery chiller that can operate at very high Units have a lower, more traditional, operating chilled water
Energy performance
efficiencies due to a higher operating chilled water temperature. To generate this lower chilled water temperature,
temperature. the heat recovery chiller cannot operate at its highest efficiency.
Units allow the chiller plant to operate more efficiently, and
they use less energy themselves. This could result in an Fan Coil Units should be assumed to be the baseline system for a
LEED energy points
estimated 1 or 2 more points from LEED EAc1 in comparison to high-end hotel.
a Fan Coil Unit system.
Investment cost, depending of Investor comfort requests, is up
to 5-10% more expensive then fan-coil system. Exploitation Baseline system, little lower investment cost, bigger exploitation
costs is lower because better energy performance and no cost and maintenance costs.
for maintenance.