Project Description

Failed Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger University Laboratory (TX)

Evaluation of the cause of catastrophic failure of air to air heat exchangers associated with research laboratory HVAC systems. This assignment involved review of design documents, on-site observation and evaluation of failed components and technical evaluation of the aerodynamic forces (turbulent flow) associated with the installation of the heat exchangers in field built air handling units (approximately 50,000 CFM/each). An engineering report and recommendations were issued prior to litigation, resulting in a definitive plan of remedial action and resolution. Non-litigation, forensic evaluation.