Mid-American Water & Plumbing, Inc.  

Mechanical and Plumbing Contractor
5009 Murray Road
Manhattan, Kansas 66503
Phone: (785) 537-1072
Fax: (785) 776-8660


Kansas State University - Chalmers Hall







Project Description/Scope:

This project included the installation of Automatic sash controls and air monitoring systems on 58 existing lab hoods. The installation of static pressure controls on the exhaust fans. Pressure relief ducts and dampers for the exhaust fan systems were installed to increase the buildings efficiency by limiting the amount of conditioned air in the building from being exhausted when lab hoods are not in use. Automatic sash controllers  raise and lower the sash based of sensors that detect if a person is using the hood. If nobody is using the hood for three minutes the sash controllers will automatically close the door to the lab hood and slow down the exhaust air leaving the hood to the required minimum settings. As the exhaust fans build pressure due to door closing the static pressure controller at the exhaust fans will open a bleed damper to pull the lost air from outside and it will exhaust it instead of the conditioned building air.

Location Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS
Client Kansas State University
Project Size N/A
MAWP Role Mechanical and Plumbing Contractor
Date Project Began April 2011
Actual Finish Date May 2011