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Question :
What products do you have that are used in hospitals?
Answer :
The Theris® family of valves are designed specifically for the directional airflow needs of hospitals. Theris controls ventilation and airflow in critical spaces, including temperature control, humidity control, and sensors for complete room solutions.
Question :
How do your products uniquely suit healthcare ventilation needs?
Answer :
Because of their design, Theris venturi valves have superior performance over VAV terminal boxes, and at competitive prices. Using Theris, HVAC maintenance of cross-flow sensors is eliminated, energy savings increases, and airborne infectious agents are better controlled throughout the facility.
Question :
What ventilation standards are written for the design of healthcare ventilation?
Answer :
Leading national standards are issued by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in the United States and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) in Canada. The publications referenced by the United States entities are the FGI 2010 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities and the ASHRAE 170 Guidelines, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.For Canada, the publication referenced is CSA-Z317.2: Special Requirements for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) in Health Care Facilities

Phoenix Controls publishes a consolidation of these publications into its best-practices guide; the Healthcare Sourcebooks Standards vary by state, also known as Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
Question :
Who do I contact to see a demonstration of your healthcare products?
Answer :
Phoenix Controls has mock-up hospital rooms at its facility in Acton, Massachusetts. Three rooms demonstrate ventilation performance for isolation rooms, operating rooms, and pandemic-ready patient rooms. Phoenix Controls sells its products through independent qualified partners that can also meet with you to present a demonstration. See How to Buy for more information.
Question :
Do you have any white papers or literature that describes how your products are applied in hospitals?
Answer :
The Healthcare Sourcebook is Phoenix Controls’ best-practices guide for hospital ventilation. To order your copy please fill out the Supporting Literature form. Health Facilities Management magazine also published an article on Pandemic-ready HVAC systems and an article that discusses new healthcare facility ventilation standards.
Question :
What hospitals are using your products today?
Answer :
Hundreds of hospitals around the world rely on Phoenix Controls for precision airflow control. A partial list of customers appears in the Healthcare Customers publication. Case studies include the City of Hope located in Duarte, California.
Question :
Can Theris integrate with my existing Building Management System?
Answer :
Yes. Theris is available for either BACnet or LonTalk networks. The Theris controller is BACnet tested through the BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) certification process. Controllers are also available as LonMark Certified devices. Both controller families permit easy integration with existing building networks.
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Question :
What solutions does Phoenix Controls have that are used in Life Science Research Facilities?
Answer :
Phoenix Controls is the recognized leader in precision airflow control systems for use in many critical room environments. We pride ourselves on developing products and solutions that meet the specific demands of your specialized space. With respect to Life Sciences, the Traccel family of controllers was designed specifically for Life Science applications. The Traccel room controller is a room pressure controller that is offered in an Open-LON or a Native BACnet communication protocol. Traccel has three cost effective platforms: TX, TP and SO/EO. These three tiers give you the flexibility to fit the right controller to the right application.
  • Traccel–TP – Supply and Exhaust VAV tracking pair that maintains a prescribed CFM offset to enable accurate space pressurization and complete room temperature control.
    • Traccel TP is typically used in open bench labs, support alcoves, Principal Investigator office spaces and conference rooms.
  • Traccel-TX – In addition to the above Traccel TP, the TX controller provides extra Input/Output to meet the needs of Humidity control, pressure monitoring and the ability to command the valve to shut-off for isolation of HVAC system.
    • Traccel TX is typically used in TP spaces that need Humidity control, Vivariums and Animal holding spaces. Traccel TX can also be used to isolate a Biosafety Cabinet when not in use and to isolate a space that is being prepared for gaseous decontamination.
  • Traccel–SO/EO – Is a stand alone variable air valve (VAV) that provides a cost effective single valve when no tracking exhaust valve is required to maintain complete room temperature.
    • Traccel SO/EO is ideal for equipment alcoves and work stations open to core labs with ducted exhausts, or when an additional exhaust valve is needed.
Traccel Total Solutions – For your entire room level Life Science solution, Phoenix Controls offers quality ancillary devices like temperature and humidity sensors, Advanced Pressure Monitors (APM2), Fume Hood Monitors (FHM) and Local Display Unit(LDU).
Question :
The success of my Life Science Facility depends on the quality of our research. How does Traccel ensure a stable airflow solution?
Answer :
Simple….We don’t measure flow like a VAV terminal box. We do not measure flow for several reasons; speed of response, accuracy, stability, maintenance and balancing are problematic with typical flow measurement devices. In fact, flow can’t be measured directly; it can only be estimated by measuring velocity pressure and translating that measurement via transducers. What the venturi valve and Phoenix controls does is control flow or meter flow to ensure a CFM offset and maintain the desired polarity. As well our valves are mechanically pressure independent. Pressure independence allows for the valve to instantly adjust to any variations or spikes of pressure in the ductwork either caused from a fan, fume hood or the pressure drop from an adjacent space.
Question :
How Can I save energy using the Traccel products in my Life Science Lab?
Answer :
The Traccel family of controllers uses a venturi valve to regulate flow and maintain a volumetric offset in and out of a space. The design of the venturi valve body and cone assembly means higher turndown ratios than a traditional VAV terminal box; Venturi valves can maintain ±5% accuracy for a typical 20:1 flow range versus a 3:1 turndown on a terminal box at that same accuracy. A large flow range with better accuracy gives you the ability to better manage airflow and conserve energy.

Phoenix Controls also offers the Traccel Valves in a Low Pressure and/or a Medium Pressure offering. Medium Pressure valves gives you the most flexibility in managing energy savings and the Low pressure offering provides the flexibility to maintain flow at a lower static at the end of a HVAC duct run.
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