Modine Redesigns Airedale SchoolMate® Packaged Ventilation

Published: July 25, 2014

Categories: Manufacturer News

Modines Airedale SchoolMate medium

Modine introduces the redesigned Airedale SchoolMate® water/ground-source heat pump packaged system. The SchoolMate offers efficiency, noise reduction and a small footprint, providing great flexibility for school installations. It is offered in six capacities, from 24-60 MBH in two cabinet sizes.

A key improvement of the SchoolMate is the use of Modine’s patented CF® microchannel evaporator coil which replaces a much larger coil traditionally used in these types of systems. Combined with a reduced refrigerant charge and airside pressure drop, this allows extra space to be opened up for multiple supplemental heat exchangers such as a hot gas reheat coil, hot-water coil or electric heat elements – factory-installed in the SchoolMate unit. The result is a compact model that does not require a plenum for additional heat and reduced installation time.

Other standard features include modulating, electronically-commutated fan motors; use of R-410A refrigerant; availability of combination energy recovery and economizer modules, permitting either heat recovery for outside air or fully modulating 100% economizer; maximized capability and efficiency with the Modine Controls System; front-access to all components; decreased sound and power output; and modulating economizer damper for 100% free-cooling and fresh-air requirements.

Optional features include factory-supplied BACnet or LonWorks compatible controls; hot water heating coil and valve/piping packages for hydronic heating options with top or bottom connections; and demand control ventilation.