ThermaCote® Solution: The unit condenser coil and cabinet on the unitl were first cleaned. The condenser coil was coated with MicroGuard AD 35 siloxane coating to prevent corrosion and enhance energy efficiency. The exterior cabinet was coated with ThermaCote® ceramic coating to protect against corrosion and to provide a radiant barrier against solar heat gain, which reduces load and energy consumption. Exterior cabinet temperature was reduced from 135⁰F to 92⁰F. KWH data logger continued to collect data for 2 weeks after. Implementation of the coating project on all of the units on the roof had a substantial positive impact on operating costs and the overall bottom line. Savings were achieved through energy consumption KWH, peak demand KW, reduced maintenance cost, reduced mean time to failure, and reduced capital cost replacement budget.
ThermaCote® Solution: HR duct and AHU corrective efforts and ThermaCote®. Prior to ThermaCote® application, duct insulation was falling off as result of condensation moisture saturation, portions of the duct were rusting from the moisture saturation, several leaks were found in duct line, and AHU internally was in need of cleaning. Once ThermaCote® was applied, condensation and corrosion was eliminated, and there was a 57⁰ difference in temperature measurement between the treated and untreated areas.
ThermaCote® ceramic coating was applied to the roof of 3800 Gateway Plaza. The application is 30 mils to the roof surface. The roof surface continues to be no more than the ambient temperature when the performance was measured. At one point the surface temperature of a portion that was not coated reached 150˚F, while just a few feet away, the ThermaCote® surface was 98˚F. Comparisons are very impressive. ThermaCote® shows a performance difference on the same day of 20˚ better than any of the other surfaces, including the “cool roof” technology applied to Building 8 where the coated portion reached 126˚F and the walk pads not coated were over 140˚F.
ThermaCote® in reducing the heat load on passengers boarding bridges which was conducted at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport from July 12 to August 15 2013. Passenger boarding bridges, air bridges, skyways and jet ways are not directly air conditioned. During boarding and disembarking, air is exchanged between both the aircraft and the bridge, and conditioning the air in the bridges is inefficient and uncomfortable. ThermaCote® was applied to the boarding bridge, reducing heat gain, lowering interior temperature, and providing energy savings. Download the full test results below, and also read Airport Magazine’s write up on ThermaCote®.