Technical Literature

The following feature pieces showcase AAON features and options, unit applications, and various other HVAC related topics.


Complete AAON Product Line (7.2 MB)
Introduction to all of the products manufactured by AAON, including indoor air handling units, outdoor air handling units, condensing units, chillers, packaged rooftop units, custom equipment, boilers, and controls.

AAON Heating and Cooling Coils (525.7 KB)
For over 20 years, AAON has supplied the coil needs of industrial and commercial HVAC customers. AAON offers a wide selection of chilled water, hot water, steam, and refrigerant fin and tube coil configurations. All AAON coils follow a rigorous manufacturing process and testing routine to ensure they are free from leaks before shipment.

RQ Features and Benefits (935.6 KB)
The RQ features and Benefits is a 32 page brochure describing the numerous features and benefits of the RQ series unit. A brief overview of each of the most sellable features and benefits is given with a picture of the feature from an actual RQ series unit. Topics described in the brochure include industry leading efficiency, design flexibility, customizable options, and applications of the RQ series. This brochure is the perfect introduction to the AAON RQ series.

Seismically Certified AAON HVAC Equipment (1.2 MB)
Seismically certified AAON equipment allows consulting and specifying engineers to meet the strictest seismic building codes, quickly and easily, without the delays of additional certification testing. Seismically certified AAON equipment allows building owners to protect their investment. Details of the AAON Seismic Options are provided.

AAON Mini Controller (935.6 KB)
The AAON Mini Controller is a simple controls option for energy saving applications and is remote mounted in the space similar to a conventional thermostat. It is designed specifically for use with equipment incorporating a lead or single variable compressor. The controller can be used for constant volume air conditioner and heat pump applications or Single Zone VAV air conditioner and heat pump applications. Direct BACnet MS/TP network connection is available from the Mini Controller.

Electric Fan Motor Characteristics and Benefits (93.2 KB)
This paper discusses the differences in the various types of motors available in HVAC equipment and their individual characteristics and benefits. The brushed DC motor and the squirrel cage induction motor are discussed as well as speed control methods via the EC motor and VFD driven induction motor. This paper discusses the reliability, efficiency, and performance of the most common motors used in commercial HVAC equipment.

Variable Flow Primary Pumping (4.7 MB)
Variable flow primary pumping chilled water systems utilize a variable capacity chiller, a high performance condenser and variable flow primary water pumping to modulate cooling and water flow to meet chilled water needs and save operating energy costs. The variable flow primary pumping system is the most economical and energy efficient chilled water system available.

High Efficiency Rooftop Unit Quick Select Guide (1.0 MB)
Overview of the efficiencies possible with the many different configurations of AAON rooftop units. Efficiency standards compared include ASHRAE 90.1, Energy Star, ASHRAE 189.1, CEE Tier 1 and CEE Tier 2.

Return Air Bypass (1.0 MB)
Return air bypass is an airflow configuration which provides dehumidification capabilities to a constant volume system at a low initial cost. Benefits of return air bypass include increased occupant comfort, increased in occupant productivity, improved indoor air quality, reduced occurrences of sickness and allergies, and the ability to meet ventilation standards. Return Air Bypass is available on AAON packaged rooftop units, from 6-230 tons.

Single Zone VAV (2.0 MB)
Single Zone VAV varies the fan speed based on the space air temperature and the compressor capacity based on the supply air temperature. This allows the HVAC unit to only work as hard as necessary, providing significant energy savings at part load conditions compared to a traditional constant volume system. Single zone VAV provides space temperature control with significant energy savings, improved humidity control, and reduced HVAC sound.

The Cost of Belt Drives (1.7 MB)
Over a unit lifetime, a belt driven unit costs significantly more than a direct driven unit. In addition to the increased energy costs, the belt driven fan costs significantly more in maintenance over the unit life. Direct driven fans are more reliable, cleaner, quieter, and less costly than comparable belt driven fans.

Geothermal Heat Pump Solutions (700 KB)
AAON offers a complete line of geothermal products: Self-Contained Units (2-70 tons), Rooftop Units (2-230 tons) and Split Systems (2-63 tons). By taking advantage of the Earth’s relatively constant temperature to reject and absorb heat geothermal heat pumps systems can provide both energy efficient cooling and heating. AAON geothermal heat pumps are engineered for high efficiency, application flexibility and serviceability.

AAON Precision Air Systems (1.4 MB)
Technology rooms have unique environmental requirements and necessitate cooling systems that match those requirements. Comfort cooling systems are appropriate for “comfort” environments – facilities that are occupied by people or that house routine equipment and supplies. AAON precision air conditioning systems provide the efficiency, reliability and flexibility to meet the increasing demands for heat rejection, humidity control, filtration, and other requirements of technology rooms and other high availability computer facilities.

AAONAIRE Energy Recovery Systems (6.0 MB)
AAONAIRE energy recovery systems provide energy savings by recycling energy. AAONAIRE systems also enhance indoor air quality by allowing larger amounts of outside air to be provided to the space and through improved humidity control. AAONAIRE systems save money through both an initial HVAC equipment reduction and ongoing lifecycle operating savings. For much of the country, the payback for the AAONAIRE system is less than one year.

Energy Savings with AAON Rigid Polyurethane Foam (1.8 MB)
Rigid polyurethane foam (RPUF) insulated panels offer superior performance compared to fiberglass insulated HVAC panels. When compared to fiberglass-insulated panels, rigid polyurethane foam panels offer more than twice the resistance to heat transfer; directly preventing the loss of heating and cooling dollars through the cabinet. The mechanical strength and rigidity of foam insulated equipment is significantly improved; leading to tighter door seals and less “out of square” unit installations. A thermal break is provided in every panel so that no metal in the airstream is in contact with metal exposed to ambient conditions; the thermal break virtually eliminates cabinet condensation during the cooling season.

Energy and Economics Analysis Program (1.3 MB)
The AAON Energy and Economics Analysis Program (AAON EEAP) is a tool for AAON sales representatives, consulting engineers, design build contractors, building owners, and other professionals involved in the design and analysis of commercial buildings to show the energy and economic benefits of innovative and high performance HVAC technology. Using AAON EEAP allows optimization of the design or renovation of a building and its mechanical systems by comparing alternative designs.

AAON Corrosion Resistant Paint Test Report (1.4 MB)
Shows the corrosion resistance of the standard paint applied to the exterior of RM, RN, HB, RL, LL, and BL Series units. The paint finish is shown to be capable of withstanding at least 2,500 hours, with no visible corrosion effects, when tested in a salt spray and fog atmosphere in accordance with ASTM B 117-95 test procedure (The industry standard is 500 to 1,000 hours). Optional exterior and interior application of the corrosion resistant paint is also available.

Value in the Air: Why Direct Drive Backward Curved Plenum Fans?
Detailed paper on the characteristics and benefits of different types of HVAC fans. Includes an introduction to fans and sections on fan selection, fan operating characteristics, fan system effects, fan efficiency, fan control schemes, and how fans relate to an HVAC system’s efficiency.

Modulating Temperature and Humidity Control (4.9 MB)
Discusses the benefits associated with the modulating capacity scroll compressor and the modulating humidity control options. Benefits include energy savings, extended compressor operating life and improved temperature and humidity control, when compared to on/off systems. A comparison of the power usage of hot gas bypass and the modulating capacity scroll compressor is shown. Also includes a section on applications of modulating temperature and humidity control.

AAONDry (856 KB)
Water evaporated into the air of an enclosed pool room makes swimmers uncomfortable, fogs windows, and condenses on and within walls causing structural damage. AAON offers complete packaged dehumidification systems from 12 lbw/hr to 953 lbw/hr. These systems provide a comfortable environment, minimize rapid deterioration of walls due to condensation, and control humidity levels which drastically increases swimmer and spectator comfort.

Digital Precise Air Control (D-PAC™) (748 KB)
Indoor environmental quality, occupant comfort and energy use are important criteria when selecting an HVAC system design. AAON offers equipment utilizing a digital scroll compressor with load matching temperature and humidity control with the highest energy efficiency. The digital scroll compressor varies the volume of refrigerant that flows through the cooling system allowing the compressor to unload down to 10% capacity while controlling temperature to +/- 1°F and +/-5% RH and offering part load efficiencies up to 20% greater than systems utilizing an on/off compressor.

Evaporative-Cooled Condenser (536 KB)
In the evaporative-cooled condensing process, water is sprayed over the condenser coil as air passes across the coil to evaporate the spray and cool the refrigerant tubes toward the ambient wet bulb temperature. The lower wet bulb condensing temperature means that the evaporative-cooled condenser can reject more heat than an air-cooled condenser, while requiring less compressor work and consuming less energy. As a result, evaporative-cooled condensers can be 20% to 40% more efficient than a comparable air-cooled condenser.

AAON for Green Buildings; LEED® (428 KB)
What makes a building green? What role do HVAC systems play in earning LEED credits? How does AAON support building green? In this document, AAON answers all these questions and many others regarding Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant, direct drive fans, rigid high performance composite panel construction and integral energy recovery wheels are just a few of the green benefits AAON offers on our HVAC systems, download the PDF to find even more!

Split System Humidity Solution (436 KB)
Utilizing a condensing unit, an air handler and AAON ingenuity – AAON has solved countless customer’s humidity issues. Studies of indoor air quality have pointed to humidity as one of the main causes of a degraded indoor environment. High humidity can cause many problems including mold growth, condensation, paper deterioration, increase in sickness and allergic reactions and a variety of other indoor air quality and physically damaging issues. AAON modulating humidity control uses a combination of modulating valves and a reheat coil to precisely and efficiently control both temperature and humidity.

Unitary System Humidity Solution (352 KB)
Conveniently factory engineered and assembled, AAON unitary equipment continues to satisfy customers in their dehumidification needs. Studies of indoor air quality have pointed to humidity as one of the main causes of a degraded indoor environment. High humidity can cause many problems including mold growth, condensation, paper deterioration, increase in sickness and allergic reactions and a variety of other indoor air quality and physically damaging issues. AAON modulating humidity control uses a combination of modulating valves and a reheat coil to precisely and efficiently control both temperature and humidity.

Outside Air Ventilation (472 KB)
AAON has been designing and building ventilation and make up air equipment since its incorporation in 1988. This experience has allowed AAON to develop many ventilation specific solutions that can help control the temperature and humidity of the outside air in the most energy efficient manner possible. AAON routinely provides ventilation air solutions such as energy recovery wheels, direct-fired heaters for large air temperature rises, large capacity cooling coils for improved dehumidification, digital scroll compressors that efficiently match changing loads and many more! What problem can we solve for you?

M2 Series - The M2 is Ready (1.7 MB)
Capable, flexible, and sustainable. The M2 Series modular air handler is your best response for challenging air applications.

AAON Residential System (584 KB)
Energy efficient matched split system available from 2-5 Tons. Features include two stage R-410A refrigerant scroll compressors, ECM variable speed motors, and durable and serviceable construction. Options include heat pump configuration, electric or hot water heating, and modulating humidity control.

 

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