AAON provided a solution to the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK. AAON was able to provide custom HVAC equipment that was quiet enough to not interfere with concerts and events, had the air flow capacity to quickly cycle the air after the use of pyrotechnics, and energy-efficient to help with the BOK Center sustainability initiative. The range of events and the scale of the building required an HVAC system that was both large enough to heat, cool, and ventilate the large arena and quiet enough to not interfere with the acoustics during concerts and events while also being energy efficient. Another aspect considered when choosing the HVAC units for the BOK Center was the use of on-stage pyrotechnics. The HVAC unit had to have the air flow capacity to be able to cycle the air through the air handler fast enough so that the smoke from the concert pyrotechnics doesn’t linger in the air and bother the concert attendees.
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