Air-Tec, one of our HVAC product lines, published a recent newsletter with some information we thought our customers would find valuable on the benefits of a pre-fabricated engine exhaust system. Here it is:
“Chicago customers are finding that the modular pre-fabricated engine exhaust system is their new choice over the old black schedule 40 installs to gain control and reduce the costs of your next emergency generator install. Why?
In material list alone, a pre-fabricated engine exhaust system sees an average 15-20% cost savings compared to the schedule 40. The costs for each system included inner pipe, insulation, outer jacket, bellows, fixed and guide supports.
But the much bigger savings were found in the labor costs. The modular pre-fabricated system is simply that. It comes in 304 stainless steel, 1”, 2” or 4” wool insulation and galvanized outer jacket ready to install by one trade. The outer jacket is also available in 304 stainless steel for harsh conditions or for the portion of the stack exposed to weather. In all cases the black schedule 40 pipe took considerably more time to complete each connection, suspend from the structure, was harder to handle, still needed to be insulated and then the galvanized jacket applied requiring three trades.
The logistics of scheduling the other two trades was also another consideration that was brought up several times.”
Since the material cost offers a considerable savings and the install time is typically done in less than half the time requiring only one trade, you can see the benefits of a pre-fabricated system.
For more information from Air-Tec on pre-fabricated systems and their new DuraStack Pro modular engine exhaust system, click here.
Or give us a call at 1-800-355-7061 with any question you may have on this new product or product line.