If you’re looking for a high-efficiency energy recovery ventilator to fit in a small space, check out Ruskin’s new low-maintenance, BACnet-enabled models

by Brianna Crandall — February 12, 2018 — Two new Minicore energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) from air control products provider Ruskin — enERVent models MCV500 and MCV1000 — are engineered to exceed 50 to 60 percent total energy recovery effectiveness with 0.5 percent cross-contamination, the company has just announced.

Both models feature a compact 16-inch chassis — suitable for ceilings and small spaces — and a hydroscopic resin energy recovery core with no moving parts for maintenance savings and long-lasting comfort. The heat exchanger technology also exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 standards to accommodate future governmental regulations, says Ruskin, and the ERVs are also AHRI 1060-certified.

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The MCV500 Minicore operates at 350CFM to 850CFM. Photo courtesy Ruskin

Both models span a wide range of airflow needs, from 300 to 1,200 CFM, and include advanced Johnson Controls Metasys controls with BACnet as options. ECM options provide soft starts, overload and locked rotor protection, thermal projection and easy RPM adjustment.

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The MCV1000 Minicore operates at 650 CFM to 1250 CFM. Photo courtesy Ruskin

The energy recovery ventilators are also designed to deliver improved indoor air quality (IAQ) and ideal temperature and humidity levels while preventing the recirculation of odors and irritants. Mold and bacteria resistance is tested to ISO 846a and 846c, with a rating of 0 for both.

The smart design of Ruskin Minicore ERVs ensures the highly effective transfer of heat or water vapor while selectively blocking gases, contaminants, odors and VOCs. The design also features a patented high-performance water-washable polymer membrane and MAP gateway that enables performance tracking and adjustments via mobile devices or desktops.

To learn more about the Ruskin enERVent MCV500 and MCV1000 Minicore ERVs, visit the Ruskin Web site. A video is also available on YouTube explaining the ERV technology: “MiniCore Ventilator Features.”