Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Carolina Heat Pipe provided energy efficient dehumidification for a Marine Corps Recruit Depot located at Parris Island South Carolina.  This building required proper dehumidification which is especially important in the South Carolina high humidity coastal climate.  A key consideration when designing this solution was the need for improved HVAC performance. 

This building required proper dehumidification which is especially important in the South Carolina high humidity coastal climate.  A key consideration when designing this solution was the need for improved HVAC performance.  

The smart solution provided by the experienced engineers at Carolina Heat Pipe was the installation of a 2-Row ST Mach 1 TRAHP™ Thermosyphon Run Around Heat Pipe system into a Carrier Size 25 outdoor split system, DX air handler. The Thermosyphon Run Around Heat Pipe process is a passive process that does not require a pump or compressor and does not consume any energy. The CHP heat pipe requires only simple maintenance of periodic coil cleaning for the life of the air handler. 

The smart solution provided by the experienced engineers at Carolina Heat Pipe was the installation of a non-controllable ST Mach 1 TRAHP™ Thermosyphon Run Around Heat Pipe system. The Thermosyphon Run Around Heat Pipe process is a passive process that does not require a pump or compressor and does not consume any energy. The TRAHP™ system is a simple passive reheat system consisting of two uniquely configured heat pipe thermosyphon coils which are positioned on either side of the cooling coil.  

The Carolina Heat Pipe TRAHP™ system was custom designed for this specific application. When incorporated in an air handler the TRAHP™ will remove more moisture using less energy and provide a more comfortable environment. 

The inclusion of a CHP Thermosyphon Run Around Heat Pipe (TRAHP™) makes the air conditioning system more effective and is often selected by building designers to reduce the energy load.  

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