Lets Talk Ventilation – Easy Explanations to Ventilation Terms Part 3 (O – Z)
In our last two Lets Talk Ventilation blog posts we started a series to help explain some of the more common terms used in the ventilation industry. We continue the series with the following:
Oscillating: When used in the description of an Air King Air Circulator, it is the ability of the fan’s head to move from side to side providing a larger coverage area.
OSHA: Occupational Safety & Health Administration – Part of the United States Department of Labor. Learn more at www.osha.gov.
Powder Coat: Painting system where dry powder is charged and sprayed onto metal and then “baked” on. Provides an extremely durable and long-lasting finish.
PSC: Permanent Split Capacitor. Component used to initially charge the motor on start up.
RPM: Revolutions Per Minute. Unit of measure for how many revolutions are accomplished in a one minute time period.
SJT: Stranded Junior service Thermoplastic cord set. Rated for up to 300 Volts.
SO: Stranded Oil resistant compound cord set. Rated for up to 600 Volts.
Sone: A sone is an internationally recognized unit of loudness. The sones translate laboratory decibel readings into numbers that correspond to the way people sense loudness. Double the sone is double the loudness. In everyday terms, one sone is equivalent to the sound of a quiet running refrigerator in a quiet kitchen.
Standard 90A: Standard set by the National Fire Protection Agency in regards to ceiling radiant fire dampers. Learn more at www.nfpa.org.
Thermostat: Devise used in certain Air King models that allows the user to set a temperature range where the unit will automatically turn on or off.
UL: Underwriters Laboratory. UL is the trusted source across the globe for product compliance. Benefiting a range of customers – from manufacturers and retailers to consumers and regulating bodies – we’ve tested products for public safety for more than a century. Learn more at www.ul.com
UL 555: Standard set by the National Fire Protection Agency in regards to ceiling radiant fire dampers. Learn more at standardscatalog.ul.com/standards/en/standard_555_7
Ventilation: The act of exchanging air from one location to another.
Volts: An electromotive force. Most household products within North America operate on 120 Volts. Watts Unit of electric power measurement.