Vent-Axia Adds Powerful New Model To Its Sentinel Kinetic MVHR Range

Sentinel Kinetic High FlowLeading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia has added a powerful new model to its popular Lo-Carbon Sentinel Kinetic range of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) units.

Ideal for larger homes and multiple occupancy units, such as care homes and student accommodation, the addition of the Sentinel Kinetic High Flow means Vent-Axia now offers a complete range of MVHR solutions from small apartments up to light commercial.

Manufactured in the UK the Sentinel Kinetic High Flow benefits from the latest high efficiency, backward curved impeller design and boasts a specific fan power as low as 0.65 W/l/s. These features ensure the lowest possible energy consumption and an exceptional performance range covering small one-bed apartments to the largest of houses.

Recognised in SAP PCDB, High Flow combines supply and extract ventilation in one unit. Warm, moist air is extracted from ‘wet’ rooms through ducting and passed through the heat exchanger before being exhausted outside, and fresh incoming air is preheated via the integral heat exchanger. Boasting up to 175l/s at 150Pa, the powerful High Flow is capable of extracting from up to fourteen bathrooms and a communal kitchen, for example in a student accommodation or care home setting, while still achieving almost 90% heat recovery. Meanwhile, the fully automatic capability of the Kinetic range means effective ventilation is always achieved.

Offering installation flexibility the High Flow features 180mm/200mm spigots that can be re-positioned to give horizontal connection or a combination of vertical and horizontal connection. The horizontal duct option is ideal for space-saving installations and a unique folding filter can be easily removed, even when access is restricted. Installation is further enhanced thanks to the integrated digital controller for simple and accurate commissioning.

Featuring multiple plug and play control options and BMS connectivity, the High Flow has sensor inputs allowing boosting from a full range of Vent-Axia controllers including humidistats, Vent-Wise and timers, as well as a wireless remote. Switched live is available for boosting via light switches and benefits from a ‘delay on’ feature which prevents the unit boosting unnecessarily and a ‘delay off’ timer that ensures effective moisture removal. Alternatively manual boost switches are available.

The unit’s BMS capability is ideal for those commercial applications where landlords or property managers want to monitor and optimise building performance and maintenance. The Kinetic BMS can provide status information and its self-diagnostics offer simplified fault finding.

To ensure year round thermal comfort in increasingly air tight properties, Vent Axia’s High Flow includes a programmable summer bypass which operates when a home’s temperature rises above a pre-set comfort temperature. Meanwhile, in winter the unit utilises frost protection to stop frost building up on the intake side of the heat exchanger and so preventing damage.

In addition, heat recovery ventilation reduces excessive moisture in the air, combating condensation and potential mould growth, saving money on maintenance and decoration in the long and short-term. Occupants are further aided through better indoor air quality which has the dual health benefits of reducing microscopic fungal growth and eliminating the conditions in which house dust mites thrive, both of which are linked to allergic reactions and asthma.

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