Modine Redesigns Airedale ClassMate Packaged Ventilation

Classmate 2013_alt press release_CVModine introduces the redesigned Airedale ClassMate single-packaged vertical DX and heat pump system. ClassMate offers efficiency, noise reduction and a smaller footprint, providing great flexibility for school installations. The ClassMate is offered in four capacities, from 24-60 MBH in two cabinet sizes.  Also, EER is boosted from up to 12 percent over the existing ClassMate HE for integrated part-load values up to 16.1.

A key ClassMate improvement is the use of Modine’s own, patented CF microchannel evaporator coil which replaces a much larger coil traditionally used in these types of systems. Combined with a reduced refrigerant charge and airside pressure drop, this allows extra space to be opened up for multiple supplemental heat exchangers such as a hot gas reheat coil, hot-water coil or electric heat elements – factory-installed in the ClassMate unit. The result is a more compact model that does not require a plenum for additional heat and reduced installation time.

Other standard features include modulating, electronically-commutated fan motors; availability of combination energy recovery and economizer modules, permitting either heat recovery for outside air or fully modulating 100 percent economizer; maximized capability with the Modine Controls System; front-access to all components; decreased sound and power output; use of R410a refrigerant and modulating economizer damper for 100 percent free-cooling and fresh-air requirements.

Optional features include factory-supplied BACnet or LonWorks compatible controls; hot water heating coil and valve/piping packages for hydronic heating options with top or bottom connections and demand control ventilation.