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CIBSE Case Study: XBOXER XBC Heat Recovery Range - Nuaire

CIBSE Case Study: XBOXER XBC Heat Recovery Range - Nuaire

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Energy Saving Product of the Year Award

XBOXER XBC Heat Recovery Range - Nuaire

Nuaire takes the trophy for its XBOXER heat recovery product range. Its small footprint, high efficiency and low noise has proved a big hit with customers.

Nuaire's XBOXER range of heat recovery products was designed to be quieter, more efficient, smaller, have more control options and be easier to install.

The first XBOXER in the range to be developed was the XB55, which was specifically designed for school classroom applications. This product was independently tested by BSRIA at site and, to date, the XB55 is the only commercial heat recovery product that has been independently tested and certified by BSRIA to meet the strict noise requirements of BB93 for schools. The unit was also tested to meet the ventilation rates of BB101.

Now the range has been extended to suit a variety of applications. XBOXER's design allows for flexibility in ductwork connections and a patent application has been filed for its segmented, 100% bypass facility and actuator, which operates under automatic control. The range incorporates an aluminium counterflow plate heat exchanger matrix with a thermal efficiency of up to 96%. The asymmetric, high mass, double skinned wall construction with integral acoustic barrier mat ensures low breakout noise and is also the subject of a patent application.

The new XBC range is now up to 90% efficient, compared with 65% efficiency on the previous XB 2-5 range. Nuaire has applied for the Energy Product Listing (ETL). The product has been a big success with customers. It is Nuaire's fastest-selling heat recovery product and, in the first five months after launch, sales were up more than 500% compared with previous heat recovery ranges.

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