Aldes patented Zone Register Terminal (ZRT®) are designed to introduce flexibility and demand control to central ventilation systems. The multi-zone ZRT® regulates ventilation without need for individual fans. Each ZRT® is a combination grille, register box, control damper, and optional flow regulator(s). This unique combination provides up to four different control schemes without the need for expensive pneumatic, electronic, or DDC control systems. To ensure the proper calibration of the damper assembly, do not exceed 1.0 in. w.g. (250 Pa) of differential pressure across the damper door.
When used in central systems, the ZRT-1 model provides on-off control for on-demand ventilation. This allows fan downsizing and promotes energy savings by minimizing necessary fan horsepower and ventilation-induced heating and cooling loads on the building. The optional Constant Airflow Regulator (CAR3) can be installed in the ZRT-1’s extended duct collar to place a maximum flow limit on each terminal when activated. The automatic operation of the CAR3 will provide precise balancing to each terminal, compensating for intermittent use of other ZRTs around the building, as well as factors like stack-effect.
The ZRT-2 model is used for combination low-flow continuous indoor air quality ventilation and on-demand high-flow spot ventilation using the same central fan system. This is achieved by integrating a minimum Constant Airflow Regulator (CAR3) directly into the damper assembly. When the ZRT-2 is powered on, the control damper powers open, bypassing the low-flow CAR3 to allow the boost ventilation rate set by the maximum flow CAR3 (when equipped).