US Patent No. 9,995,495

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HVAC CONDENSATE MANAGEMENT


Patent No. 9,995,495
Issue Date June 12, 2018
Title System And Method For Hvac Condensate Management
Inventorship John Raymond Edens, Kilgore, TX (US)
Jonathan Edward Thrift, Jacksonville, TX (US)
Bradley Lynn Kersh, Flint, TX (US)
Assignee Trane International Inc., Piscataway, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,995,495

1. An HVAC coil assembly, comprising:a first slab coil and a second slab coil configured in a V-shaped coil arrangement, wherein the first slab coil and the second slab coil are configured to at least partially segregate a low pressure zone associated with a downstream side of the HVAC coil assembly from a high pressure zone;
a slab cap disposed over an upper end of each of the first slab coil and the second slab coil, each slab cap comprising at least one undulating disturber disposed near the upper end of each of the first slab coil and the second slab coil within the low pressure zone, wherein the undulating disturbers are configured locally to reduce a velocity of an airflow to reduce an amount of condensation being transported through reduced velocity regions; and
an air leakage path between the low pressure zone and the high pressure zone that is configured to allow airflow to transfer from the high pressure zone to the low pressure zone to reduce an amount of condensation leaking from the low pressure zone to the high pressure zone.