Back-draft damper | Article about back-draft damper by The Free Dictionary
back-draft damper[′bak ‚draft ′dam·pər]
A damper with blades actuated by gravity, permitting air to pass through them in one direction only.
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, 1 having blades which are actuated by gravity, permitting air to pass through them in one direction only.
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When comparing system energy use between series- and parallel-type fan terminals in several different climates, it was found that the leakage of the back-draft damper
in parallel FPTUs (required when the fan shuts off to prevent back flow) was a major determinant in the difference in energy use between the two types of devices.
All duct connectors are outfitted with quiet, automatic back-draft dampers
, and all units are designed for horizontal, vertical or in-line ducting.
The study by investigators at Texas A&M University's Energy Systems Laboratory tested parallel fan terminals and found average air leakage of between 10% and 20% from back-draft dampers
and terminal box seams.