How to...

Install your evaporative cooling media.

It is important to install properly for many reasons. Here are some little tips and hints on install. Also, you can download our installation guide for even more help. 


Factory Indicators:

Here at ATEC we only distribute the highest quality products on the market. When it comes to media we distribute both Munters and Kuul products. They have both done different things to help make it easier to make sure your media is placed properly. At Munters they have painted lines that help as indicators. On their Celdek products there is a red line painted on the product, on Glasdek a blue line painted. The painted lines are on the bottom of the media and when the media is placed in the unit properly they are meant to be on the bottom and pointing out. Munters also has a indicator on the side showing which way to point the media.

Kuul products also have an indicator sticker on the side of both their Kuul Pad and FirePro that helps point which way the media needs to be placed.

45 Rule:

Thank goodness for our wonderful factories for making these indicators. We have even more tips to show you how to place your media properly. Now we have the 45 Rule. All media has two of the more flat sides like you see in the photo. Look at that smoother side with the 45 degree angle. When you place your media point the 45 degree angle so that is is pointing up toward the air flow. Just like you see in the picture. Evaporative cooling media is engineered to fit together like a puzzle and fit close together.

Pencil Tip:

When the installation is complete, the media orientation may be checked by using a pencil.

Place your pencil into the media’s 45° angle flute. If the air flow is hitting you in the face, the pencil should be pointing upwards at the 45° angle. If the air flow is hitting you in the back of the head

as you face the media, the pencil should be pointing 45° downwards.

Distribution tip:

Let us not forget distribution pad and where its placement goes. Distribution pad is a small piece of media that helps to bring even water distribution for your bank of media. Sometimes we get folks who put their distribution pad on the bottom of their media bank, but that will take away from the efficiency and the purpose of the distribution pad. So just remember distribution is just placed on top of your media bank. Not everyone orders distribution pad and you don't have to have it. It does help with even water flow distribution and adds longer life to your media. 

Those are just a few tips to help with install download the how to guide and check out our installation blog for more. You can always reach out with further questions on installation. 

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