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Installing evaporative cooling media

On this page you will find videos, downloads, and tips for media installation. 

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 the 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 in the diagram). 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.


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Distribution Pad tip:

Distribution pad is a small piece of 2 or 3 inch media angled at a 45°45° These angles allow for water to be distributed evenly across the top of the media, which helps to avoid dry or wet spots in the media. Which is why during install distribution pad should be placed on top of the media. This is why the distribution pad is placed on top of the media.  

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