Ordering evaporative cooling media
Below you will find videos, downloads, and informations on how to properly measure and order evaporative cooling media.
How to Measure Media
Media is measured Depth X Width X Height
Referring to the photo, you will see single piece of media that measures:
12 inches Deep X 12 inches Wide X 60 inches High.
We always quote media in this order:
Depth X Width X Height
For best service we recommend following this industry standard.
How to Measure Distribution Pad:
(Diagram on left) Distribution pad is measured a little differently. It is measured
Depth(thickness) X Width X Length
When distribution pad is measured it should fit the unit of media being ordered. See next page for example of ordering distribution pad with a whole unit of media.
Unit Measuring Example:
In the example to the right the full unit, or bank of media is measured, 12"D X 54"W X 44"H:
Media depth (D) = 12”
Media width (W) = 54”
Media height (H) = 44”
Media depth (D) = 12”: is a standard dimension
Media width (W) = 54” (next standard increment is 60”) The unit width will be made up of 4 pieces of 12” wide and 1 piece of 12” wide cut to 6” wide.
Unit media height (H) = 44” (next standard increment 48”) All media is cut to the specified height of 44” at no additional charge.
For this unit the distribution pad would measure, 2"D X 12"W X 54"L
Distribution pad depth (or thickness):
Standard is 2" but there is a 3" distribution pad as well. Those are the standard options.
Distribution pad width:
In this it is 12" Wide to match the depth of our unit.
Distribution pad length:
This this it is 54" Long to match the entire width of our unit.
Calculating Media Pricing
If we were to price our example unit above we would start with the regular media and go by cubic feet.
Media cubic feet = 12” d x 60” w x 48” h = 20 cu.ft. 1728 (the pieces would be cut down from standard sizes to fit the unit)..
Distribution Pad Square feet = 12”d x 60”L = 5 sq.ft. 144
(Note the 60” High piece of distribution Pad is cut to 54” High)