Fact Checking: Five Facts You Didn't Know About Nuaire Selector
Nuaire’s Fan Selector has been a useful tool for consultants and contractors alike, helping them specify the right product for the job.
This year, we have launched the innovative Nuaire Selector – the successor of the original Fan Selector. Nuaire Selector takes a lot of the great features of the original Fan Selector, as well as some not-so great features, and improves on them for a simpler and more user-friendly customer experience.
Back in 2015 we wrote an article: “Five Facts You Didn't Know About Fan Selector” – today we’re going to look back and see how we’re improved on some of our most famous features:
1. Volume and Pressure Converter Tool
In the top navigation of the Nuaire Selector software are duty point entry boxes. These boxes allow you to enter both the volume and pressure required for your fan selection. However, these boxes can be used to convert your units of measurement. For example, if you’re working in m³/h but only know the l/s value, simply enter the value you have and change the unit measurement type in the dropdown box – this will automatically convert your units. This feature is a small but handy one that has been carried over from the original Fan Selector to Nuaire Selector.
2. The Flow Rate Calculator
Nuaire Selector is able to calculate the required airflow for a space based on room dimensions and room type. Back in Fan Selector this feature was a small green question mark next to your duty point input boxes, however, to clean up the top navigation, we’ve put this feature under one of the top dropdown menus. Click Selection>Calculate volume flow rate for the Flow Rate Calculator menu to pop up – simply enter the required details and Nuaire Selector will do the rest.
3. The Schedule Builder
As well as being a virtual catalogue of Nuaire products, and an easy way to see which fan is right for your project, Nuaire Selector can also help you build your fan schedule. Back in Fan Selector you had to find the fan you wanted and add it to your quote. We found that if you weren’t too familiar with Nuaire products, the process could be complicated, so we’ve improved it.
For this example, we’re going find a twin extract fan for an internal toilet that’s able to do 500l/s at 100Pa. Firstly, we enter our duty point in the duty point boxes up on the top left hand side:
Next, let’s choose our fan type from the left hand menu. We’re looking for a twin extract fan for an internal toilet, so let’s select Twin Fans and then AVT – Internal Duct Mounted Twin Fans.
Now we’ve chosen our fan, a performance chart with all the possible options will appear on the right. Nuaire Selector gives you basic information on each of the fan, such as dimension and SFP at the selected duty point. At this point, if I want to edit my duty point I can either re-enter the values in the top left duty point boxes, or easier-still I can click and drag the dot on the performance chart to my required duty – this will alter the available fans and will change the SFPs live:
(WE NEED TO GET A CUSTOMER VERSION OF NUAIRE SELECTOR AND REDO THE SCREENSHOTS, THIS ONE HAS PRICE WHICH IS NOT ON CUSTOMER VERSION)
If I want to know more about a unit in the list of available fans, I can double click on one – this will pull up further information, such as noise and electrical data, all based on your specific selection. Alternatively, if a fan is suitable, I can right click on it and Add fan to new quote, this will start a schedule which can include multiple fans.
4. The Tech-Sub Builder
When you’ve completed your schedule, you can export it with all the relevant data as a full and completed fan schedule and you can even export PDF versions of the data sheets on all the fans in that specification. This PDF contains all the relevant fan data at your selected duty points and even contains a handy document index so you can quickly find all your selected units. This should make selections and creating specifications much easier.
5. Share Your Selections with Nuaire
Once you’ve finished your specification, you can export it as a FS3 file. These file types can be attached directly to specifications to be sent to Nuaire when relevant. From these files, we are able to create quotes and have them returned to you very quickly. These file types contain all relevant selection data, from ancillaries to project application, and can be reloaded at any time – this means you can close and reload your project at any time.
So now you know how useful Fan Selector can be you just need to download it. Fan Selector is available free and can be downloaded by clicking here. If you already have a copy on your computer you should check that it is up-to-date. At the time of writing this post we are running version 3.1.15.
I have only scratched the surface of what Fan Selector can do here. If you really want to get to grips with all of the features and find out more about this powerful free tool, why not contact us and book a Fan Selector training for your office? One of our experts can take you through the whole process face-to-face.