PRA - Air flow damper

Adjustment and measurement unit

Quiet, accurate, easy to install due to compact size, easy to adjust. The best seller of its category and legendary product of Halton which has been sold in millions

  • Airflow balancing, adjustment and measurement functions
  • Manual adjustment, no tools required
  • Accurate airflow measurement based on flow nozzle principle
  • Minimized sound generation due to conical adjustment section
  • Temperature operation range from -30 °C to +70 °C
  • Self-locking adjustment mechanism, position can be ensured with locking screw
  • Duct cleaning enabled through the unit up to size 315 mm
  • Adjustment position marker indicates proper position e.g. repositioning after cleaning
  • Inlet and outlet spigots equipped with integral rubber gaskets
  • Used also as supply air jet nozzle for air diffusion in large spaces
  • Classification of casing leakage EN 1751 class C

PRODUCT MODEL

  • PRA unit integrated with cleaning access panel

 

The adjustment damper comprisse an adjustable cone and airflow measurement taps for differential pressure measurement.

The casing and adjustment cone vanes are be made of galvanised steel.

The airflow determination is based on the differential pressure measurement caused by airflow over the damper cone.
The adjustment damper has an adjustment position indicator and adjustment position marker to be used during cleaning.

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Halton PRA

Adjustment and measurement unit

  • Airflow balancing, adjustment and measurement functions
  • Manual adjustment, no tools required
  • Accurate airflow measurement based on flow nozzle principle
  • Minimised sound generation due to conical adjustment section
  • Temperature operation range from -30 °C to +70 °C
  • Self-locking adjustment mechanism, position can be ensured with locking screw
  • Duct cleaning enabled through the unit up to size 315 mm
  • Adjustment position marker indicates proper position e.g. repositioning after cleaning
  • Inlet and outlet spigots equipped with integral rubber gaskets
  • Used also as supply air jet nozzle for air diffusion in large spaces
  • Classification of casing leakage EN 1751 class C 
     

Product models

  • PRA unit integrated with cleaning access panel

Dimensions and weight

Halton PRA 100...315



 

NS ØD
100 99
125 124
160 159
200 199
250 249
315 314


Halton PRA 350... 800


 

NS ØD H
350 349 70
400 399 70
500 499 70
630 629 70
800 799 70


Weight (kg)

NS PRA/N PRA/R 
100 0.43 1.15
125 0.53 1.37
160 0.70 1.73
200 0.86 2.09
250 1.16 2.96
315 1.55 4.17
400 4.53 7.97
500 6.13 14.16
630 9.43 19.14 

Material

  Part   Material   Note
  Casing   Galvanised steel  
  Blades   Galvanised steel  
  Operating mechanism   ABS and PBT plastic   Sizes 100…315
  Operating mechanism   Steel   Sizes 350…800
  Duct gaskets   1C-polyurethane hybrid  
  Measurement taps   Polyurethane (PU)  

Product Models

Halton PRA -unit (PRA/R) integrated with cleaning access panel RLA enables removal of the adjustment damper and access to ductwork for cleaning.
 

Function

The airflow rate is adjusted by turning the adjustment knob in order to change the aperture size of the adjustment cone formed by iris blades. Once the opening area is reduced, the airflow rate decreases and the total pressure loss caused by the device increases.
The airflow can be determined by measuring the differential pressure in the measurement taps.
 

Halton PRA 100…315

The operating mechanism is positioned partly outside the device and between the adjustment cone and casing. The unit can be cleaned with normal duct sweeping equipment when the device is fully opened .
 

Halton PRA 350…800

The operating mechanism is located partly outside the device and inside the adjustment cone. The device can be cleaned with normal duct sweeping equipment, when the device is fully opened and the cleaning equipment is passed carefully through the operating mechanism.
 

Supply air jet nozzle PRA/S

The Halton PRA-unit can also be used as a supply air nozzle in e.g. industrial spaces. Refer to the technical data for Halton PRA/S -model presented in the technical performance chapter.
 

Installation

Sizes 100...315

Code description
1.   Air flow direction indicator
2.   Adjustment knob
3.   Locking screw or adjusment position
4.   Adjustment position indicator
5.   Adjustment position marker for cleaning
6.   Adjustment scale
7.   Measurement taps

Sizes 350...800



Code description
1.   Adjustment position indicator
2.   Adjustment knob
3.   Measurement taps

Fix the damper to the ductwork e.g. with rivets. Ensure that the rivet does not prevent the operation of the Halton PRA. The position of the rivet must be at least 10 mm from the duct end.

The Halton PRA iris damper shall be installed in the ductwork taking into account the safety distances outlined in the installation guidelines.

The orientation of the unit shall correspond to the airflow direction. The airflow direction is marked with an arrow indicator on the label on the casing . In order to get accurate measurement readings the orientation of the unit shall be selected so that the location of the measurement taps (below the knob) corresponds to the installation guidelines.
 

Safety distances

Recommended safety distance in order to get accurate measurement readings are presented in the figure below.

Direct duct with no flow disturbances

  • Safety distance 4 D upflow of the PRA unit
  • Safety distance 1 D downflow of the PRA unit


 

 In cases where recommended safety distances cannot be met, use the correction factors of the attached figures for determination of the airflow rate.

Note the position of the measurement taps marked in the figures.
  

Figure   Installation case   Duct velocity upflow
  of the Halton PRA unit
  k-factor
1   Direct duct     1
2   T-branch, supply air     0.95 (1D) ...1.00 (4D)
3   T-branch, exhaust air   > 2 m/s
  1...2 m/s
  0.95 (1D) ...1.00 (4D)
  0.90 (1D) ...1.00 (4D)
4   90° bend     0.97 (0D) ...1.00 (4D)
5   T-branch     1
6   90° bend     1
7   Upflow of a supply air device     1
8   T-branch     1

Adjustment

Set the adjustment knob in the desired adjustment position (pre-set position if available).
The airflow rate is determined by measuring the differential pressure in measurement tabs using a manometer.
The flow rate is calculated using the formula below:




 

k-factor is retrieved in both the tables presented below and in installation guidelines. k-factor depends on the unit size and adjustment position (a).
Note that when recommended safety distances are not met, the correction factors for the installation case shall be used.

Halton PRA 100, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 1.8 6.5 60.2
1.5 2.1 7.6 70.2
2 2.4 8.6 80.3
2.5 2.7 9.7 90.3
3 3.1 11.2 103.7
3.5 3.6 13.0 120.4
4 4.1 14.8 137.1
4.5 4.7 16.9 157.2
5 5.5 19.8 183.9
5.5 6.4 23.0 214.0
6 7.8 28.1 260.8

 

Halton PRA 125, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 2.5 9.0 83.6
1.5 2.9 10.4 97.0
2 3.3 11.9 110.3
2.5 3.8 13.7 127.1
3 4.4 15.8 147.1
3.5 5 18.0 167.2
4 5.9 21.2 197.3
4.5 6.8 24.5 227.4
5 7.9 28.4 264.2
5.5 9.5 34.2 317.7
6 11.6 41.8 387.9

 

Halton PRA 160, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 4.1 14.8 137.1
1.5 4.7 16.9 157.2
2 5.5 19.8 183.9
2.5 6.4 23.0 214.0
3 7.6 27.4 254.1
3.5 9 32.4 300.9
4 10.6 38.2 354.4
4.5 12.6 45.4 421.3
5 15 54.0 501.6
5.5 18.2 65.5 608.6
6 22.9 82.4 765.7

 

Halton PRA 200, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 7.1 25.6 237.4
1.5 8 28.8 267.5
2 8.8 31.7 294.3
2.5 10 36.0 334.4
3 11.4 41.0 381.2
3.5 13.1 47.2 438.0
4 15.1 54.4 504.9
4.5 17.5 63.0 585.2
5 20.5 73.8 685.5
5.5 24.2 87.1 809.2
6 29 104.4 969.7

 

Halton PRA 250, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 10.5 37.8 351.1
1.5 11.9 42.8 397.9
2 13.8 49.7 461.4
2.5 16.1 58.0 538.3
3 18.9 68.0 632.0
3.5 22 79.2 735.6
4 25.6 92.2 856.0
4.5 30.1 108.4 1006.5
5 35.8 128.9 1197.1
5.5 42.9 154.4 1434.5
6 52.8 190.1 1765.5

 

Halton PRA 315, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 18.3 65.9 611.9
1.5 21.8 78.5 728.9
2 26 93.6 869.4
2.5 30.7 110.5 1026.5
3 36.5 131.4 1220.5
3.5 43.3 155.9 1447.8
4 51.3 184.7 1715.3
4.5 61.5 221.4 2056.4
5 74.3 267.5 2484.4
5.5 92.6 333.4 3096.3
6 120.2 432.7 4019.2

 

Halton PRA 350, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 17.6 63.4 588.5
2 24.3 87.5 812.5
3 35.2 126.7 1177.0
4 50 180.0 1671.9
5 71.6 257.8 2394.1
6 99 356. 3310.3

 

Halton PRA 400, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 20.5 73.8 685.5
2 26.5 95.4 886.1
3 36.5 131.4 1220.5
4 55 198.0 1839.1
5 86 309.6 2875.6
6 137 493.2 4581

 

Halton PRA 500, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 27.5 99.0 919.5
2 39 140.4 1304.1
3 59 212.4 1972.8
4 86 309.6 2875.6
5 123 442.8 4112.8
6 175 630 5851.6

 

Halton PRA 630, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 65 234.0 2173.4
2 90 324.0 3009.4
3 115 414.0 3845.3
4 154 554.4 5149.4
5 202 727.2 6754.4
6 295 1062 9863

 

Halton PRA 800, k-factor

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 98 352.8 3276.9
2 137 493.2 4581.0
3 198 712.8 6620.6
4 280 1008 9362.5
5 393 1414.8 13141.0
6 570 2052 19059.4

 

Halton PRA 1000, k-factor (size not available anymore)

Units Airflow (q v ) [l/s]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [m3/h]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [Pa]
Airflow (q v ) [cfm]
Differential pressure
(dp m ) [in WC]
Opening a      
1 144 518.4 4815.0
2 220 792.0 7356.3
3 310 1116.0 10365.7
4 440 1584.0 14712.5
5 620 2232.0 20731.3
6 890 3204.0 29759.5

Servicing

Before cleaning of the ductwork, check that the actual adjustment position is ticked with the adjustment position marker.
Open the Halton PRA damper by turning the adjustment knob counter-clockwise.

Clean the ductwork.

Reset the damper position to the marked adjustment position.

Specification

The adjustment damper comprisse an adjustable cone and airflow measurement taps for differential pressure measurement.

The casing and adjustment cone vanes are be made of galvanised steel.

The airflow determination is based on the differential pressure measurement caused by airflow over the damper cone.
The adjustment damper has an adjustment position indicator and adjustment position marker to be used during cleaning.

Order Code

PRA/S-D

S = Model
      
 N     Standard
       R     With cleaning access panel, RLA

D = Duct connection size
      100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 315, 350, 400, 500, 630, 800

ZT = Tailored products
        N      No
        Y      Yes

Code example

       PRA/N-100, ZT=N

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