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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 361 (323)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 361
Page 361

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 361

800 seats, Typhoonis later applications proved that many larger theatres could now benefit from the advantages of packaged air conditioning.

Operating Economy What Are Those Advantages?

The major advantage, of course, is cost, Installation of the equipment itself is considerably less costly, and much if not all of the ductwork is eliminated, together with the alteration and redecoration charges mentioned above. This is important, since in the case of many theatres # small ones, especially e the cost of installation alone decides the question of whether or not to air condition. Another important factor is that engineers are often required to attend central plant installations, whereas packaged equipment can usually be maintained by the theatre manager.

The operating economy of packaged systems is another point on which many a sale has been made. With packaged


ANOTHER view oi Teatro Blanquita shows eight Typhoon sell-contained units on the left wall located between the first and second balconies.

units, there is no loss of cooling through ductwork, and also no problem of condensation on ducts. In addition, packaged units cool only the actual seating area, as opposed to the central plant with ceiling discharge, where the entire building is cooled. As one Typhoon salesman put it: nWhy cool the ceiling? You cant sell tickets up there!"

Perhaps the most important benefit of a packaged system is the ttZone-Controlll feature. Since each unit is controlled by its own separate thermostat, the theatre is broken up into cooling ttZonesj, and a particular unit will operate only when cooling is required in the seating "Zonell served by that unit. Once again, there is

A TYPICAL Chrysler central station compressor. Especially adaptable to larger theatres. this type of system has been used in many theatres.

an economy factor . ttZOne-Control" cools customers, not empty seats. Moreover, in cases where patrons are not evenly distributed throughout the theatre, HZone-Controlled" units adjust themselves to the situation, thus avoiding the complaint that it is too cool in one spot and too hot in another.

One last feature of Typhoon-packaged units may be mentioned; . . long experience with theatres and theatre problems has enabled Typhoon to provide a packaged unit that is outstanding for its quiet performance a unit so free from noise and vibration that you will find it installed right in the seating areas of theatres throughout the country.

In the largest theatre in the worldthe Teatro Blanquita, in Havana, Cuba, 50 Typhoon ttZone-Controlledli packageunits are cooling 6700 seats, efficiently and quietly. So don't let anybody tell you there is a limit to the size of a theatre that can be air conditioned with
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 361