New Dampers from Ruskin Improve Energy Savings

The new CD450 and CD450V control dampers from Ruskin® are extruded aluminum models that use a 4-inch-wide frame design with finger-style jamb seals for a “light-tight” sealing effect. The CD450 and CD450V – which have horizontal and vertical blade orientations, respectively – are ideal for any HVAC application that requires high, energy-efficient performance.
Both models were designed to control and regulate air movement in medium- to high-velocity and pressure HVAC systems. The CD450 and CD450V include airfoil blades with mechanically-fastened blade seals that offer low pressure drop – and less noise – when open and achieve Class 1A leakage (3cfm/ft2 at 1” w.g.) performance when closed. Acetyl copolymer blade end caps enhance sealing against finger-style jamb seals.
“These new, high-performance control dampers will help building owners, facility managers, contractors and engineers improve energy savings in commercial buildings, including data centers, hospitals and office buildings,” said Mike Coyazo, product manager, Air Control Solutions, Ruskin. “Energy-efficiency is one of the greatest concerns in commercial buildings right now, and the CD450 and CD450V minimize energy loss.”
Additional features add ease during installation and maintenance, and also extend the life of the damper. A telescoping shaft provides up to an eight-inch extension for offset actuator mounting, while a coupler option allows two damper sections to be joined and operated by a single actuator on the outside of the frame. This space-saving option provides a narrower profile in tight areas. The durable designs include positive lock axles and non-corrosive bearings, as well as shake-proof linkage that minimizes service needs.
Ruskin offers the CD450 and CD450V with a 5-year product warranty. For more information about the CD450, visit For more on the CD450V, visit
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About RuskinRuskin is a worldwide leader in manufacturing air control solutions. Backed by over 60 years of expert engineering and innovation, Ruskin is widely recognized as the most specified brand for high-performance air control solutions, including dampers, louvers, energy recovery ventilators (ERV), air measurement devices and sound control for HVAC systems. Ruskin products are used in commercial applications such as data centers, high-rise buildings, retail, hotels, healthcare and education facilities. In addition, Ruskin products can be found throughout the world’s industrial applications, such as warehouses and transportation hubs. Ruskin is part of the Johnson Controls group, which includes air systems, building automation and controls, fire detection, fire suppression, HVAC equipment, industrial refrigeration, retail solutions and security. For more information about Ruskin, visit, or find the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
About Johnson ControlsAt Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.
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