Casino’s can be a challenging application for air handling units with energy recovery, due to the tobacco smoke in the exhaust air stream. Cleaning and removing the tobacco residue from components in the exhaust air can be especially difficult if not impossible. For the highlighted project this month the customer specified an epoxy coated aluminum flat plate heat exchanger (seen in below right picture). The epoxy coating provides an added layer of protection against the chemicals used to clean the tobacco residue from the exhaust plates of the heat exchanger. This added feature along with no moving parts provides the customer with a low maintenance and long-term solution for their Casino.