Sensaphone® will introduce its Sentinel™ PRO remote monitoring system, an enhanced version of the Sentinel cloud-based system that provides 24/7 remote monitoring of unattended HVAC units, freezers, refrigerators, boilers, and chillers. The Sentinel PRO system supports the Modbus communications protocol and includes a second relay output — capabilities required to monitor and control complex networks.
Weil-McLain® is now offering an enhanced line of its SlimFit™ high-efficiency condensing gas boilers. New features include improved boiler-to-boiler communication, Modbus® and BACnet® for linking with BAS, express set up wizard, 10 preset typical heating systems, and updated controls interface for better navigation, at-a-glance boiler status, diagnostics, and troubleshooting.
Webster Combustion Technology LLC announced that its line of JB series high efficiency boiler burners has been approved by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for use on Smith Cast Iron Boilers.
We got some great news just before shipping this issue to the printer. Stephanie Taylor, MD, who is writing a year-long IAQ column for us, has been invited to be a Fellow in the Royal Society for Public Health.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.