Creating a better indoor environment sometimes takes a revolutionary step and a new way of thinking. The HVACR industry shows no signs of resting on its laurels as the need for greater energy efficiency, IAQ, and sustainability continues to grow. Engineered Systems asked some the winners of the AHR Expo Innovation Awards winners about current trends and what the future of technology looks like.
Schaffner has expanded its line of dv/dt filters to include the FN5060HV which protects AC motors up to 690/600VAC from destructive effects of peak voltages and inrush amps. This patented technology protects motors and adjacent equipment without capacitors or resistor. They efficiently reduce high output dv/dt from IGBT motor drives and eliminate over-voltages caused by line reflections on motor cables, per IEC 60034-17/25. Typical dv/dt reduction is a factor of 8 to 12.
It might seem like an odd objective, but the potential efficiency gains are real. And from heat recovery chillers to modified humidification targets so are the opportunities to replace steam production with hot water generation and to manage remaining steam needs more intelligently.
The production of thermal power is critically important in carrying out the mission of health care facilities where it is used for space heating, humidification, domestic water heating, and for processes in dietary, laundry, and sterilization departments. The age of the hospital, the programs offered, and the regional climate will all affect the demand for thermal power.
Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) has launched a new family of variable speed products, which the company says offers product compatibility for a true system solution. With NMC’s ACCU-Series™ product line, customers can match a U.S. MOTORS® brand inverter duty motor with an NMC drive or panel or purchase integrated motors and controls. These products are solution driven and are designed to be used together as a system.
By diverting harmful VFD-induced shaft voltages safely to ground, AEGIS® PRO Series Rings protect large AC and DC motors from bearing damage. Available for motor shafts to 30-in diameter, AEGIS® PRO Series Rings are specially designed for high-current applications such as generators, turbines, and medium-voltage motors.
Why was one floor’s laboratory ventilation failing to keep up, when it was even the closest floor to the rooftop fans? Some system sleuthing led two engineers to a fitting conclusion. Read more stories in May Issue 2017.