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Integration Of Fire Alarm And Automatic Suppression Design In Hospital Renovation Projects — An Overview

On the mechanical side, a life safety key is providing proper dampers and detection devices for ductwork passing through fire- or smoke-barrier partitions. But that’s just one element in good renovation design.
Today’s hospitals and specialized care facilities integrate a slew of building technologies to ensure all systems function as intended to provide state-of-the-art care for patients.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Controls & Occupancy

Existing sensor strategies and newer lighting tech continue the battle against wasteful energy use.
Much of the energy usage in a commercial building can be attributed to systems that are operating under the assumption that the building is “occupied.”
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VRF System: LG Electronics USA Commercial Air Conditioning

LG Electronics USA has announced the U.S. availability of the LG Multi V Water IV water source unit, a new VRF HVAC system that comes in two configurations: heat pump and heat recovery. Both systems can accommodate up to 64 thermal zones with technology that allows the user to pipe farther, reaching distant areas of a building.


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Air conditioner: Coolerado

Coolerado has launched its M50 Downflow air conditioning unit delivering an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) above 40 when used as stand-alone and above 21 when working in concert with DX Roof Top Units (RTU). The company claims the M50 Downflow line was designed for easy installation on commercial roof curbs.


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Room controller: Viconics

The VT8000 from Viconics Technologies provides increased energy savings and comfort at a lower price point compared to a full building automation system, according to the company. Viconics officials also said the room controller provides the functionality, comfort, control, and energy savings expected from a modern controller with the added flexibility to choose customizable options.


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Hospital Retrofits For Energy Efficiency

How many health care facilities are limping along in terms of mechanical performance but could be running better than ever with one committed round of treatment?
Our BAS columnist makes a house call to prescribe one method of applying retrofit expertise, including the success story of a hospital with mysteries or maladies that required attention in VAV and chillers, air handling strategies, OR ventilation, and beyond.
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Circulators: Armstrong Fluid Technology

Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced the Maintenance-Free (MF) versions of its S&H Circulator line and the Seal Bearing Assemblies (SBA) used to service them. The traditional sleeve bearing designs that are commonly used in this style of circulator require periodic oiling.


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Outdoor air system: LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA’s Commercial Air Conditioning division says it has augmented its range of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) solutions with the new LG Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS). The LG DOAS can be used in a multiple settings, meeting the needs of a wide variety of users. It provides dehumidification of outdoor air using LG’s inverter compressor outdoor units. In addition to being seismically certified by California Office of Statewide Planning & Development, this dedicated outdoor air system is designed to provide conditioned outdoor air and maximum energy savings.


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