Trane has announced the availability of its ComfortLink™ II XL1050, the latest product in the brand’s portfolio of thermostats and smart controls. The ComfortLink™ II XL1050, a Wi-Fi or Ethernet enabled connected control, provides users with the ability to control indoor temperatures on a zone by zone basis, as well as create schedules and presets to customize the temperature based on user preference.
MacroAir has introduced AirEffect, a climate control system for large diameter fans. Through automation, AirEffect eliminates the need to constantly monitor and adjust the fans’ speed and direction in response to temperature fluctuations. AirEffect identifies and dictates the optimal operating speed and direction for each fan based on the facility’s temperature and humidity.
SEMCO LLC introduced the NEUTON–Multiple Zone, a chilled beam pump module (CCBPM) capable of controlling active chilled beams in up to five small rooms in office buildings, hospitals, schools or other commercial buildings. The NEUTON–Multiple Zone consists of modified onboard software, combination temperature/humidity monitoring sensors, and thermostatically-controlled hydronic valves for up to five zones, and an original NEUTON CCBPM.
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has developed a new line of tankless gas condensing water heaters. The Bosch Greentherm 9000 Series offers nine models for high-efficiency domestic hot water in residential or commercial applications.
Munters Integrated Customer Air Handler (ICA) can now be equipped with RightDry™ technology to allow customers to select a higher efficiency dehumidifier with low-temperature reactivation sources. With the ability to integrate a desiccant dehumidifier with other air conditioning components, the company says the ICA is an energy-efficient humidity and temperature control solution available in a variety of tailor-made configurations to meet specific customer applications.
Trane has added a new compact vertical blower coil to its terminal products portfolio. Available as a single-zone VAV system with Tracer™ UC400 controllers, the company claims the blower coil can deliver up to 66% higher efficiency, temperature stability, quiet operation and dehumidification advantages for varying-occupancy space.
Century Refrigeration, a division of RAE Corporation, has released the new Centinel™ Intelligent Defrost Control System. Company officials report that the control system improves refrigeration system energy efficiency, eliminates icing and fogging, and reduces operating costs.
Sensaphone® has introduced a cellular version of its Sentinel™ system that provides 24/7 monitoring of unattended equipment and remote locations where Internet or Ethernet connectivity is unavailable. When the Sentinel system detects a problem such as leaks, temperature changes and power outages, it immediately sends alerts by phone, text, or email over standard cellular networks provided by AT&T or Verizon.
General Tools has introduced the new Mini-Anemometer/Psychrometer. The DAF3009 can measure all parameters associated with installing, testing, and fine-tuning the performance of an HVACR system. This includes airflow volume, airspeed, enthalpy, ambient temperature, dew point temperature, wet bulb temperature, wind chill index, and relative humidity.
Wilo USA has introduced its new Stainless Steel Closed Coupled (BLZ) centrifugal pumps. The pumps are base-mounted featuring end suction-centerline discharge design, compact design, a foot-mounted volute, and permanently lubricated ball bearings. BLZ series pumps, which are suitable and approved for pumping clean, potable water, are easy to install, operate, and service, according to Wilo reps.
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.