AirMotion Sciences, Inc. has introduced its new line of 16-ft through 24-ft HVLS Fans known as their Big Simple Fans™. The company says both lines of AirMotion’s HVLS fans have small, highly energy efficient motors, and are used for cooling, heat de-stratification, ventilation, and as alternatives to air conditioning in large facilities. These industrial ceiling fans aim to offer improved performance over traditional HVLS fans, but with much greater versatility to reduce energy costs and environmental stress while enhancing comfort and productivity.
AMETEK Rotron has released a 19-in rack mountable liquid cooling heat exchanger assembly. The unit is one of a variety of similar heat exchangers that are designed to dissipate over 10kw of heat in demanding operating environments. The heat exchanger assembly is enclosed within a ruggedized 6U (10.5-in) aluminum chassis. The company says the unit is designed for years of reliable service in harsh and demanding applications, including military and commercial equipment racks.
Groschopp, Inc. introduced a Brushless DC Motor and Control package. Groschopp’s family of brushless DC motors and gearmotors have been tested for pairings with the brushless DC control product line giving engineers a brushless DC motor and control package designed for optimal operation.
Ruskin’s XP500 was developed for the most extreme weather conditions. According to the company, protecting wall penetrations from flying debris caused by tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe storms is critical in the design of Community Shelters (ICC-500) and Safe Rooms (FEMA 361).
Rosenberg USA released a new version of its ETRI 148V Series AC axial fan featuring an aluminum body that reduces weight by nearly 20% to less than 2 lbs. The company claims its new fans outperform competitive models in airflow by 9% and life expectancy by 33% to 50%.
Schebler Chimney Systems’ is offering complete design solutions for engineered stacks from the appliance to the top of the stack, customized to meet space and budget constraints. The company says its engineering and manufacturing specialists provide comprehensive engineering including design, sizing, load calculations, fabrication and installation. Consulting services include draft calculations, CAD support, 3-D modeling and mechanical specifications to reduce internal workloads and ensure accurate design.
Universal Air Filter's metal mesh filters and screens offer design engineers an alternative filter media for harsh indoor or outdoor applications by not only keep dust and bugs out of equipment and critical cooling systems, but for EMI shielding and high heat applications.
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.