A new Touch Screen Controller from Camfil Air Pollution Control provides full monitoring and control of all functions of an industrial dust collector and associated equipment. The controller is equipped with a touch screen interface that allows ready access to all of its functions. It is designed for use with Farr Gold Series® dust collectors, or other types of collectors if integrated with a motor starter or VFD package.
The AdvancedHVAC controller from Mitsubishi features customizable applications for integrating CITY MULTI® indoor units with third party equipment. Physical inputs and outputs can be used for reading sensors and energizing relays.
Mitsubishi Electric US has launched the new SmartME Zone Controller. The controller is a single-source integrated controls product for commercial HVAC systems of all sizes. The company says the advanced functions include temperature and humidity sensors, as well as an energy save setting, which controls the operation mode using a built-in occupancy and brightness sensors.
Triatek’s Universal Valve Module provides facility managers and engineers increased configuration options for renovations or new installations of pressure control systems in critical care environments. When mated to a Triatek Venturi Valve, the UVM equipped Venturi Valve can be controlled by any controller providing a 0-10V output or a Modbus connection, and can therefore be used on both LON and BACnet BAS networks.
Blue Ridge Technologies has expanded its open and unified lighting control with the release of the Aperio® platform. The manufacturer says the Aperio® platform enables more advanced lighting control applications (daylight harvesting, occupancy/vacancy detection, dimming, and presets) to become an integral part of the building automation system without gateways.
Chromalox is offering a new digital heat trace controller for use with constant wattage, mineral insulated or self-regulating heat trace cables. The model ITC Series intelliTRACE® brand controller is designed for line or ambient sensing heat trace applications in hazardous or non-hazardous areas in industrial settings such as chemical processing, oil and gas exploration, and petrochemical processing.
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.