The new Valbia® VB008 Mini quarter-turn direct-mount electric actuator measures 4.75-in long by 2.75-in wide. Used with .25- to 1.25-in full-port direct mount ball valves, the company says it provides the compact and reliable automatic flow control for a wide range of HVAC, light industrial, and OEM applications.
Belimo Americas releases its new ZIP Packs. The packaged solution is designed to provide the necessary equipment to retrofit current systems — the ZIP economizer base, sensors, energy module for demand control ventilation (DCV) integration, spring return actuator, and retrofit brackets backed with a five-year warranty.
Honeywell has launched a universal replacement Low/Medium Torque Actuator for fire and smoke dampers. The updated, UL555 and UL555S compliant actuator is designed to simplify the replacement process by offering new time-saving installation features in addition to reducing the number of models distributors need to stock.
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.