Cleaver-Brooks has developed the CBEX DES (dryback elite special) 1,000 hp boiler. Engineered to fit inside a 40-ft shipping container, its compact size enables a complete boiler room to fit within a 53-ft container. According to Cleaver-Brooks officials, this allows the company to include performance guarantees for output capacity, efficiency, turndown, emissions of 30 ppm NOx, and a pressure vessel warranty.
Lochinvar LLC announced that its Smart Touch™ control has been added as a standard feature on Power-Fin® boilers and water heaters from 500,000 to 2,000,000 Btuh. This enhancement comes after the technology was announced specifically for the larger boiler models. Now, the entire Power-Fin product family has this control.
The CREST® modulating-condensing boiler is now available with inputs up to six million Btuh. The company claims its new CREST 6.0 model will enable engineers, contractors, and building owners to utilize Lochinvar’s patented Wave™ fire-tube design in their largest commercial applications for energy-saving performance.
Viessmann Manufacturing Company announced the addition of the new Vitocrossal 300, CA3 gas-fired boiler. The company says the boiler is the ideal solution for commercial and industrial applications with multiple venting options and seamless integration in building management systems.
Lochinvar is introducing an addition to its Power-Fin line with the Power-Fin High Efficiency Commercial Boiler. This product expansion of the original line, which launched in 1986 and just celebrated its 30th anniversary, now offers an input capacity from 2.5 to 5 million Btuh, more than doubling its previous capacity. The enhanced performance comes from a heat exchanger that features a double row of swept fins that delivers more than twice the output of the original model.
Fulton Steam Solutions has launched of a new line of electric steam boilers (FB-E series). Suitable for most any application requiring a design pressure of 100 PSI, the boilers can provide operating pressures up to 85 PSI. The FB-E units serve customers requiring efficient, high-quality saturated steam, including laboratories, hospitals, industrial plants, pilot plants, food and chemical processing applications.
Webster Combustion Technology LLC has introduced the model JBE(X). The manufacturer claims the product is designed specifically to deliver total energy savings from reductions in both fuel and electricity. Company officials said the manufacturer is the first commercial boiler burner manufacturer to introduce a high efficiency, low excess air burner to improve boiler combustion efficiency.
The new Sensaphone® Pressure Sensor is ideal for measuring and detecting loss of boiler pressure in hot water systems at large facilities including hotels, schools, hospitals, universities, and housing communities.
All Laars commercial NeoTherm boilers now come with a large color touch screen as standard equipment. The company says the touch screen allows for quick access to the control’s full functionality in a user friendly interface. A new variable speed boiler pump control option, VARI-PRIME™, is also available that optimizes total installed efficiency by matching boiler input modulation to pump flow.
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.