With summer approaching, RAE Coils announces that its cooling coil line uses chilled water, glycol, and refrigerants to regulate the temperatures of buildings and valuable products. RAE Coils are designed and manufactured to the exact specifications of each customer application. The selection software used by the RAE Coils experts makes it easy to custom-design coils that precisely meet customer needs.
Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) has launched a new family of variable speed products, which the company says offers product compatibility for a true system solution. With NMC’s ACCU-Series™ product line, customers can match a U.S. MOTORS® brand inverter duty motor with an NMC drive or panel or purchase integrated motors and controls. These products are solution driven and are designed to be used together as a system.
Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced its Generation Three Design Envelope pumps featuring 33 advanced energy savings models ranging in sizes from 1 to 75 hp. All of these pumps are available for two- to 10-day express shipment.
Ziehl-Abegg has introduced its new ZAvblue impeller, which the company claims is up to 20% more efficient than other standard products. The company also says the bionic design of the new impeller requires significantly less space in the customer device. Equipment designers can now generate the current airflow with impellers that are one size smaller.
Baldor Electric Company is offering a new addition to its gear reducer product line — the Baldor-Dodge® Vertical GearMotor. The company says the Vertical GearMotor offers a cost effective alternative to the common low-speed vertical pump drive technologies, which use large, high-pole count vertical motors or a combination of horizontal motor with a right angle gear reducer. The Vertical GearMotor is built on a standard low-pole count induction motor platform utilizing Dodge planetary gearing. This results in a smaller, lighter, highly-efficient drive package, according to Baldor.
FS-Elliott Co. recently launched their Polaris+ series. Building on the design of FS-Elliott’s original industrial compressors, the Polaris+ line incorporates several new product advancements aimed to increase reliability and efficiency while maintaining low cost of ownership. The new Polaris+ series consists of five models with flows ranging from 900 to 11,500 icfm, 250 to 3000 hp, and pressures up to 150 psig.
Tate® Airflow is introducing an improved line of aisle level containment products. The company says the new ContainAire products offer a more cost effective solution than the previous generation with expanded features and simple time saving installation methods.
Toshiba International Corp. now offers the Energy Star-certified Toshiba G9000 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system in 1000 kVA/1000 kW capacity. The G9000 line of UPSs are true online, double-conversion UPS systems providing power at up to 97% efficiency. The company says this is the largest unit yet in the G9000 product line, and is ready to ship from the manufacturing and engineering facility in Houston.
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.