Aquatherm North America (NA) has added a new SDR 9 product line to its family of Aquatherm Blue Pipe® options used in mechanical and industrial applications — Aquatherm Blue Pipe SDR 9 MF RP. SDR stands for standard dimension ratio, while 9 is the pipe thickness (or SDR). MF is multi-layer faser (Aquatherm’s proprietary thermal expansion-reducing fiberglass extruded layer). RP stands for raised pressure.
Honeywell has expanded its line of pressure monitoring sensors designed to minimize the total cost of pressure management for HVAC and refrigeration systems. Honeywell’s PX3 series heavy duty pressure transducers convert pressure into an analog electrical signal. The sensors feature a brass housing and can support multiple configurations to help endusers minimize implementation and production costs.
Howden American Fan Company launched a line of turbo pressure blowers, ideal for higher pressure systems in combustion air, air pollution control, textile fiber stripping, recycling applications, as well as chemical, pulp and paper, glass, and food processing industry applications. With a wide range of accessories, Howden American Fans customizes the turbo pressure blowers to each individual customer’s system requirements.
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.
Howden American Fan Company has announced the availability of a wide range of fan product lines ideal for serving industrial boilers, gas turbine installations, and heat-recovery steam generators in combined cycle installations. Howden says it works closely with OEMs to supply a high-quality industrial product that meets specific air flow and pressure requirements. Also available are start-up and commissioning and after-market service and repairs.
Alfa Laval has introduced a patented cooling concept, Low Speed Ventilation, which the company says delivers air at a considerably lower speed: 1.5 to 1.8 meters per second. Reducing air speed and delivering an optimum airflow eliminates the Venturi effect, minimizes pressure differences, and therefore prevents problems such as “hot spots.” As LSV is a normal pressure technology, data center operators only need to control air availability, not air pressure, making it easier to achieve optimum conditions in the server room.
Taco’s now-expanded ECM, wet rotor Viridian line includes the VR3452 high-efficiency wet rotor variable speed circulator for chilled and hot water applications, offering up to 34 ft of shut-off head and 52 gpm flow.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.