General Tools has introduced the new Mini-Anemometer/Psychrometer. The DAF3009 can measure all parameters associated with installing, testing, and fine-tuning the performance of an HVACR system. This includes airflow volume, airspeed, enthalpy, ambient temperature, dew point temperature, wet bulb temperature, wind chill index, and relative humidity.
FS-Elliott Co., LLC has released the R1000, the newest addition to the Regulus® control system line. The R1000 introduces new features that together enable plant operators to deal with energy costs. The control system features Ambient Compensation Control, a local control mode designed to automatically adjust the compressor set point based on changes in ambient conditions.
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.