Uponor North America is extending its current pre-insulated crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe offering to include insulation thicknesses up to 2 in to comply with the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Energy Code and the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The new offering includes both Uponor AquaPEX® pipe for potable plumbing applications as well as Wirsbo hePEX™ oxygen-barrier pipe for hydronic heating and cooling applications.
Honeywell has introduced its Silent Knight® low frequency sounders and sounder bases, plus an amplifier to provide code-mandated backup power capabilities for emergency communication systems. To satisfy specifiers’ demand for more secure fire and emergency voice communications, the company claims a unique amplifier has been developed by the Silent Knight team to provide backup power capabilities for the IntelliKnight 5820XL-EVS emergency voice system.
Dri-Steem Corp. has released its new de-scaling pump kit. Company officials said the kit comes with a powerful pump that breaks down scale deposits in humidifier water tanks without the effort of hand-scraping.
Bell & Gossett has released a new line of circulators designed to handle larger and more demanding commercial HVAC and plumbing applications. The ecocirc XL 70-145 takes the head pressure range up to 70 ft. and the ecocirc XL 40-275 offers a new 3-in flange and provides high flow performance up to 275 gallons.
The Thermal Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials has developed a versatile fiber called Superwool® Sealcoat™ HT, which is suitable for use in nearly a dozen furnace lining applications. From primary liner to emergency repairs, and backup insulation to patching, the company claims the mastics are a perfect complement to Morgan’s range of fiber and dense refractory materials.
In 2005, Swegon introduced the Parasol comfort module for ventilation and waterborne heating and cooling. It provides a fully adjustable 360-degree air spread pattern and a very low noise level. This combination makes it an ideal solution for offices, conference rooms, and many other applications.
Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced two new enhancements to its Astro wet-rotor circulators, which the company says includes a larger wiring box for easier access and faster wiring on the 220, 225, 230, and 250 Series circulators.
Titus HVAC introduced the RevolutionTFX air-handling unit. The company says the air handler expands the contractor’s ability to meet the wide range of retrofit challenges present in office, government, and educational projects.
Pottorff has announced the addition of the ECV-645-MD 6-in deep, vertical blade louver to its Miami-Dade approved product line-up. The ECV-645-MD is AMCA rated for Air Performance and Wind-Driven Rain and is approved by the Florida Building Code.
Johnson Controls continues to expand its York magnetic-bearing centrifugal chillers (YMC2) offering with new, low-range capacities that extend to 165 tons/580 kW. With the addition of these lower capacities, the complete range of the YMC2 encompasses units from 165–600 tons (580kW to 2,110 kW).