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Energy Recovery: Greenheck

Greenheck’s new Energy Recovery Filter System incorporates energy recovery technology into kitchen exhaust hoods. The system captures the waste heat produced by the cooking appliances that would otherwise be exhausted from a kitchen hood and uses it to preheat a portion of the incoming water supply that is directed into the patented energy recovery filters.


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VRF System: Trane

Trane has expanded its ductless portfolio to include the new Trane® Water-Source VRF Ductless Systems. The company reports that the new systems provide energy-efficient climate solutions for multi-tenant and diversely occupied buildings, including commercial real estate, and K-12 and higher education facilities.


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AC Cleaning Kit: RectorSeal Corp.

RectorSeal® Corp. introduces the Desolv™ Cleaning Kit for the cleaning and post clean-up of all ductless mini-split air conditioner evaporator coils and blower fan blades. The Desolv Cleaning Kit features a patent-pending collapsible, pliable 2-in-wide plastic framework with drawstrings for tightening around any mini-split brand evaporator encasement up to 45-in wide.


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HVAC Control: Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is bringing Simplicity® Smart Equipment (SE) controls to its Luxaire® brand of commercial packaged and split system products. Soon to be standard on all 3- to 40-ton packaged units, the updated Simplicity SE controls are designed to make equipment easier to install, operate, and service. They are also capable of providing information that ensures an HVAC system is performing to specifications.


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Lighting Control: Distech Controls

Distech Controls introduced its ECx-Light-4DALI, a lighting control expansion module part of Distech Controls’ Smart Room Control solution. The Smart Room Control solution consists of a programmable HVAC controller, lighting (ON/OFF, dimming, and now DALI) and shades/sunblind (up/down and angle rotation) expansion modules, a multi-sensor (motion and luminosity), a personal remote control, room sensor, and a free mobile application.


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Steam Trap Monitoring: Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco has released its new wireless steam trap monitoring system — STAPS Wireless. The system is designed to deliver accurate wireless monitoring and reporting of steam trap performance around the plant. According to the company, it is important for steam users to keep track of the performance of steam traps because leaking or blocked traps waste energy and water, where as a healthy steam trap population allows condensate to be removed from the steam system effectively which means it can be re-used. This helps contribute to reduced fuel costs, energy savings, and reduced water charges.


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Fire alarm system: Honeywell

Honeywell unveiled its new commercial wireless fire alarm system developed to protect challenging applications and high-cost installations, as well as building expansions. The Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology (SWIFT) detectors and modules integrate with new and existing fire alarm systems from Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI, and NOTIFIER.


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Pumps: Grundfos

Grundfos has launched its VLC and VLSC in-line pumps with CUE drive. Available in 30 different models, the products offer a sole-source supplier for pump, motor and drive, allowing all components to work together as efficiently as possible. Speed control pumps like the VLC and VLSC offer energy savings of up to 50%, according to the company. The manufacturer also said the CUE drive matches pump output to system demand, allowing endusers to realize substantial energy savings.


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Snow Melt Control: Danfoss

The new Danfoss OJ ETO2 Snow Melt controller offers an t all-in-one control solution for ice and snow melting suitable for any application which uses hydronic or electric heating, including driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, stairs, ramps, bridges, and more. Danfoss officials claim the ETO2 offers an environmentally-friendly method of snow melting by eliminating the need for chemical treatments.


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Controller: Chromalox

Chromalox has introduced the 1/16 DIN single loop temperature and process controller. The Chromalox model 6060 controller offers such features as two PID sets, multiple inputs and outputs, heat/cool operation, soft start function, self-tuning startup, and optional Modbus/RTU RS485 communications.


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