Marketair Inc. has introduced RoughinBox™, a plastic terminal box designed for expediting the rough-in of linesets, condensate hoses, and electrical/communication cabling for wall-mounted minisplit and VRF evaporator installation. According to the company, the RoughinBox reduces rough-in time by creating a central point with dedicated ports at which linesets, condensate hoses, and electrical/communication cabling can safely and easily terminate.
Johnson Controls announced the launch of its York YK-EP “Efficiency Plus” water-cooled centrifugal chiller which achieves 5% capacity and efficiency improvements over the previous model. The YK-EP “Efficiency Plus” chiller is ideal for large capacity applications including district cooling, large central plants, and gas-turbine inlet-air cooling.
Onicon has released a new small pipe configuration of its F-3500 flow meter which extends the low-end of the allowable nominal pipe size range from 3 in to 1.25 in. The company says the small pipe configuration of the F-3500 remains easy to insert and remove without a system shutdown via the unique hot tap design.
Howden American Fan Company has introduced its new ventilation concept for underground parking garages, which includes two alternative options — the Jet Thrust Fan and the Induction Thrust Fan. The company says the new system lowers the required parking garage height by about 4 ft, reducing excavation and cement costs and lowering overall construction costs.
Automated Logic Corporation has made enhancements to its flagship product, the WebCTRL® building automation system. The web-based building automation platform now features optimized trend reporting, new visualization tools, mobile support capability, and Open Automated Demand Response (ADR) to further help manage building energy conservation measures, identify key operational problems, and analyze the end results.
Marley Engineered Products introduced its Artisan SmartSeries® Architectural Digital Wall Heater. The new wall heater automatically adjusts wattage output and blower speed resulting in quiet operation and energy efficiencies. The unit features 5 day/2 day programmability with four daily program periods to respond to a variety of environment needs.
SPX Cooling Technologies has announced additions to the Cube™ Evaporative Condenser product line. An ideal option for industrial refrigeration applications that require safe design, installation, and operation with ammonia and other refrigerants, Cube Evaporative Condensers are available in both forced draft/blow through (BTC) and induced draft/draw through (DTC) models. New DTC models are now available in 8.5-ft nominal widths.
The Sensaphone® Airflow Sensor measures the rate of airflow and alerts data center managers when conditions fall outside the ideal range. The sensor monitors the presence or absence of cool moving air and provides relative airflow as a percentage from 0 to 100.
Webster Combustion Technology LLC has introduced the model JBE(X). The manufacturer claims the product is designed specifically to deliver total energy savings from reductions in both fuel and electricity. Company officials said the manufacturer is the first commercial boiler burner manufacturer to introduce a high efficiency, low excess air burner to improve boiler combustion efficiency.
RAE Coils announced that it is manufacturing replacement and OEM evaporative condensing tube bundles. The tube bundles are a critical component of the highly efficient condensing units originally manufactured by Mammoth’s Ultraline and Penthouse brands. When compared with air cooled technology, the company says this product can result in a reduction of up to 35% in annual operating costs.
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.