Eaton Compressor has released its all-new 1,200 cfm refrigerated air dryer, an energy-efficient air dryer system that comes with an aluminum refrigerated air inner cooler. The refrigerated compressed air dryer purifies compressed air by chilling to condense moisture. It has a design condensate which is drained and carries out oil and dirt particles away from the air.
Kohler Power Systems is launching a new Mobile Paralleling Box, which the company claims delivers cutting-edge flexibility by allowing users to combine different sized generators with different fuel types. The new paralleling box is specifically designed for use with Kohler’s gaseous and diesel mobile generator line.
SWEP reports that it is the first company to provide Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers (BPHEs) certified by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Testing performed by their contracted laboratories verify that product performance is according to specified ratings. This offers additional security when selecting BPHEs for HVAC installations.
Greenheck’s new Grease Trapper Pollution Control Unit removes grease, smoke, and odors from kitchen exhaust. According to the company, it is the only pollution control unit in the industry that has been tested and listed to the UL-1978 standard for factory-built grease ducts.
Capital Coil & Air now offers new and replacement coils for every application, including cooling or heating coils for replacement of existing coils or new jobs. Whether it’s 5/8-in OD, .5-in OD, or 3/8-in OD, Capital Coil says it can match existing dimensions and duplicate performance.
The Liberty Series by Ace Heating Solutions LLC is a fully condensing, commercial water heater/boiler. According to the company, the Liberty is designed with high quality materials, including a stainless steel heat exchanger, allowing for a long service life.
Weil-McLain® is now offering an enhanced line of its SlimFit™ high-efficiency condensing gas boilers. New features include improved boiler-to-boiler communication, Modbus® and BACnet® for linking with BAS, express set up wizard, 10 preset typical heating systems, and updated controls interface for better navigation, at-a-glance boiler status, diagnostics, and troubleshooting.
All Laars commercial NeoTherm boilers now come with a large color touch screen as standard equipment. The company says the screen allows quick access to the control’s full functionality. A new variable speed boiler pump control option, VARI-PRIME™, is also available that optimizes total installed efficiency by matching boiler input modulation to pump flow.
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.