Webster Combustion Technology LLC announced the expansion of the Temp-A-Trim™ system, the patented control system designed to deliver fuel savings of up to 3% and electrical savings of up to 30%. The Temp-A-Trim is now available on new or installed commercial and industrial boiler burners of any brand.
Sensaphone® has introduced a cellular version of its Sentinel™ system that provides 24/7 monitoring of unattended equipment and remote locations where Internet or Ethernet connectivity is unavailable. When the Sentinel system detects a problem such as leaks, temperature changes and power outages, it immediately sends alerts by phone, text, or email over standard cellular networks provided by AT&T or Verizon.
Rotobrush® International LLC has launched the BrushBeast, which was designed with a 90% increase in vacuum power. The company said that the BrushBeast allows for easy maneuvering into tight areas such as attics and crawl spaces.
Designed with 4-in flanged ports and only three moving parts, Tri-Rotor’s 200 Series pumps are heavy-duty, low-maintenance workhorses for pumping liquid and semi-solid materials with viscosities from 40/4 to 100,000/21625. Flow rates range from 58 to 240 gpm (200 gpm at 430 rpm). The 200 Series includes three head types: variable volume, relief valve, and transfer.
Greenheck has expanded its Air Measuring Damper (AMD) line with the addition of the AMD-TD series of thermal dispersion-based airflow measuring dampers. The AMD-TD series combines the functionality of a highly-accurate thermal dispersion airflow station and a low-leakage control damper to control airflow volumes to a target set point.
Daikin announced that its MXS 2, 3 and 4-port multi-zone heat pumps have been redesigned to improve application flexibility and heating efficiencies. The MXS is ideal for light commercial applications, providing individual comfort for up to four zones using a single outdoor condensing unit.
Lennox Commercial has expanded its light commercial Raider® rooftop unit line to include the new Raider 6-ton unit available in gas/electric and electric/electric configurations and the new 14 SEER units, available in 3-5 tons. The addition of the new Raider 6-ton rooftop unit rounds out the Raider portfolio.
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.