CertainTeed has launched its newly enhanced Sustainable Insulation™ SoftTouch™ Duct Wrap. The product offers improvements in cutting and handling while maintaining the company’s fiberglass product performance. CertainTeed officials said the Sustainable Insulation SoftTouch is a resilient fiberglass blanket-type insulation that provides superior thermal efficiency by reducing unwanted heat loss or gain in both rectangular and round heating, ventilating, and air conditioning ductwork.
Semco LLC introduced the ASCENDANT™ Series, a conventional cooling and active desiccant dehumidification hybrid system with regeneration input. Available in five standard models ranging up to 20,000 cfm, the ASCENDANT Series is ideal for hospital operating rooms, archival and dry storage, hotel/condo buildings, and other applications requiring low dew point temperatures and supply air humidity levels as low as 15 grains.
The Grundfos Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ® is a fully-integrated and compact pressure-boosting system that offers multiple configurations — with up to six pumps in parallel — to accommodate water supply systems, as well as industrial and irrigation applications.
Honeywell has introduced the Command and Control Suite, which the company says turns complex facility data into recommendations and easy-to-implement changes that help boost business outcomes — lowering costs, minimizing risk, and reducing downtime.
Ametek Land has launched the 4650-PM Continuous Dust Monitor. The company says the technology has been used in Europe and can help U.S. power plants to meet the EPA’s new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for particulate matter measurement.
Fresh-Aire UV introduced the Fresh-Aire UV Control Panel, a control panel that automates the monitoring of UV-C wavelength feedback, safety, and efficacy for new air handling unit (AHU) FAUV Commercial Series UV light systems.
Altronic has released the DE-3000+ Advanced Engine-Process Control System, a new safety shutdown and management system for gas engine-driven compressor/pump package applications. The company says the system brings together the latest features and functionality of the recently-enhanced standard DE-3000 system with the MIDAS® human-machine interface (HMI).
Continental Fan's TEK Plenum Fans feature TEK backward curved airfoil wheels. The impellers combine precision injection molding techniques with modern high-strength plastics to produce a wheel that is stronger than steel, yet half its weight, according to the company.
Greenheck’s new Utility Set Fan (USF) Series offers multiple levels of construction to meet a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Constructed from galvanized steel with a bolted frame, USF-200 utilizes a backward inclined centrifugal wheel and is ideal for Class I airflow and pressure applications where clean air is being exhausted. USF-200 capacities range from 50 to 13,700 cfm and up to 5.0 in. wg.
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.