Titus HVAC says it has upgraded and expanded its blower coil product line to better serve customers with a low cost efficient method of cooling and heating any space. Along with their ability to be easily maneuvered and fit in small spaces, these compact air handlers come in both horizontal and vertical alignments to be either floor or ceiling mounted. The Blower Coils’ flexibility and range of options allows them to satisfy the indoor air quality requirement of any commercial applications which includes schools, healthcare facilities, retail, and office buildings.
ABB introduces a new range of vortex and swirl flowmeters. The new product series replaces the previous TRIO-WIRL devices. The company claims that both devices build on the advantages of ABB’s unique swirl flow measurement technology to deliver high accuracy, high reliability, and ease of installation. Plus, the new devices offer numerous innovations to save operational costs and improve performance.
Greenheck has expanded its packaged rooftop ventilation line with the addition of Model RV(E)-120, a pre-engineered system featuring increased performance capabilities for larger dedicated outdoor air systems, multi-zone VAV systems, and single-zone VAV systems.
Trane is now offering its Air-Fi™ wireless technology for building controls. The company reports that Air-Fi wireless replaces the need for wired building controls, allowing installations to be completed quickly with less disruption to occupants in existing buildings, while also providing greater reliability, simplified installation, and more flexibility as building spaces change.
Eaton Compressor has launched its third-generation industrial rotary screw air compressor. According to the company, these compressors are powerful workhorses with strength designed to handle demanding tasks in various industrial and commercial settings.
Emerson and Modius have partnered to provide an IoT solution that integrates Emerson’s Therm-O-Disc (T-O-D) WirelessHART™ industrial grade sensors with the Modius real-time infrastructure monitoring suite, OpenData, for environmental monitoring and management.
Larson Electronics has released the 15 KVA power distribution panel system that converts three-phase 480 volts AC to single-phase 120 volts AC. The MGS-15KVA-120X8O-2X208Y power distribution system is designed to provide a safe and effective way for operators in industrial settings to tap into and utilize power sources independently of the work area. This unit is designed to operate with 480 VAC which then steps down to 120 VAC single phase and 208Y three phase.
Dayton Lamina™ hydraulic motors feature a design that allows four-times the torque to be produced at a quarter of the speed without gear reducers. According to the manufacturer, with torque ratings comparable to larger motors, they save size, weight, and cost over larger similarly rated motors.
Krueger-HVAC now offers five different models of blower coils that are divided into three different groups: Standard, Small Footprint, and Modular. The new models include KBH (standard, horizontal blower coil), KBV (standard, vertical blower coil), KSB (small footprint, vertical blower coil with rear return), KSL (small footprint, vertical blower coil with bottom return), and KBM (modular blower coil).
According to Johnson Controls, its York LX Series packaged units set a higher standard to heat and cool residential and light commercial buildings, featuring a contractor-friendly design, reliable technology, and an advanced manufacturing process. The units are 29% more efficient, earning a 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating and exceeding U.S. Department of Energy efficiency standards.
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.