ClimateCraft has supplemented its FanMatrix™ fan array system with the new BalanceStream™ technology. Featuring a spring-actuated inlet cone and designed with only one moving part, the company says its BalanceStream improves system efficiency, flexibility, and simplicity while reducing maintenance and energy costs. ClimateCraft has engineered the technology to incorporate no supplemental electro-mechanical devices, nor require a complex control strategy. Additionally, BalanceStream eliminates the need for backdraft dampers, and features automatic shut-off in the case of fan failure. FanMatrix with BalanceStream technology is available for replacement fan installations, or easily retrofitted into existing FanMatrix systems.
The Grundfos line of LCSE split-coupled end suction pumps with integrated motor, drive, and control feature the MLE variable speed motor in ranges from 3 to 30 HP in 3,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 3 to 25 HP in 1,800 RPM. Available in 21 different models, the fully integrated, intelligent LCSE pumping system offers energy savings of up to 50%, according to the company.
Goodway Technologies has launched its TFC-200 Tower Fill Cleaner, which provides a complete all-in-one system for cleaning lime scale, debris, and biological matter from cooling tower fill. The TFC-200 combines Goodway’s chemical solutions and pump technology to dissolve scale deposits, increase water flow, and slow dangerous biological build up.
The UV-Com™ Control Panel from UV Resources provides a convenient means of monitoring multiple Ultraviolet “C” (UV-C) fixtures installed in individual AHUs. The UV-Com automates the conventional means of “manually checking” that lamps and ballasts are operational and communicates this lamp status to most BAS/BMS. A single UV-Com control panel can simultaneously monitor up to eight separate UV-C fixtures. Multiple UV-Com panels can be linked together in a daisy-chain sequence in order to monitor as many individual UV-C fixtures as necessary.
customers fast delivery times along with low installation cost. Additional high efficiency options are available to further reduce operating costs. The Trane® eFlex™ variable-speed compressors and fans deliver the performance building occupants need, while also delivering the efficiency building owners want.
Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the introduction of its E.2 Pump-Less Volute (PLV) kit which is designed to upgrade, renew, or replace all working parts of all models in the E Series family of circulators. The kits are suitable for both hydronic fluid and potable water applications and include all the new features that were introduced with the second generation of the E Series.
Emerson Industrial Automation says it has designed a dependable yet highly versatile solution for customers to protect instrumentation, terminals and other electrical equipment with its Appleton® JBEP polyester enclosures and junction boxes.
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.
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.