Johnson Controls introduced its new TEC3000 Series thermostat controllers. The company claims these direct hardware replacements for TEC2000 Series thermostats reduce installation time by loading all configuration files and parameters at once using a USB stick. The thermostats also offer rapid-speed commissioning by using the USB stick to commission multiple TEC3000s of the same model.
Spirax Sarco has released a range of desuperheaters that offer an effective solution for steam conditioning and enhanced thermal energy transfer. The company says its desuperheaters provide the answer when precise control and reduction of superheated steam temperature is required.
Fresh-Aire UV says it has introduced the industry's first UV light system designed for eliminating unhealthy, maintenance-intensive biological contaminants in healthcare industry compact countertop ice flakers and water dispensers.
Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced its Generation Three Design Envelope pumps featuring 33 advanced energy savings models ranging in sizes from 1 to 75 hp. All of these pumps are available for two- to 10-day express shipment.
Sensaphone® has upgraded its 1800™ monitoring system with a new keypad display and enhanced audio output. The company says the system provides cost-effective, 24/7 remote monitoring of environmental conditions and unattended HVACR equipment.
Milwaukee Tool has expanded its M12™ offering with the introduction of the new M12™ 7.8KP Thermal Imager. The company says the imager features the highest pixel density in its class and new DUAL SENSE™ pixel technology for superior definition of hot and cold details within the same image. Ideal for service professionals, the new Imager provides a solution for predictive maintenance or troubleshooting applications.
The new Premium Efficiency vertical stacked water source heat pumps (VSHPs) from Johnson Controls offers efficiency as high as 16.6 EER and up to 18.5 EER in ground loop (geothermal) applications. The company says the design allows for simple zoning, tenant metering, and building expandability.
WaterFurnace International has introduced the Envision® 30-ton water source heat pump, which the company says offers efficiencies that exceed ASHRAE 90.1 standards. Featuring a modular, take-apart design, the 30-ton unit can be moved into a building in two different sections, providing a reduced weight, smaller footprint, and improved maneuverability. Each piece fits in freight elevators and through doorways for convenience. When the unit is ready for installation, the sections can be rejoined.
Distech Controls has introduced the EC-Smart-Air, the latest addition to its Allure™ communicating sensor series. Designed for projects that require precise environmental sensing, the EC-Smart-Air is a three-in-one sensor, combining temperature, humidity, and CO2. Distech Controls says its latest offering allows for time and cost savings with a single device to be mounted, wired, and commissioned.
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