RAE Coils announces the launch of its new Insulated Coil Boxes, designed for applications where maintaining different room temperatures is necessary. Unlike traditional HVAC systems, where temperature is controlled on an equipment level, the RAE Coils Insulated Coil Boxes are capable of controlling temperatures on a per-room basis. This equipment is ideally designed for use in pharmaceutical processing, food storage, healthcare, and high-rise building applications.
Greenheck’s new Model GWAE self-cleaning Auto Scrubber Hood System cleans both sides of the filters in place along with the inside of the exhaust plenum. Company officials said this eliminates the need for daily removal and cleaning, reducing operating costs and increasing worker safety. The reduction of grease build-up on the filters, ductwork and fans decreases fire potential as well.
Optimum Energy has released its new patented OptimumEDGE™ product. The company says the product is a quick-start HVAC optimization solution that shaves energy use by 13% on average — and cuts water use as well — without affecting building operations or occupant comfort.
The Luxaire Eclipse rooftop replacement solution from Johnson Controls now offers 10-ton XX packaged heat pumps and 3- to 5-ton ZQ 14 SEER air conditioning units. Similar to other products in the Eclipse series, the units feature an exact-fit replacement design that matches the units to footprints of other manufacturers’ units. The company says this reduces installation time, cost, and complexity by eliminating the need for a curb adapter.
Lochinvar is introducing an addition to its Power-Fin line with the Power-Fin High Efficiency Commercial Boiler. This product expansion of the original line, which launched in 1986 and just celebrated its 30th anniversary, now offers an input capacity from 2.5 to 5 million Btuh, more than doubling its previous capacity. The enhanced performance comes from a heat exchanger that features a double row of swept fins that delivers more than twice the output of the original model.
Hydra-Zorb now manufactures Cushion Clamps specifically for metric pipe sizes. The Hydra-Zorb pipe clamps can be used with polypropylene piping and guards against shock, vibration, and corrosion. They are also made in-house in the U.S.
Pottorff introduced its new 5.5-in aluminum grille for buildings needing protection against violent weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The XAV-545 is FEMA 320 or FEMA 361 rated for storm shelters and safe rooms. It is AMCA certified and can withstand design loads of 300 psf produced by extreme wind phenomena. The XAV-545 has a free area of 49%.
Williamson has launched its new FreeStyle® 155k Btuh input Wall Mount Gas-Fired Condensing Boiler. The FS-155 has an AFUE of 94.4% and is available in combi and heat only models. The FS-155 combi unit provides 4GPM of domestic hot water. The FS-155 joins Williamson’s current 80k and 120k Btuh input units. All FreeStyle models are available in combi and heat only versions.
Taco has added a new Multi-Volt Zone Sentry zone valve for use in hydronic heating and other HVAC systems such as those with fan coils and air handlers. The new mechanical valve allows one actuator to accept input voltages between 120 and 277VAC 50/60HZ.
Heat Transfer Products Group, LLC (HTPG) has introduced the new Quantum Air Remote Air Cooled Condensers. Designed with California Title 24 regulatory compliance in mind, Quantum Air models are available with one to 14 fans, and with single- and double-fan width models in either vertical or horizontal air flow configurations.
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