HANTEMP Controls has extended its line of stainless steel flanges designed to simplify installation and maintenance processes. The EZWLD line of stainless steel flanges now includes threaded flanges, which the company says can be easily connected to other threaded refrigeration components.
Rittal Corporation has introduced a new refrigerant-based rack and row cooling solution, known as LCP DX, for heat removal of critical IT components. The DX line is available in two models, as a Rack or In-line solution, and is ideal for small- to medium-sized data centers or computer rooms that need an efficient and cost-effective way to remove heat from IT equipment without the use of water or glycol.
International Environmental Corporation (IEC) has developed the MiniReStoraMOD™, a small and minimally invasive high-rise fan coil solution. Officials said the system allows for easy and fast replacement for hospitality, multifamily and higher education applications.
Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) has launched the U.S. MOTORS® brand 3-10 hp electronically commutated (EC) motor with an IE4 (Super Premium efficiency) rating integrated with a tuned VFD. The product is available for variable torque pumps, fans, blowers, farm vents, and hydronic pumps. This motor is a member of the ACCU-SERIES line of variable speed products.
Regal Beloit says its new DEC Star system combines patented technologies of Genteq® HEB blowers and axial flux Genteq motors to improve efficiency for HVAC appliances, and reduce input wattage by 15 to 35% over standard blowers with traditional ECM motors.
Carel introduced two new models of its humiSonic Humidifiers family. Featuring 10% energy consumption, 10,000 hours of operation, and 1 ų water droplet size, the company says its new humiSonic direct was designed to provide energy-savings solutions for direct room humidification, while the humiSonic ventilation is ideal for duct installation. The compact plug-and-play products join the company’s humiSonic compact, which is installed in fan coils.
Uponor PEX pipe and ProPEX® expansion fittings are now available in 2.5-in and 3-in sizes. The company says the new sizes offer professionals the ability to specify, design, and install even more commercial plumbing and hydronic piping systems with PEX.
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.