SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. has introduced the Recold Vector™ Adiabatic Cooling System, for halocarbon refrigerant condensing or CO2 gas cooling applications in supermarket refrigeration systems. According to the company, the Recold Vector provides lower energy usage and a smaller footprint than an air-cooled condenser and up to 60% or more reduction in site water usage compared to an evaporative condenser. Designed as a once-through system, the Recold Vector Adiabatic Cooling System minimizes water treatment requirements.
Greenheck says its new FumeJet pre-engineered, centrifugal fume exhaust packaged models offer extended discharge to reduce and prevent exposure to harmful fumes and odors outdoors. Designed per ANSI Z9.2 standard for local exhaust systems, Models FJC and FJI aim to provide a compact footprint with motors and drives located under a common weatherhood.
Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is launching U.S. MOTORS® brand Hybrid Drives™ for commercial and industrial applications. The 1-10 hp drives are part of NMC’s ACCU-Series™ line of variable speed and inverter duty products, which the company says forms a system solution for maximum compatibility, reliability, and performance.
Howden American Fan Company is offering the BCS Backwardly Inclined Fan for air purification in applications like woodworking, chemical mixing, welding, dry storage, and more. The company says the BCS fan delivers non-overloading horsepower characteristics and stable performance over the entire pressure curve for maximum efficiency.
RectorSeal® Corp. has introduced the Hurricane-Rated Wall Condenser Bracket for ductless minisplit system (DMSS) condensers. The product is a universal DMSS wall mounting bracket tested/certified by a third-party structural engineering firm for compliancy with all North American hurricane-rating standards.
Viega has introduced Viega PEX Press test plugs, PEX Press 45-degree elbows, PEX Press 90-degree flare elbows, PEX Press reducing tees, and PEX pipe supports. This expands the company’s PEX offerings for a variety of applications including commercial and municipal.
Nortek Global HVAC has launched a new 3-phase large packaged gas/electric system in 2 to 5 tons for light commercial use. Model R8GE delivers energy-efficient 14 SEER cooling in advance of new federal efficiency standards that will take effect on January 1, 2017.
Tyco Fire Protection Products, a division of Tyco, introduced the Model RM-1 Riser Manifold. The RM-1, available for commercial and residential uses, features a proprietary connection between the manifold and the Potter alarm switch. The connection has a watertight, flat surface design which helps prevent leaks.
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