Emerson Climate Technologies has released the Copeland™ Next Gen C-Series Compressor for Ice (CSKIE), a reciprocating hermetic compressor geared toward any business with ice machines and designed to optimize the performance of the ice cycle. The compressor will be in full production at the beginning of 2016.
RAE Coils announced that it is manufacturing replacement and OEM evaporative condensing tube bundles. The company claims the tube bundles are a critical component of the highly-efficient condensing units originally manufactured by Mammoth’s Ultraline and Penthouse brands. Also, when compared with air cooled technology, officials said the product can result in a reduction of up to 35% in annual operating costs.
E2S Warning Signals has developed a SIL 2 version of its flagship BEx range of explosion proof alarm horn sounders and Xenon strobe beacons. The company says its new IECEx and ATEX certified BEx horns and are designed and tested to ensure a 99.9% reliability rate, bringing plant safety to new levels.
Larson Electronics released an explosion proof portable air chiller with a 34-gallon water tank. The EPF-AC-30 from Larson Electronics is a hazardous location cooler that combines a fan and dry mist technology to cool Class 1 Division 1 work areas that do not have access to traditional air conditioning.
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.
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.