Expanding its new line of SA-Series space heaters, Cambridge Engineering has added the SA350, capable of delivering 350 MBH (350,000 Btus per hour) for commercial and industrial applications. The company says the space heater was designed with the needs of building owners and managers in mind. The heaters patented Blow-Thru® Direct Gas-Fired Space Heaters are built to efficiently and safely heat commercial and industrial facilities. The flagship S-Series is documented to achieve 40% to 70% energy savings over unit heaters or traditional boiler applications, according to officials.
Chromalox says it has introduced a new extreme duty model of its blower heater line. Called the CXH-XD blower heater, the new unit is designed to withstand corrosive and wet environments and is ATEX certified.
Rotobrush® International LLC has developed RotoFresh®. RotoFresh is an odor neutralizer that is designed for use in the air duct system. The gel is packaged in a tub that can placed in the return air ducts or near the source of the odor, and combats foul odors caused by mold, mildew, smoke, sewers, and toxic chemicals and other odors that can develop over time.
Caterpillar Inc. unveiled the latest addition to its new series of Cat® generator sets. The G3520H is the second of the H-Series product line now available for operation on natural gas fuel. This generator set is currently offered at 2,500 kWe power output at 50 Hz and 60 Hz.
Coolerado claims its new ERV applies HMX performance to create a powerful and efficient energy recovery ventilation. Officials said Coolerado’s ERV supplies ASHRAE Standard 62.1 ventilation rates while dramatically reducing energy consumption. The ERV can be installed separately or in series with a roof top unit (RTU).
Onset announced the HOBO MX1101 data logger for measuring and transmitting temperature and humidity data wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart technology. The self-contained wireless data logger, which works with Onset’s free HOBOmobile app for logger setup and data management, enables the user to access data over a 100-ft range, at any time, from an iOS mobile device.
Uponor North America is launching a new stainless-steel manifold targeted for residential and commercial radiant heating and cooling applications. Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the manifold is available in 1-in and 1.25-in sizes in two through eight, 10, and 12 loop configurations.
Butler Manufacturing says building owners can now incorporate daylighting into existing buildings to minimize lighting-related electricity costs with the introduction of the RetroLite™ daylighting system. According to company officials, implementing daylighting technology can provide significant savings, as lighting-related electricity is often the highest operating expense in a building — frequently exceeding heating and cooling costs.
Grässlin GmbH has introduced a new portfolio of motion and presence detectors designed to lower energy costs and consumption. The Talis MW 180-12-1 is for outdoor lighting, such as entrances and driveways. The detector can be installed wherever light is needed upon arrival. According to the company, all that is needed is a screwdriver to secure the device to the desired wall. Then use the three knobs at the bottom of the device to adjust the detection range, switching time, and light level.
Klein Tools has advanced its voice/data/video (VDV) product line by offering the new Scout® Pro 2 Series of cable testers. The Scout Pro 2 is a multi-functional tester that tests voice, data, and video connections.
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.