RectorSeal® Corp. has launched RectorSeal Blue+™, a non-setting, multi-purpose, lead-free, blue-colored pipe thread sealant approved for use with multiple plumbing and HVACR residential, commercial and industrial applications. Blue+ is unrestricted for use with all threaded metal, polyethylene, fiberglass reinforced, PVC, CPVC, and ABS pipe.
Metraflex says it has made the first major redesign to conventional Y-Strainers since the early 1900s. The Low Pressure Drop LPD Y-Strainer, a patent-pending design, is completely re-engineered with a screen 50% to 60% larger than the industry average, with more holes and a larger surface area.
Continental Fan has introduced the new DXG & DXP AC Motorized Axials. The coupling of the motor and impeller minimizes space requirements and provides for vibration free operation. Both motor and impeller are located directly in the air stream, providing excellent heat dissipation and efficient motor cooling, according to the company.
Bosch Thermotechnology will introduce a new sealed combustion, high-efficiency stainless steel boiler line with condensing technology. The SSB family will consist of a total of eight models in four separate housing sizes with inputs ranging from 85 MBH up to 1,024 MBH, applicable for use in small studio units all the way up to commercial buildings.
Johnson Controls recently unveiled its new York VRF solution, a benefit of the company’s recent Hitachi joint venture. The ductless and modular HVAC solution heats and cools multiple building zones to increase energy savings, improve occupant comfort, and lower construction costs. VRF features Hitachi’s high-efficiency compressors and is complemented by energy modeling and selection tools to measure and compare VRF to other HVAC technologies.
Riello UPS introduces the Master HP UL, a UL® listed, three-phase UPS for 65-250 kVA applications. Built entirely with IGBT and digital signal processing (DSP), the Master HP UL features online double-conversion technology for maximum power supply protection and power quality with a clean sine wave output.
Greenheck’s new Fire Ready Hood, Model GRRS, functions as a standard ventilation range hood with the added capacity to suppress stove-top fires, addressing the challenge of protecting residential-style appliances used in commercial settings.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.