RectorSeal® Corp. has developed the Slimduct® Lineset Protection Cover Kit by Inabo Denko, the original premium lineset cover manufacturer. RectorSeal's compactly boxed kit provides all the duct and fittings necessary for protecting and concealing linesets in a routine central split-system or minisplit air conditioning installation.
Bradford White Water Heaters has launched its ElectriFLEX™ HD (Heavy Duty) field convertible commercial electric water heaters. The new ElectriFLEX™ HD models join the ElectriFLEX™ LD (Light Duty) and ElectriFLEX™ MD (Medium Duty) products to complete the full line of Bradford White convertible commercial electric water heaters.
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.
ONICON Incorporated introduced its new F-4400 Portable Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flow Meter. The F-4400 features a fluid temperature range of -40° to 300°F and operates over a wide flow range. It has a “no-moving-parts” design and does not penetrate the pipe.
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.
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.