Daikin Applied now offers fan array options for its Vision™ indoor, Skyline™ outdoor, and custom air handlers. Daikin’s fan array options, in combination with the modular air handler design and 2-in cabinet variable dimensioning, provide specifying engineers with a number of configurations for design flexibility.
Honeywell has introduced its Din-Mon™ energy meters, communicating submeters that integrate with the Building Automation Systems and help building owners and managers monitor, measure, and reduce energy costs. In response to customer demand for easy installation, Honeywell says its Din-Mon energy meters can be installed on wall mounted DIN rail or in HVAC equipment enclosures.
The VT8000 from Viconics Technologies provides increased energy savings and comfort at a lower price point compared to a full building automation system, according to the company. Viconics officials also said the room controller provides the functionality, comfort, control, and energy savings expected from a modern controller with the added flexibility to choose customizable options.
Spire Metering Technology has released its next-generation handheld ultrasonic flow meter, the Regal Series RH40 Handheld Ultrasonic Flow Meter. The company says the RH40 is engineered to deliver fast, portable non-intrusive flow and energy measurement across a broad array of pipe sizes and applications for water, waste water, heating, cooling, and other liquid flow applications.
Powerhouse Dynamics has expanded the remote equipment control functionality of its enterprise energy and asset management system. In addition, the company reported that the system has been renamed SiteSage™, replacing the eMonitor™ name under which it has been known. SiteSage is designed for multi-site operators of small commercial facilities, such as restaurant, convenience store, and specialty retail chains. According to the company, the new SiteSage Controller has the ability to control equipment and has been extended beyond HVAC to any equipment including lighting.
According to Ashcroft®, its pressure switches offer a unique selection of features to meet the requirements of most any industrial application. Available in a variety of sizes and configurations, the switches can be provided with NEMA 4 watertight and NEMA 7 explosion proof housings.
Bitzer’s Oribt 6 Series Scroll Compressors for R410A are based on the design of the company’s Orbit 8 Series Scrolls. The 6 Series is designed for applications ranging from 10-20 HP, and according to Bitzer officials offers market leading energy efficiency and the lowest sound levels in their class by 2 – 4 dB(A).
The new 2014 AQ Pro by E Instruments is an all-in-one tool for indoor air quality monitoring and real-time data logging. The product is ideal for IAQ analysis in hospitals, schools, labs, clean rooms, airports, and more. Multiple parameters can be monitored by customizing up to three gas sensors at one time.
Johnson Controls introduced its Coleman® Outfitter™ Ultra High Efficiency Packaged Unit. The company says the unit delivers the highest AHRI-listed efficiencies in the industry — up to 18.1 SEER and 14.35 EER — due to the combination of the unit’s two-stage compressor, variable-frequency drive, high-efficiency indoor/outdoor coil, and premium-efficiency indoor/outdoor motor. A common footprint allows for easy installation on a curb, slab, roof rack, or frame.
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.