Continental Control Systems’ WattNode® BACnet® meter has received BACnet Testing Laboratory certification. The meter complements the company’s Modbus® and LonWorks® meters, providing almost any building automation system with seamless access to electrical system measurements including power, energy, voltage, current, and power factor.
Taco’s commercial, ECM, wet rotor Viridian pump offers up to 80% savings in energy consumption compared to a standard commercial pump of the same size, according to the company, With fully automated, self-sensing variable speed operation, and capacities up to 375 GPM, the Viridian line serves a broad range of closed-loop heating and cooling HVAC applications.
Mitsubishi Electric updated its variable refrigerant flow WR2- and WY-Series Modular Water Source Units. Both the WR2- (heat recovery) and WY-Series (heat pump) are available in smaller and lighter units with plate type heat exchangers, and both systems operate in either cooling or heating modes.
Daikin AC has introduced the new web-enabled Daikin ENVi intelligent thermostat for use with single- and multi-split systems. The Daikin ENVi is accessible via the web for monitoring, schedule and setpoint changes, alerts, and service reminders. The high-resolution color LCD screen is backlit for easier visibility.
Bosch is offering two new models of condensing gas-fired tankless water heaters for domestic hot water on demand applications. The Greentherm C 1050 ES and C 950 ES are both Energy Star® rated models featuring condensing technology for up to 10% improved energy efficiency over non-condensing models, with an energy factor up to 0.94.
Blue Ridge Technologies has expanded its open and unified lighting control with the release of the Aperio® platform. The manufacturer says the Aperio® platform enables more advanced lighting control applications (daylight harvesting, occupancy/vacancy detection, dimming, and presets) to become an integral part of the building automation system without gateways.
United Air Specialists has developed a new pleated bag filter that replaces traditional filter bags and cages. Each pleated bag filter has a one-piece construction design, which allows it to be used in new systems or as a simple retrofit in existing bag house equipment for improved system performance.
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.