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.
System Sensor says its FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology® now comes equipped with direct ModBus connectivity. According to the company, this allows for the alarm system to have seamless communication with building management systems without any additional hardware or software.
Chromalox is offering a new digital heat trace controller for use with constant wattage, mineral insulated or self-regulating heat trace cables. The model ITC Series intelliTRACE® brand controller is designed for line or ambient sensing heat trace applications in hazardous or non-hazardous areas in industrial settings such as chemical processing, oil and gas exploration, and petrochemical processing.
The High-Output DEF (Double Ended Fixture) ultraviolet lamp series from UV Resources can be easily installed in most any HVAC system to destroy coil/drain pan microbial infestations and disinfect moving air streams.
Control Techniques, an Emerson Industrial Automation company, has launched its Digitax ST-X indexing servo motor drive with EtherNet/IP™, a new variant of the company’s Digitax ST series of pulse duty servo drives. Digitax STX is designed specifically for use with Rockwell Automation® PLCs.
The Trane® Advantage VRF™ variable refrigerant system features variable-speed compressor technology and offers customizable solutions for temperature control and occupant comfort. The new systems from Trane adopt ‘smart inverter’ compressors and feature an upgraded vapor injection system, providing improved performance over previous versions.
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.