Armstrong Fluid Technology has launched a new control product developed to improve the energy efficiency of chiller plants. Interfacing with an existing building or chiller plant automation system, the Armstrong OPTI-VISOR™ controls the key components of a chiller plant, providing the optimal operating settings for equipment such as water-cooled variable speed chillers, variable flow cooling towers, and variable speed pumps on the chilled water and tower water circuits.
Triatek’s Universal Valve Module provides facility managers and engineers increased configuration options for renovations or new installations of pressure control systems in critical care environments. When mated to a Triatek Venturi Valve, the UVM equipped Venturi Valve can be controlled by any controller providing a 0-10V output or a Modbus connection, and can therefore be used on both LON and BACnet BAS networks.
Carrier’s WeatherExpert™ Series now includes six new models from 75- to 150-tons, for a total model line-up ranging from 3- to 150-ton units. The WeatherExpert line boasts Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio ratings up to 21.0 that exceed the Consortium of Energy Efficiency tier II criteria, which many utilities use for rebates.
Johnson Controls introduced the Simplicity® Intelli-Comfort II™ unitary control that now incorporates variable air volume technology using a variable frequency drive and new IntelliSpeed™ multiple speed airflow control technology.
Mitsubishi Electric claims that its advanced line of energy recovery ventilators help to meet the growing demand for improved indoor air quality in buildings while also helping satisfy requirements of ASHRAE standards 62 and 90.1.
Klein Tools released its new MM500 Auto Ranging Multimeter for verifying or troubleshooting electrical circuits. The instrument features a totally sealed IP67 dust and waterproof-rated case and 10-ft drop protection. The MM500 Auto Ranging Multimeter measures up to 750 volts AC and DC, resistance, and continuity.
CAS DataLoggers has partnered with Lascar to introduce the new Thermocouple WiFi Temperature Data Logger. Users can now remotely monitor products and environments using the loggers’ integrated display and from a remote PC via WiFi capability.
Johnson Controls has added ductless mini-split air conditioners and heat pumps to its York® Affinity™ Series and LX Series product lines to provide more heating and cooling options to homeowners and commercial building operators. These compact, energy-efficient units deliver cooling or heating to structures without installing air handlers and ductwork, providing a solution for buildings without ductwork or room for remodels.
Carrier has expanded its Evergreen® 19XR, XRV line of centrifugal chillers to include two-stage compression technology, providing building owners the choice of one or two stages to best tailor the solution to each unique site.
The high-profile equipment involves an efficient, resilient trigeneration plant to provide heating, cooling, and power service. However, UConn’s most critical asset may be its forward-thinking, campus-wide energy strategy. Read more stories in June Issue 2017.