To help chilled water systems reach their efficiency potential, Carrier has further enhanced its ChillerVu™ plant control system to include the new Carrier ChillerVu chilled water system optimizer. The new optimizer extends control efficiencies beyond the chiller plant and improves the efficiency of the entire chilled water system, including AHUs, fan coils, and other chilled water distribution equipment. Based on laboratory and field tests, Carrier officials said adding the optimizer to a building’s chilled water system can yield energy savings in the range of 3% to 15% percent (versus non-optimized systems).
Marley Engineered Products has launched QMark radiant ceiling panels, which the company says provides custom, targeted, hidden heat in a wide range of applications. Able to blend in seamlessly with any indoor building space, the radiant ceiling panels are designed to provide localized spot heating or primary heating where it’s needed. The panels can be specified by dimension and output level for each room to ensure optimal integration with a building’s traffic flow and design.
Greenheck now offers 2-in R13 foam insulation as a standard offering on its Model RV and RVE pre-engineered packaged rooftop outdoor air systems. Company officials said the newly designed units expand overall performance by 25% versus the previous generation.
Johnson Controls says its new SMART Equipment Controllers (SEC) use a smart mobile device interface that gives engineers the flexibility to easily access their Johnson Controls water-to-air water source heat pump controls through any Wi-Fi-enabled device and any internet browser. The controllers feature an onboard backlit local display with pushbuttons and BACnet Automatic Discovery support that enables integration into any BACnet BAS.
Trane announced the availability of its XR16 low profile side discharge air conditioning unit for split ducted systems. This high-performance, low-profile unit features a side discharge, making it ideal for difficult-to-install applications or in tight space requirements where vertical discharge units prove less than optimal.
PennBarry has expanded its Direct Drive Dynamo centrifugal fan line by including models up to a 24-in wheel diameter and Gplus (Green Plus) EC motor options up to 2 hp. These additions will be available to order in June 2017.
RectorSeal® Corp. has introduced the Hurricane-Rated Wall Condenser Bracket for ductless minisplit system (DMSS) condensers. The bracket is a universal DMSS wall mounting bracket tested/certified by a third-party structural engineering firm for compliancy with all North American hurricane-rating standards.
Hair’s Mini VRF bridges the gap between the small multi-zone residential applications to multi-zone light commercial needs. Mini-VRF can have up to nine indoor units with nine zones of temperature control and comfort. With a 984 ft refrigerant line length, multi-story applications and large building application is now possible.
Pottorff introduced its new 5.5-in aluminum grille for buildings needing protection against violent weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The XAV-545 is FEMA 320 or FEMA 361 rated for storm shelters and safe rooms. It is AMCA certified and can withstand design loads of 300 psf produced by extreme wind phenomena. The XAV-545 has a free area of 49%.