Blue Energy Technologies is introducing the SMART Steam Trap, a technology that aims to reduce energy consumption in industrial manufacturing facilities. The technology is a replacement for mechanical steam traps that fail. The company says SMART Steam Traps are more effective because they use venturi technology to collect condensate and block steam. The traps have no moving parts, come with a 20-year performance guarantee, are made from stainless steel.
Larson Electronics has released the 15 KVA power distribution panel system that converts three-phase 480 volts AC to single-phase 120 volts AC. The MGS-15KVA-120X8O-2X208Y power distribution system is designed to provide a safe and effective way for operators in industrial settings to tap into and utilize power sources independently of the work area. This unit is designed to operate with 480 VAC which then steps down to 120 VAC single phase and 208Y three phase.
Sterling HVAC announced the commercialization of the Xcelon system, a rooftop make-up air unit that combines hydronic condensing boiler technology with advanced air distribution and heat recovery methods for levels of efficiency up to 98%. Conceptualized and developed by Sterling, the Xcelon’s engineering integrates hydronic technology, a new air distribution system, and an integrated control platform to produce ultra-high efficiencies.
The new Greenheck Model EAD-635, an adjustable blade louver in a 6-in deep frame, incorporates a drainable head member and adjustable drainable blades to channel water to the jambs that guide the water through vertical downspouts for escape at the sill.
SpacePak has introduced AirCell, a new hydronic air distribution system for commercial and residential applications. AirCell is a modular and compact high-efficiency air distribution module that works in conjunction with any hydronic supply system including boilers, reverse cycle chillers, heat pumps, and geothermal systems.
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.