Ebm-papst says it has developed a new EC fan line that ensures efficient, economical, and quiet operation. The size 500 axial fans from ebm-papst were specially engineered for use in outdoor heat pumps and have now been optimized for energy efficiency and noise reduction.
Howden American Fan Company has announced the availability of a wide range of fan product lines ideal for serving industrial boilers, gas turbine installations, and heat-recovery steam generators in combined cycle installations. Howden says it works closely with OEMs to supply a high-quality industrial product that meets specific air flow and pressure requirements. Also available are start-up and commissioning and after-market service and repairs.
This month’s B2B will focus on an existing datacom room located within a 200,000-sq-ft financial business office building. The existing datacom room is being expanded from 10,000 sq ft to 20,000 sq ft.
Rittal Corporation has introduced a new refrigerant-based rack and row cooling solution, known as LCP DX, for heat removal of critical IT components. The DX line is available in two models, as a Rack or In-line solution, and is ideal for small- to medium-sized data centers or computer rooms that need an efficient and cost-effective way to remove heat from IT equipment without the use of water or glycol.
Generally, when we think about BAS, it is in the context of large commercial buildings, those well over 25,000 sq ft. According to the latest government data though (from the 2012 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey), 88% of all commercial buildings are 25,000 sq ft or less.
AirMotion Sciences, Inc. has introduced its new line of 16-ft through 24-ft HVLS Fans known as their Big Simple Fans™. The company says both lines of AirMotion’s HVLS fans have small, highly energy efficient motors, and are used for cooling, heat de-stratification, ventilation, and as alternatives to air conditioning in large facilities. These industrial ceiling fans aim to offer improved performance over traditional HVLS fans, but with much greater versatility to reduce energy costs and environmental stress while enhancing comfort and productivity.
Continental Fan says its FADP Fiberglass Panel Fans provide aerodynamically superior performance in a direct drive design. The FADP fan is ideal for corrosive environments or contaminated air stream applications.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.