EVAPCO, Inc. launched the eco-LSWE and eco-LRWB series of closed circuit coolers. The coolers feature EVAPCO’s Ellipti-fin™ spirally-finned coil and CROSSCOOL™ internal tube enhancement for energy and water efficiency.
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.
Viega’s new 45-degree elbows for Viega PEX Press systems allow users to install larger tubing with Viega’s press technology, according to the company. The new, polymer PEX Press 45-degree elbows are available in 1.5-in and 2-in sizes. The elbows feature Viega’s patented Smart Connect® feature, which allows water to flow past an unpressed fitting.
Taco has added a new Multi-Volt Zone Sentry zone valve for use in hydronic heating and other HVAC systems such as those with fan coils and air handlers. The new mechanical valve allows one actuator to accept input voltages between 120 and 277VAC 50/60HZ.
Schaffner has expanded its line of dv/dt filters to include the FN5060HV which protects AC motors up to 690/600VAC from destructive effects of peak voltages and inrush amps. This patented technology protects motors and adjacent equipment without capacitors or resistor. They efficiently reduce high output dv/dt from IGBT motor drives and eliminate over-voltages caused by line reflections on motor cables, per IEC 60034-17/25. Typical dv/dt reduction is a factor of 8 to 12.
Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is launching U.S. MOTORS® brand Hybrid Drives™ for commercial and industrial applications. The 1-10 hp drives are part of NMC’s ACCU-Series™ line of variable speed and inverter duty products, which the company says forms a system solution for maximum compatibility, reliability, and performance.
With summer approaching, RAE Coils announces that its cooling coil line uses chilled water, glycol, and refrigerants to regulate the temperatures of buildings and valuable products. RAE Coils are designed and manufactured to the exact specifications of each customer application. The selection software used by the RAE Coils experts makes it easy to custom-design coils that precisely meet customer needs.
Howden American Fan Company is offering the BCS Backwardly Inclined Fan for air purification in applications like woodworking, chemical mixing, welding, dry storage, and more. The BCS fan delivers non-overloading horsepower characteristics and stable performance over the entire pressure curve for maximum efficiency.
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.