To keep people more comfortable year-round — and to help building owners and managers drive down energy costs — Rite-Hite Corporation says it is offering the Revolution® Fan. Designed to deliver optimal performance, the high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan supplements heated and cooled air for more efficient and cost-effective air circulation in virtually any facility.
A new packaged heat pump from the Coleman brand of Johnson Controls is available in 3- to 8.5-ton capacities. Its exact-fit replacement design matches footprints of other manufacturers’ units and the company says it reduces installation time, cost, and complexity by eliminating the need for a curb adapter.
Johnson Controls says its reinvented York® Custom Air-Handling Unit is designed to adapt to the unique needs of the environment, providing balanced performance by matching AHU features and efficiency against precise building demands.
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) says its new HemiPleat® Synthetic dust collector filter combines a high-efficiency synthetic media with proprietary open-pleat technology for excellent performance and long life in harsh, humid environments. The washable media is resistant to moisture and can handle heavy dust loading conditions and/or hygroscopic or sticky dusts generated in food, pharmaceutical, and many other processes.
Metraflex says it has made the first major redesign to conventional Y-Strainers since the early 1900s. The Low Pressure Drop LPD Y-Strainer, a patent-pending design, is completely re-engineered with a screen 50% to 60% larger than the industry average, with more holes and a larger surface area.
To meet the need for optimum efficiency and energy savings across all building loads, Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced that its Design Envelope pumps are now also available for use with single phase power up to 7.5 hp.
American Air Filter Co., Inc. introduced the MEGApleat™ M8 premium pleated filter. The M8 filter reduces energy costs by up to 20%, lasts 30% longer, and is 40% stronger, according to the company. The filter’s patent-pending design is ideal choice sustainable building design and operation.
In an effort to meet the need for optimum efficiency and energy savings across all building loads, Armstrong Fluid Technology says that its Design Envelope pumps are now also available with single-phase motors. Ideal for light commercial, residential, and industrial applications using single phase power, the company claims the new pumps allow designers, contractors, project managers, and building owners to choose the best pumping solution for their specific needs.
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.