LG Electronics USA introduced its single-phase VRF 5-ton heat recovery system for the U.S. market as part of the company’s expanded line-up of energy-efficient LG Multi V S outdoor units. Ideal residential and light commercial installations, the LG Multi V S lineup now includes 2-ton heat pump and 5-ton heat recovery models designed to provide simultaneous heating and cooling even in extreme weather.
Johnson Controls announced the launch of its York YK-EP “Efficiency Plus” water-cooled centrifugal chiller which achieves 5% capacity and efficiency improvements over the previous model. The YK-EP “Efficiency Plus” chiller is ideal for large capacity applications including district cooling, large central plants, and gas-turbine inlet-air cooling.
Daikin Applied has developed its redefined Pathfinder. The company says this makes it the first air-cooled chiller with variable volume ratio technology, allowing for greater customization. Rivaling the efficiency of water-cooled chillers, officials claim the newly upgraded Pathfinder is also equipped with new variable speed technology, offering easier maintenance and improved part-load performance.
Johnson Controls introduced seven new Coleman® duct-free mini split product lines, offering more indoor options, additional multi-zone products, light commercial applications, and low ambient options available throughout the United States and Canada.
Emerson Climate Technologies has released the Copeland™ Next Gen C-Series Compressor for Ice (CSKIE), a reciprocating hermetic compressor geared toward any business with ice machines and designed to optimize the performance of the ice cycle. The compressor will be in full production at the beginning of 2016.
Century Refrigeration, a division of RAE Corporation, has released the new Centinel™ Intelligent Defrost Control System. Company officials report that the control system improves refrigeration system energy efficiency, eliminates icing and fogging, and reduces operating costs.
Eaton Compressor has released its all-new 1,200 cfm refrigerated air dryer, an energy-efficient air dryer system that comes with an aluminum refrigerated air inner cooler. The refrigerated compressed air dryer purifies compressed air by chilling to condense moisture. It has a design condensate which is drained and carries out oil and dirt particles away from the air.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.