The people adapting and modifying new technology for fun yesterday will be shaping the building automation offerings of tomorrow. The differences in outlook and output will not be minor. Take a look at what the future might hold for facilities, consulting firms, and manufacturers.
Trane has added a new compact vertical blower coil to its terminal products portfolio. Available as a single-zone VAV system with Tracer™ UC400 controllers, the company claims the blower coil can deliver up to 66% higher efficiency, temperature stability, quiet operation and dehumidification advantages for varying-occupancy space.
Reliable Controls has launched a new internet data service (IDS) for RC-Toolkit which the company says enables users to configure MACH-Pro(Web)™ controllers to poll weather services over the internet and map retrieved values to BACnet objects. These objects can then be trended, employed in operational sequences, and displayed in graphics and energy dashboards.
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.