Panasonic Heating & Air Conditioning Group introduced the latest entry in the ECOi EX ™ Series, the new 460 volt unit, designed for commercial use. New to the series is the 2-way ECOi VRF Heat Recovery system, which the company says increases heating output and lowers installation costs.
System Sensor says it has fully redesigned its L-Series line of fire and life safety systems. According to the company, the enhanced and expanded L-Series features a lower current draw that is up to 35% more efficient, reducing the number of power supplies needed.
Trane has announced the availability of its ComfortLink™ II XL1050, the latest product in the brand’s portfolio of thermostats and smart controls. The ComfortLink™ II XL1050, a Wi-Fi or Ethernet enabled connected control, provides users with the ability to control indoor temperatures on a zone by zone basis, as well as create schedules and presets to customize the temperature based on user preference.
Danfoss has extended its existing line of Optyma™ condensing units for the U.S. market to include the new Optyma™ Slim. According to the company, the Optyma Slim is designed for easy installation and service.
Automated Logic Corporation has made enhancements to its flagship product, the WebCTRL® building automation system. The web-based building automation platform now features optimized trend reporting, new visualization tools, mobile support capability, and Open Automated Demand Response (ADR) to further help manage building energy conservation measures, identify key operational problems, and analyze the end results.
Nu-Calgon has launched new 100- and 200-count bulk jars of Gel Tabs™. The company says the tabs are an effective treatment that prevents condensate drain pans from clogging and getting musty odors. Gel Tabs feature a gel locking technology — once activated by condensation, the gel formulation locks the tablet in place until it completely dissolves.
Tyco Fire Protection Products introduced the BFV-300 Butterfly Valve. The company says the BFV-300 is now a lighter, more compact design that allows for more efficient installation, easier operation, and long-term performance. New features of the valve make it smaller and lighter.
Weil-McLain® is now offering an enhanced line of its SlimFit™ high-efficiency condensing gas boilers. The company says new features include improved boiler-to-boiler communication, Modbus® and BACnet® for linking with BAS, express set up wizard, 10 preset typical heating systems, and updated controls interface for simpler navigation, at-a-glance boiler status, diagnostics, and troubleshooting.
The new Premium Efficiency vertical stacked water source heat pumps (VSHPs) from Johnson Controls offers efficiency as high as 16.6 EER and up to 18.5 EER in ground loop (geothermal) applications. The company says the design allows for simple zoning, tenant metering, and building expandability.
Why was one floor’s laboratory ventilation failing to keep up, when it was even the closest floor to the rooftop fans? Some system sleuthing led two engineers to a fitting conclusion. Read more stories in May Issue 2017.