RectorSeal® Corp. has developed the Slimduct® Lineset Protection Cover Kit by Inabo Denko, the original premium lineset cover manufacturer. RectorSeal's compactly boxed kit provides all the duct and fittings necessary for protecting and concealing linesets in a routine central split-system or minisplit air conditioning installation.
Flomatic Corp. introduced its new Model 80DICL-VFD, a special patent-pending submersible pump check valve for use with VFD control submersible pumps. According to the company, standard check valves will “chatter” and be noisy when a VFD goes to low flow, causing premature wear and eventual failure.
Schebler Chimney Systems’ is offering complete design solutions for engineered stacks from the appliance to the top of the stack, customized to meet space and budget constraints. The company says its engineering and manufacturing specialists provide comprehensive engineering including design, sizing, load calculations, fabrication and installation. Consulting services include draft calculations, CAD support, 3-D modeling and mechanical specifications to reduce internal workloads and ensure accurate design.
VTS America has rolled out its Ventus “Born in the U.S.A.” line of air handling units. The company’s product line has been engineered specifically for North American applications in a range of markets, including healthcare facilities, office buildings, schools, and retail environments.
RectorSeal® Corp. has introduced the Paircoil™, pre-insulated, malleable linesets designed specifically to expedite installation of ductless mini-split and conventional air-conditioning systems in North America. Paircoil is sold in 65-ft rolls of either .25 and 3/8-in-diameter; or .25 and .50-in-diameter copper liquid/suction line sizes.
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.