Roberts-Gordon LLC recently reintroduced the GORDONRAY® DF two-Stage, unitary low-intensity infrared heater. Due to the ability to fire at two distinct rates, the company says its GORDONRAY® DF provides energy efficient heat that can effectively adjust to sudden high heat-loss conditions or economically maintain steady comfort levels.
Sensaphone® has upgraded its 1800™ monitoring system with a new keypad display and enhanced audio output. The company says the system provides cost-effective, 24/7 remote monitoring of environmental conditions and unattended HVACR equipment.
Johnson Controls has released a new Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) that meets ASHRAE 62.1 fresh air requirements. The company says the DOAS delivers up to 100% clean, dehumidified outside air in all weather and climate conditions.
The WSG30™ system from Sensaphone® provides 24/7 remote monitoring of HVAC units, refrigerators, and freezers. It is ideal for locations where hard-wiring sensors are difficult or cost prohibitive. The WSG30 system is a web-based monitoring system that uses wireless sensors to detect problems such as temperature changes (from -109°F to 115°F), humidity fluctuations, water leaks, and power outages. A single WSG30 unit can support up to 30 wireless sensors.
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.