Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. launched a new sealed combustion high-efficiency stainless steel boiler line with condensing technology. The Buderus SSB Series consists of a total of eight models in four separate cabinet sizes with inputs ranging from 85MBH up to 1,024MBH, and are applicable for use in small studio units all the way up to commercial buildings.
E2S Warning Signals has developed a SIL 2 version of its flagship BEx range of explosion proof alarm horn sounders and Xenon strobe beacons. The company says its new IECEx and ATEX certified BEx horns and are designed and tested to ensure a 99.9% reliability rate, bringing plant safety to new levels.
Semco LLC introduced the ASCENDANT™ Series, a conventional cooling and active desiccant dehumidification hybrid system with regeneration input. Available in five standard models ranging up to 20,000 cfm, the ASCENDANT Series is ideal for hospital operating rooms, archival and dry storage, hotel/condo buildings, and other applications requiring low dew point temperatures and supply air humidity levels as low as 15 grains.
Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the introduction of its E.2 Pump-Less Volute (PLV) kit which is designed to upgrade, renew, or replace all working parts of all models in the E Series family of circulators. The kits are suitable for both hydronic fluid and potable water applications and include all the new features that were introduced with the second generation of the E Series.
Emerson Industrial Automation says it has designed a dependable yet highly versatile solution for customers to protect instrumentation, terminals and other electrical equipment with its Appleton® JBEP polyester enclosures and junction boxes.
Gems Sensors & Controls has announced the global market introduction of its F Series. The company says its F Series is a family of ruggedly designed solenoid valves, offering high-reliability for flow rate applications with a lifespan of up to 10 million cycles.
Designed with the needs of building owners and their specifying engineers in mind, Cambridge Engineering has introduced a new line of Blow-Thru® Direct Gas Fired Space Heaters to efficiently and safely heat smaller commercial and industrial facilities.
The new HPC40 Series handheld pressure calibrator from Crystal Engineering, a unit of AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments, incorporates a number of features aimed at extending the range and functionality of the compact instrument.
Para Systems, Inc. has unveiled the latest addition to its line of power protection products with the all-new EnTerra Series of 3-phase UPSs. Designed to protect equipment in the IT/networking, industrial, medical, and enterprise security sectors from all types of power problems, the EnTerra series is available for 50 or 60Hz applications ranging from 10kVA to 40kVA. Parallel options up to 160kVA are also available. The line provides a host of standard features including on-site startup, SNMP communications card, and a full two-year warranty, along with up to 94% system efficiency and simplified sales and ordering processes.
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.