ONICON Incorporated introduced its new F-4400 Portable Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flow Meter. The F-4400 features a fluid temperature range of -40° to 300°F and operates over a wide flow range. It has a “no-moving-parts” design and does not penetrate the pipe.
Johnson Controls launched a new line of Coleman® rooftop units that eliminate the need to install curb adaptors, reducing installation time and costs. Curb adaptors are typically required when a new unit does not identically match the existing unit’s footprint. The exact-fit-replacement Coleman® Peak™ rooftop units feature a footprint that fits directly on footprints of other manufacturers’ units, eliminating the need for a curb adapter.
Spirax Sarco has introduced its new AEL 5 series electric actuator range for ½-in to 4-in control valves. The AEL 5 series electric actuators are reversible having linear output. Its internal components such as the PCB, positioner card, and limited switches are affixed to a more durable and sturdy aluminum support for holding and/or fitting accessories.
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.