Big Ass Fans® unveiled the redesigned LED attachment for the Powerfoil®X2.0 ceiling fan. The LED produces up to 20,700 lumens, equal to the light output of 25 60-watt incandescent bulbs. For spaces that require less light, there are 9,050- and 14,500-lumen configurations available.
Milwaukee Tool has expanded its M12™ offering with the introduction of the new M12™ 7.8KP Thermal Imager. The company says the imager features the highest pixel density in its class and new DUAL SENSE™ pixel technology for superior definition of hot and cold details within the same image. Ideal for service professionals, the new Imager provides a solution for predictive maintenance or troubleshooting applications.
Uponor North America is offering a PEX purple pipe in sizes up to 2 in for commercial and residential reclaimed water applications. In addition to its existing .50-, .75- and 1-in sizes, Uponor AquaPEX® Reclaimed Water pipe is now available in 1.25-, 1.5-, and 2-in sizes as well.
Kohler Power Systems is launching two compact gaseous-fueled generators to meet growing demand for mobile power in new markets. The company says the units can easily switch between optional on-board LP fuel tanks and external LP liquid, LP gas, or natural gas fuel sources.
When the time comes to replace or install energy recovery wheels in commercial HVAC units, engineers may have to deal with several installation challenges including limited access areas, bulky components, and complex assemblies.
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.