Viessmann Manufacturing Company announced the addition of the new Vitocrossal 300, CA3 gas-fired boiler. The company says the boiler is the ideal solution for commercial and industrial applications with multiple venting options and seamless integration in building management systems.
LG Electronics USA introduced its single-phase VRF 5-ton heat recovery system for the U.S. market as part of the company’s expanded line-up of energy-efficient LG Multi V S outdoor units. Ideal residential and light commercial installations, the LG Multi V S lineup now includes 2-ton heat pump and 5-ton heat recovery models designed to provide simultaneous heating and cooling even in extreme weather.
Viega’s new 45-degree elbows for Viega PEX Press systems allow users to install larger tubing with Viega’s press technology, according to the company. The new, polymer PEX Press 45-degree elbows are available in 1.5-in and 2-in sizes. The elbows feature Viega’s patented Smart Connect® feature, which allows water to flow past an unpressed fitting.
Optimum Energy has released its new patented OptimumEDGE™ product. The company says the product is a quick-start HVAC optimization solution that shaves energy use by 13% on average — and cuts water use as well — without affecting building operations or occupant comfort.
Lochinvar is introducing an addition to its Power-Fin line with the Power-Fin High Efficiency Commercial Boiler. This product expansion of the original line, which launched in 1986 and just celebrated its 30th anniversary, now offers an input capacity from 2.5 to 5 million Btuh, more than doubling its previous capacity. The enhanced performance comes from a heat exchanger that features a double row of swept fins that delivers more than twice the output of the original model.
A new packaged heat pump from the Coleman brand of Johnson Controls is available in 3- to 8.5-ton capacities. Its exact-fit replacement design matches footprints of other manufacturers’ units and the company says it reduces installation time, cost, and complexity by eliminating the need for a curb adapter.
Victaulic says it has developed the first grooved piping system for saturated steam and condensate piping. Designed for use on commercial and industrial steam applications, the system features the Style 870 rigid coupling, a full line of fittings, and pipe preparation tool roll sets to process the new OGS-200 groove profile.
Fujitsu has introduced its new Airstage VRF system, the J-II Series. The J-II single-phase VRF is a heat-pump, serving ambient heating and cooling applications in a 3- to 5-ton size range, making it ideal for large residential and small commercial installations. The J-II offers up to 19.8 SEER and 11.4 HSPF.
Johnson Controls introduced seven new Coleman® duct-free mini split product lines, offering more indoor options, additional multi-zone products, light commercial applications, and low ambient options available throughout the United States and Canada.
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