Larson Electronics released an explosion proof portable air chiller with a 34-gallon water tank. The EPF-AC-30 from Larson Electronics is a hazardous location cooler that combines a fan and dry mist technology to cool Class 1 Division 1 work areas that do not have access to traditional air conditioning.
Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced its Generation Three Design Envelope pumps featuring 33 advanced energy savings models ranging in sizes from 1 to 75 hp. All of these pumps are available for two- to 10-day express shipment.
Technical Systems (TSI), a division of RAE Corporation, has released the new Adiabatic Pre-cooling Evaporative X-change (APEX™) cooling technology. The company reports the APEX combines evaporative cooling technology with the simplicity of air cooling to deliver low-maintenance, highly efficient cooling systems. APEX is ideal for data centers, hospitals, colleges and universities, and more.
Evapco Inc. has expanded its AT (Advanced Technology) line of factory-assembled cooling towers with more than 200 new models, offering customers improved efficiency and more complete range of selections.
Ametek Land has launched the 4650-PM Continuous Dust Monitor. The company says the technology has been used in Europe and can help U.S. power plants to meet the EPA’s new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for particulate matter measurement.
Distech Controls introduced its ECx-Light-4DALI, a lighting control expansion module part of Distech Controls’ Smart Room Control solution. The Smart Room Control solution consists of a programmable HVAC controller, lighting (ON/OFF, dimming, and now DALI) and shades/sunblind (up/down and angle rotation) expansion modules, a multi-sensor (motion and luminosity), a personal remote control, room sensor, and a free mobile application.
Honeywell unveiled its new commercial wireless fire alarm system developed to protect challenging applications and high-cost installations, as well as building expansions. The Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology (SWIFT) detectors and modules integrate with new and existing fire alarm systems from Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI, and NOTIFIER.
The new Serco ATEC™ HVLS fan features advanced technology and design elements to distribute more air with less energy consumption than other big fans in the market, according to company officials. The Serco Advanced Technology for Environmental Control HVLS fan, or the ATEC HVLS fan, features an optimized five-blade profile, which translates to more airflow while conserving energy. The ATEC’s refined airfoil shape results in less drag, which in turn, equates to greater circulation and employee comfort.
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.