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DuctSox has added the SkeleCore Pull-Tight™ to its SkeleCore™ line of internal framework systems for fabric duct air dispersion. Pull-Tight is a solution for commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings requiring the benefits and performance of textile HVAC duct, but without the sagging, wrinkling, movement, and sound associated with conventional non-tensioned fabric duct.
Greenheck has expanded its line of mixed flow inline fans with the addition of Model EQB. According to Greenheck, the fan combines the best properties of centrifugal and vane axial fans while providing higher efficiency and lower sound levels. Model EQB’s octagonal housing is manufactured of formed galvanized steel panels coupled with a heavy-gauge steel drive frame for and durability.
Larson Electronics has released a Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof fan/blower designed for use on a 220 volts AC electrical power system. This explosion proof blower meets UL and ATEX standards for hazardous locations and provides high 4,450+ cfm output for effective airflow in larger spaces.
Danfoss has introduced six higher MOPD, UL approved BJ and BX coils. These new coils have larger pulling force which enables larger AKVH valves to operate in CO2 systems.
Baldor Electric Company has unveiled the Dodge HT500 synchronous drive system. The company says the motor delivers high torque, low maintenance, and potential energy savings with less overhung load than V-belts drives. Officials also said HT500 belts also offer longer life in wet/oily environments than rubber made products.
Trane is introducing an enhanced Trane® Optimus™ helical rotary water-cooled chiller now available with the Trane® Adaptive Frequency™ drive (AFD). The AFD adjusts motor speed based on demand to reduce energy consumption and, as a result, energy costs. The Optimus chillers have cooling capacities ranging from 150 to 430 tons, making them ideal cooling solutions for most buildings, including high-occupancy schools, hospitals, and hotels.
Viconics has released the latest addition of its VT8000 Series Room Controllers: The VT8300 Low Voltage Fan Coil and Zone Controller. The company says the VT8300 provides increased energy savings and comfort at a lower price point compared to a full building automation system.
The PR-Series from Addison provides fresh air for critical facilities such as schools and universities, health care facilities and hospitals, and hotels and resort complexes. Addison recently introduced the PR-Series semi-custom packaged rooftop system for commercial, institutional, and industrial applications. The company says the series is a highly efficient, packaged rooftop heating and air conditioning system that offers design flexibility with a wide selection of factory options, as well as the ability to accept custom options for specific job requirements.
The Grundfos PACO-brand LCS split-coupled end suction pumps are now available for sale in the United States. According to the company, LCS is ideally suited for liquid transfer in chilled water, condenser water, pressure boosting, district heating and cooling, and air-conditioning applications. Its compact design provides hydraulic performance equal to that of a frame-mounted, long-coupled design with the added benefits of a smaller footprint.
Toshiba International Corp. now offers the Energy Star-certified Toshiba G9000 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system in 1000 kVA/1000 kW capacity. The G9000 line of UPSs are true online, double-conversion UPS systems providing power at up to 97% efficiency. The company says this is the largest unit yet in the G9000 product line, and is ready to ship from the manufacturing and engineering facility in Houston.
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