MacroAir has introduced AirEffect, a climate control system for large diameter fans. Through automation, AirEffect eliminates the need to constantly monitor and adjust the fans’ speed and direction in response to temperature fluctuations. AirEffect identifies and dictates the optimal operating speed and direction for each fan based on the facility’s temperature and humidity.
Fujitsu General America Inc. has expanded its Airstage™ V-II VRF equipment line of VRF heat pumps with enhanced capabilities and operational efficiencies. The latest series now includes 6-, 8-, and 10-ton condensers, helping to reduce the number of condensers in certain configurations.
SEMCO LLC introduced the NEUTON–Multiple Zone, a chilled beam pump module (CCBPM) capable of controlling active chilled beams in up to five small rooms in office buildings, hospitals, schools or other commercial buildings. The NEUTON–Multiple Zone consists of modified onboard software, combination temperature/humidity monitoring sensors, and thermostatically-controlled hydronic valves for up to five zones, and an original NEUTON CCBPM.
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has developed a new line of tankless gas condensing water heaters. The Bosch Greentherm 9000 Series offers nine models for high-efficiency domestic hot water in residential or commercial applications.
Munters Integrated Customer Air Handler (ICA) can now be equipped with RightDry™ technology to allow customers to select a higher efficiency dehumidifier with low-temperature reactivation sources. With the ability to integrate a desiccant dehumidifier with other air conditioning components, the company says the ICA is an energy-efficient humidity and temperature control solution available in a variety of tailor-made configurations to meet specific customer applications.
Trane has added a new compact vertical blower coil to its terminal products portfolio. Available as a single-zone VAV system with Tracer™ UC400 controllers, the company claims the blower coil can deliver up to 66% higher efficiency, temperature stability, quiet operation and dehumidification advantages for varying-occupancy space.
Century Refrigeration, a division of RAE Corporation, has released the new Centinel™ Intelligent Defrost Control System. Company officials report that the control system improves refrigeration system energy efficiency, eliminates icing and fogging, and reduces operating costs.
Sensaphone® has introduced a cellular version of its Sentinel™ system that provides 24/7 monitoring of unattended equipment and remote locations where Internet or Ethernet connectivity is unavailable. When the Sentinel system detects a problem such as leaks, temperature changes and power outages, it immediately sends alerts by phone, text, or email over standard cellular networks provided by AT&T or Verizon.
General Tools has introduced the new Mini-Anemometer/Psychrometer. The DAF3009 can measure all parameters associated with installing, testing, and fine-tuning the performance of an HVACR system. This includes airflow volume, airspeed, enthalpy, ambient temperature, dew point temperature, wet bulb temperature, wind chill index, and relative humidity.
Trane has expanded its ductless portfolio to include the new Trane® Water-Source VRF Ductless Systems. The company reports that the new systems provide energy-efficient climate solutions for multi-tenant and diversely occupied buildings, including commercial real estate, and K-12 and higher education facilities.
Engineered Systems magazine’s May 2020 issue examines the revitalization of air-cooled chillers in data center facilities, the viability (or lack thereof) of duct systems, the impact the coronavirus is having on the built environment, and much more.