Cambridge Engineering has further expanded into commercial cooling with the availability of the E-Series and ESC-Series evaporative cooling. The company also made enhancements to its M-Series make-up air units.
Taco Comfort Solutions’® new 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator provides dual-action dirt separation for closed loop hydronic heating systems. The company claims both hydronic component lifecycle and efficiency are improved with the use of an effective dirt separation system. Taco’s 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator utilizes a 13,000 gauss magnet in addition to patented PALL ring technology.
LG Electronics unveiled an enhancement to its flagship VRF system. The Multi V 5 is now standard with LGRED° (Reliable to Extreme Degrees) heat technology. The company says the Multi V 5 with LGRED° is an ideal year-round VRF solution. Available in a range of capacities including a compact 20-ton single frame, the Multi V 5 offers advanced features.
The YORK® brand of Johnson Controls has released two new commercial units — the 6.5- to 12.5-ton Predator™ series and 15- to 23-ton Large Sunline™ series. With efficiencies reaching as high as 21 IEER, these products comply with requirements set by the United States Department of Energy (DoE), ASHRAE 90.1-2013, 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s Advanced Tier*.
According to Ruskin, its EME3625DFLMD louver is the only 3-inch louver to be listed to Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) standards 540 for impact testing and 550 for high-velocity wind-driven rain. In compliance with Miami-Dade standards, the EME3625DFLMD is constructed of extruded aluminum for low maintenance and high resistance to corrosion.
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS) introduced its CITY MULTI® N-Generation outdoor units. The N-Generation features a footprint up to 30 percent smaller than previous models and offers more design flexibility due to improvements in vertical piping limits.
Three of Nu-Calgon’s coil cleaners are now available in quart concentrate sizes to be used with a new sprayer called Clean Connect™. Nu-Brite® 4x, Alka-Brite+® 4x, and Tri-Pow’r® HD 4x are concentrate quarts equal to one gallon of traditional coil cleaner (4:1 dilution).
ABB is launching a new series of variable frequency drives (VFDs) that aim to enhance the performance of smart buildings and enable users to meet more stringent energy efficiency regulations. Company officials said the new ACH580 HVAC drives ensure that applications operate reliably and without costly unplanned outages, safeguarding the comfort and security of occupants in commercial buildings, including critical facilities such as hospitals and data centers.
Friedrich is now offering its VRP® (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system in a larger three-ton size. Originally available in one or two-ton capacities typically used for lodging and hospitality properties, Friedrich is debuting the larger capacity VRP as a solution for multi-family and other light-commercial applications.
Engineered Systems magazine’s February 2019 issue features a behind-the-scenes look at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will host Super Bowl LIII; explores the feasibility of VRF systems in K-12 school districts; shares some of the updates planned for ASME’s BPV code; and much more.