Whether it’s a retrofit project or new construction, a successful and efficient design comes down to choosing the right system and components. Xylem’s Bell & Gossett ESP-Systemwize selection tool helps engineers make the right decision on their next HVAC design.
Today’s data centers handle an increasing volume of global digital communication traffic compared to their predecessors of yesteryear. The computers and digital devices that provide streaming video, Internet of Things (IoT) data, business communications, etc. are driving the growth of new data centers to handle this traffic.
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.
Continental Fan has developed its MFT-S Mixed Flow In-Line Fans, available in 4-, 5-, and 6-inch duct diameters. The company says the fans are ideal for either supply or exhaust ventilation systems and are suitable for air temperatures up to 140ºF.
Regal Beloit Corp. introduced its Electrand™ wand, a rechargeable, wireless device designed to work with compatible Genteq® motors. This wand was conceived to enable customers the ability to communicate with compatible motors via near field communication (NFC) for programming or extracting motor data for verification and/or diagnostic purposes. This data can be uploaded by means of Bluetooth or USB to personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets.
Daikin says its engineers have designed the PreciseLine™ blower coil in order to affordably condition air up to 5,000 cfm, precisely matching a building’s air handling demand at an economical blower coil price point.
Boston Medical Center (BMC), a comprehensive medical facility providing inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care in the heart of the city’s historic South End, needed to address challenges associated with a merger which resulted in a split campus configuration.
Regal Beloit Corp. will debut its Opt2MAX motor platform at the AHR Expo in Chicago later this month. Motivated by feedback from customers looking to upgrade the performance of their air handling systems, Regal engineers designed a solution to conserve power consumption in both full and part load air flow conditions.
Engineered Systems magazine’s July 2019 issue examines the meticulous challenges involved with designing a central steam plant, why well-maintained central plants are facilities’ lifeblood, how radiant heated and cooled classrooms are evolving in educational settings, the role of VRF on utility bills, and much more.