To help building operators better manage their HVAC equipment, Carrier has introduced the next generation of touchscreen displays for the i-Vu® building automation system. The company says the new TruVu™ Equipment Touch (ET) displays provide facility managers and technicians with an intuitive user interface for managing HVAC equipment in buildings.
According to Det-Tronics, its SmokeWatch™ U5015 uses advanced photoelectric smoke detection technology not generally available in an explosion-proof housing. The detector is rated for Class 1 Division 1, 2, and Zone 1 environments found in industrial applications. Used with the Q5016 Duct Mount Accessory, the detector can be installed on ductwork to meet NFPA 90A requirements for AHUs of more than 2,000 cfm.
Extech Instruments has launched the new CO230 Indoor Air Quality Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitor. Designed for use in a wide range of building applications ranging from schools to workplaces, the tabletop/wall-mount monitor can alert occupants to issues such as dizziness, headaches and fatigue resulting from inadequate ventilation by measuring and tracking carbon dioxide (PPM), temperature (°F/°C) and humidity (RH%).
Johnson Controls has released Metasys® 8.0. The company says the BAS enhancements will provide ease of use, faster troubleshooting, less time on task, and reduced risk and easier integrations. Metasys provides essential instrumentation and control to save energy, lower operational costs, and enable efficient and secure operations.
Tyco Fire Protection Products, a division of Tyco, introduced the Model RM-1 Riser Manifold. The RM-1, available for commercial and residential uses, features a proprietary connection between the manifold and the Potter alarm switch. The connection has a watertight, flat surface design which helps prevent leaks.
The new Sensaphone® Pressure Sensor is ideal for measuring and detecting loss of boiler pressure in hot water systems at large facilities including hotels, schools, hospitals, universities, and housing communities.
The WSG30™ system from Sensaphone® provides 24/7 remote monitoring of HVAC units, refrigerators, and freezers. It is ideal for locations where hard-wiring sensors are difficult or cost prohibitive. The WSG30 system is a web-based monitoring system that uses wireless sensors to detect problems such as temperature changes (from -109°F to 115°F), humidity fluctuations, water leaks, and power outages. A single WSG30 unit can support up to 30 wireless sensors.
GrayWolf has introduced new multi-parameter air measurement kits that include 7-in, 8-in, or 10-in tablet PCs to meet lower cost DirectSense IAQ, TVOC, TOX, HVAC and AIR applications. Use the smaller tablets for portable display of measurements, “snap-shot” data-logs, and/or short-term trend logging. Additionally, use the 10-in tablet for multi-probe and long-term monitoring. All of the tablets come with cameras that enable direct attachment of photos and videos to data files on-site. The microphones allows for audio note attachment for efficient and reliable documentation of field surveys.
Engineered Systems magazine’s May 2019 issue examines the role of HVAC systems and power in critical facilities via the University of Utah’s new, LEED Gold-certified Downtown Data Center; the role of codes and standards in mission critical facilities; why an engineer should consider a product’s functional requirements during the specification process; and much more.