Fujitsu General America released its new Airstage J-IIIL heat pumps in the VRF system line for light- to mid-sized commercial applications. According to the company, the compact and slim design of the J-IIIL VRF line makes it ideal for low rise and urban buildings where limited installation space is a challenge. Front-facing fans and a compact chassis permit the outdoor unit to be installed in narrow spaces, whether ground- or wall-mounted.
The SLX high output ultraviolet fixture from UV Resources disinfects HVACR airstreams, cooling coils, and drain pans. The SLX fixture, which stands for Single Lamp eXterior-mounted fixture, offers facility managers and building owners an option to disinfect air and surfaces that are typically inaccessible from inside the air handler.
FLIR Systems has released its FLIR VT8-600 and VT8-1000 voltage, continuity, and current testers. The testers troubleshoot and verify electrical installations or systems within commercial and light industrial facilities. The company says the electrical meters are compact enough to reach into cramped openings or crowded cabinets (51-millimeter width), while providing an open-jaw design for current measurements and large-diameter cables (up to 15.5-millimeter diameter).
Johnson Controls has released Metasys 10.0 for building management. The company says the latest Metasys aims to provide facility personnel with smarter building automation, faster responses to critical alarms, and new integrations with fire detection, security, and lighting systems – all with visibility from a single common interface.
The ADEY® MagnaClean™ DRX magnetic dirt filter provides a highly compact and cost-effective solution for removing debris and black iron oxide sludge from commercial hydronic heating systems, according to the company. The filter can be installed in-line or side-stream and in either a vertical or horizontal orientation making it an ideal solution for maintenance or renovation applications where mechanical-room space is limited.
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.
Emerson has released the Copeland Scroll™ ZF54K5 compressor, a capacity extension of the Copeland Scroll K5 compressor. The company says the compressor offers facility operators a new solution to assist with meeting sustainability goals while helping to lower costs and boost energy efficiency.
On Demand Stricter refrigerant regulations combined with increasing demands for energy efficiency mean the systems of tomorrow must perform at superior levels, a lower cost, and with minimal flammability. Oil-free systems can help achieve these benefits and more. This webinar will give an overview of what oil-free systems can offer with a focus on water-cooled chillers, air-cooled chillers, and heat pump applications.
On Demand Using PEX in hydronic heating and cooling applications is a growing trend in the commercial building industry due to the product’s durability and ease of use. This webinar will focus on the benefits of PEX in hydronic applications, including fan-coil units, VAVs, AHUs, unit heaters, radiant manifolds, and more and explore the differences and similarities of using PEX compared to other piping materials.
Engineered Systems magazine’s March 2019 issue examines the innovations offered by manufacturers at the 2019 AHR Expo and engineers at the ASHRAE Winter Conference, explores the difference between direct drive and belt drive fans in institutional applications, compares and contrasts the prescriptive and performance paths for boiler compliance, and much more.