While the barriers to technology investment are already well explored, what specific challenges do firms face in getting value from existing technology? And what can facility managers learn from their peers who are succeeding in this area?
A. O. Smith introduced the Product Preservers™ Powered Anode System. The new anodes, which are designed to provide maintenance-free protection for all water types, are available as an upgrade to replace the sacrificial anodes that come as industry standard equipment on tank-style heaters.
Taco Comfort Solutions has released its new Optimized Efficiency (Oe) high-performance package for commercial pumps. According to the company, by adding a permanent-magnet ECM motor and VFD to pumps in Taco’s commercial line, efficiency and service life are increased while exceeding upcoming DOE regulations. Pumps between 3-30 hp are available with the Oe Package.
Johnson Controls introduced the YORK® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller. The company claims it is the first chiller fully optimized for ultimate performance with a next generation low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant — R-1233zd(E).
SPX Cooling Technologies Inc. has expanded its Marley MD line of factory-assembled counterflow cooling towers. New to the MD line are models with exclusive anti-fouling, low-clog film fill types, which the company says provides a higher degree of resistance for dirty water applications and expands the suitability of the Marley MD for process cooling and heavy industrial uses.
LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies has expanded its line of vertical air handling units (VAHUs). The new VAHU units feature a number of upgrades, most notably four-way installation capabilities. With four-way installation, the new LG VAHUs can be installed vertically, horizontally from the left and right, or inverted with a down flow conversion kit.
MSA Safety Incorporated has released its Chillgard® VRF Refrigerant Leak Detector with integrated BACNet capability. Designed with MSA’s advanced photoacoustic infrared (PAIR) sensing technology, Chillgard VRF Refrigerant Detectors operate with a stable zero baseline.
SPX Cooling Technologies announced the availability of the Marley® brand Cube BTC forced draft evaporative condenser and Cube DTC induced draft evaporative condenser for industrial cooling applications. Both Cube models are geared toward cooling applications in chemical processing, industrial gases production, and pharmaceutical production.
Engineered Systems magazine’s April 2019 issue focuses on K-12 schools, showcasing how districts across the nation are using hybrid systems and advanced BAS systems to cut their energy use and costs, how kitchen ventilation systems should be installed and maintained, and more. The issue also examines the present and future of artificial intelligence in the built environment, one engineering firm’s advanced attempt to create a nonproprietary BMS system, and much more.