Fastrack, January 15, 2009

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January 15, 2009 The State of Energy: Then, Now, and in the Future -- RevisitedBy Alfred Guntermann, PE An effective national energy plan must lay out a clear direction for the short term, mid term, and long term for all possible energy ...
January 15, 2009

The State of Energy: Then, Now, and in the Future -- Revisited
By Alfred Guntermann, PE
An effective national energy plan must lay out a clear direction for the short term, mid term, and long term for all possible energy solutions...MORE

Focus on Energy Driving AHR EXPO
By Jeff Ferenc
Event may offer hope for new year...MORE

AHR Expo Recognizes Product Innovation
International Exposition Co., producer and manager of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), recently announced the recipients of 2009 AHR Expo Innovation Awards...MORE

LEED White Paper
AERCO International recognizes the importance of LEED certification systems and green-building design and operation. As part of being an industry steward, AERCO has written a Guide for LEED white paper to provide an understanding of the LEED rating system and how AERCO products support the LEED system's intentions and efficient building operation...MORE

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Bypass technology
ABB has introduced new bypass technology for motors and drives used in HVAC applications. ABB E-Clipse Bypass is ideal for wall-mounting and fitting into air-handling units and pumping packages on various types of equipment used in the HVAC industry.
--ABB Drives & Controls
Booth #3435.

Temperature and relative humidity data logger
ACR Systems' new Temperature and Relative Humidity Data Logger Starter Pack includes everything needed to start monitoring temperature and relative humidity, right out of the box. The kit includes one TRH-1000 temperature and relative humidity data logger that records and monitors ranges from -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F) (0 to 100 percent RH). The starter pack also includes a TrendReader Express Software CD, a serial to USB adapter cable, and a Quick Start Guide.
--ACR Systems
Booth #2920
Eliminating outdoor-air-energy concerns
In today's economic times, technologies that deliver value are more important than ever. It is common knowledge that changing air within the building envelope provides a healthy and productive environment. It is known also that fresh outdoor air imposes a significant load on HVAC system design and operating cost. Learn how Airexchange technology eliminates outdoor-air-energy concerns, while you an enjoy the fresh air.
Booth # 2323
Boiler and commercial water-heating products
Ajax Boiler Inc. designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of boiler and commercial water-heating products. Three product lines offered are the Ajax Series for the commercial boiler market, the Ace Series for the water-heating market, and the Atlas Series for the high-efficiency, condensing boiler, and water-heater markets. The Atlas Series condensing-boiler model includes 3.0 mbh, 2.5 mbh, 1.5 mbh, 1.0 mbh, 750 kbh, and 500 kbh. Coming soon is a new jacket design that will be available in a red powder coated finish or stainless-steel jacket). Also features Mod Bus Digital and RS-485 remote monitoring and control, and a gateway for BACnet and LON Works.
--Ajax Boiler Inc.
Booth # 2010
Geothermal heat pump
The Bard GeoTec geothermal heat pump is ideal for residential and light commercial applications. Suitable for open- or closed-loop applications, the GeoTec is available in 2- to 6-ton capacities. Features include a Copeland step-capacity scroll compressor, R410-A refrigerant, and variable speed ECM motor for superior efficiencies and quiet performance. Increased dealer-friendly installation and service features include left- or right-side water connections, left- or right-hand access to control panel, slide-in electric-heat packages, and simplified wiring and troubleshooting.
Booth # 4264
Technical Bulletin 20 -- DX-DOAS Control Strategy
Desert Aire recently published a bulletin that describes the available control options for Direct Expansion Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DX-DOAS) and the necessary sequences to maintain comfortable indoor conditions, while introducing outdoor air that meets the ASHRAE 62 ventilation code. Revisions include more details about compressor operation, supply air control strategy, and meeting CO2 codes. This literature’s focus is to explain DX-DOAS control strategies to help specifiers select the most economical system for their application.
--Desert Aire
Booth # 4269
Differential-pressure controller
Dwyer Instruments' new DH3 series Digihelic differential-pressure controller is used to monitor pressures in rooms, zones, and ducts in factories, laboratories, and other buildings. It provides a 4-to-20-mA process output, two SPDT relays with adjustable deadbands, and a large, bright backlit LCD display with simplified programming via a menu key. The aluminum housing is rated NEMA 4X on the front face.
--Dwyer Instruments
Booth #4010
5-in-1 combo amp-clamp
The Extech EX623 5-in-1 combo amp-clamp was designed for everyday challenges. Superheat and subcooling calculations are easier with two thermocouple inputs and one-button delta-T function. No other meter is required. Patented, built-in, infrared thermometer and laser pointer make noncontact readings simpler, safer, and more accurate. True-RMS multimeter capabilities, as well as a built-in noncontact voltage detector, are ideal for troubleshooting electrical components.
Booth # 3949
Commercial ventilation products
Fantech introduces a full line of commercial ventilation products for industrial, institutional, and agricultural applications. The line features air-movement equipment manufactured to exacting standards for dependable performance.
Booth #5069
Line of commercial vacuums, duct cleaners, and tube-cleaning equipment
Goodway manufactures and distributes a full line of coil cleaners, chiller/condenser/boiler-tube cleaners, cooling-tower vacuums and fill cleaners, wet-dry and HEPA/ULPA filtration vacuums, hot- and cold-water high-pressure washers, vapor-steam cleaners, drain cleaners, and other maintenance equipment.
--Goodway Technologies Corp.
Booth # 4229
Plenum Fan
Greenheck's model QEM plenum fan is designed for lower pressure supply- or return-air-handling applications in which first cost is critical. The QEM features a 12-bladed airfoil wheel that reduces energy consumption and sound levels. The QEM has a compact footprint that requires little floor space for installation. Available in both belt and direct-drive models, QEM can be specified with a range of accessories, including inlet guards, protective cages, and isolators. Belt-drive models are is licensed to bear the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) seal for sound and air performance.
Electric hot-water boilers
Lattner recently published a new eight-page bulletin that provides concise, current information on using cabinet boilers in "green" up-to-date and cost-effective ways. The cabinet boilers, ranging in sizes 7.5 KW to 3600 KW, are ideal for economical space heating in commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings, as well as for supplying hot water to industrial applications. Bulletin lists comprehensive sample specifications, optional features, and UL-listed.
--Lattner Boiler Mfg. Co.
Booth # 5727
Free-cooling chillers
Motivair manufactures integrated free-cooling chillers from 7.5 to 350 tons. Fifty-percent free cooling is achieved with ambient temperature 10 F below chilled-water temperature, while 100-percent free cooling is achieved with a 20 F differential. The standard package includes free-cooling coils, a reservoir, a pump, a motorized valve, and variable-frequency drives and programmable logic controllers with LON or BACnet. Chiller models over 70 tons feature dual unloading screw compressors in independent refrigeration circuits.
--Motivair Corp.
Booth #4762
HVAC coil-selection program
MultiTherm has developed a Windows-based coil-selection program that calculates performance on existing coils, as well as makes selections on the most efficient coils for your job. It offers the lowest pressure drop along with the lowest cost to fill your job requirements quickly and accurately.
-- MultiTherm LLC
Booth # 4153
Insertion electromagnetic flow meter
ONICON's new F-3500 insertion electromagnetic flow meter is engineered to excel in demanding water-flow measurement applications. With no moving parts, the F-3500 is reliable, even in challenging open-loop applications. The hand-insertable hot-tap design provides quick and easy installation. Every meter is individually wet calibrated, programmed for your application, and accurate to within 1 percent of rate.
Booth #3536
Optibelt Red Power II v-belts
The Arntz Optibelt Group developed the Red Power II V-belt, which is maintenance-free. The V-belt is resistant to higher temperatures and requires no retensioning. Case studies are showing 8-percent or higher energy savings, increased airflow, or both, when compared with traditional V-belts. Improved life and efficiency of cooling towers also are realized with Red Power II.
--Optibelt Corp.
Booth #6130
Automatic self-cleaning water filters
Orival automatic self-cleaning water filters remove micron-size suspended solids, independent of specific gravity, from water in once-through and recirculating systems, such as cooling, process, reclaim, effluent, intake, and wash water. Single filters handle flow rates of up to 12,000 gpm. Units can be banked to handle unlimited flows. The automatic self-cleaning cycle is line-pressure-powered, takes only seconds, and does not interrupt system flow. Installation can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal in new or existing piping systems. Typical applications include protection of heat exchangers, spray nozzles, instrumentation, pump seals, air compressors, and the environment.
-- Orival Water Filters
Booth #1441
Tray and spray feed-water deaerators
Parker Boiler launched its new line of tray and spray feed-water deaerators from capacities of 3,500-51,750 lbs per hr. These deaerators reduce the residual oxygen level in make-up water to below 7ppm or .005cc per liter. CO2 is virtually zero, thus improving boiler feed water and reducing chemical usage. Using these deaerators also increase energy savings. The water deaerator incorporates a number of electronic features, which makes it unique on the market, more modern with fewer moving parts, and simpler and easier to operate.
--Parker Boiler
Booth #1236
Duct smoke detector
InnovairFlex duct smoke detectors can accommodate multiple installation footprints to overcome mounting constraints. The tool-free, snap-in sampling tubes speed and simplify installation. Broad temperature and humidity ranges accommodate exposure to environmental extremes. Visible status indications and an accessible test feature simplify testing and maintenance. InnovairFlex can adjust to fit many applications.
--System Sensor
Booth #3822
Carbon footprint and emissions calculator
2009 Yaskawa Energy Savings Predictor software includes a carbon-footprint and emissions calculator that shows immediate CO2 savings when using a variable-frequency drive vs. conventional flow-control methods.
Booth #3562