ACH580 Variable-Frequency Drives
ABB launches a new series of variable frequency drives to enhance the performance of smart buildings and enable users to meet more stringent energ- efficiency regulations. The ACH580 HVAC drives provide connectivity with existing building automation and control systems. They are easily integrated with ABB Ability monitoring services drives — availability, environmental conditions and fault events. The intuitive control panel makes it easy to monitor activity and anticipate possible operational issues and maintenance needs. Optional Bluetooth capability provides easy operating access in locations where drives are difficult to reach. Offered as either wall-mounted or cabinet-built, the drive can be integrated with most types of motors.
ECo Mancooler Air Circulators
Airmaster introduces the ECo Mancooler air circulator, equipped with electrically commutated motor technology featuring a direct-drive configuration, it is energy efficient and requires no maintenance. Variable speed allows users to set the preferred amount of airflow and adjust from 10 percent to 100 percent speed. Based on Airmaster’s belt drive 42-inch units, the ECo Mancooler is equipped with a four-blade aluminum propeller, steel hub wheels and locking casters, OSHA-compliant guards, a 10-foot cord and baked powder paint finish on unit and guards.
Self-Regulating Variable-Speed Fire Pump
The Self-Regulating Variable-Speed Fire Pump from Armstrong provides critical operating data that is always accessible via the built-in performance management feature. This real-time information will alert users to changing conditions in the system that might affect operation or maintenance priorities. The key performance data assessed includes pump operation history, jockey pump run time, test mode visual indicator, storage tank water-level indicator and suction pressure levels. Based on its capability to deliver precise pressure and flow as required by a sprinkler system, the pump provides greater project flexibility, substantially reduced building costs, valuable space savings and reduced maintenance costs.
Armstrong Fluid Technology
Vertex Industrial Evaporative Condenser
Baltimore Aircoil introduces the Vertex evaporative condenser for industrial processes and refrigeration. It uses a direct-drive EC fan system, which maximizes reliability and uptime, and reduces operating costs, while requiring no regular maintenance. Redundancy is inherent in the overall design of the unit — including fans, motors and pumps. It reduces installation costs by 30 percent, in part by aligning the upper section to the lower section in less than 15 minutes per cell. Water volume is reduced by up to 30 percent; this helps reduce the operating weight by an average of 16 percent.
Baltimore Aircoil Co.
BGH96 Series Condensing Gas Furnace
Bosch introduces its first condensing furnace with the BGH96 Series. This Energy Star-rated furnace offers a two-stage gas valve that switches between high- and low-fire settings for added comfort and up to 96 percent AFUE heating efficiency. It can be integrated with an inverter ducted split (IDS) heat pump outdoor unit and cased coils for a dual-fuel heating and cooling system. Its fully insulated, anti-rust cabinet minimizes indoor noise levels, while the multi-speed ECM motors offer quiet and efficient operation. Rated up to 18 SEER, 12.5 EER and 9.5 HSPF.
VLT HVAC Drive FC 102
The AHRI-certified VLT HVAC Drive FC 102 from Danfoss is designed to bring optimized process control to all heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications. Easy to use and with built-in intelligence, the drive is fast and cost-effective to commission. It features a wide range of functions specifically developed for use with pumps, fans and compressors to save energy, meet environmental regulations and reduce costs in modern buildings.
Expansion of Unitary Ducted Equipment Offering
Fujitsu General expands its line of unitary ducted products. New residential products include air conditioners with two-stage or fully modulating inverter scroll compressors with efficiencies up to 20 SEER and 13 EER. Fujitsu gas furnaces now offer 80 percent AFUE models with LoNox options, and 96 percent to 98 percent AFUE models with two-stage or fully modulating gas valves and ECM motor technology. Light commercial package rooftops are available in 3 through 25 tons, including air-conditioning only, gas/electric, heat pump and re-heat models in a wide variety of efficiency options.
Fujitsu General America
Honeywell’s SmartVFD HVAC2 is loaded with smart features to reduce energy use. It maximizes energy savings by modulating the speed of fans and pumps. Motor pre-heat function ensures performance in cold climates. Automatic restart feature restarts unit if it goes into fault condition. Easy-to-use interface with intuitive navigation and simple commissioning. Sizes available up to 25 horsepower to help meet a wide range of applications. Same size as SmartVFD Compact for models up to 7.5 horsepower. Available with and without a Class 2 EMC filter for applications with electrical interference.
Honeywell Building Controls
W-Series Air-Conditioning, Heat Pump Equipment
Nortek Global introduces the W-Series of air-conditioning and heat pump equipment for residential and light commercial applications. The introduction completes the final phase of an overall redesign of Gibson, NuTone and Frigidaire branded 1.5-ton to 5-ton, single-phase air-conditioning units and heat pumps. The W-Series’ air conditioning unit is available in 13-, 14- and 16-SEER models. The heat pump comes in 14- and 16-SEER models. Standard features include Copeland scroll compressors and a liquid line filter-drier for field installation in an accessible position to facilitate easy periodic change-outs. A barcode on the interior control panel allows access to Nortek website documents.
Nortek Global HVAC
NovaMAX EC Permanent Magnet Motor
Regal Beloit’s NovaMAX EC permanent magnet motor features conical air gap mating of stator and rotor to maximize surface area, concentrating flux, allowing for use of ferrite magnets. Use of permanent magnets saves energy when compared with the electrically induced magnetic field in an induction motor rotor. Assists in meeting the toughest building/equipment efficiency standards. Ease of substitution due to conformance with induction motor form factor and standard NEMA mounting dimensions. UL-listed, it is compatible with most VFD brands. Bearing life is protected by an optional proprietary shaft grounding mechanism.
Regal Beloit Corp.
Industrial Automatic Backwash Filters
Tekleen introduces its ABW Series filters, which are custom-manufactured to meet ASME-certified, sea water, high-temperature and high-pressure industrial applications. The filters are complete with stainless-steel screens and can be set up in parallel for unlimited flow capacities. The filter bodies are available in stainless steel and carbon steel with baked-on epoxy coating. Clean filter pressure drop with 100µ screen is less than 1 psi at the rated flow of the filter. Available in sizes from 2 in. to 24 in.; flow rates from 10 to 20,000 gpm; and pressures from 40 to 150 psi.
Tekleen Automatic Filters
PureFlow PEX System
The PureFlow PEX system from Viega provides a complete plumbing solution — fittings, manifolds and tubing — that’s easy to install and will help reduce water waste. PureFlow press fittings are available in sizes from 3/8 in. to 2 in. and include Smart Connect technology, which helps identify unpressed connections. Fittings are available in proprietary zero-lead bronze and high-performance polymer. The ManaBloc is designed to supply each fixture in a building with its own individual PEX tubing line. It provides centralized control over the entire plumbing system. PureFlow PEX tubing exceeds the highest industry ratings for UV and chlorine resistance.