CENTRAL DEHUMIDIFIERS Johnson Controls' Luxaire brand has added three new central dehumidifiers to its line of indoor air quality products. The 65-, 90- and 135-pint models are intended for residential applications. The 65-pint model can accommodate up to 3,600 square feet, while the 90-pint model up to 5,000 square feet, and the largest model up to 7,400 square feet. Johnson Controls' Luxaire brand has added three new central dehumidifiers to its line of indoor air quality products. The 65-, 90- and 135-pint models are intended for residential applications. The 65-pint model is specifically designed for condominium complexes, but can accommodate up to 3,600 square feet, while the 90-pint model accommodates up to 5,000 square feet, and the largest model up to 7,400 square feet. All three of the new central dehumidifiers integrate with Luxaire's Total Comfort System approach to IAQ. Johnson Controls. Www.joinluxaire.com AIR ADMITTANCE VALVE WITH COMBO ADAPTER Sioux Chief's new TurboVent Air Admittance Valve features a 1-1/2 inch to 2 inch HUB x FIP Combo Adapter designed to fit over 1-1/2-inch or 2-inch DWV pipe. The valve is available in either ABS or PVC and meets ASTM 2665 as well as national and local code standards for DWV fitting installations. Sioux Chief. Www.siouxchief.com RESIDENTIAL VENTILATION SYSTEM The Fresh Air In-Forcer ventilation system from Tjernlund Products is designed for residential applications. The exterior hood and 90 CFM, 18-watt fan can be installed through a round, 4-inch exterior wall opening. The system can be controlled manually through a 115 VAC switched outlet, or through a plug-in timer. A standard 4-inch flex or metal duct can be used for ducting. Tjernlund Products. Http://tjernlund.com BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEM Trane has updated its Tracer ES building automation system (BAS) to integrate with the company's Tracer SC to manage individual HVAC solutions, as well as with non-Trane systems via BACnet. The Web-based systems integration solution allows for the monitoring of all buildings and systems from any personal computer. The system supports BACnet MS/TP and LonTalk field-level protocols, and can be used in conjunction with equipment such as chilled water, power generators, monitoring solutions and variable speed drives. Trane. Www.trane.com AIR-COOLED CHILLERS Daikin McQuay Pathfinder air-cooled chillers offer three levels of efficiency - standard, high and premium, allowing building owners to specify an HVAC system that exactly meets operating cost goals. Optional variable frequency drives optimize part-load efficiency. Available in 170- to 550-ton capacities, the chiller operates with R-134a refrigerant, which has no ozone depletion potential and no phase-out schedule. The chiller's performance contributes to possible LEED points by optimizing system energy efficiency and enhanced refrigerant management. McQuay International. Www.mcquay.com LARGE-FRAME ROTARY COMPRESSOR Tecumseh is expanding its large-frame rotary compressor line in North America to incorporate new residential, specialty and industrial applications. The new family of high efficiency RN rotary compressors covers capacities between 18,000 and 32,000 BTU per hour, with R134a, R407C and R410A refrigerants. The R134a is intended for cooling applications in telecommunications, process and electronic markets along with mobile transport segments. The R410A model is intended for use with packaged terminal air conditioners, while the R407C model is designed for process and electronic cooling applications. Tecumseh Products Co. Www.tecumseh.com HEAT PUMP American Standard's Platinum ZM Heat Pump (also known as the Heritage 20 Heat Pump) includes the company's Dual Duration compressors and has a rating of up to 19 SEER. The system uses proprietary software to coordinate and communicate with other system components. The pump features an aluminum coil, and rust-resistant coating, screws and basepan. Its two compressors provide two-stage heating and cooling, often operating at half-capacity to cut residential heating and cooling costs, according to the company. American Standard. Www.americanstandardair.com ZONE VALVE Taco's new Zone Sentry zone valve's patented technology uses a microcircuit-based logic to control a gear-driven electronically actuated ball valve to control fluid flow. The advanced design uses 93% less energy than common zone valves, while also delivering greater flow capacity, shutoff pressure rating, ease of installation and diagnostics and the number of valves (12) that can be used on a standard 40VA transformer. Ideal for use with a wide variety of heating and cooling applications, Zone Sentry valves are used primarily for baseboard, fan coil, radiator, convector, heat pump and radiant applications. Taco. Www.taco-hvac.com CONDENSING BOILER The CREST condensing boiler is the latest and largest addition to Lochinvar's family of condensing boilers and is the result of several years of research and development. The fully modulating boiler offers innovative fire-tube technology integrated with the exclusive SMART TOUCH operating control, offering engineers greater design flexibility and distinctive performance characteristics to meet today's building standards for new construction and energy retrofit applications. Five boiler models are available, ranging from 1.5 million to 3.5 million Btu/hr. With thermal efficiencies as high as 99%. Lochinvar. Www.lochinvar.com. BOILER HEADER MANIFOLDS Matco-Norca now offers Boiler Header Manifolds for use in residential plumbing applications. They are available 1-1/4 and 1-1/2-inch diameter and come in two, three, and four-zone. Matco's boiler header manifolds are a prefabricated header for hot water boilers and can be used on the supply and return. They eliminate the need to make a boiler header out of pipe nipples and fittings. All Matco boiler header manifolds are shipped with thread protectors on all ends. Matco-Norca. Www.matco-norca.com CONDENSING BOILERS Bryan Triple-Flex Ultra-High Efficiency Condensing Boilers feature flexible stainless-steel tubes, minimum thermal efficiency of 90% with 160° F return and 180° F supply at maximum input. Efficiencies of 99% are achievable with lower return water temperatures as found in new building designs. The Triple- Flex fires at 3,000 MBH input, with sub 30 PPM Nox utilizing a hybrid metal fiber 5:1 turndown burner and Honeywell "SOLA" safety control. Triple-Flex features UL environmental claims validation. Bryan Steam. Www.bryanboilers.com THERMOSTATIC MIXING VALVE Cash Acme has added MultiFLEX to its Heatguard Thermostatic Mixing Valve line. MultiFLEX can achieve the correct mix of hot and cold water that safeguards against scalding, prevents bacteria and increases hot water system capacity. It can deliver water at a safe temperature while allowing the heater to be set at a germ-killing 140°F which satisfies hot water demands longer. MultiFLEX combines a Heatguard Thermostatic Valve, a flexible connector and a water heater tee in one package. Available in 3/4-inch MNPT x 3/4-inch FNPT. Cash Acme. Www.cashacme.com TRAILER JET General Pipe Cleaners' Typhoon trailer jet provides 12 gallons per minute at 2500 psi from a 200-gallon holding tank. Its jet hose reel has a 400 foot by 1/2- inch capacity with speed electric rewind while its water supply hose has a 150 foot by 3/4-inch capacity, both located next to the pressure gauge and output valve at the unit's rear. Below the reels, a lockable box with slide action doors houses the engine controls. The system utilizes a 24 horsepower engine with electric start powers and a triplex pump with pulse technology. General Pipe Cleaners. Www.drainbrain.com TUBING CUTTERS The Wheeler-Rex "C"-shaped cutters are easy to grip and do not require any swing space. Simply turn the cutter in the direction of the arrow and the cut completes in seconds. The spring-loaded cutter wheel feeds consistent pressure to cut Type K, L, M, copper and CTS CPVC. Three models are available in 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-inch sizes. Wheeler-Rex. Www.wheelerrex.com HVAC SMARTPHONE TOOL Kimberly-Clark Filtration offers facility and HVAC engineers the ability to obtain critical operating cost data for HVAC air filters anywhere, any time, with its new mobile smartphone tool. The mobile analysis tool works with a variety of smart phones and other mobile devices and is available for free via www.kcfiltration.com/calculator. It allows people to compare the energy costs and environmental impact (i.e., greenhouse gas emissions) of any two similar HVAC systems using different filters simply by entering data into an easy-to-use form. The results are available in tabular or graph formats - both of which can be emailed directly from the user's smart phone to any email account. Kimberly-Clark Filtration Products. Www.kcfiltration.com GEOTHERMAL MANIFOLD Caleffi's GeoCal manifold offers an alternate method for piping parallel earth loops, bringing all circuits to a common manifold station without labor-intensive fusion welding, while providing significant installation, commissioning and operational advantages. QuickSetter balancing valves and shutoff ball valves provide individual circuit isolation and balancing leading to greater system efficiency. Shutoff ball valves on the return manifold simplify individual circuit filling and purging while minimizing purge pump size. GeoGrip couplings connect to polyethylene piping, either directly to the manifold or to the balancing valves and shutoff valves, making the ground earth-loop installation completely free of fusion joints. Caleffi. Www.caleffi.us. COMMERCIAL DUAL-FLUSH VALVES M-Power Dual-Flush Valves from Moen Commercial use advanced electronics to dramatically reduce water consumption and limit expenses. If the user is in range for up to 60 seconds, a reduced 1. 0 gallon flush is used. After 60 seconds, a full 1.6 gallon flush is activated. Moen. Www.moen.com
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