Nov. 1, 2009
Bradford White Introduces Intelligent Control Bradford White Water Heaters recently unveiled its new intelligent control valve, The Bradford White ICON

Bradford White Introduces Intelligent Control

Bradford White Water Heaters recently unveiled its new intelligent control valve, The Bradford White ICON System™. This next generation gas control valve will be standard equipment on every Bradford White residential and light duty commercial product.

Developed in collaboration with Honeywell®, the new valve features advanced temperature control, exclusive performance software, intelligent diagnostics, pilot-on-indication, millivolt powered operation, separate immersed thermowell, and an integrated Piezo igniter.
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Dedicated Heat Recovery Chiller

Multistack®has added a dedicated heat recovery chiller. The Multistack DHRC units can generate hot water from 110-180F and have proven to be three times more efficient than a gas boiler, sources say.
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Onset Announces Measurement Verification System

Onset announced the HOBO® Measurement Verification System, a portable energy logging system for measuring, analyzing and documenting building energy performance.

The system, which is housed in a rugged, heavy-duty carrying case, provides pre-wired sensors for quick set up, and includes magnetic mounting feet for fast, secure placement in electrical panels.

Users can plot and analyze energy performance data with the accompanying HOBOware® software. HOBOware provides an intuitive, graphical user interface that enables users to quickly and easily graph, analyze, and print data files, as well as export the data to Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs.
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Nordyne, R.E. Michel Launch The Broan Brand of Heating and Cooling Systems

A joint effort between manufacturer Nordyne and nationally recognized distributor R.E. Michel Company, Inc., Broan offers a complete line of residential systems and manufactured housing equipment.

Broan systems will provide even more assurance to homeowners with a 10-year limited parts warranty and a 10-year Quality Pledge to replace the entire unit in the event of a major failure.

The new Broan line of heating and cooling equipment is available exclusively through the R.E. Michel Company.
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Audio CD HVAC Spells Wealth

HVAC Spells Wealth has been released as an audio CD set, containing 9 discs with 10 hours and 27 minutes of information. As with the companion book, the audio CD version lists the procedures, processes, systems, recruiting and hiring techniques, training, marketing, building a portfolio of products and services,and other information. It covers 13 steps to a complete sales program, pay plans, industry benchmarks or key performance indicators, organizational design, service agreements, calculating market share, forms and documents, and much more.
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Taco Variable Speed Delta T Circulators

Variable speed Delta-T circulators by Taco combine a microprocessor-based variable speed differential controller with Taco's 00® cartridge circulators. Simply dial in the design delta-T of the system or zone (from 5 to 50°F). The circulator automatically adjusts its performance to match the system's ideal Btu/hr output, reducing fuel consumption 4-5% and eliminating velocity noise.

The all-in-one Taco 00 Delta-T Circulator (00-VDT) includes a snap-in PC board, LED status panel, plug-in low voltage wiring terminal for the two strap-on temperature sensors and an optional integral flow check. The 00-VDT is wired-in just like any other pump. Unlike a DeltaP (differential pressure) pump that's always on, the Delta-T circulator shuts off when there is no call for heat. The 00-VDT is fuse-protected, UL -approved, and made in the USA.
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Desert Aire Introduces its New ExpertAire™ Vertical Series Dehumidifiers

Desert Aire introduces its new R-410aA ExpertAire™ vertical series dehumidifiers, which can be applied to a variety of applications, including pool rooms, libraries and archives, warehouses, and various retrofits and replacement jobs. The primary advantage of the vertical design is its reduced footprint, making it ideal for small mechanical rooms sources say.
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Emerson Climate Technologies Launches Copeland Scroll® ZRK5 Compressor

Emerson Climate Technologies announced the launch of its Copeland Scroll® ZRK5 compressor for residential and light commercial air conditioning applications. This post-2010 offering for U.S. aftermarket service applications is optimized for R-22 refrigerant, as well as R-407C.

Available from 1.5 to five horsepower, the compressor is based on the latest Copeland Scroll technology, including 20 new design enhancements over the current R-22 Copeland Scroll compressor models. According to company sources, these features provide improved reliability and efficiency, as well as quieter operation. The new compressor also consolidates the Copeland Scroll unitary service offering from 51 to 12 basic models, for easier compressor stocking throughout the channel.
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Jackson Systems and Autani Partner to Deliver iComfort™

Jackson Systems and Autani Corporation have introduced iComfort™ a new web-enabled central thermostat management system based on Autani's HVAC energy management technology and Jackson Systems fully featured thermostat product line. iComfort™ enables multiple thermostats to be wirelessly networked throughout a building or home, and provides a web-based dashboard for programming, monitoring, and control. In addition to incorporating energy consumption monitoring and reporting into the product, iComfort™ can be easily upgraded to Autani's full, smart grid-ready energy management systems, sources say.
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Field-Changeable Batteries and Optional Lenses Add Versatility

Fluke Corporation has introduced the Fluke TiR32 Thermal Imager, designed to deliver unprecedented performance for building envelope, energy audit, weatherization, restoration and remediation, inspection and roofing professionals who want to build their business. It's the first imager on the market to incorporate a powerful 320x240 sensor to provide detailed images for under $9,000. Using Fluke's patented IR-Fusion® technology, users can marry high-precision thermal images with visual (visible light) images in full screen, picture-in-picture or blended views for enhanced problem detection and analysis.
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Rinnai Adds Tankless Water Heater and Boiler Products

Rinnai Corporation has introduced condensing tankless water heaters and condensing wall-mounted boilers. The new condensing tankless water heaters and wall-mounted boilers recapture residual heat from flue gases and transfers it into the water being heated.

Rinnai's condensing water heating technology offers continuous hot water and the ability to run multiple hot water appliances at the same time. The condensing design incorporates two innovative heat exchangers to achieve optimum water heating value from every cubic foot of natural gas or propane. The units are Energy Star® qualified. Available in four models, the condensing tankless water heaters are designed to meet the needs of mid- to large-sized homes and can be banked for even greater capacity.

Rinnai's wall-mounted boilers use condensing technology to heat an entire home and provide domestic hot water, while operating at up to a 96.5% AFUE efficiency. The units are also Energy Star®qualified. According to company sources, the units are easily retrofitted to replace traditional, boilers or can be used in new construction.

The boiler units are available in two series — the Rinnai E Series, designed for homes with small domestic hot water requirements, and the Q Series, which works in all homes.
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Victaulic Announces Availability of 14-inch and 16-inch Tour and Andersson Valves

Victaulic now offers the TA balancing valve in 14- and 16-in. sizes for use in large-diameter applications with high flow requirements.

TA balancing valves are adjusted manually, to allow for very precise control of a system and provide isolation/ shut-off capabilities. According to company sources, the valves are easily adjusted if changes are needed in flow rates or load requirements. The valves can be pre-set for a specific flow rate with an estimated pressure drop that will provide a hydraulic system profile prior to actual system balancing. This allows balancing of the chillers, pumps, and the entire system to proceed much quicker than other balancing methods.
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New Stainless Steel Flexible Chimney Liner

Metal-Fab, Inc. has introduced a new stainless steel flexible chimney liner. The SuperFlex™ line includes several kits designed for use on most installations. Individual liner components are also available. The liner is built with 316L stainless steel, yet flexible enough to make tight turns. Unique tee design features a removable snout for easy assembly. An integral one-piece collar/top plate eliminates the need for a storm collar. SuperFlex™ is designed and UL-listed to standard 1777 for use with wood, pellet, coal, oil and gas fired appliances and is available in three in.- to eight in. diameters, 25-ft. and 35-ft. lengths.
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