Whole House Ventilation Offered by Ultra-Aire
The Ultra-Aire 65H is the first compact, high-efficiency, whole-house ventilating dehumidifier designed to fit in extremely tight, low-clearance applications. The unit has an AHAM rating of 65 pints per day. The UA 65H is designed to handle up to 1600 sq. ft., making it ideal for small homes, condos, or apartments. The optional Ultra-Aire Air Flow Conversion Kit expands the installation options by enabling the unit to exhaust vertically, allowing for installation in tight, shallow spaces where most devices will not fit.
MovinCool Introduces the CM25 Ceiling-Mounted Air Conditioner
The compact, self-contained CM25 provides 25,000 Btu/h of cooling, and is designed for protecting server rooms and other heat sensitive equipment against costly damage. It offers a high sensible cooling capacity, plus a 14-SEER rating, made possible by an energy-saving, variable-speed inverter compressor and inverter fan motors. Additional green features include R-410A refrigerant and RoHS compliance. The CM25 comes standard with a state-of-the-art, wall-mounted controller that offers advanced communications, monitoring and self-diagnostic capabilities. The CM25 fits in tight spaces at just 20-in. tall. A built-in mounting bracket, flanges, and vibration isolators allow easy installation above a drop ceiling, using standard, off-the-shelf hardware. Its unique self-contained design also eliminates the need for refrigerant connections, further reducing installation costs.
Lochinvar® Develops New Library of Downloadable Revit® Models
Lochinvar® has developed a library of drawings of its commercial and residential products that are fully configured for placement in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010 building information models. Architects, contractors, and designers using the 2010 edition of Revit software — which allows them to design with parametric modeling and drafting elements — can now download the pre-programmed, 3D Lochinvar equipment models for free at Lochinvar.com.
The library currently includes 26 drawings of key Lochinvar models, such as the Armor® commercial water heater, Knight XL® commercial boiler, Shield® commercial water heater and Sync® condensing boiler, as well as the floor-standing Knight® residential heating boiler. Additional models are currently in development and will be available for download in the near future.
ESAB Introduces the Purox Metal Master GT II Oxyfuel Kit
ESAB introduces the Purox Metal Master GT II hand-held oxyfuel cutting outfit. This top-of-the-line outfit contains rugged components built for medium- and heavy-duty performance in a wide range of industrial, construction, maintenance and other metalworking applications. The heavy-duty toolbox houses a combination of components, featuring three Purox® cutting tips and one heating head. The kit offers a cutting range up to four inches and a heating range up to 30 cfh acetylene (44,000 Btu/hr). With optional heads and nozzles, these ranges can be extended to up to eight inchesand up to 200 cft (294,000 Btu/hr).
Taco's Solar Pump Line Includes Integral Controls
Taco's latest addition to its 00® family of circulators includes a line of variable speed 00 solar pumps designed to match solar collector output, a feature that increases solar system performance by 20%, sources say. Taco's variable speed circulators with integral solar control includes the 009 solar drain-back circulator and several cast iron and non-ferrous pump sizes with integrated controls for jobs of all types and sizes.
Wiring for power and sensors is done directly to the circulator. The LED status panel makes it easy to check function. Dip-switch settings offer easy set-up. The pumps continually adjust speed to reduce short-cycling, maximizing solar collector output and system efficiency.
Relative Humidity/Temperature Digital Transmitter for Wall Mounting
Michell Instruments is pleased to announce its WM291 wall mount relative humidity/temperature transmitter incorporating the interchangeable Hygrosmart module. The Hygrosmart permits replacement of the sensor, avoiding any downtime for recalibration.
Providing both analog and digital RS485 outputs as standard, the WM291 has a measuring range of 0 - 100% RH over a temperature range of -22 to +160F with an accuracy of <±2%RH and ±0.7F. Fast response and excellent stability of <±1%RH/year complete a very high performance for cost effective long term measurements.
Contained within a weatherproof aluminum die cast housing, the transmitter is available with calculated absolute humidity, dew-point, frost point, mixing ratio, or specific enthalpy outputs.
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Energy-efficient Home Comfort Product Makes Central HVAC Systems More Effective
AirFlow™ Technology introduces the AirFlow Breeze Ultra register vent booster fan with remote control. This quieter and more powerful version of the original AirFlow Breeze fits vents in the floor, wall or ceiling, and enhances the temperature in “problem rooms” — where temperatures typically do not match thermostat settings. In special installations, the AirFlow Breeze Ultra can also assist in moving air up, down, from room to room or level to level; spreading cool air from window air conditioners or split systems; or spreading warm air from wood stoves and other heat sources.
According to company sources, the Ultra is whisper-quiet, has adjustable fan speeds, uses long-life brushless direct current fans, is controlled by a thermostat and, when set, automatically turns on and off.
Wago Launches Free Online CAD Portal
Wago Corporation has launched Wago/PARTcommunity Portal for free access to Wago's 17,000+ parts catalog. As an online portal, Wago/PARTcommunity provides direct downloads of 2D/3D CAD drawings, product information and PDF data sheets. A multilingual user interface provides information in English, Spanish, French or nine other languages.
For expedited part selection and specification, users register once, and log-in information is retained for future use. Wago/PARTcommunity then guides users through selection of a default CAD format (2D, 3D, native, or neutral). The format can change to suit individual parts. A selection pane flanks the main preview window, allowing users to easily toggle between automation, electronic interface, and interconnect products.
Exhausto Model IPVB In-line Power Venter
Exhausto introduces a new patent-pending line of in-line draft inducers, the IPVB Power Venter. The IPVB model is a true inline fan that can be installed in a vertical or horizontal stack section. It's available in four sizes with capacities up to 6,000 CFM. It can be installed indoors and outdoors. Made in 316 stainless steel the IPVB is designed to provide proper draft for condensing and non-condensing commercial boilers and water heaters. It integrates easily with most chimney and stack systems using flanged or slip fittings. The drive unit can be removed without disconnecting the fan housing from the stack system.
Bluestone 873 LED Professional High Brightness Light Tool
The Bluestone 873 LED Pro Light is a new offering in the LED light tool market. Made with a sturdy aluminum, water-resistant housing and an anti-slip grip design, it features easy twist ring control for high/low modes and 4× spot or 1× flood operation. Three Luxeon Rebel 90 white LEDs provide 500 lumens max output. It runs up to 25 hours on low (8 hours on high) on four D-size alkaline batteries. The 873 measures 2 1/8-in. × 12 ¼-in. and weighs 3 pounds with batteries.
COMFORTECH PRODUCT SHOWCASE AWARD
At HVAC Comfortech 2009, 11 products were recognized as Product Showcase Award winners. Judges took into consideration the ease with which HVAC contractors can apply the technology, and the technical value of the product or service to the HVAC industry. We'll feature these products each month in upcoming issues of Contracting Business. This month, we're featuring Fieldpiece's SRS2 wireless refrigerant scale, the winner in the Instrumentation/Diagnostics category. For additional information on any of the products listed here, circle the appropriate number(s) on the reader service card at the back of this issue or visit www.contractingbusiness.com/freeinfo.html.
Fieldpiece Instruments Introduces New Wireless Refrigerant Scale
Fieldpiece Instruments introduces the SRS2 wireless refrigerant scale. The only scale of its kind, the SRS2 delivers accurate measurements, and is protected by a heavy-duty design.
The SRS2 features a wireless remote with a bright blue backlight for use in poor lighting conditions. A flip-up magnetic “hat” allows technicians to hang the remote at eye level while charging or recovering. The heavy duty platform is constructed of solid aluminum with ruggedized rubber bumpers. A diamond plate rubber pad holds refrigerant bottles firmly, and the remote stores conveniently in the bottom of the platform.
The SRS2 features push button zeroing (tare) and synchronizing between the remote and the platform. The remote control remembers the last zero point, even after powering on and off. When the remote is powered off, the platform automatically goes into standby. Additionally, a 33-ft. range gives technicians options while working.