HVAC Breaking News

Jan. 15, 2003: Carrier Introduces Cobra Energy Recovery Unit

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — With Carrier Corporation’s new Cobra™ high-efficiency energy recovery rooftop unit, building owners and managers no longer need to make a choice between good indoor air quality (IAQ), adequate ventilation, occupant comfort, or energy efficiency, says the manufacturer.

Cobra, part of Carrier’s Weathermaster® series, was developed specifically with IAQ in mind, product manager Henry Gellert said. The unit incorporates features which allow building owners to exhaust poor quality return air directly outside without risk of contaminating their fresh supply air, the company says. At the same time, Cobra reclaims the exhausting air’s energy and uses it to precondition the fresh supply air, providing economical comfort for building occupants and owners, says the company.

“With the supply air already preconditioned, Cobra doesn’t have to work as hard,” Gellert explained. “By recycling the unwanted air’s energy, Cobra reduces its own operating costs even further for building owners.”

Compliant with ASHRAE Standard 62’s requirements for increased air ventilation and acceptable humidity levels, Cobra can be used for new construction applications, such as schools and restaurants, as well as retail and health club facilities.

“With installation and maintenance ease typical of a packaged unit — and an exact fit for Carrier standard roof curbs dating back to 1988 production — Cobra is ideal for retrofits as well,” Gellert stated.

With up to 100 percent outside air ventilation, comfort cooling, heating, humidity control, and energy recovery, the energy recovery rooftop unit offers building owners an all-in-one IAQ solution, says the company.

Using Carrier’s ASHRAE 90.1, Energy Star-compliant 48/50HJ rooftop design, Cobra can provide 3 to 12.5 tons cooling capacity, with the additional capability of conditioning 600, 1,000, 2,000, or 3,000 cfm of outdoor air.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.carrier.com.

Publication date: 01/13/2003

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

Recent Articles by Greg Mazurkiewicz

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Greenheck Mixed Flow Fan, Model EQB

Shane Dock, Application Engineer at Greenheck, will introduce you to Greenheck’s new EQB mixed flow fan. We’ll discuss what the features of the EQB’s innovative design, what kinds of applications can utilize the EQB, and why the EQB is an attractive inline choice for your customers’ projects.  Dock is currently focused on applications regarding inline fans, gravity ventilators, and electrical products. Posted March 4th.



More Podcasts


NEWS 03-02-15 cover

2015 March 2

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

HVAC Trends

The NEWS regularly reports on HVAC industry trends in our weekly issues. What trends do you see?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con