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Flir Systems: Thermal Imaging Cameras

May 23, 2011
The T620 and T640 professional-grade thermal imaging cameras offer a 307,200 pixel (640 x 480) infrared resolution coupled with 2 percent accuracy, <0.04° to <0.05°C thermal sensitivity, a 2,000° temperature range, and available 8x digital zoom. The cameras feature a 4.3-inch touchscreen.
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Controlled Release Technologies Inc.: HVAC System Cleaning Products

May 16, 2011
Fast Attack is an EPA-registered, concentrated iodine sanitizer. It quickly and conveniently cleans and sanitizes the interior surfaces of HVAC systems, removing odor-causing algae, fungus, bacteria, and mold. Instant Powder Kegs is a concentrated cleaning powder that removes efficiency-hindering buildup from coils.
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Glocon Inc.: Industrial Ceiling Fan

May 9, 2011
The Swifter® Solar Series is a solar-powered hybrid HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) industrial ceiling fan. Available from 12 to 24 feet in diameter, it can be used to efficiently cool very large spaces, such as industrial warehouses, big box stores, manufacturing and assembly plants, and other buildings.
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Cerus Industrial Inc.: Energy Management Unit

May 2, 2011
The Energy Management Starter (EMS™) incorporates BACnet communications for ease of integration with control systems and utility grade metering for energy management. The EMS, designed to work with HVAC fans, pumps, and other equipment, features an externally accessible keypad and LCD for ease of use.
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Friedrich Air Conditioning Co.: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners

April 25, 2011
A completely redesigned and re-engineered packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) offers features that deliver reliable operation and superior comfort, said the company. The two-motor design allows the indoor motor to run at slower speeds, reducing sound levels indoors.
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Emerson Climate Technologies: Compressor Electronics

April 18, 2011
The Copeland Discus® with CoreSense Protection uses the semi-hermetic compressor as a sensor to monitor operating conditions within the compressor. It also interprets systems and electrical information within the compressor, shutting it down before damage occurs.
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Ductsox: Fabric Duct Tensioning Device

April 11, 2011
SkeleCore™ is an in-duct cylindrical tensioning device (CTD) that eliminates sagging and wrinkling. It maintains an inflated appearance, even during idle air handler periods, and it eliminates the “popping” sound associated with equipment start-up. End caps also have a taut, flatter appearance.
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Titus: Energy Harvesting Diffuser

April 4, 2011
The EOS solar-powered energy-harvesting diffuser is designed to improve comfort and save energy while providing a solution to challenging building perimeter applications. It utilizes a specially designed logic system that monitors air temperature and adjusts the air discharge position using harvested power.
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Carlisle HVAC: Duct Inspection Robotic System

March 28, 2011
The Inspection, Sealing, and Advanced Cleaning (ISAAC) HVAC Robotic System can help improve IAQ and decrease heating and cooling costs without significant interruption to building occupants. The system is capable of hard-to-reach remediation that would otherwise result in much more costly renovations.
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Air King: Exhaust Fans, Range Hoods

March 21, 2011
The manufacturer’s Energy Star®-qualified ventilation products include exhaust fans and range hoods. The exhaust fans include the ECO-Exhaust Fan Series, Deluxe Quiet Series, the Quiet Series, the High-Performance Exhaust Series, and Fire-Rated Exhaust Series.
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