Armstrong Unveils Its Generation 3 Design Envelope Pumps Featuring Expanded Energy Savings Solutions

Toronto — Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the introduction of its Generation Three Design Envelope pumps featuring 33 advanced energy-savings models ranging in sizes from one to 75HP. All of these pumps are available for two- to 10-day express shipment.

Expanding on its innovative Design Envelope (DE) technology that has saved building owners worldwide millions of dollars, the new pumps are designed to further increase building owners’ energy savings while providing more sustainable solutions.

“The Design Envelope technology integrates the latest selection, control and hydronic tools into heat-transfer solutions that naturally accommodate changes in building design and demand to ensure that system performance is at an optimum at any given time,” said Lex van der Weerd, CEO of Armstrong Fluid Technology. ”It is a more intelligent method of ensuring better HVAC equipment efficiency and achieving the lowest lifecycle cost.”

The new Generation 3 DE pumps also feature:

• TEFC Motors as standard to 25HP.

• 230/460/575V options.

• Fixed configuration codes for ease of product identification and order entry.

• “Flat Map” selection.

• Exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 energy standard for buildings.

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MODEL 1X Enables Property Managers to Avoid Replacement Tank Build-Out Costs and Tenant Complaints About Hot Water Volume

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Heatworks has launched the MODEL 1X, the perfect solution for property managers looking to solve the space problem created by new Department of Energy regulations for water heaters. The MODEL 1X complements any tank-type water heating system in the world.

The MODEL 1X and the tank heater cooperate to share the same electrical circuit with no added load.  When the MODEL 1X senses demand for hot water, it shuts off the heating elements in the tank. The warm water from the tank then flows through the MODEL 1X where it is instantly heated to the perfect temperature with high efficiency Heatworks technology. The result is at least 50 percent more hot water with no additional wiring.

Heatworks uses a patented technology that converts electrical energy into heat using graphite electrodes and the natural impurities found in water. With no heating elements, the MODEL 1X is able to boost water temperature without the rusting and scaling issues that lead to failure.



Johnson Controls Premium Efficiency Vertical Stacked Water Source Heat Pumps Deliver Energy-Efficient Performance and Flexible Design

MILWAUKEE — The new Premium Efficiency vertical stacked water source heat pumps (VSHPs) from Johnson Controls offer industry-leading efficiency — as high as 16.6 EER and up to 18.5 EER in ground loop (geothermal) applications – and a flexible design that allows for simple zoning, tenant metering and building expandability.

Utilizing the latest compressor and heat exchanger technologies, the new Premium Efficiency VSHP supports low operating costs with the highest efficiency of similar products in the industry. The unit features the comfort and flexibility of a four-pipe fan coil system in a cost-effective, two-pipe design and is ideally suited for any multistory building with a consistent floor plan. The pre-engineered piping system also reduces installation time and costs, and provides for future building expansion.

Designed to minimize sound and provide year-round comfort, the space-saving Premium Efficiency VSHP includes a compact cabinet constructed of heavy gauge, corrosion-resistant, coated steel that is designed for ease of installation and servicing. The heat pump interfaces with standard thermostats and includes microprocessor-based controls. The model also features:

•     Outside air opening with collar and motorized damper.

•     Up to three supply air openings.

•     Sound-attenuating discharge baffles and an optional isolated chassis.

•     ECM motors.

•     MERV 8 filters.

With the launch of the Premium Efficiency VSHP, Johnson Controls offers multiple efficiency tiers of product to meet upfront or lifetime operational cost concerns. All units are AHRI/ISO 13256-1 and ETL certified for the U.S. and Canada and exceed ASHRAE 90.1 requirements at all rating conditions.

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York Dedicated Outdoor Air System from Johnson Controls Meets Fresh Air Requirements

MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls rounds out its line of HVAC products with a new Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS). The York DOAS meets ASHRAE 62.1 fresh air requirements, delivering up to 100 percent clean, dehumidified outside air in all weather and climate conditions. The system also meets customer comfort requirements with precise control through modulating heating and cooling capacities.

The York DOAS is fully configurable, with more factory-installed options than any other unit, making it easy to install and use. Its robust construction, including foam panel double-wall construction, R13 insulation value, renewable/organic insulation material, safe bottom lifting, pre-painted G90 galvanized steel and hinged and lockable doors, allows for reliable performance and longevity.

A direct drive plenum fan is at the heart of the York DOAS, and an energy recovery module pre-conditions fresh air by using energy from the exhaust air. The system also features:

•     Stainless steel heat exchangers.

•     MERV 8 and MERV 13 filters.

•     Independent modulating reheat circuit.

•     Variable frequency drive supply fan control.

•     ECM condenser fans.

Additionally, the DOAS advanced control system is intuitive, user friendly and designed to be integrated with building automation systems.

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