New Products Set To Take Center Stage
Side-By-Side Electronic Bypass/Drive ABB has improved its electronic bypass for the ACH 400 drive, the company says. Built-in enhancements to the side-by-side electronic bypass/drive include run-permissive circuitry. According to the manufacturer, with a start command of any kind, the bypass/drive will signal the damper to open and wait until it receives status confirmation before allowing motor operation. Two modes of fireman’s override circuits make it possible to shift the motor to bypass operation for smoke purge, and/or override both keypad and building automation commands to ensure local drive/motor operation.
Contact Jeff Miller, ABB Inc., Automation Technology Products Division, Drives & Power Electronics, 16250 W. Glendale Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151-2840; 262-780-3865; 262-785-8501 (fax); email@example.com; www.abb.com/motors&drives.
Booth 4910, 5000
Hermetic Moisture Indicator (HMI) The HMI features a 3%-rh sensing element that is more sensitive than products that use a 10%-rh sensing paper, the company says. The HMI is fully hermetic and contains no O-rings. In addition, the HMI has a 680-psig maximum working pressure for use with high-pressure refrigerants such as R-410A, the company says.
Contact Alco Sales and Marketing, 11911 Adie Rd., St. Louis, MO 63043; 314-569-4500; 314-567-2137 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.alcocontrols.com.
Alfa Laval Inc.
Plate Heat Exchangers The company will introduce the TS20M steam heater series plate heat exchanger, designed for use with industrial steam. The new series extends design temperatures to 356 degrees F and increases design pressures, the company says. The TS20M extends liquid flow rates up to 3,900 gpm, depending on the media, permitted pressure drop, and temperature program. The new super-compact plate heat exchanger for HVAC cooling duties, the MX20, also will be displayed. Its compact size and low height makes it suitable as a replacement heat exchanger as a pressure breaker, condenser cooler, or thermal storage unit in existing buildings, the company says.
Contact Susan Perdue-Hammock, Alfa Laval Inc., 5400 International Trade Drive, Richmond, VA 23231; 804-236-1347; email@example.com; www.alfalaval.com.
Baldor Electric Co.
Commercial Motors The company will feature commercial motors for applications with low to medium starting torques. The motors are designed for applications requiring NEMA 48- and 56-frame motors rated between 1/4 and 1 hp in both single and three phases. Ratings include split-phase fan and blower motors and single-phase yoke/pedestal fan motors. These are available for immediate delivery from stock, states the company.
Super-E Premium-Efficiency MotorsBaldor will also feature Super-E® premium-efficiency motors. Some Super-E motors exceed 96% efficiency, the company says. Super-E motors meet or exceed rebate levels established by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), followed by most electric utilities.
Contact Randy Colip, Baldor Electric Co., 5711 R.S. Boreham Jr. St., Fort Smith, AR 72901; 479-646-4700; 479-648-5792 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.baldor.com.
Bradford White Corp.
EF Series Ultra-High-Efficiency Water Heaters The company recently introduced the first unit of its EF Series™ ultra-high-efficiency water heaters. The company claims this water heater offers a higher efficiency rating, greater venting flexibility, and quieter operation than other commercial gas water heaters in its class. Its 98.5% thermal efficiency reduces utility expenses, saves customers money, and qualifies it for tax rebates in many states, according to the company. This new heater also offers installing contractors the ability to vent the equivalent of 100 feet using 3-inch PVC, ABS, or CPVC piping, or 150 feet using 4-inch PVC, ABS, or CPVC piping. This first unit of EF Series is available in 100 gal/199,999 Btu.
Contact Bradford White Corp., 725 Talamore Drive, Ambler, PA 19002; 215-641-9400; 215-641-1612 (fax); www.bradfordwhite.com.
Flexible Water Tube Boilers One boiler from the new DR Series hot water and steam boilers will be shown. Available from 250,000 to 850,000 Btuh, these forced-draft gas-, oil-, or dual-fuel-fired boilers cover the smaller range of sizes Bryan offers for commercial-industrial-institutional applications. Also on display will be a cutaway of the new AB300-W water boiler, which extends the AB Series from 900,000 to 3,000,000 Btuh. In addition, a cutaway AB Series steam boiler equipped with the latest in low-NOx burner technology will be shown. Other related products include the new vertical blowdown tank, new automatic surface and bottom blowdown systems, a tray-type deaerator, and other complementary product lines.
Contact Bryan Steam LLC, 783 N. Chili Ave., Peru, IN 46970; 765-473-6651; 765-473-3074 (fax); email@example.com; www.bryanboilers.com.
Buffalo Air Handling
Big Buffalo And Model K Air-Handling Systems Big Buffalo and Model K air-handling systems, which address custom market requirements, will be on display. The company offers numerous AMCA-, ARI-, and UL-rated components. Standard construction features include IAQ drain pans, full height and width diffusers, minimum 16-ga galvanized walls, and welded floors. Options include aluminum or stainless steel construction, coil racks, shipping splits, testing, stacked units, and KD construction.
Contact Buffalo Air Handling Co., 467 Zane Snead Drive, Amherst, VA 24521; 434-946-7455; 434-946-7941 (fax); www.buffaloair.com.
Nitrogen-Charged ACR Tube The nitrogen-charged ACR tube will be displayed. The nitrogen charge ensures the cleanliness of the tube until installation, the company says.
Contact Edward Kerins Jr., Cambridge-Lee Industries, 86 Tube Drive, Reading, PA 19605; 800-926-5588; 800-255-7317 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.camlee.com.
Semi-Hermetic, Scroll, And Screw Compressors The company will feature its compressor lines. The semi-hermetic offering is comprised of the 06D/06E single-stage, 06CC compound-cooling, and 5 F/H open drive. The scroll offering consists of the Millennium and Millennium NxGen units for residential and small commercial applications. The screw offering features the Endurance compressor. The NxGen Millennium features R-410A capability, smaller sizes, high reliability, and quieter operation, states the company. The Endurance is backed by a three-year warranty and uses 66% less oil than competitive products, the company says.
Contact Meg Chapman, Carlyle Compressor, P.O. Box 4808, Carrier Parkway, TR-4, Syracuse, NY 13221; 315-432-3772; 315-432-9302 (fax); email@example.com; www.carlylecompressor.com.
Ultra*Duct Gold CertainTeed will feature its Ultra*Duct Gold rigid board designed for HVAC ductwork, with a new airstream facing that reduces the amount of nuisance dust generated during fabrication compared to other standard duct boards, the company says. The product’s mat airstream facing was designed to add strength to the board while helping improve handling. In addition, the board can handle systems operating at twice the velocity as the previous generation of CertainTeed standard duct board, the company says. Other benefits include a lighter weight, which translates to easier handling and installation for the fabricator and installer. The new airstream surface contributes to improvements in the cutting process when both manual and automatic equipment is used, says the company.
Contact CertainTeed Corp., Insulation Group, P.O. Box 860, Valley Forge, PA 19482; 800-233-8990; www.certainteed.com.
Booth 2310, 2410
KVS Stepper Motor Evaporator Pressure Regulating Valve The screw spindle of this new electrically operated suction modulating control valve is directly driven by a stepper motor. Because the valve needs no gearing, the internal slide can be precisely positioned at any step; a spring-loaded slide delivers high resolution even at low capacity, the company says. The reversible slide was designed to minimize risk of interlock due to thermal expansion of internal parts. Valve opening is opposed by spring pressure, so hysteresis is virtually eliminated, states the company.
Type BD Solar-Powered CompressorsUsing solar energy directly, without need for batteries, the BD solar compressor requires only limited electronics, the company says. Applications for these fractional-horsepower compressors include storing and transporting drugs and preserving food where no power grid is available.
Additions To SC Small Compressor LineThe Type SC 60-Hz compressor for 115 and 230 V is being broadened with 16 additional models. Made for commercial applications such as vending machines, ice machines, food and beverage merchandisers, and scientific equipment, SC compressors operate with R-134a and R-404A/-507. The compressors are compact, quiet, and offer enhanced efficiency, the company says. SC compressors have U.S., Canadian, and European approvals.
Contact Lisa Tryson, Danfoss, 7941 Corporate Drive, Baltimore, MD 21236; 410-931-8250; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.danfoss.com.
Wagner Motors The company will introduce its replacement fractional-horsepower electric motors for the HVACR industry. The product offering includes fractional-horsepower motors for use as replacements in outdoor condensing units and indoor air-handling units. Wagner’s product offering is targeted to single-phase residential applications. Replacement electric motors are available for 208-230- and 575-V condensing units in ratings from 1/6 to 1/2 hp. Direct-drive furnace blower motors in 115 and 208-230 V from 1/4 to 1 hp are also available.
Contact Brian Creager, DiversiTech Corp., 2530 Lantrac Court, Decatur, GA 30035; 770-593-0900; 240-352-8803 (fax); email@example.com.
Desuperheater/Water Heater The desuperheater/water heater delivers cost-effective energy savings, heating potable water up to 140 degrees F, the company says. The unit is designed for ACR systems ranging from 5 to 200 hp that use reciprocating, scroll, or screw compressors. Installation of a desuperheater into an existing cooling system adds 15% more condenser capacity, resulting in a 5% to 10% reduction of system operating costs, enhanced compressor performance, and prolonged compressor life, the company says. The A/C Series full discharge flow design does not require a heat reclaim valve to increase overall system performance because all refrigerant gas has already been desuperheated, allowing faster recovery times, the company says. The unit also reduces operating costs from smaller refrigerant pressure drop by offering 2 to 5 psi vs. up to 15 psi, the company states.
Contact John Lebo, Doucette Industries Inc., 701 Grantley Rd., York, PA 17403; 717-845-8746; 717-845-2864 (fax); www.doucetteindustries.com.
Vehicle Exhaust Extraction Systems, Hose Reels, Portable Filter Units The manufacturing capabilities of DSP-Monoxivent include a line of vehicle exhaust extraction systems, hose reels, overhead and underground exhaust systems, source-capture flex arms, portable filter units, wall-mount filter systems, cartridge collectors with air pulse cleaning, cyclone dust collectors, free-hanging filter units, and custom design-build services for special requirements, the company says.
Contact DSP-Monoxivent, 1310 Mill St., Rock Island, IL 61201; 309-794-1000; 309-794-1020 (fax); www.dsp-monoxivent.com.
ProTeus III, Version 9.0 The company will demonstrate its latest release of ProTeus III Version 9.0, which supports interfaces to the Tridium® Vykon controllers, Invensys® IA Series controllers, Invensys InVue workstation, Staefa® Talon controllers, Honeywell® UNC, and the Carrier® CCN system. These interfaces allow automatic activation of workorders based on real-time control parameters. Eagle’s ProTeus III software, available in multiple languages, manages multiple currencies to support globally configured network solutions, the company says. Optional modules include support for inventory bar codes, mobile Palm Pilot™ interface, remote workorder request via local network or Internet, and an interface to ERP systems.
Contact Jenny Bublitz, Eagle Technology, 10500 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, WI 53092; 262-241-3845; 262-241-5248 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.eaglecmms.com.
Environmental Dynamics Group
RS-3 Air Cleaning System The company’s new RS-3 air-cleaning system combines its patented high-efficiency dynamic air cleaners with the patented Sterile Sweep UVC unit. This easy-to-install purification chamber is an integrated IAQ system that effectively addresses all three elements of indoor air pollution — particle, biological, and gas phase — to provide superior air quality, the company says. The dynamic panels capture airborne particles (including those in the submicron range) and biologicals, such as molds and bacteria, states the company. The Sterile Sweep then scans the media with a focused beam of high-output UVC. This configuration is designed to ensure the necessary proximity and contact time for UVC to be effective.
Contact Duke Wiser, Environmental Dynamics Group, 43 Princeton Heightstown Rd., Princeton Junction, NJ 08542; 800-578-7873; 609-275-9789 (fax); email@example.com; www.dynamicaircleaners.com.
Enviro-Stac Vertical High-Rise Fancoils Enviro-Stac fancoil units feature stainless steel flexible hose kits to simplify installation and servicing, the company states. Available in 88- and 79-inch cabinet models with powder-coated panels and grilles, this fancoil offers many options. The Enviro-Pac fire-rated back-to-back units complete the line. A variety of unit arrangements, risers, piping, and control packages are available.
Model MQL Indoor Air HandlerFlexibility is key with Model MQL’s modular construction, allowing draw-through configurations in horizontal, vertical, and footprint-saving stacked arrangements, the company says. It is designed for schools, hospitals, and commercial buildings where IAQ is a top priority. Features include double-sloped galvanized drain pans, single- or double-wall construction, an outside air measuring station, HEPA filters, removable access panels, and single-point power connection.
Model HP High-Performance FancoilThe Model HP horizontal fancoil unit delivers up to 2,200 cfm with 16-inch-high cabinets, the company says. A variety of control, piping package, mixing box, and filter options are available. Stainless steel sloped drain pan and foil-faced insulation are designed to ensure IAQ.
Series 7000 Analog Electronic ControlsSeries 7000 analog controls provide the same accuracy and dependability as direct digital controls at about 50% of the installed cost, the company claims. The system’s modular design allows field configuration of control applications. Series 7000 is also available in retrofit kits for upgrading existing control systems.
Contact Environmental Technologies Inc. (Enviro-Tec), 6750 Bryan Dairy Rd., Largo, FL 33777; 727-541-3531; 727-545-1028 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.enviro-tec.com.
Gas Ignition Controls Custom-engineered and -manufactured gas ignition controls that can integrate previously discrete functions, provide a central wiring point with higher reliability and fewer components, and control multiple devices will be showcased. Fenwal gas ignition controls are designed and built to meet specific custom requirements by integrating previously discrete functions, such as gas control and temperature sensing, with field-adjustable fan-off-delay into one unit. Featuring a central wiring point with fewer components, they are capable of continuously monitoring functions such as temperature and airflow and controlling multiple devices, the company says. Custom gas ignition controls are available with over 1,000 variations of spark electrodes and flame-sense rods.
Contact Teresa Carroll, Fenwal Controls, 400 Main St., Ashland, MA 01721; 508-881-2000; 508-231-2034 (fax); www.fenwalcontrols.com.
Brazed-Plate Heat Exchangers One-fifth the size of traditional technology, FlatPlate’s patented brazed-plate heat exchangers save contractors time and money over shell-and-tube units or coaxial designs, according to the company. Their compact size, design flexibility, and lightweight qualities make installation simple and easy, the company says. FlatPlate heat exchangers offer a range of refrigeration, hydronic, chiller, and evaporator applications, as well as special-purpose markets. The line has been tailored for high-performance operation of fluid chillers, condensers, subcoolers, economizers, compressor oil coolers, and specialty requirements.
Contact Steve Wand, FlatPlate Inc., Cytec Building, 2161 Pennsylvania Ave., York, PA 17404; 717-767-9060; 717-767-9160 (fax); www.flatplate.com.
Fujitsu General America Inc.
Halcyon-IAQ Mini-Split Fujitsu General America will display the next generation of mini-split Halcyon-IAQ at the show. The company will add the Halcyon name to its HVAC product line in the first quarter of 2003. Features include 12-SEER efficiency achieved through a dual fan outdoor condenser; new chassis design with hidden top-return air grille; top-return air, which provides high-volume airflow with low noise; a knockout feature that allows fresh air intake from outside through the mounting wall; an electronic plasma filtration unit combined with conventional filters for maximum air quality; commercial line set capacity of 131.23 feet (40 meters); and large, color-coded displays for viewing operation status.
Contact Mark O’Donnell, Fujitsu General America Inc., 353 Route 46W, Fairfield, NJ 07004; 973-575-0380, ext. 494; 973-575-7509 (fax); email@example.com; www.fujitsugeneral.com.
Blockade Brazing Alloy The company is announcing the availability of Blockade™ brazing alloy in paste form. Designated Fusion #1311, the brazing paste contains J.W. Harris’ Blockade filler metal, consisting of atomized copper, phosphorous, tin, and silicon. Copper/copper, copper/brass, and brass/brass parts can be joined with this alloy. According to the manufacturer, #1311 brazing paste produces the following characteristics: visible silver-gray fillets to allow easy confirmation of sealed joints; reduction in brazing temperature over BCuP braze filler metals; and improved joint ductility over traditional BCuP-2 filler metals.
Contact Tony Straniero, Fusion Inc., 4658 E. 355th St., Willoughby, OH 44094; 440-602-5510; 440-942-9083 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.fusion-inc.com.
Heat Controller Inc.
Portable Room Air Conditioners The company will introduce central A/C condensing units in 1.5- to 5-ton sizes, central heat pumps with electronic controls, and an air handler line. Also new is a line of Comfort-Aire portable room air conditioners that feature electronic controls, a full-feature remote, and clean-lined styling. Unique to the portable A/C line are 8,000-, 10,000-, and 18,000-Btu models, along with a 115-V unit at 17,500 Btu. The condensing units come in 10- and 12-SEER models, featuring a full metal protective jacket with rounded corners, wrap-around coil, and heavy-duty scroll compressor (most models).
Contact LeeAnne Perkins, Heat Controller Inc., 1900 Wellworth Ave., Jackson, MI 49203; 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); email@example.com; www.heatcontroller.com.
Modular Auxiliary Removable Coil On display will be M.A.R.C. (modular auxiliary removable coil), which is designed for use with auxiliary/supplemental heating or cooling applications, or to add heating or cooling to makeup air units. The unit can replace the existing coil section, the company says. The coil is housed in a galvanized or stainless steel casing and is single-wall insulated. It comes with a stainless steel drain pan and optional external filter rack. The coil is removable through an access door.
Contact Deborah Kersnick, Heatcraft, P.O. Box 1457, Grenada, MS 38902; 800-225-4328; 662-229-4212 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.heatcraftcp.com.
Heatcraft Refrigeration Products
Low-Profile Evaporator, Beacon II The company will feature several products, including a redesigned, low-profile evaporator; the newest version of the Beacon refrigeration system, Beacon II; a packaged refrigeration system, the PRO3; and the new addition to the horizontal condensing unit product line. Beacon II features an advanced user interface, easy-to-read digital display, and remote access through a modem, the company states. Its Smart Defrost system is designed to minimize unnecessary defrost cycles to provide energy savings.
Contact Stacey Felzer, Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, 2175 W. Park Place Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30087; 770-465-5600; 770-465-5990 (fax); www.heatcraftrpd.com.
Vortex Refrigerant Recovery Machine The Vortex refrigerant recovery machine uses a newly designed system that incorporates the latest compressor and condensing technologies for rapid collection of all refrigerants, the company says. A one-valve compressor design increases the liquid tolerance of the recovery machine while extending the life of the compressor, states the manufacturer. Rugged and easy to carry in an attractive molded case, Vortex’s self-purging capability eliminates the need to change hoses at the end of the recovery process, the company says. It’s designed so that pressure gauges can be changed without taking the case apart.
Contact Becky Firman, Inficon, Two Technology Place, E. Syracuse, NY 13057-9714; 315-434-1100; 315-437-3803 (fax); email@example.com; www.inficon.com.
Copper Fin II Water Heaters And Boilers The next generation of the Copper-Fin II® commercial gas water heater/boiler is the result of 10 years’ experience, delivering reliability and serviceability with Lochinvar-exclusive features, the company says. With independent dual-ignition systems, and multiple gas valves, fans, and burners, the Copper-Fin II is two units in one, designed to reduce the likelihood of a total system shutdown, according to the company. It features a gasketless heat exchanger and dual-ignition systems for superior reliability, the company says. The new digital multistage controller and diagnostic flash codes are accessible without opening the control panel.
Contact Lochinvar Corp., 300 Maddox Simpson Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37090; 615-889-8900; 615-547-1000 (fax); www.lochinvar.com.
Madison Manufacturing Co./Peerless Electric
Cast Aluminum Direct-Drive Pressure Blowers Madison Manufacturing/Peerless Electric will introduce its cast aluminum direct-drive pressure blowers, which are designed to supply high-pressure air where spark resistance is needed. The blowers are available in three sizes, with wheel diameters ranging from 8 to 14 inches.
Contact Mike Sprinkle, Madison Manufacturing Co., P.O. Box 187, Hot Springs, NC 28743; 800-613-4766; 828-622-7469 (fax); www.peerlessblowers.com.
Mars Air Products
Air Curtains And Makeup Air Equipment Mars Air Doors will display its air curtain products as used in conventional and specialty applications. The air curtains can effectively cover any door or window opening up to 22-feet high, the company says. Dynaforce will exhibit its line of products used for wind stopping, building temperature, and environmental separation control. Primary installations include buildings with large door openings, such as loading docks, shipping/receiving, and customer entrances. Also on display will be the Ares line of commercial and light industrial makeup air equipment. Among the offerings are an indirect-fired, electric, and hydronic line with capacities ranging to 1,200 MBH and 16,000 cfm.
Contact Mars Air Products, 14716 S. Broadway, Gardena, CA 90248; 310-532-1555; 310-324-3030 (fax); www.marsair.com.
SmartLite Residential Furnace Control Nordyne’s SmartLite™ residential furnace control provides extended life to igniters in residential furnaces using hot surface ignition (HSI) technology, states the company. SmartLite is programmed to learn the heat-up characteristics of the igniter, then adapt the ignition time so the igniter is energized on the first try, every time, the company says. According to the manufacturer, the heat-up characteristics and sequences of individual igniters ensure reliable ignition and avoid overheating, which can shorten HSI igniter life. Check out the SmartLite demonstration at the AHR Expo on Monday, Jan. 27, at 10:45 a.m. at the New Product Technology Theater, located in the North Hall.
Contact Dave Garvin, Nordyne Inc., P.O. Box 8809, O’Fallon, MO 63366-8809; 636-561-7481; 636-561-7395 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nordyne.com.
Paramount Concepts Ltd.
Paramount H System The Paramount H offers a high-quality system for quickly installing residential registers. Contractors will no longer have to incur the time and cost of assembling register brackets on-site, the company says. The system also eliminates the need for metal frames that require multiple part sizes and may be unable to adequately secure a register grille. The Paramount H is an integrated assembly with a sliding unit to accommodate standard residential register sizes, with a connection to the register boot and cover. Installation time for each register can be reduced, the company says.
Contact Michael Pratt, Paramount Concepts Ltd., 1067 Highpoint Drive, Springboro, OH 45066; 937-219-8552; 419-710-6768 (fax); email@example.com.
Parker Hannifin Corp.
Sahara Series Liquid Line Filter-Driers The Sahara Series liquid line filter-drier is designed to meet the needs of the air conditioning service market. It is formulated to have the specific moisture removal and contaminant filtration properties for 40 to 55 degrees F suction line temperature R-22 A/C systems. The series is also suitable for some refrigeration applications to 15 degrees, the company says. The company says the line is compatible with POEs, PAG, PVE, alkylbenzene, and mineral oils, and with all existing and new refrigerants and blends, including R-22, -134a, -401A/B, -402A/B, -404A, -502, and -507A. The Sahara comes with solid copper sweat fittings; SAE flare fittings and extended copper ends are available.
Contact Warren Fixmer, Parker Hannifin Corp., 2445 S. 25 Ave., Broadview, IL 60155; 800-742-2681; 800-241-2872 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.parker.com/coolparts.
PoolComPak Environmental Control System The PoolComPak environmental control system is designed to remove corrosive condensation from indoor pool environments, preventing bather discomfort and structural damage. The unit also saves significant energy and money by recycling heat recovered during the dehumidification process back to the pool enclosure air and water, the company states. TD 2000 controllers feature remote modem capabilities for observation and update from any location worldwide, using sensors and setpoint information to monitor relative humidity along with air and pool water temperatures to adjust operational modes accordingly.
Contact Patrick J. Reynolds, PoolPak, 3491 Industrial Drive, P.O. Box 3452, York, PA 17402; 717-757-2648; 717-757-5085 (fax).
PSG Controls Inc.
Medallion Programmable Heat Pump Controls The Medallion programmable heat pump controls will be featured. This residential temperature control is intended for use with heat pump systems. According to the manufacturer, the unique control with intelligent recovery prevents the auxiliary heat from being energized, provided that the outside temperature is within the efficiency range of the heat pump.
Contact Patti Cole, PSG Controls Inc., 1225 Tunnel Rd., P.O. Box 157, Perkasie, PA 18944; 215-257-3621; 215-257-4288 (fax); email@example.com; www.psgcontrols.com.
Venturi Exhauster On display will be an operational Venturi Exhauster with a remote motive air blower ducted to the venturi and exhaust stack. The company says the Venturi Exhauster has no moving parts (bearings/wheels/shafts) in the airstream and provides for an unobstructed flow path from the exhaust pick up point to the discharge. The company says these exhausters are suited for a variety of conditions where in-line fans will fail, such as in high temperatures (up to 2,000 degrees F), high humidity, venting product of combustion, corrosive atmospheres, subzero conditions, particulate in the airstream that will adhere to an in-line fan wheel, explosive conditions, laboratory exhaust, and commercial baking/microwave cooking ovens.
Contact Ken Erskine, Quickdraft, 1525 Perry Drive S.W., Canton, OH 44710, 330-477-4575; 330-477-3314 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.quickdraft.com.
Boilers Quietside multipurpose combination tankless water heaters, hydronic heating, and domestic water heaters will be featured. Energy Star® models are available. Its combination boiler (hydronic) and water heater design make it a solution for many new construction or repair/ remodel applications. The company’s Coaire portable air conditioning units will also be on display.
Samsung DVMThe Samsung DVM offers high-efficiency air conditioning in a modular design, the company states. Each condenser can support up to 16 zones and can be multiplexed to 256 controlled zones. An electronic expansion valve provides variable refrigerant flow; it is teamed with a digital scroll compressor. Each zone can select from four types of zone units. The equipment can be monitored from a computer.
Samsung Mini-Split SystemsAlso on display will be Samsung single- and multizone heating-cooling minisplit systems. Features include an evaporator coil surface that has been increased by 22%, providing stronger and quicker cooling, the company says. All units are manufactured with an antibacterial coating and have multistage air cleaning.
Contact Jack Ernest, Quietside Corp., 2865 Pellissier Place, Whittier, CA 90601; 562-463-0880; 562-463-5665 (fax); email@example.com; www.quietside.com.
Redi Controls Inc.
OAM Purger The OAM Purger removes oil, acid, and moisture from a chiller’s refrigerant charge, the company states. According to the manufacturer, the purger cleans the chiller’s charge to trace levels of oil, restoring the chiller to peak operating efficiency. It also reduces energy consumption, saving approximately $24,000 per year for an average chiller; the purger can pay for itself in three or four months, the company says.
Contact Mark Key, Redi Controls Inc., 755 E. Main St., Greenwood IN 46143; 317-865-4130; 317-865-4145 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.redicontrols.com.
Refrigerant Gases The company offers a variety of refrigerant gases, including all CFCs, coast to coast. A recovery/reclaim program ensures a steady supply of these still critically needed refrigerants, the company says. A new interactive Web site features the ability to view open invoices, past purchases, and account summaries; retrieve MSDS; and much more. Refron says it supplies only refrigerant gases and has them immediately available with free delivery to anywhere in the contiguous United States.
Contact Star Baccari, Refron Inc., 38-18 33rd St., Long Island City, NY 11101; 800-473-3766; 718-392-8006 (fax); email@example.com; www.refron.com.
CoRayVac Heating Systems And Ultravac Controls CoRayVac low-intensity continuous heating systems will be displayed. The custom-engineered CoRayVac, with its in-series burners, provides fuel savings, high efficiency, and enhanced user comfort, the company says. Also shown will be Ultravac controls, which are fully modulating controls applied to the in-series infrared heating system’s burners.
GordonRay NP Unitary HeaterWith its vacuum unitary design, the GordonRay NP negative-pressure unitary heater provides uniform tube temperature, resulting in even heat distribution, the company says.
Vantage HE Harsh Environment HeaterApproved for indoor and outdoor applications, the Vantage HE is designed specifically for harsh environments. The heater has corrosion-resistant components such as aluminized tubing and stainless steel reflectors. The factory-assembled Gordonglo high-intensity heater is designed to concentrate heat only where needed. It is suitable for spot heating applications, states the company.
Vantage TF Unitary HeaterWith its centralized burner location, the Vantage TF twin-fire heater provides the highest inputs from one heater, the company says.
Contact Kathy Zawodzinski, Roberts-Gordon, 1250 William St., P.O. Box 44, Buffalo, NY 14240; 716-852-4400, ext. 229; 716-852-0854 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail); www.rg-inc.com.
FSDR25 Fire/Smoke Damper The FSDR25 fire/smoke damper will be displayed. The damper has successfully passed all new UL requirements for fire and smoke dampers in accordance with UL555 and UL555S, the company states. The FSDR25 is a “true round” fire/smoke damper that can be installed in metal or wood stud walls and concrete floors. The FSDR25 comes equipped with retaining cinch plates that facilitate installation, says the company. The FSDR25 is designed for extremely low pressure drop and rated for 3,000 fpm and elevated temperatures of 250 or 350 degrees F.
Contact Melissa Wilkins, Ruskin, 3800 Dr. Greaves Rd., Kansas City, MO 64030; 816-761-7457, ext. 305; 816-761-0521 (fax).
IR-SNIF-MCD Refrigerant Loss Monitors SenTech’s IR-SNIF-MCD models are cost-effective, self-contained, active air-draw sampling systems designed to give reliable infrared-based performance, the company sates. The IR-SNIF-MCD multiple-channel architecture combines infrared detection of refrigerants in single-, four-, eight-, and 16-zone models, with remote sensing capabilities for other gases. With infrared technology, each zone is capable of monitoring and responding to any one of 22 refrigerants at concentration levels as low as 1 ppm.
Contact Jerry Spore, SenTech Corp., 5745 Progress Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46241; 888-248-1988; 317-248-2014 (fax); www.sentechcorp.com.
Setra Systems Inc.
Static Pressure Probe for Duct Mounting Setra Systems has added an integral static pressure probe for duct mounting to its Model 267 Series of low-differential-pressure transducers. Constructed of extruded aluminum, measuring 7.8 inches long and 1/4 inch in diameter, the probe is suitable for typical duct sizes. It is designed with a baffle at the tip to help minimize velocity pressure errors, the company says. Additionally, the probe is designed with a gasket to seal against the duct, preventing leakage and providing accurate measurements. It is available with Setra’s Model 267 or Model 267 with optional LCD display.
Contact Barbara Carroll, Setra Systems Inc., 159 Swanson Rd., Boxborough, MA 01719; 800-257-3872; 978-264-0292 (fax); email@example.com; www.setra.com.
Spectroline Titan Stinger The new Spectroline® Titan® Stinger® 2 is a cordless fluorescent leak detection flashlight and a regular flashlight. The filter pivots to the side of the lamp and changes from a UV/Blue™ inspection lamp to a handy flashlight. The portable Titan Stinger 2 has a powerful Xenon-filled bulb and a dichroic filter lens that make even faint leak sites glow brightly, the company says.
Spectroline Blue Max PlusThe Spectroline Blue Max Plus™ fluorescent leak detector clips onto a shirt pocket. The detector has an adjustable service mirror and a telescopic extender with a reach of 28 inches. The detector was designed for close-up inspections in all types of HVAC equipment. The service mirror can reflect leaks normally hidden from view, the company says.
Spectroline Maxima UV LampThe Spectroline Maxima™ 3500 UV lamp makes fluorescent leak detection dyes glow brighter to pinpoint all leaks in ACR systems faster and more accurately — even in broad daylight, the company says. The Maxima 3500 uses Micro Discharge Light (MDL) technology, which is said to produce 10 times more UV black light than conventional lamps. It can detect intermittent and elusive leaks in rooftop units, the company says.
Contact Gloria Blusk, Spectronics Corp., 956 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, NY 11590; 800-274-8888; 800-491-6868 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.spectroline.com.
A.W. Sperry Instruments Inc.
DSA-500A Digital Snap-Around The company reports that its DSA-500A Digital Snap-Around is UL listed to U.S. and Canadian standards and has the following ranges: 0-40/400 AAC, 0-400/600 VAC, 0-400/600 VDC, 0-400/4,000 Ohms, and continuity. Features for the DSA-500A include a lifetime limited warranty, continuity buzzer, and data hold. Safety design conforms to the following provisions of IEC61010: overvoltage Category III 300 V, Pollution Degree 2, overvoltage Category II 600 V, and Pollution Degree 2. Sleep feature extends battery life. The unit provides a dynamic range of 4,000 counts full scale, the company says.
Contact Stephen DiRaffaele, A.W. Sperry Instruments Inc., P.O. Box 9300, Smithtown, NY 11787; 800-645-5398; 631-434-3128 (fax); email@example.com; www.awsperry.com.
Sporlan Valve Co.
EBV Ball Valve Series Sporlan will introduce its new EBV ball valve series as part of its isolation valve product line. The valves are hermetic, bidirectional, can be used on liquid or vapor, and are suitable for commercial refrigeration systems, the company says. Tubing sizes from 3/8 to 3-1/8 inch will fit the 10 new models of ball valves.
Contact Patricia Bleckman, Sporlan Valve Co., 206 Lange Drive, Washington, MO 63090; 636-239-1111; 636-239-0414 (fax); www.sporlan.com.
Spot Coolers Inc.
Cart-Mounted A/C Unit On display will be the Model 12T 12-ton, cart-mounted A/C unit. Lightweight and compact, this unit can be wheeled into most office buildings and commercial structures to provide large-capacity cooling for computer or equipment room shutdowns, the company says. Both supply and condenser air can be ducted, allowing for placement flexibility. The equipment features 8-inch lockable casters, temperature control, and phase protection. Units can be manufactured in 208/230- or 460-V three-phase configurations or configured with any conceivable option. Rentals are available at all branch locations in the 208/230-V three-phase configuration.
Contact Garth Tagge, Spot Coolers Inc., 444 E. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33432; 800-367-8675; 888-750-5082 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.spot-coolers.com.
Staefa Control System
Staefa Talon Open-Protocol Control System On display will be the Talon open-protocol HVAC control system. Talon includes LonMark programmable and application-specific controllers, an Internet-access workstation, and the full line of Siemens HVAC control components. Talon integrates control data via LonTalk, BACnet, Modbus, and other protocols. Talon is designed to save building energy and maintenance costs through seamless building control system interoperability. Staefa dealers offer single-source simplicity for building controls to make managing facilities easy, the company says.
Contact Mark Rehwald, Staefa Control System, 1000 Deerfield Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089; 847-215-1000; 847-941-4721 (fax); email@example.com; www.staefa.com.
Booth 6200, 6310
LoadMatch Hydronic Systems At the show, Taco will focus on hydronic systems embodied in its LoadMatch™ alternative system. The LoadMatch is designed to replace the typical two-pipe system with a one-pipe system and, in doing so, eliminate the need for most balancing and control valves, replacing them with small, energy-efficient LoadMatch circulators. The LoadMatch system can save building owners money because of the reduced need for pipe and fittings and lower power consumption, the company says. For contractors, LoadMatch takes less time to install, is reliable, and requires less maintenance, states the company. Taco will also introduce its Hydronics System Solutions (HS2) software. With HS2, the company says, designers will be able to cut system design time in half, eliminate calculation errors, and make system changes in minutes.
Contact Rae Aldrich, Taco Inc., 1160 Cranston St., Cranston, RI 02920; 401-942-8000, ext. 274; 401-942-2360 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.taco-hvac.com.
Tadiran Appliances Ltd.
Air Conditioner With Filtration System Tadiran will showcase its air conditioner with what it calls a superior filtration system. This A/C system is designed to separate aerosol particles up to 0.3 micron with an efficiency of up to 99.995%. The A/C filter enables occupants to stay in protected areas securely and function freely without wearing any breathing devices or special protective clothing, the company states.
Contact Ravit Lifshitz-Zion, Tadiran Appliances Ltd., 1 Habarzel St., Tel Aviv, Israel 69710; 972-3-645- 3256; 972-3-645-3372 (fax); email@example.com; www.tadiran-appl.com.
Tecumseh Products Co.
Controller Module, Rotary Condensing Unit, Refrigeration System On display will be the Watts electric equipment controller module, designed to measure electrical usage, control setpoint temperatures, and provide a handheld PC interface. The controller has a configurable program with standard interface, tactical buttons, and multicharacter display. Also shown will be the horizontal rotary condensing unit, which has a low profile, is energy efficient, and has reduced sound levels, the company says. Tecumseh’s complete refrigeration system will also be showcased. According to the company, this system offers fast changeouts for serviceability.
Contact Melissa Rotarius, Tecumseh Products Co., 100 E. Patterson, Tecumseh, MI 49286; 517-423-8567; 517-423-8456 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tecumseh.com.
Dataloggers Testo will feature its 174/ 175/177 dataloggers and multiparameter dataloggers for temperature, humidity, voltage, and current. Testo’s new dataloggers provide efficient and economical logging of important climate and process data. According to the company, unique features include a memory stick for data transfer; fast, on-site printing capabilities of data in tabular or graph formats; and live displays.
Contact Bill Spohn, Testo Inc., 35 Ironia Rd., Flanders, NJ 07836; 800-227-0729; 923-252-1729 (fax); email@example.com; www.testo.com.
Pro Series Commercial Flexible Duct The Pro Series line features six products, three insulated and three uninsulated, designed to cover virtually all commercial flex duct applications. Insulated products include MK-C, M-KE, and G-KM; uninsulated offerings include the S-TL, S-LD, and S-LP-10. All Pro Series flex ducts feature heavier coated wire that won’t corrode or weaken, components that are self-extinguishing and won’t support flame, and tough vapor barrier construction, the company says. New insulation is designed for superior heat transfer properties, along with new IAQ advantages. Thermaflex insulation will not support mold or bacterial growth, the company claims.
Contact Thermaflex at 800-459-4822; or go to www.wereflexible.com.
Premiere 14-SEER Air Conditioning The Premiere 14-SEER air conditioning system features microchannel condenser coil technology and a UV-resistant ABS jacket.
Premiere Two-Stage Gas FurnaceThe Premiere two-stage, 90%-plus-AFUE gas furnace features a two-stage gas valve; a variable-speed, direct-drive ECM blower motor; and a silicone nitride igniter. The company offers a fully transferable lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger.
Contact Thermo Pride at P.O. Box 10517, Lancaster, PA 17605; 717-239-7647; 717-239-7646 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.thermopride.com.
Titeflex Corp., Gastite Division
Gas Tubing Cutters Gastite will introduce two new gas tubing cutters de-signed for faster, cleaner, trouble-free pipe cutting for tubing up to 2 inches, the company says. Designed specifically for use with Gastite corrugated stainless steel tubing, these two cutters are all an installer needs to handle the entire Gastite line, regardless of the type of job or the size of the tubing, the company claims. The smaller cutter (GTCutter-SM) is designed for tube diameters from 3/8 to 1 inch, which are commonly used in single-family residential projects. The larger model (GTCutter-LG) is suitable for industrial, commercial, and larger multifamily residential projects. It is capable of handling tubing from 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.
Contact Tania Pierre-Kopy, Titeflex Corp., P.O. Box 90054, Springfield, MA 01139-0054; 800-662-0208; 413-739-7325 (fax); email@example.com; www.gastite.com.
Model 4860 Air Conditioning, Heat Pump, Water Coils The Model 4860 air conditioning, heat pump, and hot and chilled water coils (4 to 5 tons) now have greater surface areas, allowing for greater cooling and heating capacities, the company says. They also feature UPC-67 plastic slotted outlet (1/2 to 8 inches) and UPC-101 slotted outlet for main plenum applications (1/2- to 8-inch finished opening). Unico holds patents on the slotted outlet option and says it is the only mini-duct system manufacturer to offer the option.
Contact Tom Taylor, Unico Inc., 7401 Alabama Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111; 314-481-9000; 314-457-9000 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.unicosystem.com.
Indoor Condensing Solutions United CoolAir units are available as air-cooled, water-cooled, or heat pump configurations with one to three independent circuits. Units are available in four cabinet sizes with capacities ranging from 1 to 15 tons, and can be modified to meet specific installation requirements. Options include flooded condenser, hot gas bypass, and accumulators. Belt-drive blowers can be adapted to satisfy specific ducting needs; applications can be made with up to 250 feet of equivalent refrigerant piping, the company says. Systems can include humidifiers, reheat, steam coils, and hot water coils, along with standard or microprocessor controls.
Contact Rod Beever, United CoolAir Corp., 491 E. Princess St., York, PA 17405; 877-905-1111; www.unitedcoolair.com.
Viconics Electronics Inc.
T8000 Series Thermostats Viconics will introduce T8000 Series multistage programmable and nonprogrammable electronic PI thermostats. Featuring an intuitive, menu-driven, back-lit LCD screen, this product can be programmed by its users, the company says. All important operating parameters can be set by the contractor via a special configuration button. Other features include EEPROM memory, auto changeover, remote indoor/ outdoor sensor capability, and remote digital input for temporary override function. A heat pump model and a unique model design with an economizer output are available, the company says.
Contact Danny Passalacqua, Viconics Electronics Inc., 9245 Langelier Blvd., St. Leonard, PQ, Canada H1P 3K9; 514-321-5660 ext. 222; 514-321-4150 (fax); email@example.com; www.viconics.com.
Right-Suite Commercial Software On display will be Right-Suite Commercial (RSC) automated commercial HVAC design software. RSC software automatically converts floor plans for buildings into complete system designs and produces diagrams, parts lists, and engineering calculation reports. RSC uses ASHRAE methods to compute loads, size and draw two-line ductwork and fittings, and perform automated parts takeoffs and reports. The new feature for 2002 is the capability to design two-line ductwork and fittings that calculate cfm.
Contact Dave Wright, Wrightsoft Corp., 394 Lowell St., Lexington, MA 02420; 800-225-8697; 781-861-2058 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wrightsoft.com.
— compiled by Joanna Turpin
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Publication date: 01/13/2003