WESTPORT, Conn. — The winners of the inaugural AHR Expo Innovation Awards, representing a cross section of HVACR products from leading manufacturers around the world, were recently announced by the program sponsors.

Designed to encourage product innovation, the competition is jointly sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), and International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo. The winners were selected from among the products submitted by AHR Expo exhibitors in seven categories.

The Winners

Heating:York International UPG — Stealth Hot Heat Pump.

Cooling: Baltimore Aircoil Company — HXV-Hybrid FXV.

Refrigeration: Copeland Corporation — Digital Scroll.

Ventilation: Control Resources, Inc. — SmartFan Nimbus AC Fan Speed Control.

Indoor Air Quality: PureChoice, Inc. — PureTrac Air Monitoring System.

Energy: TURBOCOR Inc. — TT 300 Centrifugal Refrigerant Compressor.

Instruments, Tools, and Software: Honeywell Intl., Burner & Boiler Controls — HVAC Service Assistant.

Honorable Mention

Heating:Armstrong International — Flo-Direct Direct Fired Water Heater; Central Fireplace — CF-42 Direct Positive Vent Gas Stove or Fireplace Insert; Detroit Radiant Products — HLV Series Two-Stage Low Intensity Radiant Vacuum System; Gasmaster Industries, Inc. — High Efficiency Condensing Steam Boiler; Parker Boiler — Parker T-760LAR; Superior Radiant Products — Premier vs Demand System; Thermo Technologies — Thermomax Solar Collector.

Cooling: Data-Aire, Inc. — Intelli-DART; Environmental Technologies, Inc. — Flexible Stainless Steel Braided Hose Kits; E-Pak Technology, Inc. — E-Pak Evaporative Condensing Unit; Modular Framing Systems, Inc. — Thermal Break Framing Systems; Super Radiator Coils — Xfin.

Refrigeration: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC — Beacon II.

Ventilation: Arzel Zoning Technology, Inc. — The Arzel Zoning System; EBTRON, Inc. — GTN-116 Transmitter; Firmac, Ltd. — The Firmac “CGF” Rectangular Ductwork System; Sachins Impex — One Piece Diffuser.

Indoor Air Quality: Bonded Logic, Inc. — Ultratouch Natural Fiber Duct Liner; Isolate, Inc. — ISO-HEPA/UVC-500R; National Environmental Products LTD, Inc. — SKR Domestic Humidifier; Rotronic Instrument Corp. — Roline L.

Energy: Annexair, Inc. — Energy Recovery Unit; Automated Logic Corp. — WebCTRL Building Automation System; Delta Controls, Inc. — Application Controllers –DAC Models; Desert Aire Corp. — Q-Pump; Effikal International, Inc. — Milli-Damper™ MVG Series Minivolt Flue Damper; Kele Companies — Frontier Wireless I/O System; Lithonia Lighting — Synergy Lighting Control System; Novar Controls Corp. — IQ-SBS.

Instruments, Tools, and Software: Advance Cutting Systems — Remote Data Entry; Design Master Software II — Design Master HVAC; Emerson Climate Technologies — Diagnostics Module (CHI); HVAC Solution, Inc. — HVAC Solution; Lindab, Inc. — CADvent.

Publication date: 01/13/2002