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Armstrong Introduces Two New
High Efficiency Circulators With ECM Motor Technology.
Fluid Technology has unveiled two new COMPASS R high
efficiency models with ECM motor technology for up to 80%
Featuring an air-cooled ECM motor and advanced Design
Envelope variable speed technology, the new COMPASS R20-35
and R40-45 circulators can replace many competing models
with bolt-for-bolt connection capability. The new COMPASS R
models cover a wide performance range and are energy
efficient upgrades for two and three-piece and wet rotor
Other features of the new circulators
• Posi-Start technology for smooth starting and automatic
• Multiple control options including a patented ‘Auto’ mode
• Optimized hydraulics with dry rotor design
• Easy selection of appropriate flow and pressure to meet
• Easy-to-read control panel
• Electrical terminal box designed for quick installation
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Bacharach Enhances PCA® 400
Portable Combustion Analyzer and Releases Mobile App.
Bacharach, Inc., a leading provider of HVAC-R
gas instrumentation, combustion analysis and energy
management solutions announces key product upgrades to the
PCA® 400 combustion and emissions analyzer platform
including sensor protection, Low NOx measurement, near-field
communications (NFC) and the ability to connect/control the
analyzer with the newly released mobile app.
Bacharach’s PCA® 400 is a
hand-held combustion and emissions analyzer for on-demand
and/or semi-continuous sampling in commercial and light
industrial applications where furnaces, boilers, compressors
and generators are present. The updates announced in this
firmware release allow the user to take advantage of
multiple key features integrated in the original design.
The end users update the device firmware can
be updated by end users through a simple USB connection
using the free PCA® 400 Windows-based application software.
The PCA® 400 app is available for iOS devices in the App
Store and for Android devices in the Google Play store.
Fits 1¼” NPT Iron Pipework to Combat Iron Oxide, Restoring
Hydronic System Efficiency.
ADEY® Introduces a Magnetic Filtration Solution for
North America’s Most Common Pipe Size.
Iron oxide represents a serious problem for hydronic heating
systems. Buildup of this damaging sludge can reduce heat
transfer to the home by as much as 15 percent, and reduce
boiler efficiency by up to 6 percent in only three weeks.*
Vital to system maintenance, the MagnaClean Professional2XP
is part of a five-step Best Practice™ process pioneered by
ADEY. Each step in the system combats water quality issues
to maintain total hydronic heating system health, optimizing
system performance and efficiency.
MagnaClean Professional2XP not only extends the operational
life of the system, but also offers benefits that save money
and time for installers and homeowners.
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Marketair's easybend Pipe
Bender Eliminates Costly Lineset Kinks in Minisplit/VRF
easybend is the quickest, easiest and safest soft copper
pipe bender in HVAC.
Inc. introduces easybend by Castel Engineering, the
industry's quickest, easiest and most reliable soft copper
pipe bender that eliminates variable refrigerant flow (VRF)
and minisplit lineset installation kinks.
The easybend kit consists of four color-coded,
industrial-grade, solid polyethylene mandrel diameters. It
is 13-foot-long (4-m) and fits quickly, but snugly into soft
copper lineset tubing sizes of 1/4-inch (4-mm), 3/8-inch
(6-mm), 1/2-inch (9-mm) and 5/8-inch (12-mm) (O.D.). The
easybend prevents collapsing and kinking while making bends
of up to 180-degrees (dependent upon individual lineset
Because it supports the tube
internally, easybend is capable of unprecedented flexibility
in bending linesets, allowing for the industry's tightest
radiuses while simultaneously bending both lines without
Post installation, easybend is easily extracted, wiped clean
with a cloth and perpetually reusable for future projects.
For more information on the easybend or other
innovative Marketair products, please visit
TA² Series Compressor
Delivers High Efficiency in a Compact Envelope.
is pleased to announce the launch of the TA², a high
efficiency household refrigerator compressor with a cooling
capacity of 300 to 800 Btu/h that is optimized for use with
eco-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant R600a (Isobutene). The
TA2 series compressor delivers a 20% improvement in
efficiency in comparison to its predecessor, a key factor
for household refrigerator manufacturers. This is especially
important considering the new mandated and voluntary energy
requirements being imposed across the globe.
Another significant advancement with the TA2
series compressor is its compact size. The TA2 is 5% smaller
in overall height than the current market leader, allowing
refrigerator manufacturers to reduce the size of their
equipment compartment in order to provide more space for
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Grundfos Heat Exchangers
Offer Highest Heat-Transfer Rates for Commercial HVAC
offers a full range of gasketed and brazed heat exchangers
that are ideal for commercial HVAC applications looking to
maximize energy efficiency.
The versatile and energy
efficient gasketed heat exchangers feature a wavelike
corrugation for the highest heat transfer rates at the
lowest pressure drops. They also feature a glue-free gasket
for simple replacement, and a self-centering plate system
for a longer lifecycle.
A compact and economic option,
brazed heat exchangers are made of individually connected
corrugated stainless steel plates for simple assembly.
Highly resistant to extreme pressures and temperatures, they
are gasket-free and thus maintenance free.
Applications for the USA-made
heat exchangers include district cooling, cooling towers,
free cooling, ice storage, pressure interceptors and pool
For technical details,
see the product page.
Belimo Releases SelectPro -
New and Improved Sizing and Selection Tool.
SELECTPRO™ – SIZING AND SELECTION MADE SIMPLE. NEW &
Americas, the leading producer of electronic valves and air
damper actuators, announces enhancements to SelectPro, the
company’s unique and powerful sizing and selection software.
SelectPro is a quick and simple tool for accurately sizing
and selecting valves, actuators, and replacement solutions.
With the recent enhancements SelectPro now offers:
•Updated User Interface – Easy
& Intuitive Navigation
•Quick Quote Module – Create a schedule or quote in no time
•Additional Media – Now offering Images, Installation
Instructions and 3D drawings
•Media Download – Save a ZIP ﬁle of your entire schedule’s
•Manual Selection – Now offered in the Damper & Retrofit
“The goal is to provide a tool that the
customer could navigate with ease and be able to seamlessly
move from selection to schedule to ordering”, states
Danielle Breece, Product Specialist for Belimo’s Sales
Tools. “I believe the Quick Quote Module will be a great
asset to every user’s daily business.”
To download or learn more, visit the Belimo website at
You can also e-mail
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New Add-On Remote Control
Extends Efficiencies of Cambridge Engineering Space
CE-SmartTM latest innovation from leader in energy
announces the addition of a new remote control station that
enhances the already notable energy efficiencies achieved
from their SA-Series units. Dubbed CE-SmartTM, this control
includes proprietary features and benefits that allow for
the maximization of efficiency for any given space’s
CE-SmartTM includes controls for heating and
ventilation, and can be interlocked with external signals
(including carbon monoxide detectors) to maintain indoor air
quality. It includes a lockable NEMA 1 enclosure equipped
with a three-position selector switch (‘Summer Ventilation’,
‘Off’, and ‘Heating’); a combination seven day programmable
timer and setback thermostat; an override timer;
intermittent/continuous control; and indicating lights for
blower operation (green), burner operation (red) and reset
(amber). The sensors for the thermostat and the gas
modulation system are also provided and can be mounted on
the remote control station enclosure or remotely.
For more information,
cambridge-eng.com or call 800-899-1989.
White-Rodgers Introduces New
Direct Replacement Options.
Integrated Furnace Control Modules Available for Fall
new direct replacement controls for Carrier, Trane and York
single-stage furnaces. The controls are part of a growing
line of direct replacement options to complement an
extensive offering of universal replacement products that
White-Rodgers offers contractors.
To help contractors navigate
White-Rodgers’ replacement heating controls, valves and
ignitors, the company has added an OEM Model Search to the
WRMobile App. Contractors simply enter the OEM furnace
control model number, and the app gives suggested direct
replacement models as well as any universal options
available. WRMobile can be downloaded for free from
White-Rogers also offers a newly updated
Visor Card (form WR-0889-14) quick-reference guide providing
a complete list of White-Rodgers products and specifications
as well as a cross-reference selection guide. The Visor
Card, which can be stored in a toolbox or under a vehicle’s
sun visor, is available through White-Rodgers sales or
customer service representatives.
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Three Luxaire® Acclimate™
units designated ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2014.
Three Luxaire® Acclimate™
products from Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial
company, recently received ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2014
Two Acclimate AL8B split system air conditioners and one
Acclimate HL8B heat pump were recognized as the most
efficient products among those that qualify for ENERGY STAR
when they are combined with the Acclimate Residential
Equipment receiving the ENERGY STAR Most
Efficient 2014 designation must demonstrate performance
levels of 18.0 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), 12.5
Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) and 9.6 Heating Seasonal
Performance Factor (HSPF). Other required features include:
• Two-way communications with the system controller
• Fault code transmission to the indoor controller
• Automated configuration
The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2014 Luxaire
products also provide diagnostic and setup information in
plain text as well as access to outside temperature data.
All three products are included on the ENERGY STAR website.
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Temperature Sensors Use Fused Glass to Eliminate Leakage.
New TM-950 Series temperature
sensors, from Gems Sensors & Controls utilize an open
(exposed) thermistor design for faster response to while
solving the sensed fluid leakage problem common with other
open thermistor type sensors. Designed for oil and
refrigerants in HVAC and Chiller systems, TM-950 sensors can
also be used to monitor temperatures in any non-conductive
TM-950 Series provide a standard referenced
temperature sensing range of 32°F to 100°F (0°C to 38°C) and
an over exposure capability range of -40°F to +250°F (-40C
to +125°C). Any of a variety of thermistors may be utilized
based on the temperature sensing profile required. Standard
pressure rating is 450 psig (31 bar), with higher pressure
capability available upon request. Wetted materials include
zinc-plated steel, nickel-plated steel, Teflon®, ceramic,
tin, and soda lime glass. Standard termination is IP65,
18AWG, PTFE insulated flying leads.
More complete specifications, and dimensions for this sensor
and other Gems Temperature Sensors are available at:
Climate Technologies Expands Range of R-410A Capacities for
Next Generation Thermal Expansion Valve.
The NXT Series valves operate
over a wide range of conditions and applications.
Emerson Climate Technologies Flow Controls, a business unit
of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has expanded the
range of R-410A capacities of the Emerson NXT Series thermal
expansion valve to include models ranging from 8 to 15 tons
for light commercial air conditioning units, and a one-half
ton offering for smaller residential and geothermal
applications. The expanded Emerson NXT Series also
introduces a new 1-1/8” fitting size to accommodate larger
The NXT Series valves feature:
Superior superheat control and valve life
Bi-flow capability, allowing one valve to control the
superheat in both cooling and heating modes for
close-coupled or packaged heat pump applications
Balanced port construction
“Emerson remains committed to providing excellent
performance and superior product reliability for our
customers,” said Ed Blittschau, vice president of Global
Sales and Marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies, Flow
Controls business. “The expanded range of R-410A capacities
for the NXT series offers customers an unparalleled valve
life for light commercial applications, as well as small
residential and geothermal applications now and into the
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Rahn Industries Develops Cutting Edge Evaporator Coil
Coating That Stops Condenser Coil Corosion.
a new HVAC evaporator coil coating with Fluoro Teflon and
Titanium Dioxide, is poised to transform the condenser coil
industry. Rahn Industries, a long-trusted name in the HVAC
coil and coating market, is proud to introduce this
exclusive, patent-pending proprietary formulation.
Rahn-Kote’s potential is extraordinary, as it nearly
eliminates the potential for failure of evaporator coils due
corrosion, and is projected to extend
their expected lifespan dramatically.
Rahn-Kote can be introduced
to both new systems and those which are already in use. It
can also be applied to coils exhibiting deterioration,
bonding separated fins and tubes, improving the transfer of
heat, and sealing out corrosive elements. Rahn-Kote may even
be used over most other coatings without issue. Rahn-Kote is
currently available to customers, exclusively through Rahn
https://rahnindustries.com for more information.
Belimo New LR Actuator on
Pressure Independent Characterized Control Valve.
Belimo Americas is
pleased to announce the release of the LR actuator on the
Pressure Independent Characterized Control Valve (PICCV).
The PICCV with the LRB24-SA actuator offers a unique
solution which provides quick commissioning and easy flow
The LRB24-SA actuator has a
simple one button manually adjustable angle of rotation
limiting device with a flow rate scale and offers
proportional control for precise and reproducible control
quality. The PICCV combined with the LRB24-SA adds up to
real energy savings.
Belimo’s LRB24 series actuator with its
innovative Pressure Independent Characterized Control Valves
(PICCV) providing a cost effective reliable solution for a
wide range of applications; air handlers, heating and
cooling coils, fan coil units, unit ventilators and VAV. For
more information, contact Belimo at 1-800-543-9038 or visit
the website at
igh-Output Commercial UV-C
Fixture/Lamp Provides up to Twice the Ultraviolet Energy at
Half the Cost of Conventional Units.Plug-n-Play,
Water Resistant Connections for Fast, Simple and Reliable
UV-C Lamp Installations.
The High-Output DEF (Double
Ended Fixture) ultraviolet lamp series from UV Resources can
be easily installed anywhere in most any HVAC system to
destroy coil/drain pan microbial infestations and disinfect
moving air streams.
The High-Output DEF series is designed to provide up to
twice the ultraviolet irradiation to kill and/or degrade the
toughest microorganisms and organic matter, whether surface
or airborne, in the most challenging applications at up to
half the cost of similar products.
Available in 22-in or 34-in lengths, each
with 120-277 Vac capability and lamps that are
electronically matched. Fixtures are UL Listed and carry a
three-year warranty and a one-year warranty on lamps. For
more information, call 877-UV4-HVAC (884-4822); or visit
Belimo New Energy Valve™ is
a Finalist in the 2012 Control Trends Awards.
The Belimo Energy Valve™ is a
two-way pressure independent control valve that optimizes,
documents and proves water coil performance. The Energy
Valve uses the Belimo Delta T Manager™ algorithm to directly
control coil performance. It also monitors the coil
performance characteristic curve resulting energy/power
The Energy Valve has standard
analog signal and feedback wiring and communicates data to
the DDC system via BACnet MS/TP, BACnet IP and TCP/IP for
Building Automation System (BAS) integration.
Granted First OSHPD Seismic Certification for Stacked Fan
ClimateCraft was the first
manufacturer to secure this listing for custom air handling
units, and continues its legacy as the first company to be
listed under the stacked fan array category with its
FanMatrix fan array towers.
“This approval provides
healthcare facility owners with the peace of mind that their
air handling equipment or fan retrofit modifications will
not delay the ultimate approval and opening of their
facility,” said Walter Mecozzi, senior vice president of
engineering at ClimateCraft, Inc.
“These code requirements have been adopted by
all 50 states in the U.S.,” Mecozzi explained. “This
powerful combination of qualifications gives architects,
engineers and owners confidence – from the very start of the
design process – that a project will comply with critical
IBC, CBC, and OSHPD seismic requirements for any project in
For more information, contact a local ClimateCraft sales
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit