The 2010 AHR Expo will be held Jan. 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Thousands of products will be on display. Here are some that pme readers will definitely want to check out. Read here for Part 1.
Innovation Award Winner: Variable-Speed Pump ControllerITT Bell & Gossett has won a 2010 AHR Expo Innovation Award for its new Technologic 502 variable-speed pump controller. This controller received the “Honorable Mention” designation from hundreds of new products considered. The Technologic 502 is the latest-generation hardware platform providing advanced pumping software and proven algorithms. The 502 contributes to LEED certification.
ITT Bell & Gossett
Solar Pumping StationTaco, Inc.’s newest solar technology combines all the products needed for a closed-loop water heating system into a single, pre-engineered package. There are just five easy connections to make: two for the solar collector(s), two for the storage tank’s heat exchanger and one for the expansion tank. The solar pumping station includes an integral variable-speed solar control pump, isolation ball valves, air elimination, flow meter and safety group.
Adjustable Thermostatic Mixing Valve for Solar SystemsCaleffi Hydronic Solutions’ adjustable thermostatic mixing valve maintains the set temperature of the mixed water supplied to the user when there are variations in the temperature and pressure of the incoming hot and cold water or in the water’s flow rate. Users can adjust the setting to between 80°F and 150°F to provide protection from scalds.
Caleffi Hydronic Solutions
High-Efficiency Wall-Mounted Gas BoilersThe Prestige condensing wall-mounted boiler from Triangle Tube features a stainless-steel heat exchanger and offers 95% efficiency. This unit has the capability to modulate the firing rate to 25% of its rated input and is available in five sizes: 60,000; 110,000 (stand alone); 175,000; 250,000; and 399,000 Btu/hr. This modulation means fewer cycles, resulting in lower operating costs.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling SystemThe Tranquility Indoor Split Series (geothermal heating and cooling system) by ClimateMaster, Inc., can be easily connected to an existing furnace or installed with a new air handler from a ClimateMaster dealer to heat and cool an entire home quietly, efficiently and economically. This system can be matched with most high-efficiency air-coils and air-handlers.
Mat Covers Large Areas for Radiant Heating/CoolingThe Radiant Rollout Mat from Uponor is a fast, effective method for installing radiant heating and cooling systems in large, open-area commercial applications. The mat consists of a custom-designed, prefabricated and prepressurized network of 1/2” Uponor PEX-a tubing connected to 1/2” x 3/4” ProPEX engineered plastic tees - which are safe for burial in the slab.
Engineered Solutions for Boilers, ChimneysSchebler Chimney Systems offers its Engineered Draft Solution package, which provides complete system engineering and products to handle any appliance or hybrid system utilizing natural draft or draft induction. The company also offers several chimney products, such as the FyreGuard double-wall grease duct system (photo), which reduces heat loss in low-temperature environments with 4” of insulation.
Schebler Chimney Systems
Software Simulates Solar Thermal SystemsThe Mc4Software LLC module SunnyCad is a simulation program for planning and professional design of solar thermal systems. The module offers multiple system configurations, calculates system performance and operating cost savings of solar domestic water heating systems. It easily calculates: array modules configuration, collector slope and azimuth, heat exchanger influence, and single- or double-tank configurations.
Mc4 Software LLC
Mat System for Large Areas of Radiant Heating and CoolingThe Climate Mat system (with ProRadiant technology) from Viega enables installers to do large areas of flooring faster and more efficiently than traditional floor systems. Climate Mats are delivered with shipping headers and sufficient leader length for rough-in on-site. Shipping headers are cut off and replaced with a permanent manifold. The mats are factory air-pressurized and suited for large (preferably rectangular or square) slabs found in commercial spaces.