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Oxbox is affordable and durable, and is targeted for single- and multifamily replacements and homebuilder markets in North America. [...]
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: Contracting Business
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is seeking volunteers, with technical background in plumbing and mechanical systems and specific knowledge of solid waste containment interceptors — such as jurisdictional authorities, testing lab and educational facility representatives, as well as manufacturing experts — to participate on the IAPMO Z1167 Technical Subcommittee. The scope of IAPMO Z1167 covers solid waste containment interceptors intended for specialty uses including dental offices, medical offices, laundry applications and testing laboratories, and specifies requirements for materials, physical characteristics, performance testing and markings. The Z1167 TSC members will be assisting the Plumbing Standards Committee with the development of a new IAPMO/ANSI American National Standard. The Z1167 TSC will also be responsible for the content and processing of public review comments. The Z1167 TSC will operate in accordance with IAPMO's accredited procedures for standards development IAPMO PP-1 (Policies and Procedures for Consensus Development of American National Standards). The deadline to apply is March 15. Applications can be downloaded at: http://www.iapmo.org/media/5582/application-for-membership-iapmo-tsc-2019-01-31.pdf Interested parties wishing to serve on the Z1167 TSC, contact IAPMO Standards at standards@iapmostandards.org with a completed application, as well as a resume by the March 15 deadline or contact Kyle Thompson at 909-230-5534 with any questions. [...]
Fri, Feb 08, 2019
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
ASHRAE has announced a call for presentations for the 2019 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference to be held Sept. 25-27 in Denver, Colorado. Building modeling professionals and practitioners are invited to submit presentation proposals between 20-30 minutes in length or 90-minute panel and seminar sessions. Proposals can cover a broad range of topics addressing the needs of the building performance modeling community. Creative and interactive presentation formats are strongly encouraged. The 2019 Building Performance Analysis Conference requests the following submission types: Individual presentations on projects, research or career/business development topics Panel with 3-4 industry experts on a current topic of interest or team case study Seminar session with a chair and 1-4 speakers on one of the following topics:Topic categories include: Innovation and Integration Modeling, Modeling, Modeling Dealing with Data Back to Business Presentation proposals are due March 15. If accepted, presentations will be due Aug. 15. For a full list of presentation topics and more info, visit ashrae.org/buildperform2019. [...]
Wed, Feb 06, 2019
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
The new EME5625MD louver from Ruskin, a 5-inch vertical stationary louver, is engineered to provide added protection to buildings during hurricane conditions. In compliance with Miami-Dade (Florida) standards, the EME5625MD is constructed of extruded aluminum, is low maintenance and offers high resistance to corrosion. The EME5625MD is designed to meet a wind load of 160 psf. Its 1.25-inch vertical blade spacing prevents penetration of wind-driven rain, earning a Class A efficiency rating at 50 mph. The louver meets the AMCA 550 standard, which is tested up to wind speeds of 110 mph and a rain fall rate of 8.8 inches per hour. It also meets the AMCA 540 Enhanced Protection standard for “Missile Level E” impact (nine-pound 2 by 4 at 55 mph), which is required for critical/essential facilities and safe rooms, such as hospitals, police stations and community centers. Testing at these levels demonstrates the advanced protection this louver can deliver under extreme weather conditions, as it is AMCA certified for both wind-driven rain protection and air performance. This model is also available in round and triangular configurations. The 5-inch vertical stationary louvers comes with a limited five-year warranty from the date of delivery. To learn more, visit www.ruskin.com. [...]
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
Triplegic injured warrior Adam Keys completed his bucket list by trekking the 19,341-foot-high peak of Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro this year—thanks, in part, to donations from Fresh-Aire UV and its Patriot IAQ program to veterans' charity Warrior Events. Patriot IAQ is an indoor air quality equipment dealer program created by Fresh-Aire UV where a portion of each sale's proceeds are donated to veterans' charities. Fresh-Aire UV presented a check in December to Warrior Events, which helps partially fund veterans' events, such as Keys' five-day mountain climb and the incurred costs for Tanzanian trail guides, an EMT, supplies and travel. The 26-year-old Keys was the sole survivor when a truck transporting U.S. Army paratroopers was blown up by an Afghanistan roadside bomb in 2010. More than 100 surgeries later, Keys offered his inspirational soaring achievement as a tribute to his fallen comrades—featured on CBS This Morning's “Pushing the Limits” Series and Fox and Friends television shows. The climbing effort propagated other veteran funding successes, such as Keys' “adamkeys1stepforward” Facebook fundraising page that now gives 33 percent of its donations to Warrior Events. Patriot IAQ dealers promote Fresh-Aire UV's Blue Tube UV, APCO and other HVAC indoor air quality products under the Patriot IAQ brand. The branded program exists solely for the purposes of donating a percent of profits to military veteran charities. For more info on Fresh-Aire UV or Patriot IAQ, visit www.freshaireuv.com. [...]
Fri, Feb 01, 2019
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
Johnson Controls has extended the capacity range of its YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller to include chillers beyond 1,000 tons (3,516 kW), now up to 1,350 tons (4747 kW) of refrigeration. In early 2018, the YORK YZ Chiller, the first chiller fully optimized for ultimate performance with a next generation low-global warming potential refrigerant—R-1233zd(E), was launched with a capacity range of 165 to 1,000 tons (580 to 3516 kW). The extended capacity, AHRI-certified YORK YZ Chiller uses an integral, variable speed drive and advanced magnetic-bearing technology that features a single-moving assembly suspended in a magnetic field that does not require lubrication. This technology requires 80 percent fewer moving parts than traditional oil or refrigerant-lubricated drivelines. The result is enhanced reliability, reduced maintenance and improved efficiency. The YORK YZ Chiller uses an optimized single-stage design to provide industry-leading, real-world energy efficiency. The chiller's system simplicity, high reliability, lower maintenance and wide-operating map are all thanks to the advanced lubrication-free magnetic bearings that can handle any operating condition, and now that technology is available at even higher capacities. For more info, visit YORK.com/Next. [...]
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. is now offering its VRP Heat Pump system in a larger 3 ton size. Originally available in 1 or 2 ton capacities typically used for lodging and hospitality properties, Friedrich has unveiled the larger capacity VRP as the ultimate solution for multi-family and other light-commercial applications. The expanded Friedrich VRP lineup is based on the company's innovative technology that features VRF and a Precision Inverter Compressor designed to deliver exceptional cooling and heating performance capabilities, increased efficiencies and reduced sound. VRP offers the convenience and maintenance advantages of a closet-mounted, single-packaged unit, which is easier to install and maintain, along with customizable comfort for occupants–all without the cost or complexity of a large central air system. With Friedrich's FreshAire technology, VRP is an indoor air quality game changer, earning kudos for patents-pending make-up air, MERV-8 air filtration and sophisticated humidity control capabilities that include onboard sensors that monitor and adjust compressor speeds to enhance dehumidification. Last year, Friedrich introduced an enhanced dehumidification option for regions that suffer from high humidity that also will be available for the new VRP 3 ton size. [...]
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
The new Mega-Stack option for Greenheck's Model FJI FumeJet fume exhaust fan offers extended discharge from 10 to 15 feet in overall stack discharge height, making it ideal for low-flow applications requiring higher plume rise. Greenheck's FumeJet is a pre-engineered, centrifugal fan exhaust package that reduces and prevents exposure to harmful fumes and disperses odors. Designed per ANSI Z9.2 standard for local exhaust systems, the FumeJet provides a compact footprint with motors and drives located under a common weatherhood. Complementary accessories allow for quick and trouble-free installation, plus configurable mounting options accommodate different building layouts. The FumeJet fan package with Mega-Stack assembly has been designed and factory tested to withstand a wind speed of 115 mph without the need for guy-wires. With a maximum exhaust volume of 18,000 cfm and up to 9 in. wg, Greenheck's FumeJet provides a quick and easy alternative to a field built-up system in commercial and industrial applications. For more information, visit www.greenheck.com. [...]
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
ATLANTA, Ga. – ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to furthering energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry during the 2019 Winter Conference. A list of the awards and their recipients are below. Fellow ASHRAEFellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes members who have attained distinction and made substantial contributions in HVAC&R such as education, research, engineering design and consultation, publications and mentoring. The Society elevated 17 members to the grade of Fellow: Fred S. Bauman, P.E., Life Member, project scientist, Center for the Built Environment, University of California, Berkeley, California Alexander S. Butkus, P.E., Life Member, retired president and senior principal, Grumman/Butkus Associates, Evanston, Illinois Charles Eley, P.E., BEMP, architect/engineer, Eley Consulting, San Francisco, California Kenneth M. Elovitz, P.E., engineer, Energy Economics, Foxboro, Mass., and, adjunct teaching professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts Paul W. Francisco, senior research engineer, Indoor Climate Research & Training Group, Applied Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois Hwataik Han, Ph.D., P.E., professor, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea Yunho Hwang, research professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland Arthur A. Irwin, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada James Kamm, Ph.D., P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, professor, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio Kathleen Owen, owner and air pollution control engineer, Owen Air Filtration Consulting LLC, Cary, North Carolina Gary Phetteplace, Ph.D., P.E., Life Member, president, GWA Research LLC, Lyme, New Hampshire Elbert (Bert) Phillips, P.Eng., Life Member, president, UNIES Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Michael A. Pouchak, P.E., systems architect, Honeywell, Golden Valley, Minnesota Dharam V. Punwani, president, Avalon Consulting, Inc., Naperville, Illinois Ginger Scoggins, P.E., president, Engineered Designs, Inc., Cary, North Carolina James R. Tauby, P.E., chief executive engineer, Mason Industries Inc., Hauppauge, New York Philip C.H. YU, Ph.D., C.Eng., environmental and applications engineering director, Trane Pacific, Hong Kong The ASHRAE Technology Awards The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by ASHRAE members who have successfully applied innovative [...]
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
John Epping
By Adam Freill Despite being one of the top curlers in the world, John Epping still plans his own schedule and answers his own phone. That's life at the top levels of his sport, so it's a good thing that he loves what he does. If he didn't, it would be hard to justify all of the juggling of work and family life that he and his teammates do to compete at the highest level of the game. An Early Road To Success John was introduced to curling by his mother. Her family has a solid history in the sport – his grandfather helped found a curling club in Peterborough, Ontario – so despite his father's leanings toward hockey, John's winters were spent throwing rocks rather than strapping on the blades. ”My dad was a really good hockey player – OHL level – but my mom won the battle when it came to curling over hockey,” he laughed during our recent interview. ”I got to play in a family bonspiel with my mom when I was 7. I won that, and from there, I knew it was going to be good.” The Glamour And The Spotlight Solidly in the Top-10 of the world rankings, and reaching as high as 4th so far, Team Epping is still grounded in the reality of curling, where the stars of the game juggle work, sport and family lives. ”We still have full-time jobs. We are still considered amateurs,” he reflected. ”We come home and go back to work on Monday, and then we hit the road somewhere else.” All of that requires a supportive cast away from the rink. ”We are very lucky to have supportive spouses, all of us, that allow us to chase our dreams. Without that support, it definitely wouldn't happen. ”We don't have a [...]
Wed, Dec 19, 2018
Source: Mechanical Business
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