Welcome to the World’s Largest HVAC/R Expo

Billed as the world's largest exposition of new products, innovations and corporate initiatives, the 2005 AHR Expo will soon convene in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 7 through 9, in conjunction with the ASHRAE Winter Meeting. Here, we offer a guide to some of the latest models and technologies that will be on display at this year's Expo.

By Staff January 1, 2005

Billed as the world’s largest exposition of new products, innovations and corporate initiatives, the 2005 AHR Expo will soon convene in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 7 through 9, in conjunction with the ASHRAE Winter Meeting. Here, we offer a guide to some of the latest models and technologies that will be on display at this year’s Expo.

Humidity and temperature chart recorder may be deskor wall-mounted and provides simultaneous numerical and graphical displays, which are cursor-controlled and have adjustable X/Y axis resolution. It can hold up to 49,000 readings with time and date and has a detachable probe that extends up to one meter for measurements in enclosed environments. (RH520 by Extech)

Booth # 3928

Gas ignition control series for 24-volt AC applications is offered in direct spark and intermittent pilot versions with a range of timings and sequences. Microprocessor-based for reliable operation, the controls supervise burner ignition and continually monitor the flame. A multi-wire Molex or AMP plug completes the wiring with a single connection. (35-60-EC by Fenwal)

Booth # 2158

Pleated filters introduce a 4-in. version with straps on its air-entering side to help maintain spacing, and specially designed spacers are inserted in multiple rows on the air-exiting side. The standard filter has nine pleats per ft. (PPF); the high capacity model has 11 PPF. (PerfectPleat by AAF)

Booth # 2558

Air-duct disinfection system utilizes ultraviolet fixtures with germicidal lamps to kill up to 98% of airborne contaminants, including bacteria and viruses found in hospitals, laboratories and commercial environments. Units are made of corrosion-resistant 304 Stainless Steel. (AeroLogic Air Duct Disinfection Systems by Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp.)

Booth # 1075

Balancing valve features a Y-patterned globe-style design created to balance hydronic heating or cooling systems and accurately measure and throttle flows. (by MEPCO)

Booth # 3128

Two-stage compressor is updated to include built-in communications, active load control, expanded troubleshooting capabilities and speed of service by using it as a sensor. The system provides integrated electronics to advance system reliability and operation. (Comfort Alert Diagnostics by Emerson Climate Technologies)

Booth # 2510

Gateway features four serial ports (two RS-232 and two RS-485), two 10/100BaseT Ethernet ports and a LonWorks port. The system has 1,000-point capacity and hot standby capability for redundancy requirements, and comes with a DIN-rail mounting option. (FS-B3510 by FieldServer Technologies)

Booth # 1365

Programmable controller enables users to control heating boilers, motorized valves and combustion air dampers from remote locations. The system offers two outputs programmed to control two pumps with lead lag and automatic failure rotation. Featuring 16 outputs that permit the addition of temperature sensors and prove switches, the system also offers data logging features. (S1000B by HydroTherm)

Booth # 2471

Textile fiber liner for sheet metal air ducts is abuse-resistant and made from post-industrial recycled, long-strand fiberglass bonded with a thermosetting resin. The air-stream surface is protected from damage during fabrication by a black fiberglass mat surface. A factory-applied coating covers the leading edges. (LinaTex by Johns Manville)

Booth # 2741

Air curtains and make-up air systems protect a work environment from dust, pollen, wind and extreme temperatures. Providing heating and cooling for the building and spot relief temperature and humidity control, the systems can help keep energy costs down. (by Mars Air Systems)

Booth # 3221

Commercial water heaters and boilers operate at an 88% thermal efficiency rate. The fan-assisted burner system can be specified as on- or off-fire, or infinitely proportional firing from 50 to 100% with pinpoint control. The digital control system features 16 individual LED readouts and is accurate to +/-1°F. (Power-Fin by Lochinvar)

Booth # 3500

Hot water boiler line is available in 300,000, 450,000, 750,000, 900,000 and 1,050,000 BTU, and can achieve up to 99% efficiency under certain conditions. The modulating, condensing boiler series features variable operating temperatures, frequent cold starts and fast changeovers from cooling to heating, variable system flows, heat pumps, radiant panels and snow melting systems. (Mach Series Boiler by Patterson-Kelley)

Booth # 4331

Electronic air filtration system uses a carbon core media technique that absorbs odors and conducts an electrical charge that in turn creates a polarized field, allowing the system to be 97% effective. Available in three sizes, the system is controlled by a thermostat fan setting and runs on 24-volt power. (PurePak by SpacePak)

Booth # 2571

Sealed combustion, direct vent boiler features full modulation and a 3:1 turndown. The boiler features a rugged, four-pass design gasket-less heat exchanger with bronze headers and fittings that prevent rust and corrosion. Its jacket is made of brushed stainless steel and is corrosion-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. (Futera III by RBI)

Booth # 2473

Data logger/digital transmitter features a compact flash memory card, up to seven probes per instrument and local display and keypad options. With a wide measuring range, the instrument can retrieve data via a network and has USB, RS232 and Bluetooth interface options and a maximum accuracy of +/-1.0% RH and +/-0.2°C. (HygroLog NT by Rotronic)

Booth # 1319

Ductless air conditioner has a 13.0 SEER rating and features a microprocessor control that automatically adjusts fan speed corresponding to the room sensor, maintaining comfortable airflow in the room. It includes a dry mode for dehumidification, an anti-mold filter, an air-sweep control and a night setback mode that automatically raises the temperature to save energy. (24KS62R by Sanyo)

Booth # 3517

Probe allows users to pinpoint small leaks in confined spaces by activating a suitable counter-flow that minimizes the effect of the background. The detector emits a signal when the tip of the probe is placed in front of the leak, and a pump purges the probe in the handle with fresh air, creating a small zone of clean air directly in front of the sensor. (AP-57 by Sensistor Technologies)

Booth # 4066

Low-intensity, gas-fired infrared tube heaters are available in both natural and propane gas models and include 19 different heaters in more than 100 different configurations. The line ranges in capacity from 40,000 to 250,000 BTU/hr., 15 to 80 ft. in length and comes in seven different configurations. (ETS/ETU Series Low-Intensity Infrared Tube Heaters by Space-Ray)

Booth # 1121

Reciprocating compressor for applications up to 3.5 tons requires no starting components and is noticeably quiet. The compressor offers improved reliability, lower applied costs and boosted SEER rating. (H21J Benchmark Recip by Bristol Compressors, Inc.)

Booth # 4536

Air-filtration system protects indoor air from smoke, aerosol, dust and germs, removing 99% of indoor irritants and pollution while a carbon filter removes unpleasant odors. Available in two models, the system can be wall-, ceiling- or stand-mounted. (VisionAir by United Air Specialists)

Booth # 3477

Fog cooling system uses treated water to cool condenser coils heated to 95°F while in operation. Working with the building management system, it can eliminate mineral build-up on coil surfaces and increase cooling efficiency up to 40%. (C3 System by MicroCool)

Booth # 1386

HVAC duct boot hanger adapts to 16- and 24-in. joist centers and is made of heavy-duty galvanized metal. It mounts horizontally and vertically and has telescoping multi-directional arms that fasten with a pre-attached nail or screw installation. The hanger has a solid screw backing, a foam gasket and a drywall/sheetrock mud ring. (Speedy-Boot by Lance-Larkin)

Booth # 1467

Low differential pressure transducer offers a standard LCD and AC/DC excitation on voltage output operation. At a standard accuracy of 1% FS, the system provides fixed-range performance for all ranges from 0.1 to 10 in. W.C full scale. It may be field-configured as unidirectional or bi-directional ranges. (Model 260 by Setra Systems, Inc.)

Booth # 1049

Steam flow computer offers data logging with saturated steam calculations for energy management, including mass flow, heat flow and heat consumed. Data is archived in a tamper-proof, encrypted and redundant manner and can be exported to software tools or can be viewed via review software. (5000 Steam Flow Computer by Eurotherm)

Booth # 2941

Stand-alone, data-collecting computer tracks how productive a work center is by displaying total quantity of work, average parts per hour and total downtime on an LED sign display that is continuously updated and visible from 300 ft. (Scoreboard Computer by Stealth Manufacturing Inc.)

Booth # 3167

Fan coil kit eliminates mold and infectious diseases from the air, while its UVC energy continuously cleans coils, improving airflow and temperature and humidity control. Designed for snap-in installation, the space-saving kit fits most major fan coil brands. Emitter tubes come in a choice of six lengths from 16 to 42 in. (Fan Coil UVC Kit by Steril-Aire)

Booth # 5034

Registers for floors and walls are available in steel, painted and plated styles. Solid brass, aluminum and hardwood grates are available in a variety of finishes and surface designs. Plastic products are available in 18 different colors. (by Decor Grates)

Booth # 3353

Micro-controller-based humidity transmitter features digital sensor processing technology with high resolution, repeatability, RH sensitivity and visual indication of humidity levels. Low drift +/-2% and +/-3% RH models save on operational and maintenance costs. (H20 Transmartter by Viconics Electronics)

Booth # 1334

Fan and blower brochure features a complete line of industrial and commercial products as well as steam-heating offerings. A chart matches application requirements to fan capabilities by presenting flow and pressure ranges and temperature limits by specific product line. Product categories include air-handling/axial, air-handling/centrifugal, dust/material-handling, fiberglass-reinforced-plastic, roof ventilators, process and fan components, custom products and heating products. (by The New York Blower Company)

Turbine gravity ventilator with a lightweight aluminum design is wind-driven and available in throat sizes ranging from 12 in. to 36 in., providing 250 to 7,500 cfm or more, and weighs only 10 to 60 lbs. The blade provides 200% greater airflow and was independently tested to 125 mph. (Hurricane by Moffitt Corp.)

Booth # 1118