New Products: HVAC Tools of the Trade


HVAC design and business software uses building square footage, building type and rules of thumb to come up with heating and cooling loads, equipment selections, system options, links to manufacturers websites and budget pricing information. Other modules include functions such as estimating and management of service contracts. For more about software from HVAC Success, click here .

Adaptive-frequency drives control the voltage and speed of a chiller compressor based upon the cooling needs of the building, saving energy when the chiller operates at part-load or in off-design conditions. The patented feed-forward system foresees load changes and quickly adapts to the operating ranges and specific characteristics of the chiller before the leaving temperature of the chiller is affected. For more about AFDs for Trane CenTraVac, click here .

Schedule 80 PVC and CPVC piping systems now include molded caps in 10- and 12-in. sizes.n. For more about piping from George Fischer, click here .

Aluminum airfoil blade damper uses patented technology with integral airflow monitoring and control capability. This air-measuring control damper has a rated accuracy of 5% of reading for face velocities of 300-2,000 fpm (1.5-10 m/s) and utilizes a Lon-based programmable controller. The unit helps buildings meet the minimum outdoor air requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62 and California Title 24 by providing accurate monitoring and control of outside air. For more about IAQ-42 from Greenheck, click here .

Product of the Year
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40 Under Forty: Get Recognized
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MEP Giants Program
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
May 2018
40 Under 40 winners, fire and life safety, performance-based designs, and more
April 2018
VRFs, lighting controls, BIM coordination, and more
March 2018
Sizing water pipes, ASHRAE 90.1, recovering waste heat, and more
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
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