As Chief Product Officer Richard Hackney and Product Manager Darrin Brady shared last week, the 2019 AHR Expo at the ASHRAE Winter Conference showcased innovations and trends. Highlights included new sensor technology, plastic enclosures, and data collection among others. This week we recap the event from a different angle.
One of the Kele team’s favorite aspects of the Expo each year is to visit with our suppliers and find out what products are currently center stage, on the rise, or on the horizon. Kele carries many of these today and may add others in the future. Read below to see what some of our valued partners showcased.
Blü-Test – Bluetooth Temperature or Temp/Humidity Testing Probe
Coming to Kele in 2019! The Blü-Test is a NIST-certified temperature or temp/humidity test instrument that communicates via Bluetooth® wireless technology to an Android Smart Phone or Tablet. The free App lets you log the data for easy emailing and insertion into the commissioning report. The wireless communication makes it easy to take readings from difficult locations and the included Probe Clip Hanger frees your hands when taking measurements.
- Communicates via Bluetooth to Android smart phone or tablet
- Blü-Test app logs data for insertion into the commissioning report
Belimo Sensors and Energy Valves
Belimo sensors offer trusted reliability, easy installation, and seamless integration with major building automation systems and are designed with an innovative screwless snap-on cover housing that allows for easy commissioning and provides NEMA 4X / IP65 protection. The range includes accurate sensors for measuring temperature, humidity, pressure, CO2, VOC, and flow in pipe, duct, and outdoor applications.
The Belimo EV Energy Valve Series is an energy metering pressure independent control valve that optimizes, documents, and proves water coil performance. The Energy Valve measures energy using its built-in electronic flow sensor and supply and return temperature sensors. It also controls power with its Power Control logic, providing linear heat transfer regardless of temperature and pressure variations. Finally, it manages delta T by reducing pumping costs while increasing chiller/boiler efficiency by optimizing coil efficiency.
Series IEF Insertion Electromagnetic Flow Transmitter
Coming to Kele in 2019! The SERIES IEF Insertion Electromagnetic Flow Transmitter is an adjustable insertion flow meter featuring electromagnetic technology that accurately and reliably measures fluid velocity in addition to providing several continuous signal outputs. This series is specifically designed to offer superior performance paired with simple installation and use. One unit is adjustable to fit pipe sizes from 4″ to 36″ (101.6 to 914.4 mm) and offers several output options, including selectable BACnet MS/TP or Modbus® RTU communications protocol over 2-wire RS-485 in addition to the standard analog, frequency, and alarm outputs.
RIBR24D and RIBRL1C DIN Mount Relays
The Functional Devices RIBR Series are DIN-mounted 10-amp pilot control relays. The Functional Devices DIN Rail Mount Relay in a Box>sup>® features a removable socket relay for easy replacement as well as a 10-amp contact rating and comes in 10-30 VAC/DC or 24 VAC coil voltages. These multi-coil voltages are suitable for a wide variety of applications and also eliminate the need to have multiple relays on the job. Made in the USA to UL 916 and backed with the quality guarantee you have come to expect from the RIB relay products.
Coming to Kele in 2019! Honeywell’s new Diamond Spring Return Actuators are the newest actuators available. They provide powerful performance from a compact and intelligent package for fast and easy installation. Key features:
- 27 lb./in. torque
- Compact size is perfect for VAV and Unit Ventilator applications.
- Drive dampers up to 4 square feet
- Offers modulating actuators operating on 2-10 Vdc with and without feedback
- Available as standalone units for damper applications and together with Honeywell VBN and VRN series control valves up to 1¼ inch size
GLAS® Smart Thermostats
Coming to Kele in 2019! Johnson Controls invented the room thermostat more than 135 years ago. With family health and comfort, and energy savings in mind, Johnson reinvented it with GLAS. The smart thermostat can help create an efficient and comfortable space, and its clean translucent interface reimagines any space. Designed with arrival anticipation and occupancy detection, the GLAS provides smart scheduling, air quality data, and energy savings information with mobile access to all via the GLAS app.
Coming to Kele in 2019! Johnson Controls’ acquisition of Lux Products Corporation last year adds Lux smart thermostats—the KONO, GIO, and BRIO—to the Johnson Controls product line.
EFAMS Air Measuring Station
Coming to Kele in 2019! Ruskin’s EFAMS electronic fan inlet air measurement station utilizes thermal dispersion technology combined with low-pressure drop aerodynamic sensors to measure the airflow at the highest velocity point in the system. This lower pressure drop equates to lower cost of operation over the life of the building when compared to other fan inlet devices. The Ruskin EFAMS features and benefits:
- Can be retrofitted into existing systems where space does not exist for traditional air measurement devices
- Includes a minimum of two sensors, a router and transmitter box with LCD display showing both temperature and air flow velocity or volume in either FPM, CFM, Meters per second, or Liters per second
- Easily field configured for any size fan
- The transmitter box provides two isolated 4-20 mA analog linear signal outputs representing measured air flow and temperature, and shares the same platform as the EAMP (electronic air measurement probes)
TDP05K Series Temperature Monitoring Probe
Ruskin Advanced Thermal Dispersion Air Measurement brings advantages like a five-year warranty, advanced wireless feature, low power consumption, and simple daisy-chain wiring. Multiple velocity and temperature points on one or more probes installed in the duct or plenum are averaged to arrive at air measurements.
Viconics Room Controllers
The Viconics VT8350 Series fan coil room controllers make smart energy management much easier. Designed for new construction and retrofit projects, the room controllers dramatically decrease project delivery costs by reducing installation, configuration, and commissioning time. No complex software or tools are required to customize functionality in order to meet your applications requirements. The room controllers provide all the advanced features and monitoring functions required by modern building automation systems in a simple compact enclosure. The VT8350 Series is specifically designed to provide exceptional temperature control of multi-speed fan coil units. All models can provide advanced occupancy routines and automatic energy savings during occupied periods without sacrificing occupant comfort. When compared to traditional building automation controllers, the VT8350 Series fan coil room controllers provide unmatched return on investment. For more advanced needs, custom LUA script programming available. (-LS models)
The Viconics VT8650 Series provides programmable and application-specific room controllers with customizable screen colors. The VT8650 room controller is a rooftop, heat pump, and indoor air quality controller suitable for commercial and high-end hospitality markets. The room controllers dramatically decrease project delivery costs by reducing installation, configuration, and commissioning time. No complex software or tools are required to customize functionality to meet your applications requirements. The room controllers provide all the advanced features and monitoring functions required by modern building automation systems in a simple compact enclosure. For more advanced needs, custom LUA script programming available. (-LS models)
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