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30% of Industrial Lights Are Too Difficult to Replace

Linda Hardesty

According to Eaton, nearly one-third of all lights in industrial facilities are burnt out, but they’re too high or otherwise difficult to replace. In addition, 34 percent of all electrical incidents at industrial facilities are related to lighting. For these reasons, Eaton created the V-Spring Telescoping Light Pole from its Crouse-Hinds business. The pole enables   …Continue Reading


Trane Outdoor Air Product Line Deals with Humidity Problems

Linda Hardesty

Trane commercial expanded its Horizon Outdoor Air Units (OAU) product line. The Horizon OAU series uses a technology, addressing the occupant health, property damage and energy efficiency problems associated with using untreated outside air to supply building ventilation needs. Trane has completely redesigned the 10- to 30-ton platform to deliver 100-percent outdoor air without associated   …Continue Reading


Plug Load Company Grows in Hawaii

Linda Hardesty

Honolulu-based Ibis Networks offers a plug load management system for enterprises, and the company says it is expanding its workforce to 14 to keep up with new customers in Hawaii, reports Pacific Business News. Ibis says plug-load energy efficiency is a numbers game, and that up to 50 percent of energy use in commercial buildings   …Continue Reading


LED Panel Light Replaces Fluorescents

Linda Hardesty

VOLT Lighting added a line of edge-lit LED panel lights to provide an energy-saving replacement for outdated fluorescent lighting. In addition to energy savings, the LEDs provide illumination that is more diffuse and evenly distributed. Another benefit is that, unlike fluorescents, these LED panels can be dimmed. The LED panels have the same width and   …Continue Reading


ESP/SurgeX Unveils Remote Diagnostics Suite

Linda Hardesty

ESP/SurgeX offers a Remote Diagnostics Suite to monitor, control, and manage the power protection needs of connected equipment, including printers, PCs, AV racks, servers and copiers. The technology can be integrated into existing OEM platforms and future ESP/SurgeX installations. ESP/SurgeX launched its initial IP-enabled product in 2009 and developed cloud-based capabilities in 2011. Additions to   …Continue Reading


DOE Study Finds 20% Energy Savings from Cambridge HTHV Direct Gas-Fired Heaters

Linda Hardesty

According to the DOE, unit heaters account for almost 18 percent of commercial space heating energy use, specifically in commercial and industrial areas like warehouses, loading docks and production areas. The DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance commissioned a study to compare Cambridge Engineering’s SA-Series high discharge temperature heating and ventilation (HTHV) direct-fired gas heaters against standard   …Continue Reading


Self-Powered Gas Boiler Can Heat During Outages

Linda Hardesty

GMZ Energy says it has demonstrated a self-powered gas boiler. When disconnected from all external power sources, the boiler continued to operate without interruption because it incorporated GMZ’s TG 16-1.0 thermoelectric module that converts a portion of the boiler’s internal heat directly into electricity. The TG 16-1.0 fully powers all of the boiler’s components, including   …Continue Reading


PV Racking Comes Prewired

Linda Hardesty

SMA is offering a preassembled and prewired roof-mount racking system for commercial-scale PV. Specifically designed for use with its three-phase inverter – the Sunny Tripower TL-US – the SMA ReadyRack includes all balance of system components. It is fully UL and NEC 2014 compliant. The SMA ReadyRack features pre-installed ground braid cables; pre-wired AFCI-compliant inverter,   …Continue Reading


Environmental Boot Protects Power Connections

Linda Hardesty

Anderson Power Products released the SB50 Environmental Boot with a soft shell that provides connectors protection from water, dirt, chemicals and UV. The IP64 rated durable boots shield SB 50 and SB 120 connectors from water and dirt in both the mated and unmated condition. SB Environmental Boots are designed for both inline and surface   …Continue Reading


Trane Adds Water-Source VRF Systems

Linda Hardesty

Trane expanded its ductless portfolio with its new Water-Source variable refrigerant flow (VRF) Ductless Systems, providing energy-efficient HVAC for multi-tenant and diversely occupied buildings. Trane water-source VRF uses water as the energy exchange medium to heat and cool the system’s condenser. Using adjacent water or geothermal sources, water-source VRF can draw upon stable water temperatures   …Continue Reading


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