TEC Partners with Schwank Group

TEC is pleased to announce our partnership with Schwank Group. Schwank is based in Germany and has USA headquarters in Waynesboro, GA. Founded in 1933, Schwank invented infrared radiant heating and is the largest producer of infrared products in the world.

Schwank has a large selection of products that can meet the needs of the infrared community, such as:

  • High intensity heaters
  • Tubular heaters
  • Air curtains
  • Patio Heater
  • Electric heaters

TEC also has exclusive rights to Schwank’s applied products which include ultra-high efficiency high intensity heaters, high efficiency tubular heaters, commercial air curtains and ThermoControl Plus which allows control of the units from the building BMS system.

For more information visit www.schwankgroup.com, or contact your TEC sales representative.

TEC & Magic Aire Exhibit at 2016 IASB Trade Show

On November 18th & 19th, TEC and Magic Aire hosted a booth at the Illinois Association of School Administrators & Illinois Association of School Boards 2016 Joint Annual Conference Exhibition. The booth exhibit featured the unique self-contained unit ventilator which incorporates packaged cooling and heating into a single unit, thus eliminating the added cost and maintenance for adding a remote condenser for cooling.

The unit has the highest part-load efficiency ratings in the industry due to a true variable speed compressor, as opposed to a 2-stage compressor like that of competitors. The sound is also a full 7 dB lower than older Magic Aire units. Models range from 2 to 5 tons and can include water, steam, electric heat or hot gas reheat. Models for 2017 include air and water source heat pumps.

School board members, facilities managers and engineers visited our booth and had the opportunity to appreciate this quiet and efficient unit. 

 

Carel’s Latest Addition to the Electric Resistive Humidifier Lineup

The new heaterSteam range employs the features of the latest generation of Carel’s electronic controllers and uses Titanium heaters, thus representing a continuity solution in the development of heater humidifiers.

heaterSteam is the ideal solution for applications needing superior performance for controlling air humidity very accurately (±l%RH), mission critical service continuity using all types of feed water and ensuring connectivity tools able to anticipate remote management requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

MISSION CRITICAL DNA

The heating elements are made in titanium, designed to work with extreme aggressive water such as demineralized/deionized water with conductivity below 1 IJS/cm and softened water of up to 0° fH.

The reliability of the titanium in combination with the overheating protection (heaterSteam is the only humidifier on the market with heaters featuring temperature sensors) makes Carel solution ideal for applications where service continuity is essential such clean rooms, hospitals and museums.

In particular, it can work with treated water of any quality, including ultra-pure demineralized water, since titanium heating elements are not at risk of corrosion. This type of water, purified to an extreme, is used frequently in the pharmaceutical field and, due to its organoleptic characteristics, can be aggressive towards the materials normally used inside humidifiers.

The over temperature protection (unique to the market) and patented Anti-Foaming System are a further guarantee of the application’s reliability, whereas the modulating limit sensor prevents condensation from forming without compromising the accuracy of the system.

PERFORMANCE

heaterSteam titanium is the solution to relative air humidity control accuracy requirements. By using demineralized water Carel’s heater humidifier can meet humidity requirements with ±1% accuracy.

The production capacity modulation range from 0 to 100% in combination with the possibility of pre-heating the water inside the boiler means that heaterSteam is ready to respond to humidity requirements.

CONNECTIVITY

Another element that sets heaterSteam apart from the competitors is undoubtedly the state-of-the-art electronic controller. The Modbus and Bacnet communication protocols are available as standard on both the BMS serial output and Ethernet. The Carel communication protocol is available only through the BMS output. No additional electronic boards are therefore required.

The Ethernet connection can also be used to access the integrated web server on the local network. It is therefore possible to configure and monitor the units directly from a PC using a standard web browser.

heaterSteam is also tERA ready. Enabling the service via Ethernet connection permits remote monitoring and interaction with the unit.

FLEXIBILITY

heaterSteam process is the ideal solution for applications where reliability and flexible operation need to be combined with feed water characteristics that are not always controlled.

MODULARITY

Thanks to the Master/Slave “Endurance” function, the capacity of the humidifiers installed can be expanded without complicating the system. The “Endurance “function allows heaterSteam to control up to 19 further units via Ethernet.

SIMPLIFIED MAINTENANCE

The electronic controller exploits the mechanical characteristics of the heaters to perform thermal shock cycles in complete safety in order to remove any lime scale deposits from the heating elements. This results in longer routine maintenance intervals and greater cleanliness of the unit.

THE WIRELESS SENSORS

For installations where it is not possible to use standard wired sensors, when modifying existing installations for example, wireless sensors can be used. The connection is made via Carel Access Point using a maximum of 4 wireless sensors. The installation type is indicated in the figure below (in the case of 4 wireless room sensors)

For more information visit http://humidifynow.com/ and contact your TEC representative.

 

Horizon Keystone Financing for Commercial Applications

What do you need to sell a job during the competitive summer months? It’s not always low price as you might imagine. How about a way for your customers to afford to get the best for their jobs and for you to make a sale? Try Horizon Keystone Commercial Financing (HKCF). 

Horizon Keystone Commercial Financing (HKCF) makes commercial application financing easy. Unlike residential financing, there is absolutely no cost to you! They will do the legwork for you, on all jobs from $10,000 to $500,000. Check out their simple online calculator at www.HVACfinancing.com or download the Horizon Keystone Calculator phone app on any Apple or Android device to start helping your customers make their jobs more affordable today!

Horizon Keystone is a great resource for all of your pressing jobs this summer. One of our contractors sold a swim club in the suburbs. The owner paid a lot of money for the building, pools, etc. and he did not have enough for the PoolPak units to heat and cool the pool area. Our Territory Manager suggested financing and he called HKCF. They took it from there. The job sold for over $200,000.

Call your TEC representative, or contact Dave Taylor at david.taylor@tecmungo.com for more details.

TEC & Carel Announce Engineering Portal

TEC and Carel have announced that Carel’s website www.humidifynow.com now features an engineering portal for you to design, select and obtain literature and submittals for all of your jobs that require humidification.

This portal can also print submittals and IOM manuals at the touch of a button. And it also has specifications for use when using Carel as a basis of design.

To access, simply navigate to www.humidifynow.com and log in. Then click on Create a Consulting Engineering Account to begin using the portal.

Revit Modeling On Www.Humidifynow.Com

Carel Group, has also recently announced the release of BIM/REVIT Models now available on www.humidifynow.com. You can now access, download and use, as a basis of design in your drawings, graphics of units that are realistic and accurate.

Along with specifications (Word format) and performance data (Excel format) this additional feature makes it simple for you to use Carel as a basis of design on your jobs.

TEC’s sales staff is available to visit your organization to conduct a Lunch & Learn session, sign you and your team up, and demonstrate the use of the portal.

Call your TM and get signed up today!

Carel Expands humiSonic Line

TEC is proud to introduce an expanded version of a product that is getting rave reviews. The Carel humiSonic line has expanded to 8 lbs/hr. The humiSonic humidifier uses small piezoelectric discs that vibrate at a high frequency to create a mist. The power requirements are less than 10% of a normal steam humidifier and will last 10,000 hours!

The new humiSonics can be installed in ducts or the space itself. It is perfect for mission critical applications like data centers, operating rooms, clean rooms, libraries and museums. It can be run on a master/slave configuration with up to three salve units.

 

Contact your TEC representative for more information.

Weather Rite Recognizes TEC’s HVAC Solutions Group

Recently Weather Rite Corporation acknowledged HVAC Solutions and Temperature Equipment Corporation (TEC) as one of their top achievers for 2015.

The award was presented to David Weiss (center), General Manager of HVAC Solutions and David Taylor (left), Product Manager for Weather Rite by Doug Halterman (right), National Sales Manager for Weather Rite.

In presenting the award, Doug Halterman noted that TEC’s sales force has worked diligently to make Weather Rite’s product top of mind in their customers’ applications. Doug stated that 2016 is already starting out to be another record year.

Weather Rite manufactures direct and indirect fired make-up air units as well as air turnover units. Their direct fired TT rugged industrial-type construction makes them the preferred choice for units that face continuous duty under extreme circumstances. Their air turnover units are the preeminent choice for heating and cooling large areas such as warehouses, factories and distribution centers.

Weather Rite’s indirect fired units can handle up to 57,000 CFM, while their direct fired units can handle 85,000 CFM. Their air turnover units can handle 100,000. All units can be customized for heating only or heating & cooling with a variety of other options. Weather Rite also manufactures custom units up to 100,000 CFM.

For more information and selections, contact your Territory Manager.

TEC Announces Partnership with King Electric

TEC is proud to announce our exclusive HVAC partnership with King Electric. King is a North American manufacturer of a variety of electrical heating products such as: unit, cove, wall, kick space, infrared heaters, draft barriers, base board, floor and snow melt, to name a few of their products.

King Electric’s unique innovations include the   Pic-a-watt© heating element which allows the contractor to determine what wattage they want when installing the unit in the field. Another element is the Smart Limit©, a safety device that senses anything in front of the heater and turns it off. It can then be reset, unlike others where the contractor would have to replace the heater if the limit is tripped. 

TEC will be hosting Counter Days in several branches with the King Electric truck present so that you may gain a firsthand glimpse into the array of products they offer.

We will be stocking several of their more common products at our Lansing and Melrose Park facilities.

Please visit their website for more information http://www.king-electric.com/ or speak to your TEC or Excelsior TM. The website features easy-to-view installation videos and other valuable information.

 

XeteX Custom Made Air Handlers – A Success Story

On an unusually cold day in May, Imperial Crane was lifting three XeteX custom made air handlers to the 11th and 7th floors of the new Midwest HQ of a multinational technology company, located in the west loop of Chicago. The lifts were accomplished with the 2nd largest crane in the Midwest, a 550 ton monster that lifted these 20,000 lb units to their final destination. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

In the Beginning

This story began in the spring of 2014 when the engineering firm of Environmental Systems Design called their Temperature Equipment Corporation (TEC) salespeople, Mark Simbrowsky and Jose Ronchetta to give them ideas about meeting a new building guideline called the Living Building Challenge© with an air handler that could handle the requirements of this demanding job. TEC knew immediately who to turn to for the job; XeteX, based in Minneapolis, MN.

Design Requirements

Part of the Living Building Challenge© requires:

  • Ventilation rates must be designed to comply with ASHRAE 62 and equipment must be installed to monitor levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature and humidity.
  • Conduct air quality testing at pre-occupancy and after nine months of occupancy to measure levels of Respirable Suspended Particulates (RSP) and Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC).
  • Provisions must be made for future enhanced filtration such as carbon filters, or more advanced products such as Secure Aire.
  • Monitoring is required to provide occupants opportunities for improving indoor air quality over time. Maximum thresholds will not be used to test compliance with the Living Building Challenge, but are listed in the Dialogue for reference. A minimum of one test is required for each separate HVAC system installed.

Therefore AHU’s were designed with the addition of innovative IAQ solutions to help qualify. One such product is Global Plasma Solution’s bi-polar ionizations I-Bars. These devices create positive and negative ions that are distributed across the cooling coil and propelled into the space to reduce or eliminate RSP’s and TVOC’s. Plus there is room in each AHU to install, at a later date Secure Aire filtration systems that use Particle Acceleration Control Technology and MERV 15 filters to reduce or eliminate RSP’s and agglomerate particles in the space to reduce TVOC’s and any other particulates that may accumulate in the environment. Also, room was left for a cooling coil and the units were built for the addition of compressors and condensing section once the building was occupied.

The purchase order was awarded during the Christmas holiday and the units were released for production in early March. Lead time was a tight 10 weeks, which is unheard of for a custom made unit. Also the delivery had to be timed exactly because of the crane involved. Any missed date of production, shipment or weather would have resulted in a large crane charge.

Given all that could have gone wrong, the coordination efforts of all parties combined to make this job a show piece for everybody.

 

Carel USA Humidification & RenewAire Energy Recovery Ventilators

On June 9th TEC hosted an event sponsored by Carel USA Humidification and RenewAire Energy Recovery Ventilators. The day started out with the Carel van in the parking lot of U.S. Cellular field where several engineers and contractors learned how Carel could satisfy all their humidification needs.

Carel USA manufactures humidification products in Manheim, PA. They are the 3rd largest manufacturer in the world of humidifiers. Their systems range from 3 lbs/hr. to 12,000 lbs/hr. They manufacture products in two broad categories:

  • Isothermal (steam) using electricity or gas to generate steam
  • Adiabatic (pressure) using compressed air or centrifugal force to generate mist

Carel products have a variety of distribution methods ranging from spray nozzles to distribution pipes and manifolds.

They have a unique evaporative cooling system called Optimist that can be used in the summer time to reduce cooling needs and in the winter to meet humidification needs.

RenewAire manufactures products in Madison, WI. They use a heat exchanger that can transfer sensible as well as latent energy. Their efficiency approaches that of a wheel for energy recovery. Their ERV’s are self-contained and can handle up to 8,000 CFM and can go as high as 20,000 CFM when using modules with external fans. Their products can be used outdoors or indoors. RenewAire also makes combo curbs to use with Carrier roof top units.

They can operate down to -10 degrees without frosting and don’t need a condensate system. They are easy to clean, with the simple use of a vacuum cleaner.

For more information contact your TEC representative.