Product Spotlight

Carrier has introduced its new air monitor, a simple, cost-effective way to monitor the quality of indoor air in almost any room of a house, apartment or office space, and the most recent addition to Carrier’s growing suite of Healthy Homes solutions. As people are more focused on the health of their indoor environments than Read more

Carrier has introduced its new air monitor, a simple, cost-effective way to monitor the quality of indoor air in almost any room of a house, apartment or office space, and the most recent addition to Carrier’s growing suite of Healthy Homes solutions. As people are more focused on the health of their indoor environments than ever before, it is imperative that they take steps to improve their living and working spaces, including the air they breathe. With a Carrier air monitor, they are one step closer to being more informed about their indoor air quality and determining solutions for creating a healthier environment. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.

Users can simply place the Carrier air monitor in their room of choice, plug it in and connect the device to the Carrier Home app.1 The air monitor continuously samples the air in the room, measures levels of particulates and features sensors that detect the level of fine particles (2.5 microns or smaller) that may be associated with health effects such as potential lung damage, asthma development and increased allergy symptoms. The monitor features an LED ring light that provides instant, constant air quality status.

For spaces that may have high levels of Total Volatile Organic Compounds
(TVOCs), the Carrier air monitor includes a sensor that detects the concentration of such compounds, which can be emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids and may be linked with potential health concerns.

Consumers can use the Carrier Home app to access their air monitor’s output
from anywhere. The app has the capability to pair with multiple Carrier Healthy Home devices on a single dashboard. The app paired with the Carrier air monitor offers a number of useful features including:

  • Shares a Carrier indoor air health score.
  • Provides indoor air quality concentration for certain pollutants (PM2.5: 2.5 microns or smaller), TVOCs, relative humidity & temperature.
  • Provides personalized notifications of current and trending air quality in the space.
  • Provides educational information about PM2.5, TVOCs and relative humidity.
  • Gives an update on the current outdoor air quality.

“Our new air monitor allows users to learn more about their indoor air quality
within their living spaces,” said Holly Rhodes, Associate Director, Indoor Air Quality Products, Carrier. “Understanding these unique conditions makes the invisible – the quality of the air we breathe – visible and allows consumers to uncover and improve potentially hidden issues in order to help create a healthier indoor environment.”

The Carrier air monitor is the latest device among a number of solutions offered
through Carrier’s Healthy Homes Program that can aid in addressing indoor air quality.

Other offerings include the Infinity® whole-home air purifier; the portable smart air purifier; HVAC system filters with high MERV ratings; UV lights installed inside HVAC equipment; as well as humidifiers and dehumidifiers to help address humidity levels in the home to help increase comfort.

To learn more, please visit: Carrier Indoor Air Quality Monitor | Air Monitors – Carrier @ Home (carrierathome.com)

RLS LLC, manufacturer of the Rapid Locking System line of flame-free press-to-connect fittings for HVAC and refrigeration systems, announces that Milwaukee® Tool, in partnership with RLS, has introduced RLS-compatible jaws for use with its popular M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Press Tools. Available in sizes from 1/4″ – 1-3/8″, these new RLS ACR Press Jaws will allow Read more

RLS LLC, manufacturer of the Rapid Locking System line of flame-free press-to-connect fittings for HVAC and refrigeration systems, announces that Milwaukee® Tool, in partnership with RLS, has introduced RLS-compatible jaws for use with its popular M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Press Tools.

Available in sizes from 1/4″ – 1-3/8″, these new RLS ACR Press Jaws will allow M18 tool users to take advantage of the time-saving and safety benefits of flame-free RLS press connections for HVAC/R, without needing to invest in a new press tool. These are the industry’s first jaws approved to press RLS fittings using 32 kN (kilonewton) tools.

In addition, the new Milwaukee jaws are also compatible with a wide range of other 32 kN tools on the market, including those from manufacturers such as RIDGID, Klauke, Viega, Dewalt, NovoPress and Rothenberger. Contractors who already own any of these tools will only need to purchase the Milwaukee jaws to begin installing RLS fittings.

Milwaukee’s RLS-compatible jaws will be sold exclusively through Milwaukee distributors. Contact Milwaukee or visit milwaukeetool.com for details. For more information on RLS press fittings, and a complete RLS Tool & Jaw Compatibility Matrix, visit rapidlockingsystem.com.

About RLS Fittings

RLS press fittings connect in 10 seconds using a battery-powered tool and jaws, replacing the time-consuming process of manually brazing HVAC/R joints. The fittings result in faster, more consistent connections that reduce total installed costs, while also increasing jobsite safety by eliminating the use of an open flame. More than 10 million RLS fittings have been successfully installed since their introduction in 2015

Test plugs sized up to 48” are now available, featuring the safety and durability of the innovative   I-Series technology Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, today announced the addition of larger test plug sizes within its I-Series line of Test-Ball®, Muni-Ball® and Air-Loc® pipe plugs. I-Series plugs are built using an Read more

Test plugs sized up to 48” are now available, featuring the safety and durability of the innovative   I-Series technology

Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, today announced the addition of larger test plug sizes within its I-Series line of Test-Ball®, Muni-Ball® and Air-Loc® pipe plugs. I-Series plugs are built using an innovative robotic manufacturing system that delivers industry-leading quality, consistency and durability. The new I-Series Test-Ball®, Muni-Ball® and Air-Loc® plugs are available as large as 24-48”.

Cherne’s I-Series Test Plugs provide improved performance and safety through their optimized design. Manufactured robotically, each plug’s natural rubber core is mechanically bonded to its aluminum end plate, ensuring precision and consistency while eliminating failures that can result from chemical-bonding processes.

In addition, I-Series plugs feature corrosion-resistant aluminum base plates with laser-etched identifiers, replacing the use of raised rubber markings that eventually wear away with usage. The plugs are lightweight, short and flexible, while offering superior back pressure to accommodate the range of plug sizes offered. Protective sleeves are also available for the full range of I-Series plugs, helping further preserve the plugs for extended use.

For more information, visit cherneind.com.

We are proud to announce the release of SteamMax; a new benchmark for longevity, efficiency, and flexibility in cast iron, gas-fired, steam boilers. The all-new SteamMax boiler is offered as a solution to the widely-recognized simultaneous challenges presented by poor water quality and steam boiler design necessitated by efficiency standards. The new boiler has been Read more

We are proud to announce the release of SteamMax; a new benchmark for longevity, efficiency, and flexibility in cast iron, gas-fired, steam boilers.

The all-new SteamMax boiler is offered as a solution to the widely-recognized simultaneous challenges presented by poor water quality and steam boiler design necessitated by efficiency standards. The new boiler has been specifically designed and built to overcome these issues.

A completely new, steam-specific cast iron heat exchanger design provides robust corrosion resistance in a wide variety of water conditions, along with an efficiency rating of 82% AFUE. The heat exchanger includes a larger steam chest with an increased steam disengaging area, a highly stable water line, and wider internal pathways. Heat transfer pins above the water line, a common problem area, have been removed and added below the water line. Cast iron sections are joined via leak-free metal push nipples instead of gaskets. Additionally, the boiler’s steam risers are placed on intermediate sections to promote smooth steam flow. The result of all these improvements is greater corrosion resistance in critical areas without sacrificing heat transfer or efficiency.

The SteamMax has also been designed for installation simplicity. Pre-cut, near-boiler piping kits are available for residential models between 75 and 250 MBH. Its rear, low-profile draft diverter increases overhead clearance, while tappings on both ends provides piping flexibility. An additional tapping (1.25”) is incorporated on the heat exchanger for the addition of an indirect tank or hydronic zone.

Available in 12 sizes ranging from 75 MBH (169 sq. ft.) to 550 MBH (1,396 sq. ft.), the SteamMax boiler is covered by an unmatched, 10-year waterside corrosion warranty (residential applications under 300 MBH).

For more information, please visit www.usboiler.net

Automation24, an online shop for industrial automation technology, is pleased to announce it has added Endress+Hauser process control measurement devices to its growing product offering. Endress+Hauser process instruments and components deliver impeccable accuracy, allowing plant operators in industries like food and beverage, water and wastewater, oil and gas and pharmaceutical to reduce operating costs and Read more

Automation24, an online shop for industrial automation technology, is pleased to announce it has added Endress+Hauser process control measurement devices to its growing product offering.

Endress+Hauser process instruments and components deliver impeccable accuracy, allowing plant operators in industries like food and beverage, water and wastewater, oil and gas and pharmaceutical to reduce operating costs and enhance the quality of their end products.

Highlights from this product offering include:

  • Cerabar pressure transducers and transmitters
  • Ceraphant pressure switches
  • Picomag and Promag flowmeters
  • Minicap capacitive level detectors
  • Prosonic ultrasonic level detectors
  • TH Series thermometers
  • Ecograph data loggers
  • RIA 14/15/16 loop-powered process indicators
  • Measuring devices for hazardous areas and other demanding applications

“We are very excited to add Endress+Hauser products to our online shop,” says Ron Baysinger, Vice President. “The company has been a proven leader in the process industry since 1953, and its comprehensive product lineup means our customers now have a one-stop shop for innovative and precise measurement technologies.”

For more information, visit: www.automation24.com.