KSR Associates News

Is There A Doctor In The House?

Stephanie Taylor, M.D., M. Arch, CIC

The attached article by Dr. Stephanie Taylor was published in Engineered Systems magazine. The article lays out what we as an industry have to do to make sure our buildings are not just efficient, but they are also healthy – a dangerously overlooked design aspect.

With the focus of building design becoming more and more in line with efficiency, we often forget to consider the health of the occupants.

All stakeholders; physicians, architects, contractors, engineers and building owners must come together to ensure this is not forgotten.

Dr. Taylor’s article is an awesome call to arms for all to follow.

Cordair’s DL Series – 2016 Product of the Year

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2016 Product of the Year; the DL Hybrid Humidifier receives silver in the category of Air Movement, Dehumidification and Humidification.

Winners of the 12th annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards have been announced with Cordair Humidity being included in this list of prestigious products.

In this annual competition companies submit from their new and improved products debuted in 2015 to be judged for this distinguished honor. Then readers whittled them down to 48 winners.

Hybrid humidifier

The DL Series is a hybrid humidifier that intelligently combines two adiabatic methods of atomization and evaporation. The innovative design integrates low-pressure atomizing nozzles with evaporative media to benefit from instant response times found in high-pressure systems and the excellent efficiencies typically seen in evaporative units. This innovation allows for installation lengths to be as short as 24 in., making it perfect for retrofit applications where space is limited and saving thousands in air handling unit construction. The porous ceramic design minimizes pressure drop, lowering energy costs in fan operation. The ceramic media captures any unevaporated water on the media surface for additional humidification-reducing water consumption and improving water efficiency up to 95%.

2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award Goes to Condair

Condair receives top honors for the GS Series – CS Model Humidifier in the category of Indoor Air Quality 

On September 15, 2106 International Exposition Company announced the winners of the 2017 AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) Innovation Awards.

The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo in the categories of: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & instruments; and ventilation.

The GS Series CS Model is a gas-fired  isothermal humidifier producing hygienic and atmospheric steam, the Condair GS Series CS Model Humidifier fulfills a wide range of humidification requirements for indoor environments. Direct building management integration allows the GS CS humidifier to deliver necessary steam quantities both inside duct systems and directly into a space, thus more quickly elevating indoor humidity conditions to required set points. Its unique gas-fired operation – the first to employ condensing technology to facilitate high-efficiency performance – is powered with either natural gas or propane, allowing for flexible and economical function. Delivering more than 93 percent total efficiency, the GS CS humidifier is also first in the industry to employ a secondary heat exchanger to pre-heat water before entering the tank, while subsequently cooling down combustion exhaust gasses. The result is a reduction of exhaust gas temperatures by more than 50 percent (when compared to the current market standard-efficiency of 80 percent), thus allowing for flexibility in venting options (both BH and CPVC). A low-emissions (NX) version of the GS CS humidifier is also available, offering further reduced efficiency (>88 percent), and with low NOx emissions of approximately 7 ppm (falling within SCAQMD emissions standards for gas-fired humidifiers).

Winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.

Award winners will be recognized in a formal ceremony during the 2017 AHR Expo, which takes place next January 30 to February 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

KSR Associates launches its new website

KSR Associates introduces the new website that you’re looking at! Redesigned to be more viewable on mobile devices like cell smartphones and tablets, the new website features applications that we serve with our manufacturers’ specialized equipment, as well as many other new looks. We hope you find our new site informative and useful.

Data Aire Introduces The New gPod Series, Precision Environmental Control for Grow Applications

Data Aire has entered the indoor growing market with introduction of its new gPod series of precision cooling. Now, indoor growers can enjoy the same precise temperature, humidity control, convenience and flexibility as some of the largest and most important data centers in the world. Data Aire’s sophisticated, yet affordable gPod cooling units offer precise cooling and humidity control along with a carbon dioxide injection system all regulated from your iPad. This ultimately equates to higher and more potent yields. Data Aire’s gPod is perfect for indoor growing environments where floor space is limited. The gPod is available in a wide range of system configurations and types, including air cooled, water/glycol cooled and chilled water. Multiple gPods can be linked and centrally or remotely controlled. Units are available in 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 13 ton configurations. Please visit www.data aire.com for more information or inquire at mail@ksrassoc.com for selection help.

KSR ASSOCIATES Says Goodbye To Mr. Richard Kraus

KSR Associates is sad to announce that Mr. Richard (Dick) Kraus passed away on Thursday, October 29th, 2015. While we’re saddened by this event, Dick was blessed to die at his home in Orange, CA, surrounded by his five children and several grandchildren. Dick was 82 years old and had been with Kaiser Sales / KSR Associates since 1994.

Dick led an amazing life. He was born in New York City in 1933, graduated from Duke University with a BSME in 1955, served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, retired after 13 years in 1968, and then spent the next 47 years operating as a professional sales engineer in the HVAC industry. His five children, Steve, Aimee, Dave, Mary Louise and John are all accomplished musicians, educators and dedicated family men and women, residing in the Fullerton area of Orange County, CA.

Dick was well known as a true gentleman, dapper dresser and connoisseur of everything from art to Swiss watches to port wine to Mozart. We at KSR will truly miss his classy presence, kind demeanor, professionalism, and most of all, his unwavering mentorship and friendship.

KSR introduces the IMI Flow Design “HookBook”, a new 3-ring binder designed for people in the hydronics side of the HVAC industry

KSR Associates is proud to present our new reference tool developed for HVAC industry professionals faced with the challenge of choosing proper hydronic piping kits and components for application within a wide array of HVAC applications. The preassembled piping kits featured in the HookBook have proven to lower labor costs by simplifying the balancing process and reducing the number of connections, which also drops the chances of leaks. In addition, when shipping, by “bagging and tagging” the complete kits as shown, jobsite coordination and accuracy is greatly enhanced, saving you time and money.

Inside each HookBook, you will find a dozen drawings showing the most common balancing piping kits, separated into two categories; manual “Flowset” type, as well as automatic “Autoflow” type, both offered with or without hoses. In addition, there is information on the actual Autoflow cartridges, steel hook-ups, the ICSS in-line flow controller and a notebook with graph paper for your notes.

Flow Design, Inc. (FDI), a division of IMI Indoor Climate, is located in Dallas, Texas. FDI has been a major participant in the HVAC hydronic industry for decades, specializing in piping kits, hose kits and valves. KSR Associates / Kaiser Sales Corporation has represented Flow Design, Inc. since the 1980s.

To receive a copy of the IMI Flow Design HookBook, please send a quick email to mail@ksrassoc.com and we’ll be happy to deliver or mail one!

IMI Flow Design Announces the Launch of its New “Equalizer” Differential Pressure Control Device

IMI Flow Design has launched its newest product designed to improve the differential pressure control in commercial HVAC systems with the Equalizer, a cost effective method to achieve pressure independence throughout systems, without the need to install a pressure independent control valve at every heat exchanger or terminal unit. Simply installing the Equalizer on a riser, floor, or branch level in new construction or renovation projects, will provide system stabilization, ease of balance and maintenance, and field adjustability. This is critical for future renovations in our world of ever changing buildings and HVAC systems! Please visit www.flowdesign.com for more information or inquire at mail@ksrassoc.com for selection help.

Addison Announces the Launch of its New Semi-Custom PR Rooftop Series

Addison is proud to officially launch its new semi-custom rooftop unit, the PR series. The PR series ranges from 3-55 tons in heat pump configuration, and offers all the traditional options associated with Addison rooftop units, such as harsh environment coatings and energy recovery wheels. In addition, this product offers a host of new features, such as: 100% outside air capability, digital scroll compressors, modulating hot gas reheat, direct drive supply and exhaust fans, horizontal supply and exhaust options, 2”, R13 insulation, pre-filters, true final filter design, and incredibly, over 2 million configuration options. Available in air-cooled, water-cooled, heat pump and chilled water, with gas, electric and hydronic heating. Please visit www.addison-hvac.com for more information or inquire at mail@ksrassoc.com for selection help.