Canadian Consulting Engineer


August 1, 2012
By Canadian Consulting Engineer



Besides a 152-lumens per watt LED bulb, Cree now has a 170-lumens per watt prototype. The 170 LPW LED delivers 1250 lumens, consumes only 7.3 watts and gives a CRI of 90+. Cree also embeds Lutron EcoSystems technology on a chip in its luminaires, providing intelligent digital control and increased efficiency.;


GE has launched a high accuracy power and energy meter for the building automation industry. The Multilin EPM 6010 can use both the BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols. It provides accurate and timely data, allowing a BAS to better respond to changes in demand.

A new indoor swimming pool area dehumidifier reduces the use of refrigerant by 85%. The Protocol (NP) Series by Seresco uses glycol as a refrigerant in a patented design. The NP series ranges from 18 to 140-ton units, and provides free pool water heating through heat recovery.

Nu Pipe was used to rehabilitate a failing HVAC system in a 37-storey condominium tower on the Toronto waterfront. The galvanized 8-year old HVAC pipes had been eaten through by glycol, creating pinhole leaks. The patented Nu Pipe epoxy coating was blown in to the existing lines to protect them in-situ.

Uponor provides courses in the design and application of radiant hydronic systems and controls, geothermal systems, fire sprinkler systems and commercial PEX plumbing systems at its Uponor Academy and online. The courses cover the Uponor Climate Control Network system and the AquaSAFE Multipurpose fire sprinkler system.


Schneider Electric has introduced StruxureWare Data Centre Operation v7.2 data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software. It identifies underused and comatose servers, enabling the optimization of equipment. It focuses on IT power consumption rather than nameplate ratings, and provides an instant report.

Appleton’s tray cable connectors have a compensating displacement seal that provides ingress protection to NEMA 4X and IP68 standards, allowing their use in harsh environments.


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