Canadian Consulting Engineer

What’s New… (December 01, 2005)

December 1, 2005
By Canadian Consulting Engineer



Fifth Light Technology in Oakville, Ontario has developed a “world-first” technology for dimming fluorescent light fixtures with magnetic ballasts. The system uses a patented controller system to individually and automatically control each lighting fixture. The technology could save energy costs by 30-60%.


Pulsar Advanced Technologies has introduced a water heater that uses microwave technology. The Vulcanus MK4 heats water on demand for residential and commercial buildings. The heater reduces energy bills by a minimum of 30% and also reduces the threat of Legionnaire’s Disease.

The new high-efficiency steam water heater by Maxi-Therm of Montreal gives up to 20% energy savings in a pre-piped vertical heat exchanger package. The Maxi-Therm MC extracts all latent heat from the steam, even up to 150 psi. Five sizes are available to meet typical district energy, hospital and university loads.


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