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Recapping 2022 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners
By Anthony Capkun
January 30, 2022 – Congratulations to the winners (and finalists) of the 2022 AHR Expo Innovation Awards—an annual competition that recognizes “the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo”.
Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluate all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.
BUILDING AUTOMATION: iSMA Controlli SpA/iSMA-B-MAC36NL hybrid IoT controller powered by Niagara Framework
The iSMA-B-MAC36NL master application controller family provides an all-in-one solution for mini-BMS.
COOLING: Danfoss/Danfoss Turbocor VTCA400 compressor
The VTCA400 uses a hybrid compression design, which employs a combination of mixed flow and radial impellers, to enable high performance and a compact footprint.
HEATING: Carrier/Infinity 24 heat pump with Greenspeed intelligence
The heat pump promises up to 24 SEER and 13 HSPF for energy savings, quiet performance and “premium comfort features”.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Antrum/AntrumX IAQ facilities monitoring system
AntrumX is a patented centralized sensing technology that monitors IAQ for 32 spaces from a single location, using one sensor for every 16 rooms.
PLUMBING: Franklin Electric/Little Giant, Inline SpecPAK, multi-pump pressure boosting system
At 14.5-in. deep, the system is small enough to be hung in a small utility closet or wall hung to preserve critical floor space.
REFRIGERATION: ebm-papst Inc./AxiEco 630-910 axial fan
The AxiEco 630-910 incorporates new impeller geometry with a rotating diffuser and optimized blade design to reach a low noise level and high efficiency.
SOFTWARE: Bluon Inc./Bluon Support Platform
The Bluon Support Platform is a mobile application that becomes a centralized hub for HVAC technicians.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS: Enginuity Power Systems Inc./E|ONE home power system
Using natural gas, the E|ONE produces both electricity and heat for homes or businesses.
TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS: Fluke Corp./Fluke 378 FC clamp meter
Fluke says the true-rms meter uses FieldSense technology to make testing faster and safer, all without contacting a live conductor.
VENTILATION: Aldes/InspirAIR Fresh
The InspirAIR Fresh is designed to provide optimal fresh air, regardless of filter type.