GBS is excited to offer you an additional resource to help support you in achieving the most effective HVAC solutions. In this edition:
- Learn about Konvekta, the market leader in high performing energy recovery systems.
- This edition’s Project Spotlight feature article, A Sign of the Times for Air-cooled Chillers, highlights how upgrading can impact more than the bottom line.
GBS & Konvekta: Putting Customers First
GBS represents the Konvekta line to offer high efficiency energy recovery systems. Their customer philosophy aligns closely with GBS’, so the relationship came naturally. They are a family owned company with a long history of embracing new technologies to develop the most efficient high performance energy recovery system on the market. Much like GBS they strive to offer the latest technologies and deliver top quality products, offering solutions that will benefit their customers to the fullest extent.
Konvekta’s product solutions include comprehensive system-coils, controls, and skid mounted hydronic units (pumps, controller hardware, valves, and expansion tanks). All of their solutions are custom designed for optional performance and focus on capturing the energy from lab exhaust. Many pharmaceuticals have found their products to be very effective for their demanding requirements.
Energy Recovery Coils – specially designed to achieve very high recovery efficiencies
Hydronic Module – compact, easy to install and service, factory tested
Energy Recovery System Controller – optimal energy recovery is guaranteed, significantly reducing energy consumption
All of Konvekta’s solutions are backed by their monitoring model, Auto Reporting PLUS. This system provides comprehensive information and reduces downtime to ensure the expected energy recovery is achieved.
Providing effective HVAC solutions that meet all of the customer’s needs is a top priority for GBS. That’s why we have been entrusted time and time again with some of Northern and Central New Jersey’s most challenging projects – from pharmaceutical companies to hospitals, schools and even federal facilities such as this customer. Each customer has different requirements and goals. Understanding all of the available options coupled with having access to current technologies are necessities for solving today’s varying HVAC challenges. In this example, the customer had outdated air-cooled chillers that needed to be upgraded.
GBS followed their standard procedure that includes a thorough understanding of all requirements and expectations along with extensive research of all possible solutions to present the best fit for the job. The final solution is an upgrade that fulfills all requirements, aligns with the most current technologies, and is both environmentally and budget friendly.
Date Completed: May 2018
Customer: Federal Facility
Engineer: Energy Systems Group
A federal facility was in need of a new air-cooled chiller – their current unit was not only outdated, but also burdensome to their budget with steadily increasing operating and maintenance costs. The chiller needed to be replaced with an energy efficient chiller that also qualified for the NJ Clean Energy Program Incentives. The new chiller is part of a performance contract, so it was integral that the energy efficiencies are met.
Additionally, the new chiller needed to meet the building’s current HVAC Load and have redundancy.
Smardt Chillers with Turbocor compressors offer valuable features that made them a perfect solution for this job:
- They are oil free and use magnetic bearings that also eliminate frictional losses
- They have a built in VFD for capacity control
- Their speed adjusts automatically to match the load and current operating conditions, maximizing optimum efficiency
- Smardt includes ECM Variable Speed Condenser fan motors and low noise configuration as standard features
- Additionally, these units were provided with free cooling, allowing the compressors to be shut off
GBS is Committed to Our Customers
When you choose GBS you are backed the GBS line that represents industry leaders you can trust. With over 400 products at our disposal, we are well equipped to design highly effective systems that accommodate today’s demanding HVAC requirements.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 732-981-9400 or your GBS Sales representative. Access the GBS Directory