September 19, 2016
2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards
Nortec 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 Nortec 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.