When thousands of exhibitors and visitors descended on New York City for the 2014 AHR Expo, many of them weren’t prepared for the sudden snow storm that blanketed the streets of downtown Manhattan. Preferred Utilities, however, came well prepared–and stirred quite a buzz by bringing several big items to the big apple.
Preferred Utilities debuted its new Advanced Performance Inject-Air Low NOx Axial Flow Burner (API-AF). This burner includes Preferred’s first packaged burner unit for 4MMBTUH-20MMBTUH applications.
By producing an exceptionally stable flame at all firing rates, the API-AF offers the same high efficiency, low emissions, fuel variety, and ease of maintenance of the original API burner–just in a smaller, more robust package.
Included in the API-AF package is the new BurnerMate Light controller. Boasting UL approval, the BurnerMate Light provides an economical, state-of-the-art microcomputer-based burner management system with built-in first-out annunciatior and combustion control for a single burner, boiler, or process heat application.
Preferred Utilities also made a splash with its new Waterproof Pumps – an innovation spurred by Hurricane Sandy. The flooding in areas like New York and New Jersey emphasized the need to rethink mission critical infrastructure. Preferred developed the Waterproof Pump to operate uninterrupted during flood events, ensuring the safe supply of fuel for emergency generators and boilers.
Also at the show: Preferred’s new Fuel System Controller (FSC). The FSC is Preferred Utilities’ next generation programmable logic controller with features specifically designed for critical data center and health care backup generator fueling systems. FSC controllers automate fuel oil pump sets, suction integrity test, leak detection monitoring, generator day tank level control, day tank return pumps, main tank filtration/chemical treatment skids, multiple main tank motorized selector valves, tank gauge integration, tank truck off-loading , and much more. The FSC distributed control architecture avoids common mode failures. Each FSC has an independent power supply, CPU and I/O . Multiple FSC controllers communicate over a masterless, electrically isolated, dual redundant network.
If you need to rethink your mission critical strategy–or if you would like further information on any of these new products–please contact Preferred today!