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March 14, 2017:

Soler & Palau announces new models and updates...

When we started the project to improve our upblast and downblast spun aluminum power roof ventilators we set fan efficiency as our number one goal. We knew the wheel, the heart of the unit, was the place to start so we took meticulous steps to design and engineer the most efficient and cost effective wheel we could. Our new wheel features curved blades, solid rivets and improved cooling vanes which together ensure the best fan performances possible. Additionally, through improvements to important structural components of the fans we increased the overall strength of our centrifugal fans compared to our older models. We are proud to say we have created a product line that you can be sure is one of the most efficient and robust available on the market today. 
The line has just been expanded to sizes 18, 20, and 22 for the SDB and STXB!

 

 
 
We designed these fans so you can use smaller models and motors to meet the performance needed. With our new centrifugal spun aluminum line we are able to deliver wider performance ranges and unit sizes. This means you can:
  • Save $ by using less energy to meet the same performance as the competitor.
  • Save $ by choosing the smallest motor to get the job done.
 
Our new series S spun aluminum centrifugal power roof ventilators consists of belt drive models for both upblast and downblast applications.
 
Model SDB - Downblast Belt Drive Roof Exhauster:
  • Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, & 22
  • CFM Range: 40 to 8098
  • Static Pressure: up to 1-3/4" w.g.
  • Warranty: 5-years
  • Certifications: cULus 705 and AMCA Air and Sound
 
Model STXB - Upblast Belt Drive Roof Exhauster:
  • Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, & 22
  • CFM Range: 200 to 8648
  • Static Pressure: up to 2-3/4" w.g.
  • Warranty: 5-years for UL 705 models / 2-years for UL 762 models
  • Certifications: cULus 705, cULus 762 and AMCA Air and Sound
  • Roof or wall mounting
 
The new sizes of SDB and STXB are now available in Optisizer for both standard and quickship delivery projects.
 
New! STXDe-RHUL
 
The new STXDe-RHUL is alternate version of S&P's STXD and STXDe.  It includes the efficiency gains of the STXD and the electronically commutated motor (ECM) of the STXDe. However, now it is UL Listed to be used in restaurant applications (UL762).
  
The motors also allow for easy speed control by DC 0-10 V variation, and they have a motor mounted potentiometer with digital readout as standard.  The usable turndown ratio of the motor is 80% vs. the 30% turndown of a PSC motor.  
 
The STXDe-RHUL is great for restaurant applications that need the fan to be controlled by a building management system.

August 9, 2016:

Soler & Palau (USA) releases a statement concerning upcoming US Department of Energy (DOE) guidelines for fans and blowers...

 

 

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is finalizing a rule establishing new energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. The DOE, formed in 1975, overlooked fans and blowers until 2015. The DOE's goal is to craft regulation which establishes fan system efficiency as the basis for customers to use more efficient fans and blowers. The proposed rule is expected to be finalized and implemented in the summer of 2017, and the regulations will be effective in 2022. The rule will cover fans from 1 to 200 horsepower.

The DOE will regulate efficiency at the design point, so the fan selection will drive efficiency. This will not force any fan redesign, but will instead; require an alteration in the fan selection behavior. The DOE regulation for fan efficiency introduces a new metric called "Fan Energy Index (FEI)". FEI establishes a baseline efficiency which varies with airflow and pressure, both applied in all fan applications and categories. FEI is the ratio of actual fan efficiency to baseline efficiency. A FEI equal to 1.0 meets the baseline efficiency based on the actual fan efficiency.

Fan efficiency and energy savings have been important to S&P across the globe for over 60 years. We want to assure you S&P USA is closely following the DOE rulemaking process. We started a project in 2015 to determine the compliant ranges of our products. It is important to note every fan has a compliant range; the regulation will only limit the selection points of the fan.

We are fully prepared for the regulations to be finalized and implemented next year. Partnering with S&P and C&H2 Incorporated, allows you to stay ahead of the market. We will keep you updated as the new DOE fan regulations are finalized.

 

November 17, 2015: 

Soler & Palau (USA) announced the following today... 

 

July 22, 2015:  A project we just finished up is now on the cover of the latest edition of Style Weekly (July 29th Edition).  In the article "The New Skyline" about the redevelopment of the Manchester area of Richmond, the Terraces at Manchester is mentioned in the article as well as being on the cover.  The article can be viewed by going to http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/the-new-skyline/Content?oid=2226450 .  A photo of the cover is below....

 

April 4, 2015:  Straight from the AHR Expo, Soler & Palau USA (S&P) has reinvented the wheel, literally.... 

Excerpt from the Soler & Palau USA (S&P) Press Release....

When we started the project to improve our upblast and downblast spun aluminum power roof ventilators we set fan efficiency as our number one goal. We knew the wheel, the heart of the unit, was the place to start so we took meticulous steps to design and engineer the most efficient and cost effective wheel we could. Our new wheel features curved blades, solid rivets and improved cooling vanes which together ensure the best fan performances possible. Additionally, through improvements to important structural components of the fans we increased the overall strength of our centrifugal fans compared to our older models. We are proud to say we have created a product line that you can be sure is one of the most efficient and robust available on the market today. 

We designed these fans so you can use smaller models and motors to meet the performance needed. With our new centrifugal spun aluminum line we are able to deliver wider performance ranges and unit sizes. This means you can:

  • Save $ by using less energy to meet the same performance as the competitor.
  • Save $ by choosing the smallest motor to get the job done.

Our new series S spun aluminum centrifugal power roof ventilators consists of belt drive models for both upblast and downblast applications.

Model SDB - Downblast Belt Drive Roof Exhauster:

  • Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15 & 16
  • CFM Range: 40 to 4135
  • Static Pressure: up to 1-1/2" w.g.
  • Warranty: 5-years
  • Certifications: cULus 705 and AMCA Air and Sound

Model STXB - Upblast Belt Drive Roof Exhauster:

  • Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14, 15 & 16
  • CFM Range: 200 to 3975
  • Static Pressure: up to 1-1/2" w.g.
  • Warranty: 5-years for UL 705 models / 2-years for UL 762 models
  • Certifications: cULus 705, cULus 762 and AMCA Air and Sound
  • Roof or wall mounting

Please contact your C&H2 Representative for more information about these new fans.

January 26-28, 2015:  We will be attending the annual AHR Expo, located this year in Chicago.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our current manufacturers and exploring the convention for the latest in HVaC products and technology.  If you have a specific product you are interested in please let one of our salesmen know and we will stop by that booth and pick up literature etc. for you;  and when we return come back to this page to see what we discovered this year.

October 2014:  Soler & Palau USA (S&P) introduced three new products to their commercial, energy recovery, and residential line of products.  They are...

New Series: TDD

The newly designed series TDD are direct drive tubeaxial fans. They are available in 10 sizes ranging from 12 up to 48. These high capacity tubeaxial fans are rated from 800 to 39,000 CFM with static pressure capabilities up to 1-1/4". The entire line is constructed using heavy-guage rolled galvanized steel with continuous welded seams and epoxy coated for maximum strength . The housings also feature eight (8) mounting supports welded to the fan to allow for universal mounting. Sizes 12-18 come standard with polypropylene blades while sizes 20-48 have aluminum propellers standard.

Direct drive models TDD are best used for exhausting or supplying relatively clean ambient temperature air. They are used to exhaust air from or supply air to typical commercial and industrial applications such as general building ventilation, enclosed garages, paint spray booths and other applications where air is moved through a duct system against moderate static pressure. 

New TRC Model: TRC1600

Our TRC Commercial ERV line now goes up to 2000 CFM with the TRC1600. This new model is designed for indoor use only and features the same 5th generation core as the other TR and TRC models. 

Additionally the TRC1600 has the following standard features:

  • AHRI certified performance data for efficiency and cross leakage
  • UL tested flammability and smoke generation that meets NFPA 90A and 90B test standards for commercial applications
  • Easy installation and service
  • Easiest maintenance of any ERV
  • 4 MERV-8 filters are standard
  • Non-Fused disconnect
  • Transformer/relay package allowing simple on/off control
  • Access doors for easy access to blowers, core and filters
  • Mounting feet for installation at floor level
  • 2 Belt Drive, TEFC, Premium Efficient blower motors
  • Fully insulated case
  • Large cores for high efficiency
  • No condensate pan or drain required
  • 10-year industry best core warranty
  • 2-year warranty on balance of unit

PC-Premium CHOICE Line Expansion

We have added a new model to our extremely popular PC-Premium CHOICE line of fans, the PCD110H! This new model features a DC motor with a built-in humidity sensor. 

Like the other PC fans, the PCD110H improves indoor air quality and increases the home's durability by quickly exhausting contaminants and excess moisture that can cause health issues, mold growth and structural damage.

The Premium CHOICE Series, as the name suggests, is all about the CHOICE! The PCD110H is compatible with the PCLK - Lighted Grille Kit or PCRD-Radiation Damper so you can choose a PC fan with DC motor for almost any application! Plus, the PCD110H takes the choices up a notch and allows you to CHOOSE your airflow! The built-in toggle switches and duct connector options allow you to adjust the PCD110H to the needed airflow:

 

Some of the key features of these fans include:

  • Extremely quiet operation, 0.5 sones 
  • Brushless DC motor for long life--rated for 60,000 hours continuous on
  • Built-in humidity sensor
  • 4 and 6" duct connectors included 
  • Built-in backdraft damper
  • Robust steel housing
  • Attractive, sturdy grille
  • ETL Listed
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified and HVI Certified
  • Six-year warranty on DC motor, five-year warranty on balance of unit

June 2014:  DuraDuct is now offering Zero Clearance Rectangular Grease Duct.  Their model KEX is a pre-manufactured and non combustible double wall kitchen exhaust system.  It is the largest, listed for zero clearance, system in the industry and is compliant with IMC, NBCC and NFPA codes.  By using companion flanges, the KEX system eliminates the field welding required for contractor fabricated grease duct systems.  Additionally, utilizing a rectangular footprint, the KEX system allows flexibility in the design of Type I and Type II commercial kitchen exhaust duct systems, enabling the designer to achieve the required airflows in shallow ceiling spaces.  Please contact your C&H2 representative for more information and a copy of the KEX brochure.

June 2014:  Ductwork sometimes is an after thought for many Mechanical Contractors and therefore most contractors do not know much about the manufacturer who is providing the ductwork on their projects.  In an effort to familiarize our customers with their products, people, and processes, the Hamlin Sheet Metal Company is releasing a video series, where you can meet the people and the company that makes your ductwork.  The first in the series was released this month and lets you meet the estimators and the National Sales Manager Robin Stegall.  You can access the video by going to  Hamlin Sheet Metal Video 1

April 2014:  Soler & Palau USA (S&P) announced the following new fan options...

  • On their Model CM (Utility Set) are now available with an AMCA-C Spark Resistant Kit, additionally explosion proof motors are now available on the entire line of CM Fans.
  • EC (Electronically Commutated) Motors are now available with a motor mounted peotentiometer for easy speed adjustment.
  • On their Model DFL (Aluminum Drainable Blade) & ACL (Aluminum Combination Louver/Damper) Louvers are now AMCA Certified.

February 2014: Soler & Palau USA (S&P) announced the following new fan options...

  • On their Models TXB (Belt Driven Centrifugal Upblast Fan), DB (Belt Driven Centrifugal Roof Mounted Downblast Fan), and TXD (Direct Drive Centrifugal Upblast Fan), are now available with an AMCA-B Spark Resistant Kit.
  • On their Models SQB (Belt Driven Square Centrifugal Inline Fan) and SQD (Direct Drive Square Centrifugal Inline Fan) are now available with a side discharge kit.
  • High quality metal engraved "Fan Tags" are available now as an option on most of their commercial fans.

December 2013:  Aerovent is now offering engineered Electronically Commutated (EC) motors on a number of Square Inline Centrifugal Fans (Model SCDD & SCBD) and Spun Aluminum Power Roof & Wall Ventilators (Models ACX, ACXD ATD, ATDR, ATDW, ATDWR, ATB, ATBR, AWX, & AWXR).  Electronic commutation is the latest motor technology to be used in direct drive fans.  Also known in the industry as Brush Free or Brushless DC, the EC motors utilize an electronic circuitboard to control the funtionality of the motor.  The motor operates off of 115v AC single phase power, which is converted to DC power within the motor's circuitry.  The result is a highly efficient motor with an expanded speed control range and a variety of speed control options to choose from; and additional cost savings by the elimination of the need for a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive).  For more information on Aerovent's new offerings, please contact your local C&H2 representative or call us at our corporate office.

November  2013:  Our offices will be closed beginning Wednesday afternoon November 27th at noon  through Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.    All of us at C&H2 Incorporated want to thank our customers and their employees and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day.

July 2013:  Soler & Palau USA (S&P) introduces their Model CTB Inline Tubular Centrifugal Duct Fans.  These tubular centrifugal line offers some of the widest range of sizes, horsepower, and performance in the industry.  Models CTB are high capacity belt driven centrifugal fans rated from 300 to 20,000 CFM, with static pressure capability up to 2-1/2".  For more information on this or any of our products, please contact your local C&H2 representative or call us at our corporate office. 

May 2013: Soler & Palau USA (S&P) lauches their CRT line of Outdoor Cabinets with ERV Cores which are designed for retrofit or new construction applications where space for an ERV does not meet the requirements.  These roof mounted units consist of an insulated sheet metal cabinet with 2, 3, or 4 ERV cores and MERV 8 Filters.  With CFM ranges up to 4,000 CFM, the CRT models provide cost effective energy recovery with the flexibility in location of the supply and exhaust blowers.  For more information on this or any of our products, please contact your local C&H2 representative or call us at out corporate office.

March 2013: Soler & Palau USA (S&P) announced their new Premium CHOICE (PC) Series ventilation fans.  Available in four sizes (PC50, PC80, PC110, and PC150) the PC fans are part of their Residential/Light Commercial line of fans.  The PC Series is equivalent to the Panasonic WhisperQuiet and WhisperSense fans.  The PC fans improve indoor air quality and increase your homes durability by quickly exhausting contaminants and excess moisture that can cause health issues, mold growth and structural damage.  The Premium CHOICE Series, as the name suggests, is all about the CHOICE! The fans come standard with aesthetically pleasing plastic grilles but you have the CHOICE of a Grille Light Kit (PCLK) to turn the PC80, PC110, and PC150 into a lighted fan.  If you need a humidity sensing fan, or if you need to control the speed just choose the Humidity Sensor (PCHS) or Speed Control (PCSC) respectively for all sizes.  The controls and lighted grille are all "Plug-and-Play" options meaning one fan can be modified to be the exact fan needed.  You even have the CHOICE to add a control or change the grille after the initial installation.  These ENERGY STAR qualified fans are one of the most energy efficient lines and flexible lines of ventilation fans available in North America.

February 2013:  Soler & Palau USA (S&P), at the 2013 AHR Expo, introduced the new TR models (TR90 & TR90G).  With advanced ventilation for residential and light commercial applications, superior electrical and heat transfer performance at an affordable price, and passive plate type Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV), the TR's moderate extremes of temperature and humidity year round.  Compact size, no condesate pan or drain and the ability to mount the unit in any orientation means that the TR90 & TR90G are the easiest units to install and service.

January 2013: Soler & Palau USA (S&P) announces the introduction of two new product lines.  The eRED line of Centrifugal Downblast Exhaust Fans will now come with ECM (Electronically Communtated Motor) which will offer the energy efficiency of a DC motor with the ease of maintenance of a DD motor.  Additionally the ECM motor provides the benefit of a fully controllable motor which can be controlled by a PC or building management system.  The new Damper, Shutter, and Louver lines are now available in house and can be shipped out in as little as 24hrs.  This is and advantage over S&P's competitors who outsource these products from other manufacturers.
 
August 2012:  Aerovent announces their new on-site Seismic Testing capabilities which meet both the California (OSHPD) criteria for equipment being used on Healthcare projects and the International Building Code (IBC) standards for all equipment used on projects located in seismically active areas
 
March 2012: Soler & Palau USA (S&P) announces their popular Models LPD, TD, TR, PV and SWF have received NAHB Research Center “Green Approved” Product Seal. This seal certifies that S&P’s products have been recognized to meet the criteria for buildings certified to the National Green Building Standard™ based on the appropriate third-party evidence submitted.
 
S&P’s LPD, TD, TR, PV and SWF can be used by builders to earn points toward National Green Building Certification. The following points can be potentially earned for each product:
Model LPD – Low Profile Direct Drive Centrifugal Roof/Sidewall Exhauster: 18 points, plus the mandatory ventilation of all bathrooms to the outdoors.
Model TD – Inline Mixed Flow Duct Fan: 20 points, plus the Mandatory ventilation of all bathrooms to the outdoors.
Model PV – Inline Centrifugal Duct Fan: 20 points, plus the Mandatory ventilation of all bathrooms to the outdoors.
Model SWF – Sidewall Centrifugal Fan: 18 points, plus the mandatory ventilation of all bathrooms to the outdoors.
Model TR – Total Recovery for All Climates (ERV): 17 points, plus the mandatory ventilation of all bathrooms to the outdoors.
 
S&P strives to manufacture the most energy efficient and ecologically friendly products available. They are excited that the Green Approved seal is another way they are able to provide products that will ensure a healthy environment for generations to come. Copies of S&P’s Green Approved Product Certificates are available by request
 


March 2011: Cleaver-Brooks, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient boiler room solutions, announced the aquisition of Chimnee Lining, a stack manufacturer based in Terrebonne, Quebec. 
 


December 2010: On December 19, 2010, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) will go into effect in the US. This legislation raises the minimum level of efficiency of certain motors that are manufactured for use in the United States.   After December 19, 2010, motor manufacturers will no longer be able to manufacture motors which do not meet certain efficiency requirements.  This means that motors previously considered a premium efficient option will simply become the standard.  These more efficient motors will reduce energy consumption and will therefore reduce operating costs. Perhaps even more beneficial than that, these new motors generally include features which lengthen the lifespan of the motor. Upgrades include motors that run cooler and are better balanced which reduce downtime and replacement costs.
 


September 2010: Soler & Palau Ventilation Group – North America announces its rebranding of their fan lines. This involves changing Breidert Air Products to Soler & Palau USA, and JennCo fans will now become S&P’s Food Service division. They will still have the same quality product line, but you now have access to S&P's global network of products and companies.
 


May 2010: Soler & Palau Ventilation Group – North America (Breidert Air Products/JencoFan) is pleased to announce the acquisition of RenewAire LLC, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of energy recovery ventilation (ERV) equipment for buildings. With this purchase, Soler & Palau substantially strengthens its manufacturing and sales base in North America and will be able to offer a full range of high efficiency building ventilation products for residential, commercial and institutional applications. RenewAire business will continue to operate as an independent company with manufacturing and sales offices in Madison, Wisconsin. The RenewAire management team also continues as minority partners in the entity operating the RenewAire business.
 

MEDIA:

Video about our current project at Ft Lee the project is the AIT Barracks
 
 
Video about current project at Ft Belvoir the project is the Community Hospital
 
Video about a completed project at Ft Lee – TSED Building

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZy0lnB_ypc