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Product and Technology Reviews

These publications resulted from the Product and Technology Review service sponsored by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and managed by the WSU Extension Energy Program from 1998-2008. The service addressed the energy saving claims of products and technologies of interest to electric utility staff in the Pacific Northwest. Engineers reviewed published literature for objective, independent test results; described the technology, discussed available data, and suggested additional testing needed to verify energy saving claims. No primary testing was conducted.

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Technology Reviews

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  • Acadia Heat Pump™: an air source heat pump optimized for use in cold weather areas. 2007

  • CA-1 Condenser Amplifier: an add-on mechanical device used to reduce compressor load and increase efficiency of small- to medium-sized refrigeration systems. 2007 [notes]

  • Circuit Rider CR-Max : an electronic power conditioning device. 2007 [notes]

  • Compress Shield® : a refrigerant oil additive designed to reduce friction and increase heat transfer. 2006

  • CoolerMiser™ : a device that controls the operation of stand-alone beverage coolers. 2007

  • DeltaPValve™ : an industrial-grade, pressure independent, two-way flow control valve for use in hydronic heating and cooling systems in buildings. 2006

  • Electrical Harmonizer™ : a device to mitigate over-voltage, save energy, improve power quality including harmonics, and reduce voltage unbalance. 2006

  • Energy Director™ : an equipment controller designed to reduce electric peak demand charges. 2007

  • Energy Saver™ : an energy management system that can reduce voltage being supplied to lighting or turn off lighting as appropriate. 2005

  • FAN WALL Technology™ : an approach to air handler design using smaller fans. 2004

  • Frigitek® : A controller designed to reduce the energy used by evaporator fans in refrigeration systems. 2008

  • Insuladd® : a ceramic-based additive for paint that helps reflect radiant heat. 2007

  • MicroPlanet Voltage Regulators® : home and business voltage regulators. 2006

  • Motor Voltage Controllers : Power conditioning devices for motors. 2007

  • PaceController™ : A digital controller for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration applications. 2008

  • Principles of Heat Transfer: Supplement to Heat Transfer Product Reviews. 2007

  • Turbocor : a frictionless, oil-free, variable speed, centrifugal compressor designed for mid-size chiller applications. 2006

  • Ultra CBF rFOIL™ : a radiant barrier for concrete slab foundations. 2007

Related Organizations

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Last updated:   December, 31, 2008