Medical Construction & Design

MAY-JUN 2018

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62 Medical Construction & Design | M AY/ J U N E 2018 | MCDM AG.COM PAINT New Exterior Coating Shields Dirt to Keep Properties Looking Fresh Sherwin-Williams has launched Loxon Self-Cleaning Acrylic Coating, a product specifi cally engineered for exterior, above-grade masonry to provide a clean and attractive look with high-performance protection. The self-cleaning formula easily sheds dirt with rain or water contact and provides advanced durability, water shedding, wind driven rain and dirt pickup resistance. The coating can be applied directly to bare or previously coated concrete that is at least seven days old, has a pH of 6-13 and in temperatures down to 35 F. Meeting the most stringent VOC regulations, the new prod- uct is available in a fl at sheen in a wide range of colors. ID#108 DOORS & HARDWARE New GreenCircle-Certified Exit Trims Offer Reduced Energ y Consumption Assa Abloy group brands Corbin Russwin and Sargent have launched the new EcoFlex exit trim. The trim can be used as an electrifi ed exit device in standalone applications, in conjunction with a wall reader or as part of an integrated access control lock, making it an excellent solution for a variety of applications, including healthcare. The exit trims use a motor-driven actuator that reduces energy consumption by up to 95 percent, as certifi ed by GreenCircle. The actuator also greatly improves reliability, offers quieter operation and eliminates the overheating that solenoid trims are prone to, reducing maintenance requirements and lowering the overall cost of ownership. ID#107 Products For more information on these products, visit mcdmag.com/products. POWER MANAGEMENT New Gas-Insulated Switchgear Increases Uptime, Reduces Footprint Requirements Eaton's new gas-insulated switchgear is designed to provide powerful advantages in safety and reliability for critical power applications. With the majority of high-voltage components in a sealed compartment, Eaton's new Power Xpert XGIS technology is designed to reduce maintenance requirements, reduce the need for operators to interface with the equipment and substantially reduce space requirements in some voltage classes. Utilizing sealed tank design, the switchgear is virtually maintenance free and can help reduce the potential for arc faults — contributing to dramatic enhancements in reliability and safety. Mainte- nance requirements for any equipment inside the sealed tank are eliminated. The switchgear enables energized parts to be closer together, which can signifi cantly reduce space requirements, especially in 27 and 38 kilo-voltage classes. The equipment can be applied in both new construction and retrofi t applications where fl oor space is limited. ID#109 WINDOWS Zero Sightline Window Available for Structural Silicone Glazed Curtainwall YKK AP America Inc. has launched its zero sightline window de- signed for curtainwall systems. The YOV Structural Silicone Glazed Operable Vent enhances the aesthetics of a building without the large sightline of a traditional window. Additionally, it improves oc- cupant comfort with high-thermal performance and an intentional design to provide optimum natural ventilation and natural light. Structural silicone, glass, triple gaskets and thermal isolators work together without a traditional thermal break. The operable vent accepts 1-inch insulating glass and can be fi eld-glazed or shop-glazed into a four-sided SSG curtainwall or any two- sided vertical combination of SSG or captured systems. Many hardware options are avail- able, including stainless steel hinges and bronze locking hardware, to achieve the desired look for the building. Tinted glass is recommended for the best aesthetic results. ID#106 WALL SYSTEMS Insulated Metal Panels Now Feature Halogen-Free Foam Centria has recently updated its For- mawall line of insulated metal panels with the elimination of halogens from the product's insulating foam core. Originally launched in 1999 and hailed the "product of the millennium," Formawall Dimension Series was the fi rst architectural insu- lated composite wall system to provide variable panel thickness, variable reveal depths and a variety of panel profi les. Formawall with Halogen-Free Foam aligns building owners and architects with sustainability goals and standards. The product has earned a health product dec- laration through the HPD Collaborative. This self-disclosed transparency program provides in-depth ingredient reporting for an exceptional level of transparency for architects and building owners. ID#105

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