Product Focus: Pumps Split case pumps 1 Wilo USA’s horizontal split case pumps are available in 64 models and meet the requirements for heating and cooling systems, municipal water supply systems, transfer and pressure boosting, irrigation and boiler/feed condensate, as well as other industrial applications. The SCP line includes a range of sizes up to 500 hp, heads up to 750’, flows up to 15,000 gpm and a temperature range of 18° F to 250° F. The horizontally split casing allows replacement of bearings and the mechanical seal without disturbing the system piping. Wilo USA. Www.wilo-usa.com Compact pumps 2 AquaMotion pumps are rugged, easy-to-install and feature quiet running operations.Compact, self-venting and maintenance-free, the pumps are high-torque direct-drive with low power draw. A patented innovative cartridge is field-serviceable and –replaceable.The pumps feature a high-capacity output for residential and light commercial heating and plumbing applications. The pumps feature a patented state-of-the-art bearing design and long-life stainless construction. AquaMotion. Www.aquamotionhvac.com Sewage pump switch 3 The LevelGuard Sewage Pump Switch introduces solid-state fluid level detection to eliminate pump switch failure in sump and sewage pits, lift stations, underground vaults and wet wells. Engineers and plumbing professionals can reliably maintain wastewater and effluent levels through the years with LevelGuard. With no moving parts to wear or fail, the LevelGuard Sewage Pump Switch is said to help your trade customers reduce callbacks. Level Guard Products. Http://levelguardproducts.com/pump/ New Products Temperature gauge 4 Legend continues to expand its existing offering of gauges with its new temperature gauge with thermowell. The rear-mount 2” or 3” gauges are available with either 1/2” MIP or 3/4” solder thermowells and 1” probe. The gauge can be removed without any loss of system pressure. The temperature range is from 60° F to 280° F. Legend. Www.legendhydronics.com Video pipe inspection system 5 General Pipe Cleaners’ lightweight Gen-Eye POD and MINI-POD combine camera, reel and monitor in an all-in-one package. Features include a 7” LCD color monitor protected by a padded case and a rugged yet flexible gooseneck. The full-size Gen-Eye POD has a selfleveling camera and 200 ft. Of Gel-Rod for trouble-shooting 3” to 10” drain lines. The MINI-POD carries 125 ft. Or 175 ft. Of push rod and the color mini-camera is small enough to troubleshoot 2” to 4” lines. A video out connection lets you record on an external device. General Pipe Cleaners. Www.drainbrain.com Grinder retrofit kit 6 Little Giant’s Grinder Retro-Fit Package (GP-A-RFK) is a rugged system designed to handle the most demanding residential and light commercial sewage removal applications. Engineered with easy installation in mind, it features Little Giant GP Series 2 hp grinder pump and new telescoping discharge system, allowing the GP-A-RFK to fit more configurations than ever before. Franklin Electric.Http://franklin-electric.com/little-giant-home.aspx Low-lead faucets 7 Matco-Norca continues to expand its Builder Light faucet family with the introduction of single- and two-handle lavatory faucet offerings in chrome, brushed nickel and oil-rubbed bronze versions. All new versions are lead-free, containing less than 0.25% weighted average lead content on wetted surfaces in accordance with California’s AB 1953 and the new federal Safe Water Drinking Act. They are also EPA WaterSense certified. Single- and two-handle faucets come with metal lever handles, contain ceramic disc cartridges, and have brass popup assemblies. Matco-Norca www.matco-norca.com Sensor flush valve suite with extended battery life 8 Zurn Industries introduces a sustainable, advanced-technology expansion of its ZTR-Series Flush Valve product line: the ZTR Long Life Series (ZTR-LL), featuring a 10- year battery life based on 4,000 flushes per month. The Zurn ZTR-LL Series delivers a lowpowered sensor platform with software compatible with long-life battery technology.The result is a reduced number of battery changes over the life of the valve by twothirds compared with traditional battery powered valves. Also includes the ZTR6203 Sensor Flush Valve for urinals and the ZTR6200 Sensor Flush Valve for water closets. Zurn Industries. Www.zurn.com Ultra flush toilet 9 Gerber Plumbing Fixtures has enhanced its Ultra Flush toilet collection by adding a WaterSense-approved 1.28-gpf product option. The new Gerber Ultra Flush 1.28 is said to be the most powerful HET toilet on the market with a top-rated MaP score of 1,000g, ensuring high performance with every flush. Other features include a Sloan Flushmate pressure vessel, noncorrosive solid brass tank-to-bowl bolts, a durable frontmounted metal tank lever with a brass arm, an insulated tank and a sleek tank design. Gerber Plumbing Fixtures. Www.gerberonline.com Geothermal system design calculators 10 Geo-Flo Products Corp.’s residential/light commercial suite of geothermal system design calculators are now available at www.geo-flo.com. These calculators are free of charge and provide comprehensive design tools, concentrating on the ground loop and pump selection portions of the system. Available features include pressure drop calculation to pump sizing to flushing requirements. Geo-Flo Products Corp. www.geo-flo.com Faucet attachment 11 Careguard is the perfect combination of hygienic features for faucet attachments with built-in Agion anti-microbial protection, laminar stream (nonaerated) and screenless construction (no wire-mesh screen prone to lime buildup). Careguard also conserves water (1.5 gpm max) and is available in regular and tamperproof housings. Certified to ANSI/NSF 61 and ASME A112.18.1M. Neoperl. Www.neoperl.com Washing system 12 T&S Brass and Bronze Works’ EX-ABLUTION offers convenient washing and cleaning for a variety of purposes, including ritual cleansing, personal hygiene, as well as use in health and wellness facilities. The single-handle supply valve features blue and red indexes with a quarter-turn ceramic cartridge. A 56” chrome-plated 0.5” diameter stainless steel flex hose is simple to maneuver and keep clean. The built-in check valve prevents backflow and supplywater contamination, while the heavy-duty polished-chrome brass spray valve is comfortable to grip and operate. T&S Brass. Www.tsbrass.com Waterless urinal drain insert 13 Waterless Co.’s EcoTrap drain insert for waterless urinals helps no-water urinal systems work at optimal performance while keeping restrooms clean and odor free. With the EcoTrap system, urine passes down the drain through a floating layer of BlueSeal. Together, the EcoTrap and BlueSeal form a barrier so sewer vapors and odors cannot harm indoor air quality. The longlasting EcoTrap insert is also easy to maintain and change. Waterless Co. Www.waterless.com Quick-release pliers 14 Removing all types of push-lock fittings is fast and easy with the new Quick-Release Pliers introduced by Clean-Fit Products, a division of The Mill-Rose Co. The pliers feature a cushion-grip handle with spring action that facilitates a quick and secure grip on copper, PEX and CPVC tubing. Ideal for hard-to-access areas, the pliers work on all types of 3/8”, 1/2” and 3/4” push-lock fittings and eliminates the need for hard-to-use and often hard-to-find plastic disconnect clips. The pliers feature a heavy-duty design to deliver years of service. Clean-Fit Products. Www.cleanfit.com Press tool 15 RIDGID introduces the new RP 200-B press tool with an inline design complemented with a 270° rotating barrel. It offers contractors a fast and reliable way to join copper and stainless steel tubing (1/2” to 1 1/4” diameter) and PEX tubing (3/8” to 1 1/2” diameter) in hard-to-reach spaces. With the new addition, RIDGID now offers a choice between pistol-style or inline press tool designs. The RP 200-B is a lightweight (6.2 lb.) Cordless tool that produces a hydraulic ram output of 5,400 lb., and can make connections in as few as four or five seconds. It comes standard with two RIDGID Advanced Lithium batteries RIDGID. Www.ridgid.com Double-wall pressure chimney system 16 M&G DuraVent’s DuraStack is a modular double-wall positive pressure chimney system.Fully tested and listed to UL 103, UL1978, ULC/ORD C959 and ULC S604, DuraStack offers versatility for a variety of applications including boiler breeching, engine exhaust, chimney stack and grease duct (model DIS only). The DuraStack DIS and DAS venting systems are cylindrical, prefabricated, modular venting systems incorporating a unique extended inner flange designed for quick assembly and pressure sealing capability. DuraStack DIS and DAS is composed of a thick-gauge material for the inner pipe and coupling, providing a strong and rigid assembly; a self-centering flue design that significantly simplifies and accelerates the installation process; and a coupling configuration (patent pending), requiring only one locking band and the use of a regular, less expensive, high-temperature silicone sealant. M&G DuraVent. Www.duravent.com
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