Press fittings with union nut Caleffi’s PressCon tailpiece fitting with union nut creates a leak-proof seal and is available in 3/4” press by 1” female union nut, which fits many Caleffi components with 1” male union (straight) thread. The tailpiece is compatible within a working temperature range of 0° F to 250° F for up to 50% glycol mixtures and pressure-rated to 200 psi. The fitting meets 2014 low-lead law requirements. Caleffi. Www.caleffi.us Three-speed hydronic pump AquaMotion’s three-speed AM10 hydronic pump is a suggested replacement pump for circulators up to 26 gal. Per min. The four-bolt flange for mounting in-line or 90° rotation capability make it suited to become a replacement service pump.The amp draw is 0.45 on low speed, 0.60 on medium speed and 0.75 on high speed. The cartridge can be removed and cleaned and inserted back into the pump. Both the cast-iron and stainless-steel units use the same cartridge, thus reducing inventory for wholesalers or contractors. AquaMotion. Www.Aquamotionhvac.com Low-profile radiant panel system Legend Hydronics’ VersaTherm Floor System is a low-profile, high-output, snapfit radiant panel system ideally suited for new construction and renovation projects.The panels snap together in minutes, saving significant labor costs. The 3/4”-thick panels are pre-insulated and naturally water resistant — great for retrofits and basements. VersaTherm’s use of 1/2” tubing allows for greater circuit lengths.Panels are easily cut for tight installations.Tube spacing is 8” on center. The tubing is 100% protected by metal and the entire surface transfers heat. Legend Hydronics. Www.legendhydronics.com Thermal pre-insulated pipe Uponor’s Ecoflex pre-insulated pipe for heating and cooling applications comes in 1”, 1 1/4” and 1 1/2” ASTM sizes. It features hePEX plus barrier tubing surrounded by closed-cell PEX foam insulation and covered by a waterproof, corrugated HDPE jacket, making it ideal for direct-burial applications. It is available in continuous lengths up to 600’ and uses either ProPEX fittings or WIPEX dezincification-resistant brass compression fittings for a watertight, leak-resistant system. It is available in single and twin configurations (pictured), which feature one or two hePEX plus service pipes, respectively. Uponor. Www.uponorpro.com Radiant panel system The SmartTrac Radiant Panel Solution from Watts Radiant is a single-panel modular system designed to simplify and speed up radiant heating and cooling installations in subfloor, wall and ceiling applications.It eliminates the need for silicone and curing. As it is 80% lighter than thin slabs, it also eliminates the need for increased joist sizes and double plating. Using SmartTrac, installers can run longer circuit lengths and use one panel for the majority of jobs. Watts Radiant. Www.wattsradiant.com Inline press tool for large-diameter PEX HeatLink’s Slim-line Power Press tool is designed for increased efficiency and reduced fatigue for plumbing and heating system installers. The Slim-line tool makes larger-diameter PEX connections and has interchangeable jaws ranging from 1/2” to 1 1/2” (not included). Short pressing cycles of three to four seconds and a charging time of 15 minutes are possible with the new tool.It is built using high-quality Makita li-ion technology and incorporates biodegradable oil that is nonhazardous to water. HeatLink. Www.heatlinkgroup.com Radiant heat package Warmboard’s Total Warmth System features Warmsource, a radiant heat solution that includes tubing, manifolds and a water heater. Ideally suited for installations fewer than 3000 sq. ft., the system offers an integrated solution to provide ample heating and zones for any home. The zoning capabilities of the system allow users to heat each room in their home as they see fit, saving energy and money. It includes a custom wireless, touch-screen thermostat that can be installed throughout a user’s home. Warmboard. Www.warmboard.com PEX adapter with lead-free brass Aquatherm’s polypropylene-random piping systems feature a new PEX compression adapter made of PP-R and lead-free brass. It allows installers to easily transition between PP-R pipe and PEX in potable water and radiant systems. A new male-end design allows installers to fuse directly into fusion outlets. It is available in 1/2”, 3/4” and 1” diameters and uses an expander ring and clamp connection.The PP-R portion of the adapter is made from the same material as Green Pipe and is attached to the zero-lead brass portion. Aquatherm. Www.aquatherm.com Boiler or volume water heater The MagnaTherm from Laars is a 95% thermal-efficient modulating-condensing boiler or volume water heater available in 2 million, 3 million and 4 million Btu/hr. Sizes. It features a VARI-PRIME pump control that matches boiler firing rate to pump flow. Its on-board control functionality balances combustion, air flow and water flow to optimize boiler efficiency.The system has a sealed condensate trap that doesn’t need to be primed at startup, can accommodate up to 100’ of vent and meets Nox emission requirements. Laars. Www.laars.com Lead-free mixing valves Taco’s mixing valve line has expanded and is available in lead-free alloys with tamper-resistant caps and sweat, NPT, PEX or CPVC union connections. All feature low head loss, with an outlet temperature strip and optional dial gauge with adaptor fitting. The 5000 Series provides performance for domestic hot water applications throughout its extended 85° F to 176° F range. The 5123-WH valve easily mounts directly to a water heater and is NSF 61, ASSE 1017 and ASSE 1070-certified.For added convenience, a recirculation port is included on the valve. Taco. Www.taco-hvac.com Four-zone controller The Simple Zone Controller from MrPEX is designed for use with two- or three-wire MrPEX thermostats to control up to four zones, with up to three MrPEX thermal actuators or zone valves connected to each zone terminal. Each zone controls the associated actuator output terminal. Actuator terminals can use jumpers to extend the number of actuators per zone. Controller comes with a factory-installed internal fuse for protection. The end switch circuit from the actuators’ output terminals is ganged through the controller for easy wiring. MrPEX. Www.mrpexsystems.com Commercial boiler control Bosch’s Heatronic 4000 commercial boiler control can activate up to four condensing and noncondensing boilers utilizing outdoor temperature reset, space-heating setpoint and domestic hot water setpoint or communication received via BACnet and Modbus. Each boiler in the Menu Selector comes with 22 default preprogrammed parameters stored in memory — fuel type, burner signal (single-stage, two-stage or modulating), boiler mass, low and high inputs in Btu, a min-max modulation signal and more. It comes with English and French manuals, an outdoor sensor and five universal sensors. Bosch Thermotechnology.Www.boschheatingandcooling.com Heat pump water heater The Stiebel Eltron Accelera 300 heat pump water heater can extract up to 80% of its energy requirements from the energy around it.Compressor and fan consume only 1kWh of electricity to generate the heat equivalent of 3 to 5kWh. The low power consumption (550 W heat pump only; 2,250 W including backup element) makes the Accelera 300 a viable option for connecting to a photovoltaic system. The water heater is Energy Star-certified and eligible for available tax credits or rebate incentives. Stiebel Eltron. Www.stiebel-eltron-usa.com Custom mechanical boards Infloor Heating Systems designs and manufactures custom mechanical boards for hydronic radiant heating systems. Each board comes prepiped and prewired, with a custom drawing, for fast and easy installation. They accommodate an unlimited number of zones and multiple temperatures. Each board includes magnetic drive pumps using up to 80% less electricity and senses pressure in the system to adjust the flow rate based on the number of zones calling for hot water. Infloor Heating Systems.Www.infloor.com Boiler control option Crown Boiler’s OC System is a control option for its Aruba 4 and Freeport 2 boilers. This control is designed to simplify the installation, operation and service of the boiler system and save energy. It launches with three plug-in OC Cards to control different boiler functions — outdoor air reset, low-water cutoff and high-limit reset.These cards plug into the OC Panel to make up the system, which then fits onto the boiler. Crown Boiler.Www.crownboiler.com Radiant controls and valves Viega introduces new products for hydronic and HVAC applications that allow for easy installation and system integration: 0-10V DC Powerhead provides short response times and self-calibrates every 24 hours; 0-10V DC Actuator provides short response times, which results in improved control response for radiant systems; and Zone Valve features easy installation with Viega ProPress and PEX Press adapters supplied. Viega. Www.viega.us Small tank for on-demand hot water With the Eemax Electric Mini Tank, simply tap into the hot water line and install the heater directly at the sink for instantaneous hot water. Users will save time, water and money because there is no need for recirculating lines and pumps.These units are lightweight, compact and plug into a standard 120 volt outlet.Eemax offers four sizes: 1 gal., 2.5 gal., 4 gal. And 6 gal. The mini tank is wall- or floor-mountable, has a glass-lined tank for longer life and quick recovery time. Eemax. Www.eemax.com Condensing wall-mount boiler The Vitodens 200 from Viessmann is an energy-efficient, wall-mounted, gas-fired condensing boiler. Key features include a 316TI stainlesss-steel heat exchanger for a longer life expectancy; simple control of three different temperature heating circuits and up to four pumps, ideal for mutiple radiant heating applications; DHW control with priority; and optional solar control module for DHW and central heating backup. Add multiple boiler prepiped manifolds for commercial applications up to eight boilers. Viessmann Mfg. Co. Www.viessmann-us.com Condensing tankless water heater A. O. Smith expands its line of residential high-efficiency, gasfired tankless water heaters with the compact 120,000 Btu/hr.Condensing Tankless Water Heater. Measuring at less than 2 cu.Ft. And scoring a .93 Energy Factor, it efficiently utilizes energy and installs on the wall. Available in natural gas or propane, the Energy Star-rated residential gas water heater is offered in indoor and outdoor models. The unit operates on a 1/2” gas line, features accessible temperature controls and vents with PVC. A. O. Smith Water Heaters. Www.hotwater.com Snow-melting controllers Warmup’s Commbox-600 (five zone) and Resibox-240 (four zone) snow-melting controllers are plug-and-play controlled power distribution panels for frost protection and ice- and snow-melting applications. Each product includes automatic power, sequencing that allows for sharing of the minimum required power supply, multiple snow sensor inputs, integrated electronic controller with backlit display and an adjustable hold-on time to keep the outputs to the zones active to ensure complete snow melting. Warmup. www.warmup.com Insulated PEX pipe and components ComfortPro’s Microflex Insulated PEX has the highest R-values available while saving labor with a flexible design and construction.Delivering energy with minimal loss compounds savings throughout the life of the system. ComfortPro’s PEX-A pipe is the heart of the system with multiple layers of waterproof closed-cell poly foam insulation inside a doublewall corrugated HDPE protective casing.Microflex is suitable for use in heating, sanitary, commercial and industrial piping applications. ComfortPro Systems.Www.comfortprosystems.com
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