Variable compressor The Danfoss Turbocor VTT (Variable Twin Turbo) series of compressors takes all benefits of magnetic bearing technology up into larger capacity ranges where the current Turbocor TT series leaves off. VTT compressors introduce innovative IntraFlow technology that enables chiller systems up to 1,000 tons or more to provide improved reliability and increased efficiency with the largest stable operating range of any centrifugal compressor. The VTT is a high-efficiency solution for commercial air-conditioning or process cooling applications and won the prestigious 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the Green Building category. Danfoss. Www.danfoss.com AHR Booth #2123 Recirculation system The AquaMotionHot Three On-Call recirculation system delivers user-controlled hot water when you want it, how you want it. The On-Call system allows homeowners to choose between a wireless control button, an air-powered button that meets code for through-counter installation, and a motion sensor to deliver hot water to their point of use. These user-controlled features allow homeowners to save up to 15,000 gal., a year in wasted water with operating costs as low as $2 annually. AquaMotion. Www.aquamotionhvac.com AHR Booth #7178 Fire-tube boiler The new FTXL fire-tube boiler from Lochinvar represents the next generation of fire-tube technology, delivering up to 10:1 turndown and up to 98% thermal efficiency - higher than any other boiler in its class. With five models ranging from 399,999 to 850,000 Btu/hr., the FTXL boiler is an ideal solution for light commercial applications. Enabled for CON-X-US remote connect capability, it offers complete control from across town or across the country. Status alerts can be sent to a smart device, and the user can monitor and reprogram control parameters from almost anywhere. Lochinvar. Www.lochinvar.com AHR Booth #7114 Boilers with flexible water tube design Bryan Steam, originators of the "Flexible Water Tube" design, offers a broad range of boilers including gas, oil and gas/oil-fired boilers, as well as electric, condensing, low Nox and knockdown boilers. The "Flexible Water Tube" design provides fast, natural internal circulation for maximum heat transfer and operating efficiency. Bryan Steam also manufactures indirect water heaters, pool heaters, feed systems and related equipment and accessories. One of the latest products from Bryan Steam is the Universal Communication Gateway, an external, high-performance, low-cost building automation multiprotocol gateway for integrating boiler/burner controls into building management systems. Bryan Steam. Www.bryanboilers.com AHR Booth #4257 HVAC technology The HVAC Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has begun and Daikin Applied is showcasing the technology at AHR 2015 with hands-on demos. The company will reveal the future of HVAC technology with its new Intelligent Equipment platform incorporating IoT technology. Developed in collaboration with Intel and Wind River, this revolutionary technology enables building owners to harness large volumes of data for analysis, moving the industry toward intelligent building systems that intuitively know what building occupants need in terms of comfort, service and efficiency. Daikin. Www.daikin.com AHR Booth #5325 Water filter Fernox, a chemical water treatment manufacturer, will showcase its comprehensive range of chemical water treatments and the Fernox TF1 Delta Filter at AHR 2015. This filter has been specifically designed to protect vital components from magnetic and nonmagnetic debris, as well as remove any trapped air in the system water. Suitable for large-volume, low-temperature heating and cooling commercial systems, the filter utilizes hydrocyclonic action to deliver contaminants to the unit's specially designed magnet assembly. Fernox. Www.fernox.com AHR Booth #1030 Line of tools Milwaukee Tool's recent product introductions to HVAC, plumbing and mechanical professionals include: M18 Shears, which deliver maximum control and ultimate versatility; M18 FUEL Bandsaw that cuts faster than its corded counterparts, has a longer runtime on one charge and incredible durability; Black Iron Press Jaws and Rings; M12 and M18 ProPex, which are built to make effortless installations faster than other tools available; Next Generation Tape Measures; and TRUEVIEW high-definition lighting. Milwaukee Tool. Www.milwaukeetool.com AHR Booth #5343 Evaporative cooling solutions Portacool, the global leader in evaporative cooling solutions, is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with the launch of a revitalized corporate identity that signifies the transformation of a company driven by innovation. The company has a new corporate logo that sheds the former hyphens and highlights a new tagline, "When Comfort Counts." Portacool is ushering in the new era dedicated to providing worksite safety, productivity, sustainability and social responsibility. Portacool. Www.portacool.com AHR Booth #1532 Water-source VRF systems Trane expands its ductless portfolio to include the new water-source VRF ductless systems, which provide energy-efficient climate solutions for multi-tenant and diversely occupied buildings. These systems use water as the energy exchange medium to heat and cool the system's condenser. Using adjacent water or geothermal sources, water-source VRF can draw upon stable water temperatures to dissipate heat during peak cooling periods and act as a heat source when in heating mode. Alternatively, systems can be connected to a cooling tower to reject energy from the building or a boiler to add heat in colder-climate applications. Trane. Http://trane.com/watersourcevrf AHR Booth #4810 Manifold Webstone Valves' Hydro-Core Manifold is now packaged with prefabricated and insulated supply/return lines outfitted with connections for a specific boiler. Complete near boiler piping kits eliminate dozens of components and leak paths, shaving hours off every installation with expert-looking results. Compatible with 185 different boilers and counting, the manifold is designed specifically for hydraulic separation and purging the near boiler piping loop. Webstone Valves. Www.webstonevalves.com AHR Booth #4167 Centrifugal pump accessory Xylem's Bell & Gossett Suction Diffuser Plus is an innovative centrifugal pump accessory that features an advanced Flow Cone technology that enables the pump to retain as much as 5% more of its intrinsic efficiency than similar products available today. The patent-pending Flow Cone design addresses increasingly stringent ASHRAE and MEI efficiency guidelines by improving flow conditions and eliminating recirculation zones, which reduces energy waste. The Flow Cone ensures all water flows directly into the pump suction, providing a more uniform velocity profile that minimizes wear and tear on the pump impeller and shaft, and decreases maintenance costs over time. Bell & Gossett. Www.bellgossett.com AHR Booth #5223 Decorative Plumbing Showcase Bath faucet collection Distinguished by elegant detailing and refined shapes, the Landfair Collection of bath faucets and accessories from DXV by American Standard reinvents the clean, decorative styling that emerged in Europe in the 1900s. Beneath their antique details, WaterSense-certified bath faucets feature the latest technology for drip-free performance and water savings without sacrifice. American Standard. Www.americanstandard-us.com One-piece, concealed-trapway toilet Gerber's Avalanche CT high-efficiency, residential toilet features a one-piece configuration and a concealed trapway. It is available in white and is offered as an ErgoHeight (ADA compliant) elongated toilet. It operates at 1.28 gpf and is WaterSense certified for water efficiency and performance. It features a Fluidmaster fill valve, 3" flush valve, dual siphon jet and more. Gerber Plumbing Fixtures. Www.gerberonline.com Macerating toilet system The one-piece, wall-hung SANISTAR macerating toilet system from SFA Saniflo allows the home or business owner to create a new small bathroom or powder room wherever they need one, while saving both space and water. SANISTAR uses only 1.1 gpf, instead of the standard 1.6 gpf. In addition to disposing waste from the toilet, the macerator inside also can pump water away from a nearby hand basin. The space savings derives from the SANISTAR'S eye-catching Euro-contemporary design that combines a macerating pump and an electronically activated flushing mechanism into a single package. Saniflo. Www.saniflo.com Curved vanities The Onda collection from Hastings Tile & Bath combines curves and colors in almost infinite arrangements. The vanities are available in 36 matte or gloss colors or a natural oak finish. You can mix finishes within the same vanity, as well as have the curves in an asymmetrical style or with the curves following the same line. The tops are comprised of 36 colors of glass and three matte or six glossy solid surface options. The solid surface tops also can have above-counter basins (in three matte colors) and handles for the vanities are an option as well. Optional LED lighting is available for the interior drawers and the collection includes vertical wall-hung cabinets and coordinating mirrors. Hastings Tile & Bath. Www.hastingstilebath.com Bathroom faucet line As part of the Lalique collection by THG-Paris, the Bambou series is distinct in character and elegance. Contrasting shapes and textures create a dramatic, yet beautifully sophisticated statement. Satinfinished crystal and elegant bamboo motifs gracefully compliment the bold contours of the spout. The Bambou series also is available in Lalique satin-finished black or amber crystal. THG Paris. Www.thgusa.com Toilet with touchless flush Kohler's San Souci touchless flush toilet uses a sensor mounted on the inside of the tank that sets off the flush when a hand is waved over it. It features a one-piece design, a compact elongated bowl, a Comfort Height seat, a concealed trapway and low-profile bolt caps. With its 1. 28 gpf, the WaterSense model is eligible for consumer rebates in some municipalities. The AquaPiston flush engine directs water to flow in from all sides, and the precision-engineered tank, bowl and trapway create a strong siphon. The sensor is powered by four AA batteries which will last more than six months. Available in 10 colors. Kohler. Www.kohler.com New Products Lead-free brass check valves Bonomi 100712LF series sweat-end lead-free brass check valves feature a spring-loaded soft seat for fast action and bubble-tight shutoff at both high and low pressures. They install without special handling or high-temperature solders because the valve bodies are made without lead-substitute additives such as bismuth or silicon. The Bonomi 100712LF features a forged lead-free brass body that is stronger and lighter than sand-cast valve bodies with zero porosity. All brass components are made from brass alloy CW510L/ASTM C28500. Bonomi. Www.bonominorthamerica.com Cordless spotlight DEWALT introduces its new 20V max cordless jobsite LED spotlight. The durable LED spotlight is designed to offer great lighting options both on and off the jobsite. It is lightweight and portable, offers bright longdistance lighting, as well as runs at cool temperatures. Features include two lumen settings: on the 1,000 light output setting, the spotlight provides maximum brightness for up to 1,500' while the 90 lumens red light setting preserves battery life. DEWALT. Www.dewalt.com Flushometer toilet collection With the Starck 3 flushometer toilet collection, Duravit brings the luxury and modernity of Philippe Starck's signature Starck 3 collection into the commercial environment. The toilet has an elegant, elongated front and syphonic flushing technology ideal for heavily trafficked commercial settings. The Starck 3 flushometer toilet uses 1.28 gpf and is available in three models: ADA-compliant floor-standing with visible inlet and open front, wall-mounted with visible inlet and wall-mounted with concealed inlet. Duravit. Www.duravit.us Luxury shower bases E. L. Mustee & Sons introduces the new Mustee 3648M (36"D x 48"W) & 3660M (36"D x 60"W) DURABASE shower floors, adding to the numerous sizes offered in the collection. With the growing popularity of larger showers in new and remodeled bathrooms, these two new sizes are an ideal choice for those who want elegance and durability in their personal shower space. E. L. Mustee & Sons. Www.mustee.com Video inspection system General Pipe Cleaners' Gen-Eye SDW video inspection and location system has WiFiinside. The WiFitransmitter inside the command module sends video to your smartphone or tablet. A free app lets you easily view and record video inspections at a range of up to 300' to 500'. The older SDN systems can be upgraded with the WiFifeature as well. Features include a larger 10.4" LCD screen, built-in waterproof keyboard, integral SD recorder and a heavy-duty Pelican case. General Pipe Cleaners. Www.drainbrain.com/geneye Hybrid electric water heater The Rheem Prestige series hybrid electric heat pump water heater complies with increased national energy efficiency requirements (per the U.S. DOE and NAECA) taking effect in April 2015. Rating a 2.45 EF - more than twice the efficiency of a standard electric water heater - this 50-gal. Model costs less than 60¢ a day to operate. Features include a full-color, back-lit, touchscreen that provides homeowner service alerts, as well as detailed diagnostic information for the contractor. It also is compatible with the new Rheem EcoNet app, which is available on Apple iTunes or Google Play stores. Rheem. Www.rheem.com Condensing tankless water heater line Rinnai introduces a new line of condensing tankless water heaters, featuring a breakthrough in recirculation technology to help users save time, money and natural resources. Along with the recently introduced dualventing options on interior units (RUC98i and RUC80i ), the RUD98i and RUR98e, the newest additions to the Ultra series condensing tankless water heater family, come equipped with an integrated pump, internal bypass line and thermal bypass valve, and will work with either a dedicated return line or a crossover valve. Rinnai. Www.rinnai.us/tankless-water-heater Electric tankless water heater Home Advantage II is the newest product in the Eemax family of electric tankless water heaters. The heaters come in a variety of sizes from 8kW to 36kW to accommodate residential water-heating needs. The HomeAdvantage II provides instant, consistent and endless hot water. The water heaters are 99.8% energy efficient, contain self-modulating technology and have digital temperature control (selectable from 80 to 140° F). The HomeAdvantage II saves energy, water, space and money. Eemax. Www.eemaxha.com Concealed tank/carrier systems Geberit's concealed tank and carrier systems with single- or dual-flush actuators are easily concealed in standard 2x4 or 2x6 wood or metal frame walls. The virtually maintenance-free system allows easy access to all internal components, including the fill and flush valves through a decorative actuator flush panel. No tools are needed for simple change-outs. The carrier can be adjusted to varying seat heights ranging from 15" to 19" and can support up to 880 lb. Geberit's space-saving system makes it possible to position components in any part of the restroom while concealing functional components - unlocking design opportunities like no other restroom products. Geberit. Www.geberitnorthamerica.com Rooftop system Sterling HVAC announces the commercialization of the Xcelon system, the first rooftop makeup air unit that combines hydronic condensing boiler technology with advanced air distribution and heat recovery methods for efficiencies up to 98%. Xcelon's engineering integrates hydronic technology, a new air distribution system and an integrated control platform to produce ultra-high efficiencies. Available with an 800-1,200 MBH heating capacity, Xcelon utilizes a factory-charged closedloop 35% glycol mix for freeze protection with no separate airflow of 4,501-10,000 cfm. Sterling HVAC. Www.sterlinghvac.com Energy-saving water heater At 0.99 Energy Factor, Navien's NPE-S series condensing tankless water heaters are the most efficient models available. They supply maximum inputs from 150,000 to 199,900 Btu/hr., and efficient outputs from 148,500 to 197,900 Btu/hr. Maximum flow rates are from 8.4 to 11.1 gpm. Other features include 1/2" gas pipe capability up to 24', 2" PVC venting up to 60', dual stainless-steel heat exchangers, field gas convertibility and cascade up to 16 units without an external control box. NPE-S is ideal for most applications, especially commercial installations when a consistent and endless hot water outlet temperature is desired or required. When used in commercial applications such as a wash-down or cleaning operation as one example, the appropriate count of NPE-S tankless will assure adequate and continuous hot water at the temperature needed. Navien. Www.condensingsaves.com UHE toilet TOTO's UltraMax II 1G - with its Double Cyclone technology - delivers unparalleled, ultra-high-efficiency flushing using only 1 gal. Of water. This one-piece toilet's bowl and concave rim are coated with SanaGloss, TOTO's nano-technology glaze that creates an ionized barrier to repel visible and invisible waste. With its long-view global design aesthetic, and clean, simple lines, the inclusive-height UltraMax II 1G will grace any bathroom environment for years to come. TOTO. Www.totousa.com Fire suppression sprinklers Tyco Fire Protection Products announces two new fire sprinklers for use in horizontal combustible concealed spaces-the Model CC3 combustible concealed space sprinklers available in 4.2 and 5.6 K-Factor listings. The sprinklers both are specific-application models listed with UL. Manufactured with a temperature rating of 200° F, the Model CC3 sprinklers are quick-response units designed to provide protection of light-hazard combustible concealed spaces as required by NFPA 13. The sprinklers are intended for installation with Blazemaster CPVC wet pipe systems, as well as with st eel wet pipe or dry pipe sprinkler systems. Tyco's CC1 and CC2 sprinklers will continue to be available. Tyco Fire Protection Products. Www.tyco-fire.com Instructional video Now available on the Electric Eel Mfg. Website is a new instructional video for the Ace & Ace 2 pipeline inspection camera systems. The video demonstrates the basic operation with easy-to-follow instructions suitable for contractors and homeowners alike. Watch streaming video on Electric Eel's website at www.electriceel.com/ecam_ace-ace2_ instructionalvideo.htm. Electric Eel. Www.electriceel.com Split system controls Johnson Controls brings Simplicity Smart Equipment controls to its Luxaire brand of commercial packaged and split-system products. Soon to be standard on all 3- to 40-ton packaged units, the updated Simplicity SE controls make equipment easier to install, operate and service, and provide information that ensures an HVAC system is performing to specification. The controls feature a built-in LCD display and navigation joystick that provide quick access to menus that display unit status, options, current function, supply, return and outdoor temperatures, fault codes and other information. An optional wireless mobile access portal or hardwired networking capabilities allow several users to access one or many units using any device with WiFicapability. Johnson Controls. Www.luxaire.com
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