New Literature/DVD/Software Showcase Domestic water heaters course ASA University announces the update to its product knowledge course Domestic Water Heaters is complete and available in both book and online formats. The course gives employees the basic knowledge needed to discuss the specifications for different types of water heaters and to understand which type of water heater is best for a given installation. Definitions of common industry terms, descriptions of the major types of water heaters and information about similarities and differences in water heaters are provided. This updated course now includes information regarding the 2015 DOE standards for water heater efficiency and is mobile and tablet compatible. Domestic Water Heaters is part of the popular ASA University ProductPro series. For more information and to order, visit www.asa.net. ASA University. Www.asa.net/store Pumps and mixers Wilo’s new 16-page, four-color “Submersible Pumps and Mixers” brochure features the company’s FA submersible sewage pumps and accessories, TR submersible mixers and RZP recirculation pumps for water supply, sewage disposal and sewage treatment. Each product line and system is described in detail with categories such as features and benefits, technical data, materials, motor data, impellers, mixers and accessories. The brochure also highlights Wilo programs such as The Right Mix, a premium service designed to dial-in the most efficient gear-driven mixer, and the Test in Your Tank program, which is designed to test mixers and actual plant environment and is open to qualified participants at no charge. Wilo USA. Www.wilo-usa.com Cloud-based service management Service Pro, MSI Data’s cloud-based service management, scheduling and cross-platform native mobile app, drives productivity gains for HVAC contractors’ field service, preventative maintenance, contract management and inspection processes. Service Pro manages the complete lifecycle of HVAC equipment service from quote, sale and installation to preventative maintenance, inspection and break-fix repair. Service Pro offers HVAC contractors, equipment manufacturers and dealers a complete all-in-one system by providing mobile and back-office service functionality along with reporting, scheduling and a number of ERP integrations, including Sage 100 ERP and Vista by Viewpoint. MSI Data. Www.msidata.com Workplace safety technology WorkplaceAware is a software technology that allows employees to report near-miss accident incidents from the field via text message without having to fill out pages of paperwork or holding up the work day. If employees choose, reports can be submitted anonymously. Reports are texted using the WorkforceAware app and are instantly printed and uploaded to an enterprise dashboard so safety managers or human-resource professionals can address the situation. WorkplaceAware. Www.workplaceaware.com Hydronic systems journal The newest edition of Caleffi’s “idronics—Circulation in Hydronic Systems” focuses on determining proper flow rates in different portions of a hydronic system. Once determined, piping and circulator selection is explored to ensure the flow rates occur when the system is built and commissioned. The journal discusses circulators and how they interact with other system components. In conclusion, a discussion of the distribution efficiency of the system and how to achieve systems that convey unsurpassed comfort using the least amount of electrical energy is examined. The journal is now available at www.caleffi.com. Subscribers of the journal will receive a hard copy in February. Caleffi . Www.caleffi.com Sales and marketing book Author Josh Nelson’s “Internet Marketing for Plumbing & HVAC Companies: How to Triple Your Sales by Getting Your Marketing Right” shares proven up-to-the-minute strategies and techniques. The book is written specifically for plumbing and HVAC business owners looking to increase sales and grow their businesses through proper Internet marketing. The book is written based on real-world case studies of plumbing and HVC companies across the U.S. and Canada. Plumbing & HVAC SEO. Http://plumberseo.net Business intelligence software Phocas business intelligence software enhances the business decision-making process through its capabilities in the critical areas of ad hoc data discovery, visual/graphics output and connectivity/accessibility from any of today’s broad range of mobile devices, tablets and other electronic mediums. The company’s technology was ranked No. 1 in 13 categories and was identified as a leader in 26 others in the BARC BI 2014, the world’s largest business intelligence software survey. Phocas Software. Www.phocassoftware.com Kitchen and Bath Showcase Rolling door collection Basco Mfg. Co., introduces the Vinesse collection, an all-new value-priced rolling door that combines the demand for custom, heavy glass quality with standard sizing for greater cost efficiencies. The inline door and panel application creates a stylish rolling door designed for popular, standard opening sizes at a value price point. The Vinesse offers customers with a smaller shower space a unique shower enclosure. The product is available with a two-day lead time for projects that may require timely delivery. Basco Mfg. Co. Www.bascoshowerdoors.com Lavatory faucets Matco-Norca adds two new two-handle widespread lavatory faucets in chrome finish to its Classic line of designer faucets: CL-480CLB and CL-480GDB. Matco-Norca’s Classic family offers a full range of base finishes and a full offering of pressure-balanced tub and shower, roman tubs, lavatories, kitchen pullouts, bathroom accessories and job packs. The two new 8” faucets come with metal wrist-blade handles and washerless cartridges with 11 3/16” spouts. Both faucets feature quick connection installation. The CL-480CGDB option also comes with a brass grid drain. With a maximum flow rate of 1.5 gpm at 60 psi, the faucets meet or exceed ANSI/ASME A 112.18.1M/A112.18.1, IAPMO/cUpC and are ADA compliant. The CL-480CLB also is WaterSense compliant. Matco-Norca. Www.matco-norca.com One-piece toilet Icera introduces the addition of the Cadence one-piece toilet to its premium line of bath fixtures. The design of this new model features sleek lines and smooth contours that infuse high-end style to virtually any décor. The compact 27.5” bowl creates a subtle profile in the bath with a shorter front-to-back dimension than most round-front toilets. The toilet offers an ADA chair-height elongated bowl and super-quiet flush mechanism, and is EPA WaterSense compliant using 1.28 gpf. A 9” x 7” water spot, optimized rim jets and skirted trapway reduce odor and facilitate cleanliness. An oversized 2 1/8” trapway and 3” flush valve virtually eliminates clogging, while precision rim jets and a MicroGlaze non-staining antimicrobial finish make for an easy-tomaintain bowl. Icera. Www.icerausa.com Fireclay sinks Houzer announces the launch of its Platus series apron-front fireclay sinks. Manufactured using Houzer’s signature proprietary clay and mineral blend, the Platus series sinks are durable and highly resistant to scratches, chips, cracks and heat damage. The Platus sinks come with a lifetime warranty and are available in 30” and 33” sizes. The 9 1/4” deep single-bowl sinks are available in white and biscuit, and are ideal for high-traffic kitchens. The lead-free sinks are made from all natural materials. Houzer Sink. Www.houzersink.com Shower drain The new LUXE stainless-steel square wedgewire drain is perfect for stylish, modern-design custom showers in all residential and commercial settings. LUXE’s addition of the decorative grate and 5”x 5” stainless-steel square drain completes the collection of architectural-grade, 100% stainless-steel linear and tile-insert shower drains. The wedgewire drain can be placed anywhere in the shower layout for the design of barrier-free, zero-threshold entry showers for seniors aging at home, as well as for architects and interior designers creating ADA-complaint wheel-in-entry showers with style in all commercial settings. LUXE Linear Drains. Www.lineardrains.com Decorative hardware finish Atlas Homewares’ slate finish features sophisticated grays and earthly tones to create a warm, rich look that is comfortable at home in both modern and traditional decors. The finish translates as a gray-toned metallic with a light sheen and subtle grain. The new finish is available in Atlas Homewares’ Ergo, Nobu, Sutton Place, Browning, IT and U-Turn collections. Options will range from dramatic appliance pulls, to knobs and handles of all sizes and shapes. Atlas Homewares. Www.atlashomewares.com Faucet and sink designs Lenova’s Ozone collection faucets feature exclusive water-air patented technology that infuses ozone directly into the water through a chamber inside the spout. This process creates ozonized water that is completely safe to drink and makes an effective disinfectant with many applications. The collection includes six styles of bath or kitchen faucets to choose from including a single lever, twin lever, pullout, filtered water and ozone sensor. All are available in brushednickel or polished-chrome finishes. Lenova’s new Apogee collection of budget-friendly sinks and faucets features both traditional and modern styles to suit any décor and offers a full array of kitchen and bath faucets as well as shower and tub fillers. The line also includes above-counter sinks. Lenova. Www.lenovasinks.com New Products Balancing valve Jomar Hydronics introduces the Terminator G, a bronze/ductile-iron, fixed-orifice, global-style balancing valve. The multi-turn hand wheel and equal-percentage throttling disk provide superior accuracy, while an integrated metering device reduces commissioning time. A memory stop allows the Terminator G to be used as an isolation valve without the need to rebalance after every use. Jomar Valve. Www.jomarhydronics.com Hole saw Milwaukee Tool’s Hole Dozer bi-metal hole saw is built to withstand the most punishing applications. Equipped with the first-ever lifetime warranty against tooth breaks, this saw brings high durability and increased productivity to users. The saw features the Rip Guard tooth form where each tooth is built with more steel behind the cutting edge for added strength. The added tooth strength along with 8% cobalt give added life to the teeth, allowing for increased jobsite productivity and continued hole quality. The saw also features the Plug Jack, an all-access slot design that allows full access during plug removal. The Plug Jack gives access lower into the cup for thick material and higher toward the teeth for thin material. The Hole Dozer comes in 56 different diameters ranging from 9/16” to 6”, as well as in a variety of general purpose and specialty mix kits. Milwaukee Electric Tool. Www.milwaukeetool.com Battery backup sump pump Pentair recently debuted its new Internet-connected battery backup sump pump with Virtual Water Assistant remote monitoring. The system protects from basement flooding by providing text or email alerts if the backup pump is activated, power is lost or the battery charge is low, all of which may lead to costly basement flooding. The system kicks into action during power outages or if the primary pump fails. The backup works alongside any existing sump pump and can help protect a home for days on a single charge. The system allows a homeowner to remotely run a diagnostics test cycle to confirm the system is working correctly. The homeowner also can set up the system to send a text or email alert to their plumbing contractor, ensuring the contractor is immediately made aware of any major issues and that their assistance may be required. The battery backup sump pump features an energy-efficient DC pump that can deliver up to 2,700 GPH of flow and also can remove more than 11,500 gal. On a single charge when running on the recommended 75Ah battery. Pentair. Www.virtualwaterassistant.com Drain cleaning machine Electric Eel’s model D-5 drum machine runs 3/4” diameter Tri-Max cable for cleaning 3” to 10” diameter lines up to 100’. The high-density polyethylene drum and belt guard will not rust or dent, the company said. Three sealed heavy-duty ball bearings support the drum and a thick wall-guide tube extends wear. The unit is powered by a heavy-duty 1/2 HP capacitor-type motor to provide additional torque. The power feed and drum can be quickly removed, while a loading wheel is built into the handle. Electric Eel. Www.electriceel.com High-efficiency pumping solutions Armstrong Fluid Technology announces that its Design Envelope pumps now are available for use with single-phase power. Ideal for light commercial, residential and industrial applications using single-phase power, the new pumps allow designers, contractors, project managers and building owners to choose the best pumping solution for specific needs. Armstrong now offers a complete selection of high-efficiency pumping solutions to serve a broad range of operating requirements. The Design Envelope features include sensorless variable-speed control, integration of pump and controller, space-saving vertical in-line design, compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 energy efficiency guidelines and flexibility. Design Envelope pumps for use with single-phase power now are available up to 7.5 HP. Armstrong Fluid Technology. Www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com Quick ship program Modine’s new QuickShip program delivers ventilation systems for schools within 10 days. Select units from the manufacturer’s Varsity and Valedictorian floor-mounted ventilators now are available with a 10-day lead time from the receipt of an order placed through the BREEZE online selection program. A full range of sizes are available from 750 cfm through 1,500 cfm to accommodate the capacity of any classroom. Options include flat and slope-top designs, a variety of configurations and a textured fingerprint-free finish. The ventilators deliver quality fresh air essential for a comfortable classroom, which creates greater overall wellbeing for students, teachers and staff. The unit ventilators improve operating efficiency and are easily serviceable. Modine. Www.modine.com ECM circulators AquaMotion’s new AquaMotionSMART Einstein series of ECM circulators provides advanced variable-speed technology that adapts to system demand to maximize performance and efficiency. The Einstein series offers high performance while maintaining low power usage. The circulators feature easy single-button control with LED speed and watt display, and a unique automatic night-setback feature that saves money while the end user sleeps. All models come with AquaMotion’s four-bolt universal flange design to save on inventory. AquaMotion. Www.aquamotionhvac.com Stainless-steel manifold Uponor North America is launching a new stainless-steel manifold targeted for residential and commercial radiant heating and cooling applications. The manifold, available in 1” and 1 1/4”sizes, comes in 2 through 8, 10 and 12 loop configurations and features integrated flow meters for easy system balancing as well as full-port ball valves with temperature gauges, and balancing and isolation valves for complete loop isolation. Uponor North America. Www.uponor-usa.com Vent cap Centrotherm’s universal B-vent cap is comprised of a two-part design that allows combustion air to be pulled into the B-vent while keeping rain out. When combined, the cap can mount to the top of any B-vent from 3” through 6” diameters, allowing for any single InnoFlue flex or rigid vent from 2” through 4” diameters to be run through it. Multiple exhausts through the cap also are an option. Centrotherm. Www.centrotherm.us.com Resin for PE-RT pipe Dow is launching HYPERTHERM 2399 resin for domestic and commercial hot- and cold-water plumbing pipes. The new resin enhances the flexibility of plastic pipe so installers can bend water lines at turning joints, allowing for ease of installation. HYPERTHERM 2399 resin is the first product to meet U.S. building codes and product standards for plumbing while also achieving Level 5 chlorine-resistance certification. This key accreditation gives contractors and homebuilders the flexibility to install continuous loop, on-demand recirculation and traditional plumbing systems. The resin provides excellent taste and odor characteristics for great-tasting water. Pipes made with HYPERTHERM resins are natural insulators and help improve the energy efficiency of water heating. Dow. Www.dow.com/plasticpipes Cordless cutter Walter Surface Technologies launches ZIPWHEEL, a cordless cutter that can drive a 6” cutting wheel. The cutter is specifically designed for workers who are constantly on location without access to a power supply. The tool utilizes the latest battery technology and features an exclusive Ventilated Charging System, which contains an 18V/5.2Ah battery that allows workers to perform more cuts between charges. The cutter leverages state-of-the-art technologies, including DYNAMAX electronics for RPM control and consistent speed under load, beveled gears to reduce noise, and a front retaining plate and rear bushing to prevent misalignment and reduce vibration. The cutter is available in 4 1/2”, 5” and 6” diameters. Walter Surface Technologies. Www.walter.com Leak detection kit The Spectroline OLK-400BEZ/E complete BigEZ leak detection kit contains everything needed to locate refrigerant leaks in medium- to largesize AC&R systems — including highpressure R-410A systems. The exact source of every leak will be revealed by the kit’s bright fluorescent glow. At the heart of the kit is the OPTI-LUX 400, a powerful rechargeable violet-light LED leak detection flashlight. It emits less visible light compared to standard blue-light inspection lamps, thus all AC&R leaks are easier to locate. The OPTI-LUX 400 has power comparable to high-intensity 150-watt lamps and has an inspection range of 25’ or more. Also included are a BigEZ dye injector, a multi-dose 4-oz. Universal/ POE dye cartridge, a hose assembly with check valve and low-loss fitting, a purge fitting, an 8-oz. Spray bottle of GLO-AWAY dye cleaner, three drip plugs, an AC/DC charger and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. Spectroline. Www.spectroline.com
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