PRODUCT FOCUS: WATER HEATERS CONDENSING WATER HEATERS PVI Industries enhances its Conquest condensing water heater product line with the new EOS operating system. The system integrates operating temperature control with combustion safety control, providing a single communication point to allow viewing of all conditions and settings, as well as advanced setup and adjustment. Conquest is fabricated completely from Aqua PLEX duplex stainless steel, offers a 15-year corrosion warranty and is Energy Star certified. PVI Industries. Www.pvi.com f CONDENSING TANKLESS SERIES Navien expands the condensing tankless NPE water heater series with the addition of the NPE-150S. The heating capacity is 18,000-120,000 Btu/hr., and produces 5. 3 gpm at a 45° temperature rise. Features include: 1/2” gas pipe capability, 2” PVC venting up to 60’, dual stainlesssteel heat exchangers, an integrated and easy-to-use control, field gas convertibility, cascade capability without an external control, and an industry-leading warranty, the company notes. Navien. Www.navien.com 50-GAL.RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS American Standard offers residential electric water heaters in a 50-gal., capacity available in short and tall configurations with a factory preset 120° setting. No extra time and money are needed to install a mixing valve to improve hot water output. Why install a 40-gal. Tank and give up 25% stored water volume when a 50-gal., unit is available? The water heater features fully automatic surface-mount thermostats and is non-CFC foam-insulated. Listed to UL 174, it has an Energy Factor of 0.95, is NAECA approved and complies with ANSI and energy-efficiency requirements as well as Department of Energy test procedures. Dual screw-in heating elements help conserve energy by direct heat transfer. Homeowners have a choice of a six- or 12-year limited tank and component parts warranty. American Standard Water Heaters. www.americanstandardwaterheaters.com TANKLESS WATER HEATER The new additional features to Noritz’s NRCP series include common vent capabilities up to two units and quick connect options to double the flow rate by combining like-model heaters for high-flow situations. Noritz. www.noritz.com COMMERCIAL TANKLESS WATER HEATER Rinnai’s C199 condensing tank less water heater with heat exchanger is a 199,000 Btu/hr., model capable of temperatures between 98° and 185° F without the use of an additional controller. Rinnai. www.rinnai.us ELECTRIC WATER HEATER ISI Technology’s Heatworks Model 1 tankless water heater uses electronic technology to directly energize and heat the water molecules. The company states it produces instant, endless hot water while providing up to 40% energy savings and 10% water savings. ISI Technology. www.myheatworks.com NEW PRODUCTS SLOW-CLOSE BALL VALVE Ames Fire & Waterworks new series LFAFBV-FP fullport, slow-close, gear-operated ball valves for use in fire suppression systems are NFPA 13 compliant, FM approved and UL listed. The lead-free valves are designed for indoor and outdoor installations, and are available in 1-, 1 1/4-, 1 1/2- and 2-in. Diameter sizes with threaded or grooved-end connections. Ames Fire & Waterworks. www.amesfirewater.com CONDENSING BOILER The CREST condensing boiler is the latest Lochinvar product line to offer the company’s exclusive CON.X.US remote connectivity platform. All CREST boiler models now feature the next generation of Lochingar’s all-inone SMART TOUCH operating control integration of CON.X.US remote connect, which offers the ability to monitor and manage multiple CREST boiler plants without every stepping into mechanical rooms. Using a wired or wireless connection, the platform sends alerts via text or email notifying the user of changes in system status and allows for the modification of boiler settings from almost anywhere. Lochinvar. www.lochinvar.com END SUCTION PUMPS The industry’s first self-sensing variable-speed end suction pumps are now available from Taco. The pumps, with integrated VFDs, permit fast and accurate balancing. They help to reduce balancing, contractor costs, eliminate expensive wiring and the need for external sensors. New SCI close-coupled end suction pumps and Sfiframe-mounted end suction pumps provide superior reliability and ease of installation. Taco. www.taco-hvac.com TOOL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT Milwaukee Tool’s ONE-KEY digital platform for tools and equipment includes a free-to-use Inventory Management component available via Web and mobile app that creates a central place for users to manage tools and equipment across their network of jobs and operators. Milwaukee Tool. www.milwaukeetool.com/ONE-KEY THERMOSTATIC MIXING VALVE Caleffi’s 521 series adjustable thermostatic mixing valves are all new with Presscon fittings that create a leak-proof seal. The valves are available in 3/4” press connections. Caleffi. www.caleffi.com WATER HEATER SUPPORTS HOLDRITE’s Quick Stand floor-mounted water heater/equipment supports allow for mounting water heaters and equipment in open spaces, directly on the floor. The various models can support as much as 60, 75 or 100 gal. Of water. HOLDRITE. www.holdrite.com HYBRID URINALS The Sloan hybrid urinals combine a multi-patented urinal cartridge with Jetrinse Solution Technology that keep urinals and drain lines clean, hygienic, odor-free and clog-free. These urinals do not require water to eliminate urine. Instead, the Jetrinse Solution Technology automatically purges the housing and pipes every 72 hours, rinsing them thoroughly to prevent sediment buildup. Sloan Valve. www.sloanvalve.com/hybrid DRILL/DRIVER The Bosch HDH181X is a heavy-duty 18V Brute Tough 1/2” drill/driver designed to answer plumber demands for greater control, maximum power and best-built durability. The drill/driver is equipped with exclusive Bosch Active Response Technology, which reduces the risk of harmful torque reaction in bind-up situations. An integrated acceleration sensor limits the tool’s rotation by detecting sudden movements and cuts offmotor current, stopping the tool and making handling easier. The tool weighs less than 5 lb., measures less than 9” and includes an auxiliary handle. The tool employs Bosch 18V lithium-ion battery technology. Bosch Power Tools. www.boschtools.com NEEDLE VALVES Winters multi port (NVA series) and block-and-bleed (BBV series) needle valves feature a one-piece corrosion-resistant 316 stainless-steel or carbon body rated up to either 6,000 psi or 10,000 psi. The multi port valves have three output ports available that can accommodate up to three different instruments, while the block-and-bleed valves allow the user to drain the media trapped between the instrument and connection before removal from the system. Winters. www.winters.com FIRE SPRINKLER CONCEALED HEAD Senju Sprinkler’s RC-RES 3.7K concealed sprinkler puts out 10 gpm and 7.3 psi for a 12-by-12 and 14-by-14 room size so a contractor does not have to upgrade the water meter and can maintain a 2 head calc with water to spare. Senju Sprinkler. www.senjusprinkler.com VENT STACK RectorSeal’s Sure- Seal Vent-Guard is the industry’s first plumbing vent stack device for eliminating toxic sewer gas and odor egress and migration to nearby rooftop HVAC system outdoor air intakes. RectorSeal. www.rectorseal.com THREAD SEALANT TAPE TFCO’s Purple Maxx thread sealant tape is rated to 10,000 psi and is an ideal combination of thickness, density and cost, the company notes. It eliminates leaks, waste and shredding, and can be used in virtually any application. TFCO Inc. www.tfcoinc.com DRILL/DRIVER The Bosch HDH181X is a heavy-duty 18V Brute Tough 1/2” drill/driver designed to answer plumber demands for greater control, maximum power and best-built durability. The drill/driver is equipped with exclusive Bosch Active Response Technology, which reduces the risk of harmful torque reaction in bind-up situations. An integrated acceleration sensor limits the tool’s rotation by detecting sudden movements and cuts off motor current, stopping the tool and making handling easier. The tool weighs less than 5 lb., measures less than 9” and includes an auxiliary handle. The tool employs Bosch 18V lithium-ion battery technology. Bosch Power Tools. www.boschtools.com ROOT CUTTER General Pipe Cleaners’ Root Ripper has a heavy steel spring with a tapered point that screws into the roots while a claw at the front rips them out. The device is made of hardened spring steel for durability and is coated to protect against rust. It also can be adapted to sectional machines or to other brands of cable-type drain cleaners. The Root Ripper can be used in combination with General’s Flexicore cables that are strong enough to deliver the torque needed to cut tough stoppages. General Pipe Cleaners. www.drainbrain.com FLUSH VALVE The new PWRX long-life battery system is available for all Selectronic hands-free flush valves from American Standard. The battery is built to last for 10 years and the company notes the battery lasts up to 2.5 times longer than a standard sensor battery. The power pack combines advanced lithium battery chemistry with super capacitors and other electronics to extend the battery life. American Standard. www.americanstandard-us.com NO-LEAD BALL VALVE Legend’s T/S-2102NL no-lead forged-brass full-port ball valve with drain is ideal for maintenance and freeze protection. The valve isolates a branch or endpoint device from the rest of the plumbing system so it can be drained and serviced without turning off the water supply. The valve is offered in FNPTx, FNPT and Solder x Solder configurations, 1/2” through 1”. For more information call 800/752-2082. Legend Valve. www.legendvalve.com
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