PRODUCT PREVIEW: NEW AT AHR EXPO PRESSURE-BOOSTING PUMPS Grundfos’ SCALA2 is a fully integrated domestic booster pump designed to boost water pressure from city mains, shallow wells and storage tanks serving residential buildings with up to three floors and eight taps. An intelligent pump control sensor compares measured and desired water pressures, adjusting pump speed accordingly and ensuring a perfect water pressure through the system, the company notes. Grundfos.Us.grundfos.com HOT-WATER RECIRCULATION CONTROL Taco Comfort Solutions SmartPlug is a hot-water recirculating system that can save homeowners a significant amount of water — up to 12,000 gal. Per year, the company states. The SmartPlug upgrades a hot-water recirculation system to a “smart” system. This technology makes any corded circulator up to 94% more energy efficient, Taco notes, by learning hot-water usage patterns and delivering hot water only when needed. This increases hot-water comfort, reduces energy use and helps to extend the life of the water heater. There is no programming or use of timers or aquastats. Simply plug the unit into a 110V outlet and then plug the circulator power cord into the SmartPlug. Taco Comfort Solutions. Www.taco-hvac.com CTM EJECTOR Danfoss’ CTM ejector is an electronically controlled multi-ejector designed specifically for the warm climate operation of trans-critical CO2 systems in commercial refrigeration applications. The ejector delivers value to the application through significant improvements in energy efficiency — 20% or more reductions are achievable in the warmest ambient conditions, Danfoss notes. This is accomplished by employing energy recovered from the gas cooler and transferring it to increase the pressure of gas being compressed by parallel compressors, thus reducing overall compressor load. Danfoss. Www.danfoss.com AHR EXPO PREVIEW PRESSING TOOLS Greenlee Textron will give AHR Expo attendees the chance to interact with a Gorilla tool and participate in an ErgoLab demonstration. The Gorilla Press pressing tools are designed for safely joining pipes by eliminating the need for an open flame and a hot-work permit on the jobsite. Greenlee’s industry-first ErgoLab gives attendees the ability to compare muscle efforts of mutual tools against tools designed with ergonomics in mind. The ErgoLab helps tool users and decision-makers understand the short- and long-term health and safety benefits of Greenlee tools. Greenlee. Www.greenlee.jpg GROOVED MECHANICAL PIPING SYSTEM Victaulic’s grooved mechanical piping solution is designed for use on saturated steam and condensate piping. This family of couplings and fittings provides engineers, contractors and facilities managers with access to the many benefits of Victaulic grooved pipe-joining solutions, including reduced labor costs, compressed schedules, increased safety and ease of maintenance. Designed for use on commercial and industrial steam applications, this system solution for saturated steam features the Style 870 rigid coupling, a full line of fittings and pipe-preparation tool roll-sets to process the new OGS-200 groove profile. Victaulic. Www.victaulic.com PROPEX OPPOSING-PORT TEES Uponor now offers a solution for PEX hydronic heating and cooling applications that eliminates the need for additional tees and elbows to facilitate piping in two directions, reducing the number of required fittings by 75%. “Our new PROPEX EP opposing-port tees are a time-, costand labor-saving solution for hydronic piping systems,” says Mark Hudoba, director of heating and cooling at Uponor. “Instead of using four fittings to change piping direction in a confined space, an opposing-port tee can do it with just one part.” Uponor .Www.uponorpro.com AHR EXPO PREVIEW/NEW PRODUCTS PIPE-THAWING MACHINES The General Pipe Cleaners Hot-Shot 320 and Hot-Shot 400 thaw pipes in minutes without tearing up floors, breaking through walls or digging around pipes in frozen ground, the company explains. The Hot-Shot 320 generates 320 amps of thawing power to thaw up to 100’ of 1 1/2” pipe, yet the model weighs only 30 lb. With dual-level output and 400 amps of thawing power, the Hot-Shot 400 can thaw frozen lines up to 175’ long in 1 1/2” diameter lines. If you only have a 15 amp breaker on the jobsite, the Hot-Shot 400 can be switched down to 320 amps and pull only 14 amps. Attach the pipe clamps to the frozen pipe section and plug the machine into any convenient 115-volt receptacle. Both machines are compact, feature a heavy-gauge steel case and carry a two–year warranty. General Pipe Cleaners. Www.drainbrain.com/hotshot COMBI-BOILER Navien’s NCB-E Series combiboilers are the first condensing combination boilers capable of delivering hydronic heat and unlimited domestic hot water for large homes. Offered in four models: the NCB-150E, NCB-180E, NCB-210E and NCB-240E. Navien notes the NCB-240E model delivers the highest combined heating capacity and domestic hotwater capacity in the industry, heating up to 120,000 Btu/hr., and DHW up to 199,000 Btu/hr. Easy installation with 1/2” gas connections and 2” PVC venting. Navien.Www.wholehousecombi.com PE-RT TUBING HyperPure is the first flexible plastic hot and cold potable water tube that is 100% recyclable, Legend explains. This is because HyperPure is made using a patented bimodal resin which is the first polyethylene that does not need to be cross-linked while meeting and exceeding the rigorous potable water standards of the United States. HyperPure is strong, flexible and easy to use; and pure, tasteless and odorless, requiring no flushing. HyperPure is available in 1/4” to 2” coils and 20’ lengths. Legend uses Hypertherm 2399 PE-RT resin made by the Dow Chemical Co.To manufacture HyperPure PE-RT in Auburn Hills, Mich. Legend. Www.legendvalve.com ON-DEMAND VENTILATION MANAGEMENT All Ventacity Systems heat-recovery ventilation and energy recovery ventilation units can be equipped with the company’s Smart Building Gateway technology, providing secure, round-the-clock remote performance monitoring and fault alerts. Ventacity Systems.Www.ventacity.com AIR-PURIFICATION SYSTEM airSMART is a Foobot air monitor, LUX thermostat and Fresh-Aire UV’s APCO HVAC air-filtration system that’s packaged together and available at HVAC distributors. Fresh-Aire UV.Www.freshaireuv.com REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM Sensaphone’s Sentinel PRO remote monitoring system can interface with any HVACR equipment that uses a programmable logic controller with Modbus sensors. The system monitors, delivers alarms and logs data input/output points from third-party Modbus sensors, transducers and PLCs. Www.sensaphone.com WATER MAIN SHUTOFF DEVICE Activalve is a water main shutoff device that is temperature sensitive and will automatically shut off the water supply if the temperature falls to pipe-freezing temperatures. RuB Inc. www.rubinc.com OUTDOOR KIT The Noritz NRCP outdoor kit allows for its recirculating tankless heater to be installed outdoors, thus creating more options where a tankless heater can be installed. The (VCK-NRCP) kit is designed to take a large amount of abuse from the elements. Noritz. Www.noritz.com POTABLE WATER EXPANSION TANKS Falcon Stainless ET potable water expansion tanks are designed to maintain safe pressure in domestic water systems that utilize a back-flow preventer or check valve. Available in 2. 1- or 4.8-gal. sizes. Falcon Stainless. Www.falconstainless.com MECHANICAL HOTTAPPING MACHINE Reed’s DM3MECH allows drilling through the pipe wall via fittings inserted into the service saddle or thread o-let. It is used mainly on schedule 10, 20 and 40 and can be used on schedule 80 (not common). Reed Mfg. Co. Www.reedmfgco.com ROUND FLANGE The Isolator with round flange from Webstone features a round shape and bolt patterns specifically designed to accommodate the industry’s most popular highefficiency variable-speed pumps. Three flange designs are available in sizes 1 1/2” and 2”. Webstone Valves. Www.webstonevalves.com INTEGRATED CONTROLS Johnson Controls’ Verasys is a plug-and-play solution that integrates heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment and controls. Designed for light commercial buildings. Johnson Controls. Www.johnsoncontrols.com
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