PRODUCT FOCUS: GREEN PRODUCTS BATH FAUCETS American Standard’s new Colony PRO bath faucets offer ease of installation, drip-free performance, durable metal bodies and water savings — all important elements to contractors, specifi ers and facility managers. The WaterSense-certifi ed assortment includes a distinctive monoblock model suite for single-hole installation, in addition to 4” centerset single-handle, 4” centerset two-handle and 8” widespread styles. American Standard. www.americanstandard-us.com VRF SYSTEM Fujitsu General adds to its J-Series Airstage VRF line with the introduction of the smaller J-IIS series, which avails variable-refrigerant fl ow technology for smaller residential, multi-housing and light commercial uses with equipment now available in 3- and 4-ton sizes. A shorter height provides easy installation in smaller spaces or when condensing units are stacked vertically. The J-Series VRF systems offer up to 19.8 SEER and 11.4 HSPF. Fujitsu General. www.fujitsu.com TANKLESS WATER HEATERS The Noritz America EZ series of high-efficiency condensing tankless water heaters is designed to cut installation time and cost when replacing larger storage tank-type units. The Energy Star-rated EZ98-DV and EZ111-DV (Energy Factor of 0.97) include top-mount water connections, maximum venting flexibility and the possibility of reusing the existing tank unit’s half-inch gas line. Noritz America. www.noritz.com WATER-EFFICIENT FAUCETS GROHE’s Concetto bath faucets feature the SilkMove cartridge and are both WaterSense- and CEC-certifi ed to meet the most stringent water conservation needs of 1.2 gpm. GROHE. www.grohe.com COMMERCIAL FAUCETS Sloan’s 0.35-gpm flow rate faucets allow architects and designers to achieve LEED v4 compliance without sacrificing a smooth, sleek aesthetic. These faucet models are equipped with lower flow rates and shorter timeouts, achieving 30% or more in water usage reduction to meet LEED v4 requirements, Sloan states. Sloan. www.sloan.com PIPE FOR RADIANT Aquatherm’s Blue Pipe SDR 9 provides lower wall thickness and weight per ft., 15% higher flow capacity and 20-100% higher pressure capability depending on operational temperature. Aquatherm. www.aquatherm.com NEW PRODUCTS VESSEL SINKS DXV’s Pop collection of vessel sinks features a Pearlescent White finish that lends an opulent and luminous beauty by taking inspiration from the natural iridescence of Mother of Pearl, the traditional name for a blend of materials that creates delicate glimmer on the interior of oyster shells, the company explains. The finish is showcased in rectangle, round and square sinks. The sinks are available through DXV’s exclusive network of showrooms and dealers in North America. DXV. www.dxv.com PIPE FITTINGS Bee Valve offers a full line of Schedule 80 pipe fittings. The fittings are produced from glass-reinforced polypropylene for strength and durability, and are available in sizes from 3/8” to 3”. Fitting configurations include tees, elbows, crosses, nipples, bushings, couplings, caps and plugs. A complete line of hose, tube, pipe and nozzle fittings in a variety of materials also are available. Bee Valve. www.beevalve.com MACERATING PLUMBING SYSTEM SFA Sanifl o U.S.A.’s SANIACCESS2 above-fl oor macerating plumbing system handles sink and toilet fixtures in powder room applications and comes equipped with two access panels that allow for easy internal service. Periodic maintenance can be accomplished quickly and easily without having to disconnect the unit from the fixtures it is serving. Saniflo. www.saniflo.com PIPE FITTINGS Bee Valve offers a full line of Schedule 80 pipe fittings. The fittings are produced from glass-reinforced polypropylene for strength and durability, and are available in sizes from 3/8” to 3”. Fitting configurations include tees, elbows, crosses, nipples, bushings, couplings, caps and plugs. A complete line of hose, tube, pipe and nozzle fittings in a variety of materials also are available. Bee Valve. www.beevalve.com MACERATING PLUMBING SYSTEM SFA Sanifl o U.S.A.’s SANIACCESS2 above-fl oor macerating plumbing system handles sink and toilet fixtures in powder room applications and comes equipped with two access panels that allow for easy internal service. Periodic maintenance can be accomplished quickly and easily without having to disconnect the unit from the fixtures it is serving. Saniflo. www.saniflo.com WATER CONNECTORS Brasscraft Mfg. Co. expands its Plumbshop line of products with stainless steel water connectors. The new connectors are made with flexible braided stainless steel and are available in a wide variety of configurations and lengths for toilet, faucet, dishwasher, icemaker and washing machines. Plumbshop. www.plumbshop.com UV LAMP KIT The Remote Lamp Mount Small Systems lamp fixture kit from UVR delivers ultraviolet energy to destroy coil/drain pan microbial infestations and disinfects moving air streams in hard-to-service fan-coil units, package units, and heat-pump systems. UVR. www.uvresources.com CLEANER AND PROTECTOR ADEY introduces a line of system treatment formulas designed to clean and protect hydronic heating systems. MC3+Cleaner and MC1+Protector both combat a frequently overlooked enemy of untreated hydronic heating systems — iron oxide sludge. ADEY. www.adey.com HIGH-EFFICIENCY COMMERCIAL BOILER Lochinvar’s Power-Fin high-efficiency commercial boiler features a double row of swept fins. The Smart Touch Control feature offers an 8” touchscreen with easy-to-understand infographics for easy setup, while the CON•X•US platform allows users to monitor and manage the boiler from any internet-capable device. It sends alerts via text or email notifying the user of changes in the system status and allows for the modification of boiler settings from almost anywhere when connected to Wi-Fi or cat 5 Ethernet. The boiler has a thermal efficiency of 87% and features a 5:1 turndown ratio. Lochinvar. www.lochinvar.com PEX-CONFIGURED BALL VALVES Legend introduces two new models to its comprehensive offering of no-lead/ DZR forged brass PEX ball valves. The model T-1960SNL is configured solder x cold expansion F1960 PEX and allows for transition from copper to F1960 PEX — ideal for use with copper manifolds. Model T-1960DENL is F1960 PEX x F1960 PEX and has drop ears to affi x the valve onto a stud, joist or panel supporting it and the tubing. Both valves are third-party-certifi ed NSF/ ANSI 61 and 14. Available in 1/2” and 1” sizes and have lever handles. Legend Valve. www.legendvalve.com LEAK DETECTION Reliance Detection Technologies’ FloodMaster RS-092 leak detection and automatic shutoff system employs a discreet rope-style water sensor, controller and 1/2” NPT valve with 3/8” fittings to sound an alarm and automatically shut off the water supply to a hose-fed appliance when a leak is detected. The system is reusable and interfaces with most security, automation and smart home systems. Reliance Detection Technologies. www.reliancedetection.com BIODEGRADABLE DRAIN CLEANER Rooter-Man’s Liquid Rooter is a unique non-acidic and non-caustic formulation. It will safely liquefy and clean organic waste, paper, grease, fats, and other buildup in drains, pipes or grease traps with no environmental impact. It is 100% biodegradable and does not contain any petroleumbased solvents or other harsh chemicals. Rooter-Man. www.rooterman.com QUICK-CLEANING LIQUID Jones Stephens’ Liquid Lightning Pro is a virgin sulfuric acid and drain cleaner. The biodegradable, organic digester is safe for pipes and septic systems, and can cut through grease, hair, soap, scum and other organic materials. It clears drains as quickly as 15 minutes. Jones Stephens. www.jonesstephens.com CLEANERS AND OPENERS Utility Chemicals’ products include the Grand Slam, industrial grade virgin grade sulfuric acid drain cleaner; Dry Drain-A-Matic (granular, super active cold water formula) active non-acid drain cleaner; a Liquid Drain-A-Matic; and Crystal Swift (flakes) and Swift (beads) non-acid, odorless, hotwater- activated drain cleaners. Utility Chemicals. www.utilitychemicals.com MULTIPLE APPLICATION BOILER Weil-McLain’s 95% AFUE Evergreen boiler features a durable design and a flexible functionality for multiple applications. It offers quiet operation, fl oor-standing or wall-mount options and environmental sustainability, and includes a guided setup wizard, simple controls and 10 heating system presets for quick setup. It also features the ability to cascade eight boilers together and ZoneStacking for up to 24 programmable zones with no external panel required. The boiler requires a 10:1 turndown ratio and is available in 220 MBH, 299 MBH and 399 MBH options. Weil-McLain. www.weil-mclain.com TRAILER JET General Pipe Cleaners’ Typhoon trailer jet delivers 12 gpm at 2,500 psi to blast 4” to 12” lines up to 400’ long, clean of grease, sediment and debris. A 200-gal. holding tank carries enough water to handle remote applications where access to water is limited. It features electric brakes, safety strobe light, safety cones, rear fold-down stabilizer jacks, retractable hose guide arm, and antifreeze system as standard equipment. On-demand Vibra-pulse helps slide the nozzle around tight bends and propel the hose down long lines. Two hose reels — a jet hose reel with 400’ by 1/2” capacity featuring variable-speed electric rewind and a water supply hose reel carrying 150’ by 3/4” hose — are mounted at the rear of the unit. General Pipe Cleaners. www.drainbrain.com PRESSURE GAUGE Winters’ PEC Premium stainless steel gauge with electrical contacts has two adjustable contacts that make or break an electric control circuit depending on the position of the pointer. Both contacts are adjustable through the lens with a removable adjustment key. The gauge has a 4” dial, 1/2” NPT connection and is available in ranges from vacuum to 10,000 psi/kPA. PEC gauges provide local pressure indication while integrating into a circuit for control and regulation of industrial processes with PLCs or VFDs. They have been designed for compressors, pumps and presses, as well as hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Winters Instruments. www.winters.com DIGITAL SHOWER CONTROL Steamist’s 550 digital control features a large high-definition touchscreen display with multiplelanguage capabilities, while dual-temperature technology delivers a more consistent and comfortable steam experience, the company notes. The unit also is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi. Steamist. www.steamist.com GREEN ROOF DRAINS Watts’ new line of green roof drains is designed to handle water flow on buildings with roofs that support the growth of vegetation such as shrubs, trees and grasses. All models are made of epoxy-coated cast iron. Watts. www.watts.com COPPER-TUBING CUTTERS Milwaukee Tool’s quick-adjust copper tubing cutters can cut up to 3 1/2” copper tubing, as well as 3” PEX and PVF through the use of an internchangable large-diameter blade. Milwaukee Electric Tool. www.milwaukeetool.com
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