LEAD-FREE BRASS FIRE SPRINKLER ADAPTER Uponor now offers a more cost-effective lead-free brass alternative for fire sprinkler adapters that helps installers conform to state lead-free requirements while keeping costs to a minimum. The adapter is available with 3/4- or 1-inch tees and features the same proven ProPEX connection as Uponor’s previous stainless-steel adapters, offering strong, durable connections that hold tight with up to 1,000 pounds of force without the need for torches, glues, solvents or gauges. Uponor. Www.uponorpro.com Circle 365 BRAIDED FLEXIBLE FITTINGS Victaulic has expanded its AquaFlex sprinkler fitting line to include solutions for hatfurring channel systems installed above a drywall ceiling. This new FM-approved variation on the patented 1-Bee² installation-ready bracket offers the same ease of installation as the original 1-Bee² system used on standard suspended ceilings. The new system includes the patented, installation-ready 1-Bee² open-gate bracket design, which allows for fast, accurate sprinkler installation in seconds with no tools required.Sprinkler installation options include pendent, recessed pendent and concealed. The product is currently available only in North America. Victaulic. Www.victaulic.com Circle 366 FIRE-PROTECTION COUPLING In addition to changing its brand name to Grinnell G-FIRE, the company recently announced a product standardization for its couplings. To facilitate product training, awareness and ordering, Grinnell G-FIRE has standardized its import and domestic Fire Grooved product line on the Figure 577 coupling. It will now be offered as a standard fire-protection coupling. Grinnell. Www.grinnell.com Circle 367 PEX TUBING SPRINKLER Viega’s PureFlow fire sprinkler system offers flexible PEX tubing that can bend around obstacles, reducing the number of fittings required. Viega’s PEX Press technology eliminates the need for cements, glues, adhesives or torches. PureFlow is UL-listed for NFPA 13D multipurpose PEX systems. Viega. Www.viega.net Circle 368 CPVC SYSTEM FITTINGS Tyco Fire Protection Products’ PATHFINDER Fittings used in CPVC systems are designed to help identify dry-fits during installation by incorporating a grooved channel on the inside of the fitting. This channel allows installers to test systems containing PATHFINDER Fittings using low-pressure air to find dry-fit connections prior to performing the required hydrostatic test. The fittings quickly indicate lack of a cemented joint by audibly leaking air. The rate of pressure decay is instantly noticeable by observing a calibrated pressure gauge and listening for air escaping through the dry-fit fitting. Tyco Fire Protection Products. Www.tyco-fire.com Circle 369 SEISMIC CALCULATION SOFTWARE The ScoPe: Seismic Calculation Program from Seismic Design Group is intended for individuals involved with writing building codes and standards. The software performs bracing calculations for suspended nonstructural building components including conduits, conveyers, lights, pipe, trapeze-supported components and units of MEP equipment as well as fire sprinkler systems in accordance with NFPA-13. The system can acquire seismic map values based on GPS coordinates. It is available for the 2006 and 2009 IBC. Seismic Design Group. Www.seismicdesigngroup.com Circle 370 WATER JETS The newly redesigned line of Jet-Set water jets from General Pipe Cleaners generates 3,000 psi at 8 gpm. The ability to be tipped back onto a rear wheel increases the machines maneuverability. Its 300-foot capacity hose reel allows for high power to be used on remote or indoor applications. General Wire Spring. Www.drainbrain.com/jets Circle 371 TWO- AND THREE-WAY DIVIDERS Two-Way and Three-Way Dividers from John Guest USA use the company’s push-fit technology and food-grade O-rings for tube-to tube fittings in beverage and drink-dispenser applications. The Two-Way inch-size fittings can be used with soft metal or plastic tubes and range from 1/4- to 1/2-inch sizes. They also come with either nitrile food-grade O-rings in black acetal copolymer or an EPDM. The Three-Way divider is intended for potable liquids and pure water applications. John Guest. Www.johnguest.com Circle 372 MACERATING TOILET SYSTEM Ascent II, Liberty Pumps’s new macerating toilet system, features 1.28 gpf and technology designed to improve waste maceration. The new system features RazorCut technology for improved maceration and a removable service panel that provides quick access to the cutter area without disconnecting the plumbing. The system comes with IST solid-state switching, a built-in alarm, LED lights with an external touchpad for alarm silence and manual override. The toilets are available in round front and elongated styles and have insulated tanks. Liberty Pumps. Www.libertypumps.com Circle 373 SUMP AND SEWAGE PUMPS Metropolitan Industries’ Ion|StormPro pump line features durable, oil-filled, cast-iron pumps certified and tested to handle any pump application in the sump and sewage market. Pumps include submersible utility pumps, sump and sewage pumps, effluent pumps, nonclog and other large waste-handling pumps. The pumps come complete with Ion Digital Level Control, which uses microprocessor technology and is responsbile for turning the pump on and off. The Ion has been tested and certified for more than 2 million pumping cycles and replaces mechanical fl oat switches. Metropolitan Industries. Www.ionnation.us Circle 374 ENGINEERED VENTING SYSTEM The Sequence Draft Control design service from Schebler (right) offers a complete engineered venting system including breeching and stacks, draft induction fans, control dampers, pressure sensors and master controls. The system works with any combination of hot water appliances and provides consistent flue pressure.It monitors and adjusts stack and boiler outlet pressure and can be custom fit to building and appliance requirements. Schebler. Www.schebler.com Circle 375 WEBSTONE ISOLATOR ADDITIONS Webstone’s Isolator with Rotating Flange and Drain (below) has been enhanced with a newly designed snug-fit rotating flange that offers greater control over positioning during installation and a multi directional main valve that allows for draining from either side of the pump. Webstone Co.Www.webstonevalves.com Circle 376 HYDRO GENERATOR LAVORATORY SYSTEM Zurn Engineered Water Solutions introduces the One HydroVantage series hydro generator lavatory system. The system combines a self-sustaining hydroelectric faucet with the company’s vitreous china lavatories and trim packages. The system is available in various lavatory designs; faucet styles; and trap, supply and drain configurations. Zurn Industries. Www.zurn.com Circle 377 LEAD-FREE FAUCET LINE Briggs Industries introduces a line of Lead- Free, Low Flow SAYCO Faucets (right). Visit www.briggsindustries.com to search and compare model features of streamlined SAYCO designs for single- and multi-family housing and for hospitality applications.Preferred Sayco-Ceram faucets with ceramic disc cartridges carry a limited lifetime warranty. Sayco-Seal faucets with easily replaceable seats and washers are warranted for one year. Briggs.Www.briggsindustries.com Circle 378 IN-LINE PUMPS The new 1900 VFD close-coupled, In- Line Pumps from Taco feature integrated variable frequency drives and comes in a single- or three-phase line. The pumps come in five models ranging from 1-1/2- to 2-square inches and have a fl ow range of 10 to 250 gpm and head capability to 160 feet. Additionally, it has a rear, pullout design and is self-supported by system piping. The pumps can be mounted horizontally or vertically and come with permanently sealed, grease-lubricated ball bearings in the motor and with ceramic seals in a universal size. Taco. Www.taco-hvac.com Circle 379 SPEAKMAN 8-JET SHOWERHEAD UPGRADES Speakman Co. Has redesigned its Anystream Icon 8-Jet Showerhead. It now features a metal faceplate without screw holes, a contoured peanut handle and an extended body. The showerhead utilizes proprietary spray technology to achieve 360-degree rotation of the spray-adjusting handle. Users can adjust the showerhead’s spray incrementally and choose from an array of spray options. Speakman Co. Www.speakmancompany.com Circle 380
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