Send new product information and photos to Suzette Rubio at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Products featured in this section, please visit the companies' websites. FAUCET COLLECTION A collaboration between GRAFF and Italian designers, Angeletti Ruzza Design, the SENTO series includes a full bath collection of faucets, as well as coordinating floor-mounted accessories. It will be available for the first time in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2012. Meaning “I feel” in Italian, SENTO stays true to its name with a minimal and sleek design showing no decorative elements or any extra details. From its lavatory single-lever mixer to the widespread faucet, the collection offers clean, simple lines. GRAFF. Www.graff-faucets.com DOUBLE BALL DRAIN Webstone Valves’ new hydronic manifold Hydro-Core Double Ball Drain is designed to facilitate the installation of mod/con boilers with internal pumps, and is intended for use in hydraulic separation and purging near boiler piping or secondary circuit looks. Joining the Hydro-Core Right- and Left-Flange models, the manifold features a proprietary isolator with rotating flange and drain, as well as ¼-inch plugged pressure gauge port and a T-flow ball for compact design. Webstone Valves. Www.webstonevalves.com INTEGRATED TOILET INAX’s The REGIO integrated toilet delivers spa-like comfort and eco-friendly function through automation. Its water-saving Vortex flush system efficiently uses 100% of the water to fully cleanse the bowl and ensure a complete flush every time. A dual nozzle bidet, with features for stronger and gentler streams, provides a hygienic cleanse and refreshing massage. Among the toilet’s spa-like comfort technologies are a Silent Stream Flushing System, sound system, deodorizer, air purifier and heated seat. INAX. Www.inax-usa.com. DRYER DUCT FAN Tjernlund Products’ Dryer Duct Booster fan features the company’s Lint- Blitzer impeller for use in ducts of up to 100 equivalent feet. The fan features a permanently lubricated PSC motor placed out of the air stream and automatically operates while the clothes dryer is in use. It can be installed in horizontal or vertical installations. According to the company, the fan halves clothes-drying times on restrictive and long dryer duct runs. Tjernlund Products. Www.tjernlund.com HOME CLIMATE CONTROL INTERFACE New from American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, the AccuLink Platinum ZV Control platform regulates residential energy consumption through custom heating and cooling schedules and zones. The system alerts customers to regular maintenance needs and filter changes, and offers regular and anti-allergy air cleaning cycles. The platform integrates with the home’s wireless network and can be remotely controlled through a subscription service. A high-definition, 7-inch color touchscreen interface can be used as a digital picture frame when not in use. American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning. Www.americanstandardair.com HYDRONICS MANIFOLDS LegendValve’s Hydronics Manifolds feature built-in flow gauges and balancing valves with integrated memory stops. To address a range of system requirements, interchangeable accessory styles are offered, including modular, precision brass bar and geothermal, available in 1-inch, 1 1/4-inch, 1 1/2-inch and 2-inch sizes. Legend Valve. Www.legendvalve.com ADAPTER VALVE John Guest has added a 1/2- by 3/8- by 1/4-inch size to its Angle Stop Adapter Valve collection. The valves are available in white polypropylene and brass as well as a white polypropylene collet, and include an EPDM O-ring. According to the company, the valves contain less than .25% percent weighted average lead content on wetted surfaces in plumbing systems and water quality and beverage dispensing applications due to compliance with current lead-free regulations. The new valve joins a 3/8-inch by 3/8-inch by 1/4- inch size and a 3/8-inch by 3/8-inch by 3/8-inch size. John Guest. Www.johnguest.com COLLAPSIBLE WALL-SHOWER Duravit and Vienna-based EOOS introduce the OpenSpace Shower which can be folded against the wall for use in compact living environments. A chrome frame encases tap fittings, shower attachments and toiletries when not in use. Two clear or mirrored shower doors made from 8-mmthick safety glass can be lifted and folded to connect at a 90-degree angle, concealing the shower space. A U-profile compensates for up to 18-mm in wall unevenness. The system can be used with any tile floor, and offers an adapter to incorporate a number of standard hand showers. Duravit. Www.duravit.us METAL DUCT CRIMPER Supreme Industries’ Turbo Crimper is a snap-on accessory to any 1/4-inch impact driver that will crimp 30g – 22g galvanized spiral duct with no adjustment to the tool. It weighs 1.3 pounds. According to the company, crimping metal duct can now be done quickly and pain free with the Turbo Crimper, which produces a superior crimp that mates easily with the connecting tube. Supreme Industries. Www.Turbocrimper.com GEOTHERMAL-HYDRONICS BOOK Caleffi’s 9th edition of “idronics: Geo-Hydronic Systems” explains the basics of heat pump operation and describes several types of heat pumps. The discussion then turns to the use of modern hydronics to enhance the efficiency and comfort provided by these heat pumps. Other discussion topics include system configurations ranging from simple single-zone/heatingonly systems to large multi-heat pump heating and cooling systems. Also provided is specific information on sizing components such as buffer tanks, expansion tanks and circulators. Caleffi. Www.caleffi.info/idronics BLACK STEEL PIPE PRESS SYSTEM Viega’s new MegaPress system installs Schedule 5-Schedule 40 black steel pipe, while its MegaPressG system installs Schedule 40 black steel pipe in sizes from 1/2-inch to 2 inches using a unique press technology to secure pipe connections in under seven seconds. Over 200 fittings are available for both systems. MegaPress is slated for a Jan. 1, 2012, staggered launch. Viega. Www.viega.com. LARGE DIAMETER PP-R PIPE Aquatherm’s polypropylenerandom (PP-R) pipe is now available in North America for large-scale piping applications. The company has extended its Greenpipe line, which is specifically engineered for potable water, up to 18 inches in diameter. Its Climatherm line, which is designed for HVAC applications, now goes up to 24 inches in diameter. Greenpipe SDR 7.4 will still be available from 1/2- to 10-inch diameters. The new larger sizes are connected by butt fusion and are completely nontoxic. Aquatherm Inc. www.aquatherm.com
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