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Grundfos Expands Groundbreaking MAGNA Series with Four New Models

Grundfos announces the sales release of four new “small” MAGNA models for larger residential and light commercial applications. A video of these pumps in action is available on YouTube. All four models – MAGNA3 32-60, MAGNA3 32-100, MAGNA1 32-60 and MAGNA1 32-100 – are available in cast iron and stainless steel, and boast the same features and benefits of medium and large MAGNAs. They allow customers to minimize energy costs through best-in-class efficiency, as well as the reliability that comes with 40 years of pump experience and one million test hours. “Our customers demand more, so we endeavor to deliver products that not just meet but exceed their needs,” said Terry Teach, business development director for Grundfos Domestic Buildings. “Our customers will enjoy the simplicity and efficiency of MAGNA’s easy-to-use control interface and advanced operating modes, which include the adaptive intelligence of Grundfos AUTOADAPT.” Grundfos is the only manufacturer to ... Read More

Armstrong Fluid Technology Announces New Catalog of Hydronic Products

TORONTO…July 15, 2014 — Armstrong Fluid Technology, a leader and innovator in design, engineering and manufacturing of integrated solutions within the building oriented fluid-flow equipment industry, has announced a new Hydronic Solutions Catalog to help fluid flow professionals find and select hydronics solutions. Showcasing a host of new products as well as updates for over 75% of existing products, the new catalog is suited for the commercial and residential fluid systems industry. Industry leading products featured include the Compass range of energy efficient Design Envelope circulators, an expanded Astro Wet Rotor range, as well as Maintenance-Free S&H Series and Maintenance-Free Seal Bearing Assemblies. New material added to the catalog includes a replacement parts section that makes it easy to service installed three-piece circulators, featuring exploded view diagrams for ease of part identification, complete technical data for designers and convenient cross reference tables. As part of their ongoing commitment to sustainable ... Read More

ClimateMaster’s Trilogy™ 40 Receives Federal Laboratory Consortium Award

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 10, 2014 – ClimateMaster, in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has received the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2014 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for its Trilogy™ 40 geothermal heat pump system. The award recognizes lab employees and private collaborators that accomplish outstanding work in successfully transferring technology developed in federal laboratories into commercialized products. “We are honored to have received such a prestigious award from the FLC, which further underscores the groundbreaking success of our Trilogy series of geothermal heat pump systems, providing the industry’s leading efficiencies that now achieve upwards of 45 EER in accordance with AHRI standards,” said Raj Hiremath, ClimateMaster director of marketing. “As a company we are also proud to provide an example of the successes that can be achieved by partnering with federal and academic entities to develop commercially viable solutions that are scalable and effectively applied in real-world ... Read More

Uponor Chosen as Eco Leader by GreenBuilder Magazine

The July 2014 issue of GreenBuilder magazine features their annual Eco Leaders list, focusing on companies that are living the triple-bottom-line approach to business, focusing on people, planet and profit, and Uponor North America (Uponor) was chosen as one of the nine on the list. The annual list highlights companies that aren't just making sustainable choices because it is a trend or it helps investor relations, but rather out of a deep sense of responsibility. "Having a sustainable culture at Uponor extends throughout every area of our business from manufacturing to marketing to employee services," says Ingrid Mattsson, director, Brand Management, and co-founder of the company's Sustainability Team. "Being recognized by GreenBuilder for our efforts is a great honor and a wonderful validation that the work we are doing is making a difference that can be seen throughout the industry." Uponor was in good company with other Eco Leaders on ... Read More

Armstrong Announces Availability of REVIT files through the Autodesk® Seek web service

TORONTO, July 9, 2014—Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the availability of REVIT models for select Armstrong products on the The Autodesk® Seek web service. Engineers and system designers needing BIM (Building Information Modeling) models for Armstrong Design Envelope solutions will now be able to retrieve high quality REVIT models that conform to the latest standards outlined by Seek. These REVIT models can be converted and used interchangeably with any Autodesk software product such as Autodesk Revit® or AutoCAD® and other BIM software in the ifc format. The files also include parametric data that will help designers with calculations regarding product performance. Reflecting on the availability of Armstrong Design Envelope solutions through this popular reference website, Brent Ross, Global Director of Configured Building Equipment commented, “This is a great step that we’re taking to better serve our customers. Engineers have been asking for REVIT files in this format for quite ... Read More

Grundfos Announces Sales Release of Grundfos LCSE Split-Coupled End Suction Pump

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — First introduced at the 2014 AHR Expo, the Grundfos LCSE split-coupled end suction pumps are now available for sale in the United States. Available in 21 different models, the fully integrated, intelligent LCSE pumping system features the MLE variable speed motor in ranges from 3 to 30 horsepower (HP) in 3500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 3 to 25 HP in 1800 RPM. Speed control pumps like the LCSE offer energy savings of up to 50 percent. “Our integrated pump systems help our customers meet the energy challenge now by improving system performance and reducing lifecycle costs,” said David McLean, vice president of Business Development for Grundfos Commercial Buildings. “The intelligent MLE motor system greatly simplifies pump commissioning and startup for each of the models. As a pioneer of innovative pumping solutions, Grundfos is dedicated to developing the highest quality pumps and pumping systems while at ... Read More

Webstone Can Save You More Than Four Hours on Your Next Boiler Installation

The revolutionary Hydro-Core Manifold is now packaged with prefabricated and insulated supply/return lines outfitted with connections for your specific boiler. Complete Near Boiler Piping Kits eliminate dozens of components and leak paths, shaving hours off every installation with expert looking results. Compatible with 185 different boilers and counting! Designed specifically for hydraulic separation, and purging the near boiler piping loop. - Hydro-Core is the Core of Any Professional Hydronic Installation. Founded in 1954, Webstone is recognized as an industry leader for innovative design of residential and commercial valves used in plumbing, hydronic, radiant, solar and geothermal applications. These designs focus on time and space saving concepts that simplify future maintenance and upkeep of all piping systems. Some of Webstone's trademarked and patented items include; Hydro-Core™, The Isolator®, Isolator EXP™, Pro-Connect™, and Pro-Pal® step saving valves. Read More


LEBANON, Tenn. – July 1, 2014 – Lochinvar, LLC announces the launch of its new FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler for light commercial applications. With five models ranging from 399,999 to 850,000 Btu/hr, the FTXL Boiler represents a new generation of fire-tube technology, delivering up to 10:1 turndown and up to 98 percent Thermal Efficiency – higher than any other boiler in its class. Enabled for CON-X-US™ remote connect capability, the FTXL Boiler offers complete control from across town or across the country. The Smartest SMART SYSTEM™ The FTXL Boiler is equipped with Lochinvar’s most advanced, all-in-one SMART SYSTEM™ control technology. With a redesigned multi-color LCD interface and a wealth of new control features, the state-of-the-art operating system offers the option of direct integration into a Building Automation System through communication protocols such as Modbus or BACnet. The new CON-X-US remote connectivity option redefines monitoring by simplifying data acquisition and providing ... Read More

Uponor Launches Industry-first PEX to CPVC Adapter Fittings for Commercial Piping Systems

Uponor North America (Uponor) is launching an industry-first innovation with six new ProPEX® Lead-free (LF) Brass CPVC Adapter Fittings for transitioning from CPVC to PEX in commercial plumbing and hydronic distribution piping systems. The fittings, which are available in 1¼", 1½" and 2" sizes, are offered in a spigot and a socket adapter and all feature Uponor's durable, reliable ASTM F1960 ProPEX expansion system for connecting to PEX piping." "These fittings offer designers and installers a fast and efficient solution for transitioning from CPVC to PEX in larger-diameter pipe sizes - something that the industry has not had available until now," says Jayson Drake, director, Plumbing and Fire Safety at Uponor. The ProPEX end of the fitting is manufactured with lead-free brass and is tested and listed to NSF 61 and NSF 372 to meet lead-free requirements. The CPVC end of the fitting is designed to transition from copper tube ... Read More

Grundfos Announces Sales Release of PACO LCS Split-Coupled End Suction Pumps

The Grundfos PACO-brand LCS split-coupled end suction pumps are now available for sale in the United States. “No other player in the North American market offers a split-coupled end suction pump,” said David McLean, vice president of Business Development for Grundfos Commercial Buildings. “The PACO LCS offers end users a unique value proposition that will be an automatic differentiator.” The price-competitive LCS is ideally suited for liquid transfer in chilled water, condenser water, pressure boosting, district heating and cooling and air-conditioning applications. Its compact design provides hydraulic performance equal to that of a frame-mounted, long-coupled design with the added benefits of: A smaller footprint – The LCS features a footprint 35 percent smaller than a frame-mounted design. Ease of service – The design allows for rapid mechanical seal access without motor removal. Faster installation – No baseplate grouting or coupling alignment is required and the lower weight reduces hassle during ... Read More
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