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WaterFurnace introduces Envision2 NXW Chiller

Fort Wayne, IN – WaterFurnace International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, has introduced the new Envision2 NXW Chiller, providing water heating and water cooling for a wide range of applications. Available in 10 to 50-ton capacities, the NXW will fit through most doors and features external fork truck lifting points for easy installation. Designed to perform to the highest standards in the industry, the NXW is used for pools, commercial aquariums, radiant floor heating, ice melt, chilled water applications, industrial process water, or to provide precisely heated or cooled water for fan coils or other applications. The NXW is equipped with a new and improved control box providing clean wiring and easy accessibility. The control box includes an emergency shutdown button and a user interface to aid in setup and diagnostics. The refrigeration circuit has also been updated with suction and discharge line vibration ... Read More

Taco Offers New Wiring for Hydronics Training

A new, free, online and self-paced training course is offered from Taco’s FloPro University. Trainer Dave Holdorf provides professional contractor FloPro Team members with an introduction to wiring residential hydronic systems. For new hands, or as a refresher for veteran pros, the course provides everything installers need to know. Holdorf covers all the essentials, beginning with the need to solve common system control challenges. It’s the first of several “Wiring for Hydronics” courses offered by Taco. In plain English, Holdorf explains the three parts of every electrical circuit and introduces learners to the variety of switches encountered and explains how relays convert 120 VAC current to the 24 V needed to control devices. Holdorf explains the basic electrical terms, circuits, how to use a multimeter and basic system troubleshooting. Participants also learn how to wire a Taco SR501 single zone switching relay, what to look for when buying a multi ... Read More

Modine Redesigns Airedale SchoolMate® Packaged Ventilation

Modine introduces the redesigned Airedale SchoolMate® water/ground-source heat pump packaged system. The SchoolMate offers efficiency, noise reduction and a small footprint, providing great flexibility for school installations. It is offered in six capacities, from 24-60 MBH in two cabinet sizes. A key improvement of the SchoolMate is the use of Modine’s patented CF® microchannel evaporator coil which replaces a much larger coil traditionally used in these types of systems. Combined with a reduced refrigerant charge and airside pressure drop, this allows extra space to be opened up for multiple supplemental heat exchangers such as a hot gas reheat coil, hot-water coil or electric heat elements – factory-installed in the SchoolMate unit. The result is a compact model that does not require a plenum for additional heat and reduced installation time. Other standard features include modulating, electronically-commutated fan motors; use of R-410A refrigerant; availability of combination energy recovery and economizer modules, ... Read More

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
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