Tag Archives: hydronics

Weil-McLain Launches Advanced AquaBalance High Efficiency Combi-Boiler

Energy-efficient, reliable, space-saving unit features leading-edge condensing technology for residential applications Burr Ridge, Ill. – Weil-McLain® introduces the new AquaBalance™ combination boiler featuring leading-edge hydronic technology for smaller space residential applications. The state-of-the-art unit combines the warmth of high-efficiency space heating and the convenience of on-demand domestic hot water in a reliable, space-saving, easy-to-install package. … Continue reading Weil-McLain Launches Advanced AquaBalance High Efficiency Combi-Boiler

30 yrs of Power-Fin by Lochinvar

Lochinvar Celebrates 30yrs of Power-Fin® Commercial Product Line The pioneer product of efficient heating experiences a milestone in July 2016 Tennessee-based Lochinvar, LLC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its industry-changing Power-Fin product line this July. “As a company, we are proud to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Power-Fin product line.  This product line … Continue reading 30 yrs of Power-Fin by Lochinvar

Grasser’s Plumbing and Heating provides radiant & DHW to municipal building

The city of Amboy, Ill. needed an in-floor radiant heating and domestic hot water (DHW) system, and Grasser’s Plumbing and Heating was more than happy to oblige. Grassers has been making customers happy for over a half of a century. In fact, and they have become one of the most successful and trusted plumbing and … Continue reading Grasser’s Plumbing and Heating provides radiant & DHW to municipal building

Custom residential: Tropical Heating and Air Conditioning

Recently, Toronto has had more high-rise construction projects underway than any other North American city. Last year alone, according to Canadian media, there were 130 high-rise buildings in progress. In the first quarter of 2015, the trend seems to continue. So it’s no surprise that Toronto’s suburbs are alive with the sounds of saws and … Continue reading Custom residential: Tropical Heating and Air Conditioning

California wastewater agency wins with radiant technology

When most people think of radiant heat or hydronic snow melt, the usual applications come to mind: warm floors, heated sidewalks and snow-free driveways. The Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) in Big Bear, Calif., contacted Viega Radiant Design Services with a project that needed an innovative solution. A byproduct of the water treatment … Continue reading California wastewater agency wins with radiant technology

BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES FLOOR STANDING MODEL

BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES FLOOR STANDING MODEL WITH AFUE 95% RATED EFFICIENCY Bosch Thermotechnology’s Greenstar gas condensing boiler for residential applications is now available in a floor standing (FS) version for all eight regular (heat) and combi (heat+hot water) models. With its sleek appliance-like design and small footprint, Greenstar FS models are ideal for use in … Continue reading BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES FLOOR STANDING MODEL

Don’t miss the Modern Hydronics — Summit 2015

Check out Modern Hydronics – Summit 2015 for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport, you’ll see demonstrations of the latest technologies and products from industry leading manufacturers, learn from informative speakers, network with colleagues and experts, enjoy lunch, dinner and … Continue reading Don’t miss the Modern Hydronics — Summit 2015

Coffee with Caleffi™: August Webinar Explores BIM in Hydronic System Design

A new speaker to our Coffee with Caleffi™ webinar series, Jim Meseke, Director of BIM Content at ENGworks, will share his 21 years’ of AEC expertise on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 12 noon CDT discussing How to Utilize BIM in Hydronic System Design. Meseke will walk the audience through what BIM is and its capabilities, … Continue reading Coffee with Caleffi™: August Webinar Explores BIM in Hydronic System Design

Weil-McLain Evergreen™ High-Efficiency Condensing Boiler

Weil-McLain® now offers its most advanced high-efficiency condensing boiler. The new 95% AFUE Evergreen™ boiler features cutting-edge technology with simple controls, flexible functionality for multiple applications and a durable design, and is easy to install, use and maintain. The unit is adaptable for most heating needs including light commercial or large residential applications and for … Continue reading Weil-McLain Evergreen™ High-Efficiency Condensing Boiler

Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating — Water/Steam Boiler Installation

Long Island’s rich hydronic heritage can be seen in the houses that cover the island, as well as the plumbing and heating shops that serve them. Common is the moderately sized, turn-of-the-century house that’s seen addition after addition, with as many changes to the heating system. The family-owned hydronic shops run by passionate “wet-heads” continue … Continue reading Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating — Water/Steam Boiler Installation

Caleffi Releases the 17th Edition of idronics™: Thermal Storage in Hydronic Systems

Because of the excellent heat storage characteristics of water, adding thermal storage to a hydronic system lends itself well to many benefits including buffering a heat source against short cycling, reducing the heat source size relative to peak load and optimizing the use of surplus heat production. The 17th edition of idronics™ explores these benefits … Continue reading Caleffi Releases the 17th Edition of idronics™: Thermal Storage in Hydronic Systems

Cooling alternatives to conventional air conditioning systems

Radiant cooling has been utilized in commercial cooling settings for more than 20 years. A very active, very large airport — Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Thailand — has been successfully using radiant cooling for two decades. Radiant cooling works in much the same way that radiant heating works. Most people who have basements have experienced … Continue reading Cooling alternatives to conventional air conditioning systems

Uponor launches ProPEX® brass ball valves for radiant and hydronic piping applications

Uponor North America (Uponor) is now offering a new, more cost-effective ball valve option for radiant heating/cooling and hydronic piping applications. These code-listed, commercial-grade, PEX-to-PEX, full-port ball valves are available in ½” to 2″ sizes and are appropriate for non-potable PEX piping applications.   The valves are available on-demand in CAD and BIM design files … Continue reading Uponor launches ProPEX® brass ball valves for radiant and hydronic piping applications

Coffee with Caleffi: Siegenthaler returns for July webinar

John Siegenthaler, P.E., a seasoned industry expert with over 30 years’ experience designing modern hydronic heating systems, author and popular guest speaker for the Coffee with Caleffi™ webinar series, returns on Thursday, July 23 at 12 noon CDT discussing Utilizing Thermal Buffering in Hydronic Systems. There are many types of hydronic systems where the rate … Continue reading Coffee with Caleffi: Siegenthaler returns for July webinar

Taco introduces Viridian 3452, ECM circulator for commercial systems

Taco’s now-expanded ECM, wet rotor Viridian line includes the VR3452 high efficiency wet rotor variable speed circulator for chilled and hot water applications, offering up to 34 feet of shut-off head and 52 gpm flow. All settings are accomplished with the user-friendly interface. The permanent magnet ECM motor saves up to 85% of the electrical … Continue reading Taco introduces Viridian 3452, ECM circulator for commercial systems

ECR’s CEO to lead Hydronics Institute through 2017

Utica, N.Y. — ECR International, Inc. announced that president & CEO, Ron Passafaro, has been re-elected as Chairman of the Hydronics Institute through 2017. Re-election to the Chairmanship in consecutive terms is rare and likely due to the three significant issues which began during Passafaro’s first term: US DOE 2020 Minimum Efficiency regulations, US DOE … Continue reading ECR’s CEO to lead Hydronics Institute through 2017

Neutra-Safe Expands, Improves Condensate Neutralizer Line

Neutrasafe Corp. has added new products to their line of high-quality condensate neutralizers to fit almost any hi-efficiency, gas fired application. Improvements have also been made to all tube-type and tank-type neutralizers, enhancing ease of maintenance and/or performance. Tube-type condensate neutralizers are now offered in four sizes from 220,000 to 2 million BTUH. Addition of … Continue reading Neutra-Safe Expands, Improves Condensate Neutralizer Line

Success through teamwork for landmark California project

Centrally located in Orange County, California, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) provides transportation service for three million local residents as well as 40 million annual visitors. A LEED Platinum-certified building, the structure is 67,000 square feet with three levels. ARTIC’s unique architecture includes a large number of windows and a dome-shaped structure, which … Continue reading Success through teamwork for landmark California project

Radiant slab heating and cooling system assists in Ontario high school’s LEED Certification

  REHAU was awarded with the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) Building & Construction Division’s Project of the Year earlier this month at the organization’s annual meeting. The award recognizes the company’s role in the École Secondaire Jeunes sans Frontiers (Secondary School for Youth Without Frontiers) project in Brampton, Ontario. The school, which has earned the … Continue reading Radiant slab heating and cooling system assists in Ontario high school’s LEED Certification

Caleffi DIRTMAG®

Ferrous impurities form when iron or steel oxidizes. Abrasive and often microscopic, the impurities can deposit onto heat exchanger surfaces and accumulate in pump cavities, causing reduced thermal efficiency and premature wear.   The new Caleffi flanged DIRTMAG® is a commercial dirt separator that is especially effective at removing ferrous impurities.  As fluid enters the separator, … Continue reading Caleffi DIRTMAG®

Siegenthaler presents course on hydronic-based biomass heating systems

For Residential & Light Commercial Buildings Heatspring Learning Institute, in partnership with the Biomass Thermal Energy Council and John Siegenthaler, will soon launch a new “lite” version of their 10-week online course: Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems. The new course will focus specifically on residential and light commercial building systems that use high efficiency / low … Continue reading Siegenthaler presents course on hydronic-based biomass heating systems

Bosch Thermotechnology Introduces Intelligent Control Modules for Bosch & Buderus Boilers

Bosch Thermotechnology has introduced a New System Control (NSC) package of intelligent modules designed to control single or multiple zone systems for increased indoor comfort and greater energy savings. The NSC tightly controls energy use through two-way communications with a range of high efficiency (95% AFUE) Bosch and Buderus condensing boiler offerings: Greenstar wall-mounted and … Continue reading Bosch Thermotechnology Introduces Intelligent Control Modules for Bosch & Buderus Boilers

REHAU launches app for radiant heating material estimates

LEESBURG, Va. —REHAU announces the launch of its new web application, REHAU Radiant Calculator, designed to provide contractors and wholesalers with a quick material estimate for different types of radiant heating installation methods.   Intended for use by hydronics experts already familiar with sizing pumps, boilers, controls and manifolds, the calculator estimates the requirements for … Continue reading REHAU launches app for radiant heating material estimates

Viega 2015 Radiant Training Seminars Scheduled for Washington D.C. and San Francisco

Wichita, Kan. —  Viega announces two radiant training seminars in 2015 for design-build contractors and engineers. Viega, in collaboration with the Center for the Built Environment (CBE), at University of California, Berkeley, is holding the one-day training courses, titled, “Energy and Comfort Performance of Radiant Slab Systems.” The courses are co-presented by Fred Bauman, a … Continue reading Viega 2015 Radiant Training Seminars Scheduled for Washington D.C. and San Francisco

Xylem contributions recognized at Hydraulic Institute’s 2015 annual meeting

Five employees from the Applied Water Systems (AWS) business unit of Xylem were recently recognized by the Hydraulic Institute (HI) for their longtime service to and involvement in HI, the largest association of pump industry manufacturers in North America. The recognition took place during the organization’s 2015 annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida.   “Xylem … Continue reading Xylem contributions recognized at Hydraulic Institute’s 2015 annual meeting

George’s Plumbing and Heating Inc. — Controlling Comfort

While real estate sales have improved across the country, growth has chiefly been seen in the mid-range market. Homes in the 1,200 to 2,500-square-foot range are spending less time with a realtor’s sign in the front yard.   But new home construction has lagged, especially in the custom home business. Few people know this better … Continue reading George’s Plumbing and Heating Inc. — Controlling Comfort

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett releases Q2 Little Red Schoolhouse schedule

Morton Grove, Ill. — The second-quarter 2015 seminar schedule is now available for Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse in Morton Grove. The training center’s seminars provide systems design training to engineers, wholesalers and contractors in the plumbing and hydronic heating and cooling industries.   “Xylem is at the forefront of providing education to current … Continue reading Xylem’s Bell & Gossett releases Q2 Little Red Schoolhouse schedule

Idaho architect office showcases ProRadiant solution

CSHQA, an award-winning design firm in Boise, Idaho, leads by example and adapts to changing practices and technologies in business, architecture and engineering. When renovating its new office, the firm decided to install radiant heating and cooling. After completing energy modeling and cost comparisons for six different systems, the team decided on the Viega ProRadiant … Continue reading Idaho architect office showcases ProRadiant solution

REHAU launches weather-sensing control option for hydronic snowmelting systems

LEESBURG, Va. — REHAU announces the launch of an advanced new weather-sensing control module developed for use with REHAU hydronic snow and ice melting (SIM) systems. The REHAU Smart Controls SIM Module also features an automated option that allows the system to operate with optimum efficiency.   REHAU’s innovative hydronic SIM system is designed to … Continue reading REHAU launches weather-sensing control option for hydronic snowmelting systems

Viega announces vertical integration in PEX manufacturing

Wichita, Kan. — Viega announces vertical integration of its PEX tubing manufacturing process. The company’s resource consolidation includes producing resin and extruding PEX tubing, which makes Viega the only manufacturer to quality control PEX tubing from the raw-material stage through the finished product. ViegaPEX Ultra tubing, which offers the highest industry ratings for UV exposure … Continue reading Viega announces vertical integration in PEX manufacturing

Uponor to expand PEX pipe manufacturing facility

Uponor North America (Uponor) is expanding its manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, Minn. beginning late spring 2015, with completion expected by Dec. 1, 2015. The $18 million investment will be used toward the renovation and expansion of an additional 88,000 square feet to accommodate lean manufacturing and office space, as well as additional manufacturing equipment … Continue reading Uponor to expand PEX pipe manufacturing facility

Foley Mechanical — historic home enjoys mechanical upgrade

Located in Bethesda, Md., the Seymour Krieger House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was designed in the 1950s by internationally renowned modernist architect Marcel Breuer. The house currently is owned by an architect, and he wanted to restore the mechanical system while keeping the architectural integrity of the structure intact. … Continue reading Foley Mechanical — historic home enjoys mechanical upgrade

Viega partners with CBE at UC Berkeley

Wichita, Kan. — Viega announces its partnership with the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at University of California, Berkeley. The association will enable CBE and Viega to work together in educating the industry on new and more efficient technologies for commercial integrated hydronics systems. CBE is a place where industry leaders and internationally recognized … Continue reading Viega partners with CBE at UC Berkeley

Taco’s ID Center earns LEED Gold certification

The Taco Innovation and Development Center (IDC), which opened in mid-2012, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The 24,037-sq.-ft. facility, which houses classrooms and meeting spaces for training and educational purposes, achieved 62 points out of a total of 79 possible points for LEED Gold.     … Continue reading Taco’s ID Center earns LEED Gold certification

Time-lapse boiler install

  William Frew and Marcus Hicks of Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air, Denver, share their work in this time-lapse video of a Triangle Tube Excellence combo unit producing 3.5 gpm of domestic hot water and running base boards at 180F

A Grundfos Journey: From Denmark & Hungary with love — past & present

By John Mesenbrink — The 300+-page Grundfos textbook was a bit cumbersome in size and weight to take back to the States, but definitely not cumbersome in content. As the group of 11 trade press editors finished its last multi-course meal at Frisholt, the Grundfos guesthouse near its Bjerringbro campus and manufacturing facility, we were … Continue reading A Grundfos Journey: From Denmark & Hungary with love — past & present

WaterFurnace presents USO of Indiana with check for $35,000

WaterFurnace presents USO of Indiana with check for $35,000 Company matches proceeds from 26th Annual Supplier Golf Outing; records largest single donation to USO in state of Indiana Fort Wayne, IN – WaterFurnace International, Inc., North America’s leading manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, recently donated $35,000 to the United Service Organization (USO) … Continue reading WaterFurnace presents USO of Indiana with check for $35,000

Parallel variable speed constant pressure pumps answer at non-profit agency

This story has to do with a lot of people doing the wrong thing at different points in time, and the waste and consequences, and eventual satisfactory resolution to the problem. The story begins back in the late 1960s. A young, first-year engineer was given the task of designing the hydronic heating system for a … Continue reading Parallel variable speed constant pressure pumps answer at non-profit agency

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