A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) has announced the launch of the Cyclone® LV, a large volume commercial water heater which rounds out the company’s industry-leading Cyclone family of high-efficiency gas products.
A. O. Smith created the LV model to serve the needs of facilities that require large storage for jobs with critical load requirements. The Cyclone LV model’s modulating process adjusts the burner’s firing rate to a specific demand, which allows for a highly efficient performance of up to 96% thermal efficiency while dramatically lowering operating costs. Available in 220- and 250-gallon capacities, these units allow engineers to specify two Cyclone LV units where they would have previously needed four Cyclone Mxi® units.
“The Cyclone family revolutionized the market in 1996 and provided innovation that we continue to build on today,” said Matt Schulz, senior product manager for commercial new products at A. O. Smith. “Cyclone LV models combine popular BTU inputs with new larger storage capacity. With the larger storage capacity a single LV unit can be used in place of multiple standard tanks freeing up space.”
Cyclone LV products feature advanced electronic control with built-in diagnostics and free iCOMM™ remote monitoring. LV models are designed for maneuverability and ease of installation due to their lightweight design.