Product Spotlight

BLÜCHER announced plans to showcase its food safety solutions – HygienicPro® channels and drains and the HygienicClean™ channel and grating washer—in Booth B8339 at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, February 12-14. The innovative design of HygienicPro drains provides high flow rates that allow easy cleaning with minimal water requirements. The HygienicClean Read More

HygienicClean™ channel and grating washer, plumbing, drains, trench drainsBLÜCHER announced plans to showcase its food safety solutions – HygienicPro® channels and drains and the HygienicClean™ channel and grating washer—in Booth B8339 at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, February 12-14.

The innovative design of HygienicPro drains provides high flow rates that allow easy cleaning with minimal water requirements. The HygienicClean simultaneously cleans the HygienicPro channel and grating in a single process, without removing the grating.

With their easy-to-clean smooth surfaces, these stainless steel drainage solutions are changing the way food processing facilities meet stringent safety requirements.

For more information, visit www.blucher.com.

Weil-McLain, AquaPro

Weil-McLain now offers an advanced line of water heaters with composite construction tanks built to handle even the harshest water conditions. The new Aqua Pro indirect-fired water heaters feature a non-metallic, corrosion resistant design that delivers superior first hour ratings and recovery. Built with durability and longevity in mind, the AHRI-Certified Aqua Pro units are Read More

Weil-McLain, Aqua Pro Indirect Water HeaterWeil-McLain now offers an advanced line of water heaters with composite construction tanks built to handle even the harshest water conditions. The new Aqua Pro indirect-fired water heaters feature a non-metallic, corrosion resistant design that delivers superior first hour ratings and recovery.

Built with durability and longevity in mind, the AHRI-Certified Aqua Pro units are available in four sizes—30, 55, 80 or 119 gallons—making them flexible for a broad range of applications. The unit’s lightweight non-metallic tank allows for easy maneuverability and installation in basements, storage rooms or other tight spaces.

Other features of the Aqua Pro include convenient top connections for easy access, a digital temperature control ensuring accurate delivery temperature for optimal comfort, and no anode to check and maintain.

The unit also features a removable copper finned high-output coil, a durable brass drain valve, and two-inch foam insulation that minimizes any stand-by heat loss. The unit is designed without welds for a seamless tank construction.

The Aqua Pro is designed to install easily into any system and is perfectly matched with any Weil-McLain boiler to provide abundant domestic hot water.

The Smarter Way to Go Tankless The Infiniti™ K Series of tankless water heaters is the smarter way to go tankless. The Infiniti K uses STEADISET™ Technology to keep water temperature consistent and virtually eliminate “cold water sandwich” with NO internal buffer tank. It features SRT™ Scale Reduction Technology for better performance, longer operational life Read More

K Series Infinity TanklessThe Smarter Way to Go Tankless

The Infiniti™ K Series of tankless water heaters is the smarter way to go tankless. The Infiniti K uses STEADISET™ Technology to keep water temperature consistent and virtually eliminate “cold water sandwich” with NO internal buffer tank. It features SRT™ Scale Reduction Technology for better performance, longer operational life, and lower maintenance costs versus conventional tankless. The series delivers efficiency up to .96 UEF, which helps maximize the financial benefits of choosing tankless.

Features include:

  • Exceptional Temperature Stability.STEADISET™ Technology keeps the temperature consistent with NO internal buffer tank.
  • Best-In-Class Venting Lengths. Vent with either 2” or 3” PVC or polypropylene.
  • Best-In-Class Scale Reduction. SRT™ Scale Reduction Technology delivers improved performance, longer life and lower maintenance costs.
  • Best-In-Class Modulation. 22:1 turndown.
  • Best-In-Class Warranty.15 years (heat exchanger).
  • Efficient Performance – Even at Low Flow Rates. Activates at just 0.45gpm.
  • Easy Installation. Top connections and built-in flush ports reduce time and cost of installation. No combustion analyzer needed.
  • Contractor-Friendly Design for Easy Field Maintenance – Built for the contractor to give you room to work.

For more information visit Bradford White Infiniti™ K Series.

Watch our YouTube video looking under the hood with all the details on the new Infiniti K Series tankless.

New for 2019, Taco Comfort Solutions’® 0018e high-efficiency, Bluetooth®-enabled circulator brings a new level of control to residential and light commercial hydronic systems. The ECM-powered 0018e is a solution for contractors who want the durability, efficiency and simplicity of other Taco ECM circulators, while looking for more system feedback and control than has been previously Read More

New for 2019, Taco Comfort Solutions’® 0018e high-efficiency, Bluetooth®-enabled circulator brings a new level of control to residential and light commercial hydronic systems.

The ECM-powered 0018e is a solution for contractors who want the durability, efficiency and simplicity of other Taco ECM circulators, while looking for more system feedback and control than has been previously available.

The circulator features Bluetooth communication to a mobile app.  This provides real time control, diagnostics and reporting, such as installation history, power consumption, performance and runtime.   The installer can select between multiple constant speed, proportional pressure, and constant pressure modes as well as activeADAPT™, Taco’s self-adjusting proportional pressure mode.

Among the innovative features that make the 0018e reliable and easy to install, Taco’s BIO Barrier® protects the pump from system contaminants, especially black iron oxide that otherwise tends to collect around strong ECM magnets.  Also, SureStart®, which automatically unblocks a locked rotor and purges air from the circulator.  The 0018e features 18 feet maximum head with a maximum flow of 16 GPM. It’s also double insulated, which eliminates the need for a ground wire.

Due to its energy-saving ECM design, the circulator qualifies for most state, regional, and utility efficiency incentive programs.  An integral flow check is included, and both two-bolt or two-way flange models are available.

Contractors who designs their systems with precision can now get a circulator with the performance and control to match. The 0018e will be available in the third quarter of 2019.

For more information, visit www.TacoComfort.com.

Xylem Bell & Gossett introduced its new line of double suction centrifugal pumps designed specifically for HVAC systems. The Series e-HSC features advanced hydraulics for powerful performance and best-in-class efficiency, along with a compact design for easier installation and maintenance. “With its robust hydraulic capabilities, the Series e-HSC is ideal for large capacity, high-head systems Read More

Xylem Bell & Gossett introduced its new line of double suction centrifugal pumps designed specifically for HVAC systems. The Series e-HSC features advanced hydraulics for powerful performance and best-in-class efficiency, along with a compact design for easier installation and maintenance.

“With its robust hydraulic capabilities, the Series e-HSC is ideal for large capacity, high-head systems with high inlet pressure, a common challenge in commercial HVAC systems,” said Alan Jones, Global Product Manager, Bell & Gossett Centrifugal Pumps. “The versatile Series e-HSC is available in up to 90 model options with extensive flow/head coverage to suit of wide variety of HVAC system requirements.”

The Series e-HSC simplifies B&G’s double suction pump portfolio and provides greater system optimization to improve efficiency and increase energy savings. The product line also boasts a smaller footprint, greater reliability and lower life cycle cost compared to similar pumps. In addition to saving space in the mechanical room, the e-HSC’s inline configuration enables simplified installation and maintenance in new or retrofit systems.

The Series e-HSC is suitable for commercial buildings such as hospitals, shopping centers and malls, hotels and resorts, sports arenas, office buildings and airports for systems that require chillers, cooling towers, distributive pumping, district heating and cooling, primary and secondary pumping or process application. Choosing the option that is the best fit for the installation is easy through B&G’s online selection tool, ESP-Systemwize™.

A new volute design — either single or dual volute based on the hydraulic constraints — extends bearing life and reduces shaft deflection within the Preferred Operating Range (POR) of the pump, from 70 to 120 percent of the Best Efficiency Point (BEP). When running within the POR of the e-HSC, bearing life expectancy will exceed 100,000 hours (L10). The e-HSC is designed with large “Efficiency Islands,” within the POR as well, which help to increase efficiency at partial loads using variable frequency drives.

The e-HSC is equipped with mechanical seals customized for HVAC applications that support a variety of installations regardless of incoming pressure. Due to the standard spacer coupling, routine maintenance of mechanical seals and bearings can be performed on both sides of the pump without opening the upper casing, reducing downtime and cost. Casings are available in cast iron or ductile iron, along with standard option materials for the impeller, shaft and wear rings.