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The Grundfos PACO-brand LCS split-coupled end suction pumps are now available for sale in the United States. According to the company, 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.
RectorSeal® Corp. introduced the RectorSeal Blue+™, a non-setting, multi-purpose, lead-free, blue-colored pipe thread sealant approved for use with multiple plumbing and HVACR residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Blue+ is unrestricted for use with all threaded metal, polyethylene, fiberglass reinforced, PVC, CPVC, and ABS pipe.
Greenheck’s new ceiling exhaust fan Models SP-80 and SP-110 feature energy efficient EC motor technology. According to the company, they have been designed for nearly silent operation. An adjustable low-cfm setting allows precise adjustment to prevent over-ventilating and maximize efficiency, while an adjustable time delay sets how long the fan will run on high speed before returning to a continuous lower speed.
Flomatic Corp. introduced its new Model 80DICL-VFD, a special patent-pending submersible pump check valve for use with VFD control submersible pumps. According to the company, standard check valves will “chatter” and be noisy when a VFD goes to low flow, causing premature wear and eventual failure.
Lennox has expanded its light commercial Raider® rooftop unit line to include new 7.5- to 12.5-ton models, adding to its existing offering of 3- to 5-ton units. Designed for compatibility with many replacement installations, Raider units are built to fit the most curb sizes virtually eliminating the need for an adaptor curb on many replacement jobs. Available in gas/electric and electric/electric models, 3- to 12.5-ton units offer efficiency levels of up to 13 SEER, 11.5 EER, and 13.2 IEER.
The ClearFire®–LC from Cleaver-Brooks integrates the company’s heat exchanger, burner, and control technology into a large capacity condensing boiler product. The CFLC's integrated premix burner and linkageless control, work together to provide full modulation, ultra-low emissions, and optimum turndown, according to company officials.
Lennox has introduced the SmartAirflow™ system, available on 3- to 5-ton high-efficiency Energence® rooftop units. This new sensor-based system is a factory installed option that measures, controls, and verifies supply and ventilation airflow. The SmartAirflow system increases supply fan power savings and can save an average of 35% of annual ventilation energy consumption, according to the company.
Bosch Measuring Tools has combined the precision of a laser measurer with Bluetooth® wireless technology with the launch of the GLM 100 C Laser Measure. According to the company, the tool features an extended measuring distance, best-in-class memory storage, and angle measurement in two axis.
Spirax Sarco has introduced its new AEL 5 series electric actuator range for ½-in to 4-in control valves. The AEL 5 series electric actuators are reversible having linear output. Its internal components such as the PCB, positioner card, and limited switches are affixed to a more durable and sturdy aluminum support for holding and/or fitting accessories.
Taco’s commercial, ECM, wet rotor Viridian pump offers up to 80% savings in energy consumption compared to a standard commercial pump of the same size, according to the company, With fully automated, self-sensing variable speed operation, and capacities up to 375 GPM, the Viridian line serves a broad range of closed-loop heating and cooling HVAC applications.