Viega has introduced Viega PEX Press test plugs, PEX Press 45-degree elbows, PEX Press 90-degree flare elbows, PEX Press reducing tees, and PEX pipe supports. This expands the company’s PEX offerings for a variety of applications including commercial and municipal.
Nortek Global HVAC has launched a new 3-phase large packaged gas/electric system in 2 to 5 tons for light commercial use. Model R8GE delivers energy-efficient 14 SEER cooling in advance of new federal efficiency standards that will take effect on January 1, 2017.
Tyco Fire Protection Products, a division of Tyco, introduced the Model RM-1 Riser Manifold. The RM-1, available for commercial and residential uses, features a proprietary connection between the manifold and the Potter alarm switch. The connection has a watertight, flat surface design which helps prevent leaks.
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. upgraded its SM Series, two-stage geothermal water source heat pump. Bosch redesigned its SM vertical and counterflow cabinets with an increased focus on serviceability and reliability, with front water connections and an all-aluminum air coil to resist formicary corrosion. Bosch says it also redesigned the internal layout for easier access through the front panel to components most often requiring service or adjustment.
Nu-Calgon has launched new 100- and 200-count bulk jars of Gel Tabs™. The company says the tabs are an effective treatment that prevents condensate drain pans from clogging and getting musty odors. Gel Tabs feature a gel locking technology — once activated by condensation, the gel formulation locks the tablet in place until it completely dissolves.
To keep people more comfortable year-round — and to help building owners and managers drive down energy costs — Rite-Hite Corporation says it is offering the Revolution® Fan. Designed to deliver optimal performance, the high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan supplements heated and cooled air for more efficient and cost-effective air circulation in virtually any facility.
A new packaged heat pump from the Coleman brand of Johnson Controls is available in 3- to 8.5-ton capacities. Its exact-fit replacement design matches footprints of other manufacturers’ units and the company says it reduces installation time, cost, and complexity by eliminating the need for a curb adapter.
Laars has introduced the new Mascot ST condensing tankless water heater. The natural gas or LP-fired unit offers an ultra-high 0.96 EF (energy factor) efficient stainless steel heat exchanger, full 10:1 modulation, and is available in a 199 MBH size.
Greenheck’s line of Vari-Green™ energy control products has expanded with the introduction of the Vari-Green Drive (Model VGD-100), a factory-mounted and wired variable speed control for three-phase motors up to 10 hp.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.