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Sloan Valve names new VP Marketing

Plumbing Engineer - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:45

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. — Sloan Valve Company announced that Parthiv Amin has joined the organization as vice president of Marketing. The announcement was made by Kirk Allen, president and CEO of Sloan.

“Parthiv brings leadership skills and strategic thinking to our company,” Allen said. “His extensive experience in building marketing plans from the ground up will ensure that Sloan remains the global leader within our industry.”

Amin, who has over 20 years of global marketing and business development experience, will have responsibilities that include developing key strategies and formulating global marketing plans to ensure the continued success and profitability of the organization. Prior to joining Sloan, he worked at Enerpac as vice president of Global Marketing and Engineering where he built and implemented the company’s go-to-market strategic plan. Before Enerpac, Amin was at Northern Power Systems as President of the Distributed Wind power market. He also spent four years as President of the Americas to the Wind Drive Systems entity of the Siemen’s Corporation.

“I am excited to join Sloan, the premier brand in the industry,” Amin said. “I look forward to working with the team, customers and partners to develop business strategies to expand Sloan’s global leadership position.”

Amin graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a BSME in Mechanical Engineering and received an MBA from Loyola College in Maryland. He will be based in Franklin Park, Ill.

Visit www.sloanvalve.com

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IAPMO participates in White House Green Infrastructure Leadership Roundtable

Plumbing Engineer - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:42

WASHINGTON —The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Government Relations Vice President Dain Hansen attended a pair of White House events surrounding green infrastructure.

At a morning leadership roundtable, Hansen spoke on IAPMO’s green initiatives and detailed the association’s commitment to the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Michael Boots, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, hosted the event at the White House during which leaders from private sector organizations committed to advancing implementation of green infrastructure joined senior Administration officials to highlight such efforts. Collaborative members worked to establish and develop plans to meet such goals as building climate resilience and more cost-effective stormwater run-off and rainwater harvesting.

Hansen also attended the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s GreenGov Dialogue on Green Infrastructure in the afternoon, another roundtable event highlighting the importance of green infrastructure and low-impact development, and providing a forum to share best practices, lessons learned, and results achieved from green infrastructure implementation in both the private and public sectors.

“With the White House taking the lead and hosting such a high-caliber event, it sends a strong message on the urgent needs our nation must address,” Hansen said. “The IAPMO Group is excited about the creation of such a collaborative, and with our experts and programs being second-to-none, we are committed in bringing these to the table to assist the federal government as they seek answers to highly complex problems.”

IAPMO has long championed conservation of natural resources and was a leader of the green movement before it had such a name. Its Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement is the first document of its kind to bring standardization to more efficient plumbing and mechanical systems.

Visit www.iapmo.org

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Danfoss president addresses energy productivity at Energy 2030

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:53

BALTIMORE – Danfoss North America President John Galyen addressed energy productivity at Energy 2030 On the Road, on September 29, 2014 in New York City.

Galyen was part of a panel titled, “Modernizing Regulations and Infrastructure to Improve Energy Productivity.” Additional speakers and panelists at the event included former New York Gov. George Pataki and New York Rep. Paul Tonko, as well as others representing various organizations in both the public and private sectors.

Hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy, Energy 2030 On the Road is an education, outreach and action campaign aimed at urging communities throughout the nation to adopt the goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030. The Energy 2030 initiative is organized around three pillars, which set the agenda for the event:

  1. Invest in energy productivity throughout the economy
  2. Modernize regulations and infrastructure to improve productivity
  3. Educate and engage consumers, workers, business executives and government leaders on ways to drive energy productivity gains

Danfoss was a sponsor of Energy 2030 On the Road.

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ASPE to host webinar on health care gas systems

Plumbing Engineer - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:36

ROSEMONT, Ill. — On October 29 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), will host a one-hour webinar on strategic design concepts found within NFPA 99-2012: Health Care Facilities Code. Participants will become familiar with the current terminology while understanding how to navigate the document.

The presenter will visit key differences between the NFPA 99 1999 and 2012 editions. New technologies, including the use of flameless axially swaged fittings, will be evaluated for their role within life support systems. This session will enable participants to implement new design concepts to reduce costs and minimize system disruption, avoid “hot work” where it is no longer effective, and better understand the latest requirements to begin updating medical gas system standards.

Participants from all levels and backgrounds are sure to walk away with a new appreciation for these critical systems. Tom Spremo presented this session during the 2014 ASPE Convention & Expo in Chicago. For those who couldn’t attend the conference, this is a chance to hear about this exciting topic.

Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 28.

Visit www.aspe.org

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Viessmann introduces new mobile training unit

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:52

WARWICK, R.I. — Viessmann Manufacturing Company is rolling out its new live-fire mobile training unit equipped with new products and supported with the industry’s leading training. The Vitomobile features several popular gas-fired, condensing boilers from Viessmann – the Vitodens 100 with Combi Plus, Vitodens 200 multi-boiler racking system with the Vitotronic 200 control and the new Vitodens 222-F.

The Vitomobile offers the same quality of certification caliber, hands-on training provided at the Viessmann US Academy. Vitomobile training is free to trade professionals and provides best-in-class instruction from expert staff.

Training includes:

  • Start and preventative maintenance
  • Program controls
  • How boilers are piped to the system
  • Low Loss Header – how it’s piped through multi-boiler racking system

Starting in the summer, the new Viessmann Vitomobile will be visiting wholesalers and contractors throughout the Northeast states – Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. To attend a Vitomobile training session or reserve a Vitomobile session at your facility, contact a local Viessmann sales rep.

Visit www.viessmann-us.com

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Xylem Group changes corporate and branding names

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:51

ROSWELL, Ga. — Xylem Group, LLC has changed its corporate name to Xync Brands, LLC. The company has also changed the former Xylem product brand name—now Ryvyr—and its former Xylem Hospitality division name, which has become Xync Contract. The name changes of the Roswell, Georgia based company take effect immediately.

With a concentration in the kitchen and bath industry, Xync Brands president Hal Weinstein plans to take the new Ryvyr brand name to market with an array of upcoming, exciting new products.

“The brand name Ryvyr, a playful variation of the word river, represents flowing ingenuity from which streams of products designed and crafted for total satisfaction will stem,” Weinstein said , adding that Ryvyr product designs will be named after a river somewhere in the world.

Using the existing global manufacturing reach of Xync Brands, products constructed under the Ryvyr brand name promise to deliver exceptional design and function, according to Weinstein. The unique product offering begins with sophisticated transitional designs, but it also spans elegant traditional to European modern.

Each product is conceived to seamlessly flow with other products offered by the company. Distinct vessel sinks pair with a myriad of furniture designs. Natural stone and ceramic countertops match exquisitely with finely crafted vanities, and mirrors pair effortlessly to create individual designs.

Visit www.xync.com and www.ryvyr.com

 

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Viessmann introduces new mobile training unit

Plumbing Engineer - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:36

WARWICK, R.I. — Viessmann Manufacturing Company is rolling out its new live-fire mobile training unit equipped with new products and supported with the industry’s leading training. The Vitomobile features several popular gas-fired, condensing boilers from Viessmann – the Vitodens 100 with Combi Plus, Vitodens 200 multi-boiler racking system with the Vitotronic 200 control and the new Vitodens 222-F.

The Vitomobile offers the same quality of certification caliber, hands-on training provided at the Viessmann US Academy. Vitomobile training is free to trade professionals and provides best-in-class instruction from expert staff.

Training includes:

  • Start and preventative maintenance
  • Program controls
  • How boilers are piped to the system
  • Low Loss Header – how it’s piped through multi-boiler racking system

Starting in the summer, the new Viessmann Vitomobile will be visiting wholesalers and contractors throughout the Northeast states – Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. To attend a Vitomobile training session or reserve a Vitomobile session at your facility, contact a local Viessmann sales rep.

Visit http://www.viessmann-us.com

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President of Marlin Mechanical honored with PHCC service award

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:45

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Mark Giebelhaus, president of Marlin Mechanical Corporation, Phoenix, Ariz., was named the 2014 Col. George D. Scott award winner by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC)

The prestigious award, presented October 10 during CONNECT 2014 in New Orleans, recognizes a PHCC member who has provided years of service and unselfish devotion to his/her association and industry, and whose industry efforts have provided many benefits to other PHC contractors. It also recognizes the continuing philosophy of dedicated service inspired by Col. George D. Scott, PHCC’s first president.

Giebelhaus has been involved in the industry since the early 1980s. Very soon after founding his company in 1982, he began to accept leadership roles within his local and state PHCC associations. By the 1990s, he had stepped up to the national PHCC level, where he participated in nearly every committee and served as the 1996-1997 PHCC—National Association President.

The current chair of the PHCC Government Relations Committee, Giebelhaus has been a driving force on the political scene, both in the home state and on the federal level. He has represented the plumbing trade to countless politicians and lobbyists, and has been a champion in leading the charge on key issues affecting the industry. He has been recognized as a Delta Faucet Contractor of the Year and PHCC of Arizona Contractor of the Year and is a past recipient of the PHCC Legislative Service Award.

His Col. Scott nomination form stated, “[Giebelhaus] is smart, savvy, and involved in government issues from local to national. He makes it his duty to form relationships with all his legislators, knowing they will listen to his concerns and act upon them. He takes on the challenges for our industry, as well as teaching people in other industries how to work for their own issues. He is not just a member of our chapter, but truly an inspiration to all in our industry.”

Visit www.phccweb.org

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Xylem Group changes corporate and branding names

Plumbing Engineer - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:31

ROSWELL, Ga. — Xylem Group, LLC has changed its corporate name to Xync Brands, LLC. The company has also changed the former Xylem product brand name—now Ryvyr—and its former Xylem Hospitality division name, which has become Xync Contract. The name changes of the Roswell, Georgia based company take effect immediately.

With a concentration in the kitchen and bath industry, Xync Brands president Hal Weinstein plans to take the new Ryvyr brand name to market with an array of upcoming, exciting new products.

“The brand name Ryvyr, a playful variation of the word river, represents flowing ingenuity from which streams of products designed and crafted for total satisfaction will stem,” Weinstein said , adding that Ryvyr product designs will be named after a river somewhere in the world.

Using the existing global manufacturing reach of Xync Brands, products constructed under the Ryvyr brand name promise to deliver exceptional design and function, according to Weinstein. The unique product offering begins with sophisticated transitional designs, but it also spans elegant traditional to European modern.

Each product is conceived to seamlessly flow with other products offered by the company. Distinct vessel sinks pair with a myriad of furniture designs. Natural stone and ceramic countertops match exquisitely with finely crafted vanities, and mirrors pair effortlessly to create individual designs.

Visit www.xync.com and www.ryvyr.com

 

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Mestek announces The Reed Institute Educational Center

Plumbing Engineer - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:39

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Mestek announced the re-branding of the Mestek Institute to The Reed Institute Educational Center in honor of its founder and hydronics industry pioneer, John Reed, who passed away in 2013. This change takes place as they celebrate the 20th anniversary since first opening its doors to the training facility and following a year-long process of updating the facility, programs, website and supporting materials.

The center is home to dynamic and modern industry trends covering hydronics and HVAC for all Mestek companies including RBI, KN-Series, Sterling HVAC, SpacePak, Sterling Commercial Hydronics. In order to better accommodate the expanded training offerings Mestek also announced its new website, www.TheReedInstitute.com, which offers full class descriptions, registration information, instructor bios as well as links to literature libraries.

The Reed Institute Education Center will honor the memory of John Reed by upholding his vision to make the industry stronger through education. Each year approximately 1,500 students pass through the doors of the Reed Institute. While the majority of students visit to attend  training classes, the facility is available to provide a wide variety of educational opportunities for an equally varied audience.

In the past several months alone, Mestek has hosted an AHRI chapter meeting as well as a Hydronics Systems seminar taught by industry icon John Seigenthaler. Young visitors come to learn about manufacturing through an elementary school program taught by the World Is Our Classroom, a nonprofit organization aimed at taking education beyond school walls.

Visit www.mestek.com

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Mestek announces The Reed Institute Educational Center

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:10

WESTFIELD, MA – Mestek recently announced the re-branding of the Mestek Institute to The Reed Institute Educational Center in honor of its founder and hydronics industry pioneer, John Reed, who passed away in 2013. This change takes place as they celebrate the 20th anniversary since first opening its doors to its training facility. The opening follows a year-long process of updating the facility, programs, website and supporting materials. The center is home to the most dynamic and modern industry trends covering hydronics and HVAC for all Mestek companies including RBI, KN-Series, Sterling HVAC, SpacePak, Sterling Commercial Hydronics.

In order to better accommodate its expanded training offerings, Mestek also announced its new website, www.TheReedInstitute.com, which offers full class descriptions, registration information, instructor bios as well as links to literature libraries.

The Reed Institute Education Center will honor the memory of John Reed by upholding his vision to make the industry stronger through education. Each year approximately 1,500 students pass through the doors of the Reed Institute. While the majority of students visit to attend training classes, Mestek has made the facility available to provide a wide variety of educational opportunities for an equally varied audience.

In the past several months alone, Mestek has hosted an AHRI chapter meeting as well as a Hydronics Systems seminar taught by industry icon John Seigenthaler. The youngest visitors come to learn about manufacturing through an elementary school program taught by the World Is Our Classroom, a nonprofit organization aimed at taking education beyond school walls.

Visit www.mestek.com

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Eemax ‘takes off’ with Aviation Application

Plumbing Engineer - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:28

SEATTLE, Wash. — The Boeing facilities in and around Seattle, Wash., are state-of-the-art, not only when it comes to manufacturing airplanes and airplane parts, but also when it comes to employee safety. Like other manufacturing facilities, Boeing must comply with codes and regulations set by ANSI and enforced by OSHA.

One of those codes is the ANSI Z358.1, which calls out the requirement for a tepid water supply to emergency fixtures. The codes states that any and all emergency fixtures throughout a facility must be supplied with a tepid water to prevent possible shock and/or hypothermia. The tepid water supply must be within a temperature range of 60-100°F, and be able to flow 25 gpm for a minimum of 15 minutes.

“Eemax provides the performance safety engineers are demanding,” said Chris Fahey, of Mechanical Agents.

With the Eemax SafeAdvantage with PhD platform, Boeing was not only able to meet code, but address operating cost issues as well. Because the electric tankless water heater only uses energy when the safety fixture is activated, it is a cost effective solution for an emergency application.

“With Eemax, compliance meets sustainability,” added Rich Corcoran, VP of Sales. “An on demand solution makes all the sense in the world. The SafeAdvantage heater is a simple way to meet code, and save money in the long run.”

Boeing recently installed 11 72kW SafeAdvantage units for an expansion project with both indoor and outdoor safety shower stations.

Visit www.eemax.com

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Harsco launches touchpad boiler control platform

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:15

CAMP HILL, Pa.  — Diversified global industrial company Harsco Corporation announced the planned market introduction of its all-new NURO touchpad control platform for its Patterson-Kelley boiler product line. Developed exclusively by Harsco, the proprietary NUROis the latest in the company’s Patterson-Kelley line of customer-focused boiler product innovations, including the introduction last year of its energy-efficient SONIC stainless steel boiler and its space-friendly MACH N’ROLL domestic hot water heating system, one of the most compact units of its type in the commercial boiler marketplace.

The NURO’s unique mini-computer design covers all aspects of a boiler’s operations, providing facility managers with simple touchpad controls for enhanced diagnostic efficiency, customizable adjustments and simple software upgrades via USB, all with the familiar interface of the latest smart phones. The NURO will be rolled out on the P-K SONIC boiler platforms in October. Integration of the controller onto other P-K boiler platforms will quickly follow.

“Our aggressive growth strategy in the Harsco Industrial business group is underpinned by dedicated research and development resources that will allow us to meet our customers’ most challenging needs,” said Industrial Group President Scott Gerson. “The NURO is another key milestone in our growth evolution and the direct result of our commitment to pace-setting engineering and continuous improvement.”

Harsco Industrial Patterson-Kelley is a leading producer of heat transfer equipment for institutional and commercial building applications such as schools, offices, apartment buildings, dormitories, hospitals and hotels. From 135 years of experience, HIPK recognizes that understanding customer needs is paramount in finding successful solutions.

Visit www.harsco.com

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KN Series upgrades make boiler line more effective

Plumbing Engineer - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:34

WESTFIELD, Mass. – In today’s commercial boiler market, efficiency is everything. Architects, engineers, building owners, contractors, and others are seeking systems that offer both top-notch performance and a reduced environmental footprint. To answer that need, the KN Series by Advanced Thermal Hydronics (ATH) has improved upon their industry leading digital control platform, HeatNet 3.0, and their innovative fuel-air flow management system, Tru-Flow, which allow KN boilers to reach operating efficiencies as high as 99 percent.

Ken Cohen, lead design engineer for the KN series, explained that the high efficiency cast iron boilers has been specifically engineered for premium performance and environmental sustainability.

“By further enhancing the KN series with our HeatNet 3.0 digital boiler control software and improved fuel-air management system, we’ve added tremendous value and cost savings to the proven performance of our condensing cast-iron heat exchanger products,” Cohen said. “Plus, ease of set-up, diagnostics with touchscreen programming, and remote system monitoring capabilities keep owners and property owners alerted to out-of-tolerance operation.”

The integrated HeatNet 3.0 boiler management system works in tandem with the improved Tru-Flow Fuel/Air Coupling boiler control system with whirlwind technology, which allows for reduced vent sizes, translating into lower installation costs and application flexibility for the end-user.

HeatNet 3.0 is the latest version of the well-known HeatNet control system, designed for precise digital boiler system control and increased energy efficiency. In addition to its touchscreen interface and real-time remote monitoring of boiler temperatures, limit circuit inputs, and overall system demands, HeatNet also provides seamless boiler-to-boiler communication in all applications, including hybrid designs, and optimizes system efficiency by prioritizing the firing rotation of all boilers within the system. A single HeatNet-enabled boiler is capable of controlling up to 16 boilers and can easily integrate with most building management systems; HeatNet 3.0 can also issue e-mail alerts to supervising personnel.

Key features of HeatNet:
• Touch Screen Programming
• Lead/Lag Cascade (16 Units)
• Adaptive Modulation
• Circulator Pump/VFD/Valve Control
• BMS Integration
• Freeze Protection & Delta T Monitoring
• Hybrid / Base Load Capability
• Priority Boiler Control
• Domestic Hot Water Communication
• Flash Drive Update available

New 3.0 enhancements:
• Web-based remote monitoring / dashboard
• Diagnostics
• Troubleshooting
• Set points
• Service logs and Test data
• Operational scenarios
• E-mail alerts

Cohen added that the Tru-Flow Fuel/Air Coupling boiler control system developed to keep KN Series cast-iron boilers running cleanly and efficiently, has been improved to additional application venting flexibility while maintaining its precision fuel/air premix.

“Enhancing the Tru-Flow with whirlwind allows for reduced vent diameters and longer vent runs for increased application flexibility at installation; a real savings for the building owner,” Cohensaid, noting that all KN Series boiler units are also prepackaged for simple installation, peak mechanical system performance, and easy serviceability. “They’re the first commercial boilers to achieve the high efficiency of condensing applications utilizing durable cast iron, which is both condition tolerant for durability and heat retentive for performance.”

Visit www.knseries.com

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KN Series upgrades make boiler line more effective

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:04

WESTFIELD, Mass. – In today’s commercial boiler market, efficiency is everything. Architects, engineers, building owners, contractors, and others are seeking systems that offer both top-notch performance and a reduced environmental footprint.

To answer that need, the KN Series by Advanced Thermal Hydronics (ATH) has improved upon their industry leading digital control platform, HeatNet 3.0, and their innovative fuel-air flow management system, Tru-Flow, which allow KN boilers to reach operating efficiencies as high as 99 percent.

Ken Cohen, lead design engineer for the KN series, explained that the high efficiency cast iron boilers has been specifically engineered for premium performance and environmental sustainability.

“By further enhancing the KN series with our HeatNet 3.0 digital boiler control software and improved fuel-air management system, we’ve added tremendous value and cost savings to the proven performance of our condensing cast-iron heat exchanger products,” Cohen said. “Plus, ease of set-up, diagnostics with touchscreen programming, and remote system monitoring capabilities keep owners and property owners alerted to out-of-tolerance operation.”

The integrated HeatNet 3.0 boiler management system works in tandem with the improved Tru-Flow Fuel/Air Coupling boiler control system with whirlwind technology, which allows for reduced vent sizes, translating into lower installation costs and application flexibility for the end-user.

HeatNet 3.0 is the latest version of the well-known HeatNet control system, designed for precise digital boiler system control and increased energy efficiency. In addition to its touchscreen interface and real-time remote monitoring of boiler temperatures, limit circuit inputs, and overall system demands, HeatNet also provides seamless boiler-to-boiler communication in all applications, including hybrid designs, and optimizes system efficiency by prioritizing the firing rotation of all boilers within the system. A single HeatNet-enabled boiler is capable of controlling up to 16 boilers and can easily integrate with most building management systems; HeatNet 3.0 can also issue e-mail alerts to supervising personnel.

Key features of HeatNet:
• Touch Screen Programming
• Lead/Lag Cascade (16 Units)
• Adaptive Modulation
• Circulator Pump/VFD/Valve Control
• BMS Integration
• Freeze Protection & Delta T Monitoring
• Hybrid / Base Load Capability
• Priority Boiler Control
• Domestic Hot Water Communication
• Flash Drive Update available

New 3.0 enhancements:
• Web-based remote monitoring / dashboard
• Diagnostics
• Troubleshooting
• Set points
• Service logs and Test data
• Operational scenarios
• E-mail alerts

Cohen added that the Tru-Flow Fuel/Air Coupling boiler control system developed to keep KN Series cast-iron boilers running cleanly and efficiently, has been improved to additional application venting flexibility while
maintaining its precision fuel/air premix.

“Enhancing the Tru-Flow with whirlwind allows for reduced vent diameters and longer vent runs for increased application flexibility at installation; a real savings for the building owner,” Cohen said, noting that all KN Series boiler units are also prepackaged for simple installation, peak mechanical system performance, and easy serviceability. “They’re the first commercial boilers to achieve the high efficiency of condensing applications utilizing durable cast iron, which is both condition tolerant for durability and heat retentive for performance.”

Visit www.knseries.com

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Harsco announces new touchpad control platform

Plumbing Engineer - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:34

CAMP HILL, Pa.  — Diversified global industrial company Harsco Corporation announced the planned market introduction of its all-new NURO touchpad control platform for its Patterson-Kelley boiler product line.

Developed exclusively by Harsco, the proprietary NURO is the latest in the Company’s Patterson-Kelley line of customer-focused boiler product innovations, including the introduction last year of its energy-efficient SONIC stainless steel boiler and its space-friendly MACH N’ROLL  domestic hot water heating system, one of the most compact units of its type in the commercial boiler marketplace.

The NURO’s unique mini-computer design covers all aspects of a boiler’s operations, providing facility managers with simple touchpad controls for enhanced diagnostic efficiency, customizable adjustments and simple software upgrades via USB, all with the familiar interface of the latest smart phones. The NURO will be rolled out on the P-K SONIC boiler platforms in October. Integration of the controller onto other P-K boiler platforms will quickly follow.

“Our aggressive growth strategy in the Harsco Industrial business group is underpinned by dedicated research and development resources that will allow us to meet our customers’ most challenging needs,” said Industrial Group President Scott Gerson. “The NURO is another key milestone in our growth evolution and the direct result of our commitment to pace-setting engineering and continuous improvement.”

Harsco Industrial Patterson-Kelley is a leading producer of heat transfer equipment for institutional and commercial building applications such as schools, offices, apartment buildings, dormitories, hospitals and hotels. From 135 years of experience, HIPK recognizes that understanding customer needs is paramount in finding successful solutions.

Visit www.harsco.com

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All Weather Contractors fights against breast cancer

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:03

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — AllWeather Contractors, a Jacksonville based multifaceted company comprised of construction, HVAC, plumbing and property maintenance divisions, has gone pink! In support of breast cancer awareness month All Weather team members can be spotted wearing pink company shirts. Company vehicles are proudly sporting pink foam breast cancer ribbons that are raised high from each vehicle’s antenna.

In conjunction with these efforts a donation on behalf of the All Weather Contractors and their team members will be made to breast cancer research to support the fighters, admire the survivors and honor the taken that have fought breast cancer.

“We are happy to support and bring awareness to this cause. Our goal and hope is that through our efforts it encourages someone to get checked,” said Dan Butterworth, vice president of All Weather Contractors. “In an industry where our type of work is perceived as being dominated by blue collage male workers, we are proud to show a softer side and wear pink in support of breast cancer. This isn’t something that only affects a few, it’s affected all of us in one way or another.”

All Weather’s team members have been the inspiration of the company wide initiative through their own experiences and passion to bring awareness to others.

Visit www.allweathercontractors.com

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Viega to host radiant system design course

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:38

NASHUA, N.H. — On November 3-4, Viega will present a course at its Educational Facility, at 1800 Southwood Drive, Nashua, N.H. 03063 This course will cover system design considerations for commercial radiant heating & cooling systems. Commercial installation applications, piping and controls as well as efficiency comparisons versus traditional heating and cooling methods will be addressed.

This course will include:
-Commercial Installation Options
-Design Practices
-Integrating with other heating/cooling systems
-Dehumidification considerations
-Installation Obstacles
-System Efficiency comparisons

Costs are as follows:
Training, Hotel, Airfare and Tool – $600
Training, Hotel and Airfare – $500
Training, Hotel and Tool – $375
Training and Hotel – $275
Training and Tool – $225
Training – $125

Register at www.cvent.com/d/b4qfh2/4W

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Panel announced for PMI Fall Conference

Plumbing Engineer - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:32

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) will focus on “Setting The Pace” FOR CHANGE AT ITS 2014 Fall Conference to be held October 27-30 at The Westin O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill.

 

The conference will feature the following executive panel:

  • Jai Shah, Group Vice President And President, Delta Faucet Company. Shah joined Masco in 2003 and was appointed Group Vice President and President of Delta Faucet Co. in 2014. Shah is a member lecturer at the University of Michigan.
  • Mike Sipek, Chief Executive Officer, Bradley Corp. Sipek was appointed COO of Bradley Corp in 2007 and CEO in 2014. In his role, Sipek is responsible for overall strategic direction for Bradley, including manufacturing, engineering, customer service, marketing, sales, and product development.
  • Claude Theisen, President and CEO, T&S Brass and Bronze Works Inc. Theisen has been with T&S Brass and Bronze Works Inc since 1972 and has served as its president since 1992. He directs and oversees all operations at their Travelers Rest and Shanghai facilities. He serves as a member of Greenville Tech Board and is a Past President PMI.
  • Christopher Baldwin, President, Global Faucets, Kohler Co. Baldwin joined Kohler in July 2005 and currently serves as President of Global Faucets, a sector of Kohler Co. Chris is a seasoned leader experienced in sales, marketing, new product development and general management.
  • Tim O’Keeffe, Chief Executive Officer, Symmons Industries. O’Keeffe, the third generation of management for Symmons Industries. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Symmons Industries in 2010, and leads the company in new business development, product innovation and strategic planning.
  • David Lingafelter, President, Moen Incorporated. Lingafelter is responsible for leading and managing Moen Incorporated. He has been with Moen since 1990 when he joined the company as Manager of In-Store Service. During his tenure, he spent more than 20 years in various capacities of increased responsibilities.
  • William (Bill) L. Strang, President, TOTO Americas as President, TOTO Americas – Operations Group and Chairman of TOTO Mexico. Strang has responsibility for all operations of the five TOTO North America plants.

Visit www.pmihome.org

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Tub Accessory

Plumbing Products News - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 13:00
This new accessory from Canadian manufacturer WETSTYLE solves freestanding tub owners' dilemma: where to stash the soap?
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Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:53