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Armstrong Fluid Technology’s Design Envelope Tango pump has been awarded the accolade of Environmental Contribution of the Year at the prestigious 2019 BPMA Pump Industry Awards. Founded by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) in 2000, the Pump Industry Awards program celebrates the outstanding achievements of pump companies and individuals. Judges commented on Tango pump’s impressive levels Read More

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s Design Envelope Tango pump has been awarded the accolade of Environmental Contribution of the Year at the prestigious 2019 BPMA Pump Industry Awards.

Founded by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) in 2000, the Pump Industry Awards program celebrates the outstanding achievements of pump companies and individuals.

Judges commented on Tango pump’s impressive levels of efficiency and innovative Parallel Sensorless Pump Control. Using advanced design, embedded intelligence and connectivity, as well as motor efficiency exceeding the IE4 standard, Tango pumps promise to deliver energy savings of more than 30% compared to traditional approaches.

Wayne Rose, Armstrong’s UK Acquisition Integration Leader, who accepted the award on behalf of Armstrong Fluid Technology said, “These awards are particularly important to our industry because they focus entirely on pump technology and celebrate the achievements of the world’s very best fluid technology design engineers. We’re extremely proud that our Design Envelope Tango pump has been selected for this award from a shortlist of outstanding examples of new product design.”

The Pump Industry Awards accolade marks the end an extremely successful year for Armstrong’s Design Envelope Tango pump. It has won multiple industry -awards internationally including the Energy Efficient Product or Innovation category at the prestigious 2019 CIBSE Building Performance Awards, the Commercial Air Conditioning Product of the Year title at the HVR Awards and the Best Innovation in Automation category at the RetrofitTech Summit in Dubai.

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is seeking volunteers with a technical background in designing plumbing systems, specifically domestic water heating systems, to participate on Working Group 15 to develop a new American National Standard on system design methods used to regulate the temperature of water exiting a fixture or appliance in domestic water Read More

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is seeking volunteers with a technical background in designing plumbing systems, specifically domestic water heating systems, to participate on Working Group 15 to develop a new American National Standard on system design methods used to regulate the temperature of water exiting a fixture or appliance in domestic water distribution systems. Ideal candidates would be plumbing system designers/engineers, piping system experts, code authorities, and others knowledgeable in plumbing system design techniques.

ASPE 15 is intended to reduce the potential for hot water scalds and related injuries, as well as reduce the risk of thermal shock due to pressure disturbances within the domestic water distribution system. It will fill a void that exists in current product standards by addressing the total system design from the point of entry, through the distribution system, and to the point of use.

The deadline to apply is May 10, 2019. Interested individuals are encouraged to fill out the application here: ASPE Standards Committee Application. For more information, please contact WG 15 Chair, Chris Haldiman, at Chris.Haldiman@wattswater.com or ASPE Sr. Director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs, Ramiro Mata, at rmata@aspe.org.

Apple Valley, Minn. — Uponor North America was recently honored with the Minnesota Real Estate Journal award in the Industrial/Manufacturing/Science category for the design and build-out of the company’s new PEX (crosslinked polyethylene) pipe manufacturing plant in Hutchinson, Minn. More than 225 projects were nominated from across the state with honorees selected by a panel Read More

Uponor wins Minnesota Real Estate Journal award for recently renovated Hutchinson facilityApple Valley, Minn. — Uponor North America was recently honored with the Minnesota Real Estate Journal award in the Industrial/Manufacturing/Science category for the design and build-out of the company’s new PEX (crosslinked polyethylene) pipe manufacturing plant in Hutchinson, Minn. More than 225 projects were nominated from across the state with honorees selected by a panel of judges.
Uponor opened the 237,000-square-foot facility in May 2018, six months ahead of schedule, and has already added more than 50 jobs in the community.
Uponor wins Minnesota Real Estate Journal award for recently renovated Hutchinson facility
“The Uponor team is world-class,” says Jeremy Baer, Principle of TEKTON Engineers, which worked on design of the Hutchinson project.
“Their process of creating a vision, developing the project, organizing the team, and executing the project all but ensures that their projects are worthy of emulation and adulation by the industrial community. We at TEKTON Engineers are proud to be trusted partners of the Uponor design process and pleased to see that Uponor is being recognized for its work.”
Uponor wins Minnesota Real Estate Journal award for recently renovated Hutchinson facility

New site is designed to educate, engage, and provide tools for users’ unique needs Aquatherm announced the launch of a totally refreshed, updated, and expanded website. The new site is designed to educate, engage, and assist contractors, engineers, and building owners who are considering or undertaking projects using Aquatherm polypropylene piping systems. Improved navigation, searchability Read More

New site is designed to educate, engage, and provide tools for users’ unique needs

Aquatherm announced the launch of a totally refreshed, updated, and expanded website. The new site is designed to educate, engage, and assist contractors, engineers, and building owners who are considering or undertaking projects using Aquatherm polypropylene piping systems.

Improved navigation, searchability and simplification were paramount to the update, according to Aquatherm North America VP of Marketing Barry Campbell.

“The previous version of our site was great and served us well, but it had become dated and we really needed to upgrade it in those areas,” Campbell said. “We’re confident the site will allow us to better connect with customers, potential customers, and partners.”

The new site includes detailed information about Aquatherm pipe, fittings, and parts, including the multi-layer faser composite construction available on the company’s Blue Pipe® and Green Pipe®. Other information includes applications, comprehensive design tools, and useful downloads.

Engineering resources include easy access to linear thermal expansion and head loss calculators, chemical compatibility, and downloadable CAD files.

The contractor services area of the site covers training, installation equipment, and ancillary products, and offers a quick way to find local reps and distributors.

Other key elements of the new site include easy access to a quick estimation calculator and the pressure test that is required to qualify an installation to be covered by Aquatherm’s comprehensive 10-year warranty.

The site also highlights case studies (which are now easier to search and filter) to show contractors, engineers, and building owners examples of Aquatherm pipe in action at successful projects and applications similar to their own.

“The new website is the hub that can identify, engage, and inform contractors, engineers, and building owners, while also serving as a key resource for manufacturer’s reps and distributors,” Campbell said.

Please check out the new Aquatherm website at www.aquatherm.com.

Navien hosted several contractors from different regions across the United States and Canada to take part in a contractor roundtable discussion. Contractors met with Navien CEO, Scott Lee, VP of Sales, Marketing and Training, Eric Moffroid, and members of the Navien Sales, Marketing and Training team to discuss Navien innovation in products, programs and policies Read More

Navien hosted several contractors from different regions across the United States and Canada to take part in a contractor roundtable discussion. Contractors met with Navien CEO, Scott Lee, VP of Sales, Marketing and Training, Eric Moffroid, and members of the Navien Sales, Marketing and Training team to discuss Navien innovation in products, programs and policies.

Navien Hosts Contractor Roundtable Discussion, Navien tankless, plumbing

The contractors involved in the roundtable discussion were chosen as winners of the SoCal Getaway trip for their outstanding performance in the NavienRewards program during 2018. Along with the roundtable discussion, the winners also enjoyed a tour of multiple key destinations throughout Southern California.