Product Spotlight

Taco Comfort Solutions® has expanded their family of easy-to-use, ECM high-efficiency circulators with the addition of the 0034e™ and 0034ePlus™ models.  With a maximum of 34 feet of head and 50 gpm, the new circulators offer up to 85% energy savings over a conventional circulator. These circulators are available with cast iron or NSF/ANSI 61 Read more

ECM high-efficiency circulators, Taco 0034e Circulators, Taco 0034ePlus circulators, plumbing, HVAC, hydronicsTaco Comfort Solutions® has expanded their family of easy-to-use, ECM high-efficiency circulators with the addition of the 0034e™ and 0034ePlus™ models.  With a maximum of 34 feet of head and 50 gpm, the new circulators offer up to 85% energy savings over a conventional circulator.

These circulators are available with cast iron or NSF/ANSI 61 & 372 certified stainless steel volutes, so they are ideal for closed-loop heating systems as well as domestic hot water recirculation systems. Both circulators also offer a convenient, rotatable control box cover for a professional look, no matter the orientation of the installed circulator.

The 0034e features an easy-to-use dial with five operating modes, including constant pressure, fixed speed, Taco’s exclusive activeADAPT™ self-adjusting proportional pressure, and 0-10V capability. The 0034ePlus adds proportional pressure and more constant pressure settings as well as a digital display with real-time feedback, including watts, GPM, feet of head, and RPM. Both circulators are dual-voltage 115V/230V.

Both new circulators come with exclusive features that make Taco’s ECM high-efficiency circulators so easy to use, including SureStart® automatic unblocking and air purging, BIO Barrier® black iron oxide protection, dual electrical knockouts, six-inch stranded leads, recessed flange nut-grabbers and double insulation so no ground wire is needed.

For more information, visit www.TacoComfort.com

Caleffi North America, a leader in the manufacture of innovative plumbing and hydronic products, has expanded its commercial digital mixing valve offering with the LEGIOMIX® Station.  The Station features a 6000 Series LEGIOMIX electronic mixing valve to provide high performance temperature control for commercial domestic hot water (DHW) systems.  A unique self-cleaning function features daily exercising of the Read more

Caleffi North America, a leader in the manufacture of innovative plumbing and hydronic products, has expanded its commercial digital mixing valve offering with the LEGIOMIX® Station.  The Station features a 6000 Series LEGIOMIX electronic mixing valve to provide high performance temperature control for commercial domestic hot water (DHW) systems.  A unique self-cleaning function features daily exercising of the internal ball valve mechanism to prevent scale build-up and ensure smooth operation.

LEGIOMIX is the only digital mixing valve on the market with automatic scheduling of thermal disinfection to control Legionella bacteria – a globally proven approach to maintaining safe and sanitary DHW. LEGIOMIX also is rated highest in the market for flow capacity.  The valve is certified by ICC-ES for compliance with NSF/ANSI 372, ASSE 1017, CSA B125.3 and CSA Z317.1 standards and IPC, IRC, NPC and UPC codes for use in accordance with U.S. and Canadian plumbing codes.

The Stations are pre-built for ease of installation and include a 6000 Series digital mixing valve with union connections, serviceable stainless steel check valves, purge test ports, isolation valves and a LEGIOMIX controller, all pre-mounted on a powder-coated painted steel strut frame. The controller is pre-wired to a 115/24 VAC plug-in transformer. The Stations are available in five sizes from 1” to 2½” copper pipe connections.

“Installing and piping a commercial digital mixing valve properly takes a lot of planning and thought and, unfortunately, mistakes are common. The LEGIOMIX Stations simplify all that because the pipe connections are all pre-labeled and all the components are in the right place. Just hang it on the wall, connect the inlets and outlets and plug in the controller,” said Kevin Freidt, director of product management and technical support.

Taco Comfort Solutions® offers the 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator to provide dual-action dirt separation for closed loop hydronic heating systems. Both hydronic component lifecycle and efficiency are improved with the use of an effective dirt separation system.  Taco’s 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator utilizes a powerful, 13,000 gauss magnet in addition to patented PALL Read more

taco comfort solutions, Hydronics, air separator, dirt separator, plumbing, heating, HVAC, heating contractorsTaco Comfort Solutions® offers the 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator to provide dual-action dirt separation for closed loop hydronic heating systems.

Both hydronic component lifecycle and efficiency are improved with the use of an effective dirt separation system.  Taco’s 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator utilizes a powerful, 13,000 gauss magnet in addition to patented PALL ring technology.

The 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator efficiently separates microscopic particles including dirt and magnetite from hydronic fluid with minimal pressure loss.  The unit is easily blown down (cleaned) by opening a valve at the bottom of the vessel.

Available sizes range from ¾” to 2” NPT and from ¾” to 1-1/2” sweat.  The unit’s maximum operating temperature is 250°F and maximum pressure is 145 PSI.

For more information, visit www.TacoComfort.com.

Viega LLC’s ProPress Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve ensures a balanced domestic water recirculation system by dynamically changing with varying conditions. The valve can help prevent the growth of legionella bacteria by keeping hot water out of the growth zone temperature of 95°F to 115°F (35°C to 46°C), while still preventing scalding and conserving energy. The Read more

Viega LLC’s ProPress Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve ensures a balanced domestic water recirculation system by dynamically changing with varying conditions.

The valve can help prevent the growth of legionella bacteria by keeping hot water out of the growth zone temperature of 95°F to 115°F (35°C to 46°C), while still preventing scalding and conserving energy.

The Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve is a modification of a Viega product that has been used successfully in Europe for years. It helps keep water temperatures more uniform by adjusting flow with changes in temperature. The results are faster hot water delivery, minimized waste energy and water and less stagnation and chance of contamination. Among the valve’s features:

  • Unlike with manual valves, temperature can be set once and be maintained automatically. Settings can be changed easily, if needed.
  • Can be installed on risers or branches
  • Remote monitoring with temperature sensor
  • Optional thermometer provides visual indication of valve setting
  • Threaded ends allow it to be used with Viega ProPress or Viega PureFlow fittings systems for easy integration with copper or PEX
  • Includes bypass for thermal disinfection

Additional accessories that can be used with the valve include a thermometer, drain valve and optional insulation sleeve.

“Viega is committed to providing hot water quickly and efficiently while improving water quality and the new Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve is a significant step toward that goal,” said Paige Riddle, Senior Manager, Market Manager. “This valve offers more features than any other on the market while requiring minimum work on the part of designers, engineers, installers and building maintenance personnel.”

For more information on the ProPress Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve, click here.

NIBCO INC. introduces additional configurations of its 585HP (High Performance) Bronze Ball Valves line. The original 585HP line was introduced earlier this year, representing a giant leap in innovation in the ball valve market. Designed for commercial and industrial applications, the lead-free 585HP ball valve line allows for easier installation, adjustability, and long service life Read more

NIBCO INC. introduces additional configurations of its 585HP (High Performance) Bronze Ball Valves line. The original 585HP line was introduced earlier this year, representing a giant leap in innovation in the ball valve market. Designed for commercial and industrial applications, the lead-free 585HP ball valve line allows for easier installation, adjustability, and long service life.

New configurations in this phase include thread x press end connections for sizes 1⁄2” – 2” and hose cap and chain for sizes 1⁄2” & 3⁄4” for solder, press, and threaded end connections. All 585HP valves are North American-made and have the following listings and certifications: MSS-SP110/145; IAPMO/ANSI Z1157; NSF/ANSI/CAN 61-8 Commercial Hot 180° F; NSF/ANSI 372; ICC-ES PMG-1558 and ASME A112.4.14/CSA B125.14.

The new configurations feature the same evolutionary design as the original 585HP including the patented laser-welded construction which eliminates the threaded body to body-end connection allowing for a higher operating pressure up to 1,000 CWP and 150 SWP, and operating temperature up to 250° F.

The patent-pending top works features an easily reversible handle providing flexibility for on-site modifications, large accessible packing nut, and triple-sealed stem. These elements combine to make a valve that is easy to install, durable, and dependable all backed by a 10-year, 125 percent limited warranty.

To learn more about the high performance 585HP ball valves, visit nibco.com/585HP.