Lebanon, Tenn. — Lochinvar, LLC announced that its FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler is among the products recognized in the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition. The awards give special recognition to exhibiting companies that have developed the most creative and useful products on the market. The FTXL Boiler was awarded Honorable Mention in the heating category, one of 10 categories of competition.
The new FTXL Fire Tube Boiler represents a new generation of fire-tube technology, delivering up to 10:1 turndown and models ranging from 97 to 98% Thermal Efficiency – higher than any other boiler in its class. With five models ranging from 399,999 to 850,000 Btu/hr, the FTXL Boiler is an ideal solution for light commercial applications.
Enabled for CON-X-US™ remote connect capability as part of the advanced SMART SYSTEM™ operating system, the FTXL Boiler offers complete control from across town or across the country. This remote connectivity option redefines monitoring by simplifying data acquisition and providing remote diagnostics. Status alerts can be sent to a smart device, and the user can monitor and re-program control parameters from almost anywhere.
The FTXL Boiler is designed for maximum space efficiency and flexible placement in the mechanical room. Each model in the line features zero clearance on both sides and the same installed footprint of 6.2 square feet, which is 20-30% smaller than competitive boilers.
“With the introduction of the FTXL Boiler, we continue to redefine the fire tube boiler category,” said Jeff Vallett II, segment market manager for Lochinvar. “We designed the new FTXL line to deliver best-in class AHRI thermal efficiency and footprints, more sophisticated SMART SYSTEM functionality than ever before, plus the convenience of remote connectivity to simplify and streamline operations for our customers. We’re honored that our latest innovation has been recognized in the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards.”