Taco announced their newest pump at AHR Expo, the Taco 0018e ECM circulator with Bluetooth connectivity. John Barba, Taco’s head trainer, shows us how the Taco 0018e pump works when connected to the accompanying mobile app.
Press info direct from Taco
“The circulator features Bluetooth communication to a mobile app. This provides real time control, diagnostics and reporting, such as installation history, power consumption, performance and runtime. The installer can select between multiple constant speed, proportional pressure, and constant pressure modes as well as activeADAPT™, Taco’s self-adjusting proportional pressure mode.”
You can read the entire press release here on hydronicshub.com
Will the 0018e be the go-to pump for installers?
For the first time here in North America we are looking at a hydronic system pump that can show us what’s happening inside the system. That’s not only cool but, ultimately its one of the most useful employments of modern technology.
With four modes of operation this pump can be optimized for almost any residential hyrdronic system. Operating modes include infinitely variable fixed speed to fine tune any zone, constant pressure for zone valve applications, proportional pressure for panel radiators with thermostatic radiator valves (TRV) or the self-adjusting activeADAPT™ auto mode.
The 0018e, however, is not suitable for chilled water or potable water applications.
Operation modes explained: Taco 0018e Pump
The Taco 0018e is factory programmed for MAX SPEED setting out of the box, initial connection via the mobile app is required to adjust the settings.
Fixed Speed mode:
Fixed speed mode (Zone Circ) allows the installer to fine tune the circulator flow rate to precisely match design load conditions. It is infinitely variable between MIN/MAX settings. This setting is ideal for zoning with circulators.
Constant Pressure mode:
In constant pressure mode (ZV), the circulator maintains a constant pressure differential (Δp-c) in the system as heating load increases or decreases. Selections options are Medium or High. This mode is best option for zoning with zone valves.
Proportional Pressure mode:
In proportional pressure mode (TRV), the circulator maintains a proportional pressure differential (Δp-v) in the system as heating load increases or decreases. Flow will change in relationship to the change in pressure differential. Selections options are Medium or High. This is the best option for panel radiators with thermostatic radiator valves (TRV).
For more info on the Taco 0018e circulator and more products from Taco please visit their site: tacocomfort.com