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Caleffi invites contractors to showcase hydronic projects

June 20, 2017

Caleffi is once again running its Excellence contest, beginning June 1 and continuing through November 30, 2017. Designers, contractors and engineers can showcase hydronic projects that incorporate Caleffi products. Each month the company will select contenders who will be voted

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Cross Canada coverage with Roadshows

June 19, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating will hold its CIPHEX Roadshows in St. John’s (Newfoundland – September 21), Edmonton (Alberta – October 17) and Regina (Saskatchewan – October 19). The CIPHEX Roadshow connects buyers and sellers in markets that

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HeatLink co-owners stay on after sale to Mueller

June 12, 2017

Effective May 31, 2017, HeatLink Group Inc. and its affiliated PEX-a tubing manufacturing facility PexCor Manufacturing Company Inc., were acquired by Mueller Industries Inc. The companies will complement the range of products that comprise the Piping Systems Group of Mueller

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Big winners at Roberts Technical customer appreciation event

June 6, 2017

Hydronic sales and service company Roberts Technical Services recently held a Customer Appreciation Day at its Hamilton, ON location. Owner Wade Roberts commented that it was the support of customers, staff and vendors, along with a little help from Mother

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Uponor merges sales and marketing with distribution

June 2, 2017

Uponor Ltd. held an open house on June 1, 2017 at its new Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, ON. Officially completing the merger of its sales and marketing headquarters with its eastern distribution centre, the innovative space supports the growth and

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Titus uses virtual reality to test product, system performance

May 24, 2017

Titus has launched Titus VR, a virtual reality technology, which allows HVAC professionals to test how products and systems perform in simulated applications before installation. Titus VR offers immersive experiences for chilled beam and underfloor modules and lets users see

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Higher efficiency circulators are here to stay

May 16, 2017 by John Siegenthaler

Wet-rotor circulators have been used in millions of residential and light commercial hydronic systems over the last four decades. Many hydronic pros consider them “commodity” components. They are available from a long list of suppliers, most of which provide equivalency

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Radiant cooling: Emerging technology shows promise

May 16, 2017 by Rob Waters

Most heating professions are very familiar with the principals of radiant floor heating systems and how they work. These systems have become an accepted part of the HVAC offering of many engineers and contractors, as they have proven to offer

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A lesson in sustainability

May 12, 2017 by Shawn Sinnie

Class is back in session and the teachers have a little more help this year. The renovated Steinbach Regional Secondary School in Steinbach, MB, is assisting the faculty with a great lesson for the students on the environment and the

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Aquatherm North America celebrates new HQ

May 12, 2017

Aquatherm North America, the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe system manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide, recently held a grand opening and open house to celebrate its new 82,000-sq.-ft. headquarters and fabrication facility in Lindon, UT. The building features space

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Wilo USA acquires Weil Pump, Scot Pump and Karak Machine

May 10, 2017

Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, water management, and groundwater, has acquired pump manufacturers Weil Pump Co. Inc. and Scot Pump Company, along with component manufacturer Karak Machine Corporation. The companies employ roughly 150

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Bradford White Canada moves to new facility

May 9, 2017

Bradford White Canada has relocated from Mississauga, ON to a larger facility in Halton Hills. The company began operations at their Halton Hills location on May 1. The 75,000-sq.-ft. Halton Hills facility more than doubles Bradford White’s available warehousing space,

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Check out agenda for Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017

April 28, 2017

Join HPAC on September 14, 2017, for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Modern Hydronics Summit 2017 is conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport. You will see the latest technologies

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Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 online registration open now

April 20, 2017

John Siegenthaler, Robert Bean and friends team up once again for hydronics only event.

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NRCan posts new technical bulletins re: Amendment 15

April 20, 2017

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) reports that a Notice of Intent was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on March 4, 2017 indicating Natural Resources Canada’s intent to proceed with the development of Amendment 15. This

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Harris Atlantic Sales Ltd. reps Aquatherm Canada

April 7, 2017

Harris Atlantic Sales Ltd. is now a manufacturer’s representative for Aquatherm Canada—Canadian partner of polypropylene-random pipe manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide—in Atlantic Canada, including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island. “Harris Atlantic Sales is very excited about

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Superior Boiler Works celebrates 100 years

April 5, 2017

Superior Boiler Works, Inc. is celebrating 100 years as a continuously operating business. The business began as Superior Welding Shop in Hutchinson Kansas, in 1917. Superior Welding trained welding students during WWII and graduated more than 200 students. The company

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Wolseley ONE sees large turnout, addresses regulatory issues

April 4, 2017

There was a large turnout on the show floor for Wolseley Canada’s second Wolseley ONE Tradeshow March 29 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Attendees networked while perusing over 70 plumbing and HVAC/R vendor displays for information and industry trends. A

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New roles for key Bradford White personnel

March 29, 2017

Bradford White Canada general manager Paul McDonald recently announced a number of promotions and a new role within the organization. In the newly created role of director, specification and product development, Tom Gervais will be responsible for all specification development

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The case for stainless steel water heater tanks

March 21, 2017 by Robert Waters

Despite the higher price tag, stainless steel water heater tanks are often more cost effective when lifecycle costs are compared and should be presented as such. Domestic water heating appliances are the real foot soldiers of the mechanical world. They

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Simple and sophisticated hydronic systems

March 21, 2017 by John Siegenthaler

As the North American hydronics industry has grown, so has the complexity of its systems. Many installations that are now featured as award winning examples of hydronic heating contain thousands of parts and pieces. They can be so complex that

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Hydronic controls: A look ahead

March 19, 2017 by Mike Miller

When I started my career some 25 years ago hydronic controls were pretty rudimentary. At best, they could control what they were designed for, but they were pretty much standalone. There were little application controllers and were often only good

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Technology, building relationships and the province’s climate change plan among issues at OGA conference

February 25, 2017

Building partnerships was a central motif running through much of the second day of the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) conference, an event held February 21-22 in Mississauga, ON. Those themes emerged during the keynote presentation February 22, as Glen Murray,

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Well-deserved Vegas winning streak for Robert Bean

February 23, 2017

HPAC columnist Robert Bean is the 2017 recipient of the Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award. The award was presented on January 30 at the AHR 2017 Show in Las Vegas, NV. Bean, who is an industry leading expert

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Important updates to CSA B214 Installation Code for Hydronic Heating Systems

February 16, 2017 by Lance MacNevin

It is well known in industry circles that when designed and installed correctly, hydronic heating and cooling systems deliver the highest possible efficiency and comfort to building occupants. Likewise, hydronic snow and ice melting systems provide safety, convenience and access

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Piping layouts to avoid in hydronic systems

February 15, 2017 by John Siegenthaler

Einstein’s definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If that is true, there are some “insane” hydronic system designers in North America. They repeatedly cling to certain system piping configurations, even though

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More pointers for commercial pumps

February 14, 2017 by Mike Miller

In HPAC’s December 2016 issue the article Troubleshooting Pointers for Commercial Pumps discussed some of the more common but simple reasons for pump issues that may be resolved without major work. This article serves as a continuation of that discussion

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Innovative Hydronic Solution for PEX installation

February 10, 2017

Amvic insulated PEX panels are an efficient alternative for hydronic radiant floor heating systems in new construction and renovations. Ideal for basements, Bathrooms, other living areas, exterior use for snow and ice melt applications on driveways and walkways. The Amvic Insulated

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Make Waves in Vegas winners

February 9, 2017

Twenty contractors from across Canada headed to Vegas last month after winning the Weil-McLain Canada Make Waves in Vegas promotion. Winners, who were drawn from promotion entries for qualifying Weil-McLain boilers purchased between September 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016,

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New firms and new lines in distribution news

January 31, 2017

>> Ryan vanDyk has established True North HVAC and Hydronics Sales and Marketing firm, which represents Haier Ductless in Canada; Smart Electric in Canada; Morden National Products including Utica Boilers, Olsen Oil Furnaces, Summit Coils and Seek Thermal in southwestern