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Wet-rotor Circulators

August 15, 2017

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s COMPASS H high-efficiency wet-rotor circulators feature advanced Design Envelope variable speed technology. A Quadratic Sensorless flow control algorithm intelligently responds to system demand to consistently provide only the necessary flow. Other key features of the circulator include:

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Who’s who program draws record numbers

August 15, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating held its annual business conference June 25-27, 2017 in Ottawa, ON. More than 280 delegates and companions from across North America were in attendance, representing a high mark for the past decade. Remarkably,

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Compact Packaged Chiller

August 14, 2017

The Trent chiller is a compact packaged chiller with a self-contained single circuit two-stage capacity with head pressure control. The unit is complete with a centrifugal circulating pump with a built-in flow switch and check valve. It is available in

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Hydronic Unit Heaters

August 14, 2017

AMTS is now stocking hydronic unit heaters. Cabinets are constructed from heavy duty, corrosion resistant steel and are finished in grey baked enamel. The units are equipped with horizontal louvres that are individually adjustable. Fans are statically and dynamically balanced

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Ready-Link Manifold System

August 14, 2017

Navien’s Ready-Link Manifold System for NPE Tankless Water Heaters makes manifold mounting, onto the Ready-Link Rack or directly to a wall, simpler for new multi-unit installations or retrofits. The kits are available in configurations of two, three, and four units

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Polypropylene Venting System

August 14, 2017

The Z-DENS polypropylene venting system is designed for use with high efficiency condensing gas and oil-fired appliances in virtually any application, including single wall, flexible, and concentric. Self-sealing factory installed gaskets reduce installation time. Components are interchangeable and Z-DENS is

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Radiator and Balancing Valves

August 14, 2017

Globe radiator and balancing valves from Dahl Brothers Canada Limited are available in sizes from 1/2 in. to 1-1/4 in. for heating applications. Working pressure for the regular pattern is 200 PSI/250F (hot water) and steam 250 PSI/250F (150 WSP

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Potable and Radiant PERT Tubing

August 14, 2017

Vipert Potable and Radiant PERT tubing from CB Supplies has relaxed memory for less spring back. It is recyclable and is compatible with most popular PEX fitting systems, including crimp fittings, push fittings and F2080 cold expansion and is also

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Air Handlers

August 10, 2017

RedZone air handlers with ECM motors can be connected to most hot water heaters but are optimized to work with tankless water heaters. In retrofit situations existing ductwork can be used. In new home construction or major renovations, 3 in.

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Compression-sleeve Fitting System

August 10, 2017

REHAU has introduced the EVERLOC+ compression-sleeve fitting system. Designed for use with RAUPEX UV shield PEXa pipe in potable water applications, the system features polymer and lead-free brass fittings in diameters up to 2 in., as well as the EVERLOC+

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Five-layer Pipe for Radiant Heating System

August 9, 2017

Roth X-Pert S5 five-layer pipe consists of a layer of ethylene vinyl alcohol polymer (EVOH) sandwiched between two layers of Polyethylene Copolymer Resin and two layers of adhesive. This structure provides the long-term hydrostatic design strength demanded by hydronic heating

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Water Treatment System

August 9, 2017

Reflex North America’s water softening unit Fillsoft has extended its performance to a complete water treatment system by implementing the option of demineralizing the system water. Two different cartridges are available: Fillsoft green cartridge with a soft water capacity up

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Electric Boiler and Storage Tank

August 9, 2017

The Eco ULTRA electric boiler and storage tank from Thermo 2000 is designed for residential use and serves as a back-up energy source to the primary system. It is adjustable between 50F and 190F. Standard features include an Ultrasmart controller;

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Gas-fired Condensing Combi Wall Mount Boiler

August 9, 2017

The Vitodens 100-W, B1KA gas-fired condensing combi wall mount boiler from Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. has built-in, on-demand domestic hot water capability. The Viessmann-made SA240 S43932 stainless steel Inox-Radial self-cleaning heat exchanger and stainless steel, factory-calibrated, fully-modulating MatriX cylinder gas

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Rheem opens new water heating divisional headquarters

July 28, 2017

Rheem celebrated the grand opening of a new headquarters for its Water Heating Division on June 19, 2017. The 39,000 sq. ft. building is located in Roswell, GA, just 10 miles from the company’s corporate headquarters in Sandy Springs. Rheem’s

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Carnevale promoted to president of Bradford White Corporation

July 25, 2017

  Bradford White Corporation has announced the promotion of R. Bruce Carnevale to the position of president and chief operating officer. In his new position, Carnevale will be responsible for managing all operational aspects of Bradford White Water Heaters, Laars

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New GM and vice president for Bradford White subsidiary

June 23, 2017

Bradford White Corporation has appointed Rich Simons to the position of vice president and general manager of its subsidiary, Laars Heating Systems. Laars designs, tests and manufactures high efficiency residential and commercial hydronic boilers, volume water heaters and commercial pool

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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