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CIPHEX West 2023 New Product Competition Winners

October 26, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine

The event's New Product Showcase and Competition featured 40 new products with winners selected from nine product categories.

The two-day CIPHEX West trade show wrapped up on Thursday, Oct 19, and although the show floor was not consistently crowded, exhibitors were happy to be back in Western Canada and visiting Calgary for the first time since 2018.

Produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), the event included a full schedule of free sessions over both days, with the largest audience attending the panel discussion hosted by the Canadian Hydronics Council on the topic of Incorporating Hydronic Heat Pumps into Hybrid Designs.

The well-attended Canadian Hydronics Council panel discussion.

Moderated by CHC chair, Jerry Leyte (Viessmann), the panelists addressed the federal carbon emission reduction plans and the role air-to-water and water-to-water heat pumps will play in the future of hydronics in Canada. A recurring message was the importance of gaining knowledge and understanding the design differences required for incorporating heat pumps into hydronic systems. 

The industry will require the proper upskilling to make sure that installations are designed, installed and commissioned properly. 

Panelists for this well-attended session included: John Goshulak (Weil-McLain Canada); Roger Lebeuf (Nortec Plumbing & Heating); Mike Miller (TACO); Dave Hughes (CIPH); Michael Ridler (Eden Energy Equipment); and John Wiehler (Weihler Mechanical).

Also, the CIPHEX West show organized a New Product Showcase and Competition featuring 40 new products and technologies, and during the show a panel of three industry experts selected winning products from nine categories: air conditioning & refrigeration; heating & ventilation; hydronic heating; kitchen & bath; plumbing & piping; smart home technologies; software & electronic equipment; tools & equipment; and water treatment.

The expert panel was composed of: Tyler Majcher, Mechanical Contractors Association; Garry Milligan, Thermal Environmental Comfort Association (TECA); and Joe Cheung, American Society Plumbing Engineers – BC.

This year’s winning products:

Category: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Company: Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd.

Product: Refrigerant Leak Probe with Arm


Category: Heating & Ventilation

Company: The Master Group

Product: Moovair Central-Moov add-on


Category: Hydronic Heating

Company: SpacePak

Product: Solstice R32 Air-to-Water Heat Pump


Category: Kitchen & Bath

Company: Toto USA Ltd.

Product: Neorest Ls Dual Flush Toilet


Category: Plumbing & Piping

Company: Ipex Inc.

Product: System XFR water line guide


Category: Smart Home Technologies

Company: Moen

Product: Smart Sump Pump Monitor


Category: Software & Electronic Equipment

Company: Arbiter Inc.

Product: Mako Assist


Category: Tools & Equipment

Company: RIDGID

Product: RP 115 Mini Press Tool


Category: Water Treatment

Company: Canature WaterGroup

Product: AQUV Ultraviolet Systems






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