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In the November issue of pme, read about the Hansgrohe 25th anniversary celebration, the final review of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act and what new geothermal technology is gaining popularity. Also, see what is movin' and shakin' at Plumbing & Mechanical Engineer and what products we're featuring this month.
Kurt Dietrich is not a stranger to designing water spray parks for the Town of Babylon, N.Y. Over the past few years, Dietrich, an associate partner with the Mineola, N.Y.-based Sidney B. Bowne & Son engineering firm, designed two other spray parks for the Long Island community.
It has been a milestone year for Hansgrohe. In 2013, the bath and kitchen manufacturer reached many new benchmarks, including 10 years of its Raindance showerhead, 15 years of Hansgrohe China, 20 years of its partnership with renowned designer Phillipe Starck and 40 years of Hansgrohe Spain.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least four million households contain children who are being exposed to lead. It is in the spirit of providing safe drinking water that the 2011 Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act was developed and signed into law.
Within the last five years, geothermal heating and cooling has seen an increased level of interest. With firms more cost-conscious, green initiatives receiving more media attention and tighter market conditions, business leaders have sought ways to decrease operating expenses across the board and some of them are turning to geothermal solutions for their climate control.
I’m 31 years old. That’s young in a numerical sense, but the creaks and groans I make getting out of bed tell a drastically different story. Still, at my “young” age, taking over as editor of pme is a daunting challenge. It’s a test I’ve enjoyed during the first six weeks on the job and one I look forward to six months from now and onward.
Members of the Radiant Professionals Alliance gathered Sept. 18-20 in Philadelphia for their annual conference and membership meeting. The national convention was the second since RPA was acquired early last year by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.
The latest news from ASPE and Precis Engineering.
“Mastering Hydronic System Design,” an online course taught by BNP Media Plumbing Group Hydronics Editor John Siegenthaler, is now underway to a sellout class of 50 students. The course runs over a period of 10 weeks and includes about 20 hours of video instruction. The course is scheduled to run again for another 10 weeks starting Feb. 14, 2014.
Uponor’s ProPex engineered polymer fittings, lead-free fittings and threaded adapter, and larger-diameter Uponor AquaPex tubing (all up to 2”) are now listed to UL 1821 and ULC/ORD-C199P
Bradford White introduces its new Brute Series of gas-fired boilers and volume water heaters.
Saniflo has released its Sanicubic 1, the latest addition to the company’s line of heavy-duty packaged grinder systems.
Tutco released its commercial-grade, single-duct VAV heater giving users the convenience of using one heater for multiple reasons.
A. O. Smith’s high-efficiency Cyclone commercial gas water heater line is Energy Star-certified.
Energy Concepts’ ThermoChiller coal-fired blast freezer is a unique refrigeration system that integrates a CO2 blast freezer, ice makers, ice storage, coal boilers and ammonia absorption.
Kohler released its flushometers with its exclusive Hybrid Energy System.
Victaulic advances its patented installation-ready line of mechanical pipe-joining systems with the availability of Style 107 QuickVic rigid couplings in 10” and 12” sizes.
RAUGEO PEXa pipe from REHAU is manufactured using the high-pressure peroxide method of crosslinking polyethylene
The Endura line of condensing hydronic boilers is the latest addition to Fulton’s product offerings for the commercial heating market.
Moen Commercial adds its LifeShine classic brushed-nickel finish to its M▪Bition lavatory faucets and shower systems.
T&S Brass has two new thermostatic mixing valves – the EC-SMT and the EC-TMV.
NEOPERL now offers a line of compact flow regulators
Sloan’s Dual-Flush Side Mount is a battery-powered flushometer that allows commercial facilities to easily upgrade to water-saving operations.
Delany Products introduces the Flushboy Ultra, a major overhaul of its cornerstone Flushboy valve.
Eternal’s GU195S provides endless hot water and has a small reserve tank inside to maintain water pressure and avoid temperature fluctuations.
Harsco introduces its P-K SONIC boiler
Navien introduces the NPE-S, Navien Premium Efficiency – Standard, which delivers up to 0.98 EF efficiencies.
Zurn Industries introduces its Zurn Wilkins 300AST stainless-steel large diameter backflow preventer.
Tyco has received FM approval for its ESFR-17 Dry Tape Early Suppression Fast Response Pendent Sprinkler.
Lubrizol increases its mobile presence with the addition of its CPVC product line information to a mobile app for the Apple iPhone.