Variable-speed fire pump

The Design Envelope Fire pump holds the distinction of being the first self-regulating variable-speed fire pump to meet NFPA-20 (2019 Edition), Section 4.8 standards, the company says. The product features increased design flexibility; increased reliability and safety supported by real-time and historic test and performance data; the ability to predict and report potential equipment failure that could result in expensive damage and/or loss of life; and a cost-savings of up to $1,500 per sprinkler branch, per floor, from the elimination of PRVs, the company notes. 

BRADLEY CORP.  Swing-activated faucet and eyewash

Swing-activated faucet and eyewash

Bradley’s new Halo Swing-Activated Faucet and Emergency Eyewash is a space saver for any workspace or laboratory. The compact fixture provides a faucet for regular use while the eyewash is stored out of the way. When the eyewash is activated, the faucet is immediately deactivated and the eyewash is positioned over the sink to contain water. In addition, Bradley’s new dual-use valve controls both tepid water for the eyewash and tempered water for the faucet.

CALEFFI HYDRONIC SOLUTIONS  Pressure reducing valve

Pressure reducing valve

The PresCal HP offers true piston operation which ensures stable, high-precision pressure control while withstanding potentially severe inlet pressure fluctuations and downstream water hammer in high-rise buildings and staged pressure applications. Furnished with a high-quality pressure gauge and double union connections for installation flexibility. The internal cartridge is easy to remove for inline maintenance. Can be mounted outdoors in mild climates and is perfect for irrigation pressure control.

DELTA COMMERCIAL Commercial plumbing fixture line

Commercial plumbing fixture line

The Architectural Design Series is a new line of heavy commercial faucets, soap dispensers and flush valves designed with residential-style but commercial durability. The flush valves include touch-free H2Optics technology, for ease of use without the common interferences that make sensors malfunction (ie. dark clothing, reflections, sunlight), while faucets and soap dispensers feature Proximity Sensing technology, allowing the user to turn on the water by simply placing a hand near the body, ultimately making the product more vandal-resistant. Available in chrome, matte black, brilliance stainless and champagne bronze finishes, and in an array of water-efficiency flow rates from 0.35 gpm to 1.0 gpm.

LEONARD VALVE Digital emergency mixing valve

Digital emergency mixing valve

The Neutron is the first Digital Emergency Mixing Valve to be ASSE certified, the company says. The product features a programmable temperature setpoint, accurate within ± 2° F. It is also self-balancing, self-diagnosing and includes a daily self-cleaning feature. The Neutron is the commercial plumbing industry’s first automated valve with a reminder alert to test weekly, as per the ANSI Z358.1-2014 standard, the company notes. For ease of maintenance, it has internal check/stop valves for local isolation and servicing, as well as crossflow prevention. The Neutron features a minimum flow rate as low as 3 gpm and a maximum flow rate of 80 gpm, making it ideal for both emergency eye/face wash units and drench shower combination units.

UPONOR NORTH AMERICA Hydronic heat to DHW conversion

Hydronic heat to DHW conversion

Ideal in multifamily or hospitality low-rise, mid-rise or high-rise applications, the AquaPort is a self-contained unit that converts a building’s hydronic heating supply to on-demand domestic hot water. This solution eliminates centralized domestic hot water (DHW) and recirculation piping in a structure to provide numerous benefits, including energy and water savings, improved water quality, installation efficiencies and reduced maintenance, the company says. Compared to traditional pipe-routing methods, incorporating AquaPorts can reduce hot-water energy use by up to 35%, eliminate up to 40% of unnecessary piping, and remove more than 50% of the total DHW volume in a building for improved system performance, efficiencies and hygiene, Uponor notes.

TACO COMFORT SOLUTIONS Flow-through expansion tank

Flow-through expansion tank

Taco offers a new flow-through expansion tank to help reduce the environmental conditions necessary for Legionella/bacteria to flourish. With standard tank volumes ranging from 23 to 528 gallons, the flow-through expansion tank provides precise flow channeling through a patent-pending head design. Constructed, tested and certified to ASME Section VIII Div. 1, these tanks minimize pressure loss, discourage short-cycling, and are retrofittable to meet ASHRAE Standard 188 on existing designs.

NIBCO High-performance ball valves

High-performance ball valves

NIBCO expands its line of high-performance ball valves to include 2 ½", 3" and 4" sizes of the 585HP-LF and 585HP-66-LF bronze ball valves in solder, threaded and press end connections. Designed for commercial and industrial applications, the lead-free and corrosion-resistant 585HP full port ball valve line allows for easier installation, adjustability and long service life. The patented laser-welded construction eliminates the threaded body-to-body end connection allowing for a higher operating pressure up to 1,000 CWP, and operating temperature up to 250° F.

RHEEM MFG. CO. Commercial tankless system

Commercial tankless system

Rheem Commercial Tankless Water Heaters are designed to deliver continuous, dependable hot water to keep businesses running while saving money and space. Rheem makes it easy to create a multi-unit manifold setup with its Commercial Tankless System. Available in wall-mounted, wall-hung and free-standing configurations, this pre-engineered and pre-sized system can scale from two to six units and arrives fully built and ready for easy installation. All units are third-party tested and certified and backed by a 5-year warranty.

Backflow preventer flood protection

Backflow preventer flood protection

SentryPlus Alert technology from Watts provides flood protection for all types of RPZ backflow preventers, offering easy IoT connection. All backflow preventers allow the possibility of relief valve discharge, a hazard that can be detected and mitigated before discharge water causes damage. SentryPlus Alert detects potential flood conditions, can shut down the water supply, and issues multi-channel alerts. Ames backflow preventers now can come with factory-integrated, UL/FM-certified, fire tamper detection.

BRADFORD WHITE CORP. Commercial electric water heater

Commercial electric water heater

Bradford White’s ElectriFLEX Series is a lineup of field convertible commercial electric water heaters where phase, voltage and wattage are all convertible in the field using a conversion kit. This allows commercial customers the exact configurations they need both quickly and easily. The ElectriFLEX is available in light, medium and heavy duty models in a variety of capacities for a wide range of commercial applications. Each model also includes the Vitraglas lining for superior protection.

ELKAY Bottle filling station

Bottle filling station

Elkay's ezH2O bottle filling stations reduce lead and other contaminants with hands-free and sensor-activated technology to prevent the spread of germs and put cleaner, healthier water within reach. Key plastic components on the unit also have a special silver ion antimicrobial protection that inhibits the growth of mold and mildew. The unit continues to uphold Elkay's commitment to sustainability, saving more than 40 billion plastic bottles from landfills since its launch 10+ years ago.

KOHLER Toilet bowl conversion

Toilet bowl conversion

The Modflex Adjust-a-Bowl toilet bowl is the first of its kind to offer a way to convert a wall-mount toilet to a floor-mount toilet without requiring any construction behind the wall. This conversion can be done in less than an hour and saves thousands of dollars per conversion by using an innovative bracket system that can adjust to accommodate original bowl rim heights from 15"-18" while also increasing weight load support to 2,500 pounds, the company says.

RWC Pressure reducing valve

Pressure reducing valve

Simplify commercial PRV installations with one valve that delivers all the performance and pressure-reducing ability of costly multi-valve installations and ACVs, the company says. The Cash Acme EB25 Plus features a single-cartridge design with a 10:1 pressure reduction capacity, allowing it to regulate from no-flow to maximum flow all on its own. This compact valve saves space in mechanical closets and can be installed quickly in any orientation. Available in several sizes to accommodate different flow rates.

VIEGA Press valves

Press valves

Viega Valves are designed to withstand tough jobsite conditions and ensure secure connections across entire systems. Equipped with Smart Connect technology, these valves can be immediately pressure tested to identify unpressed connections. Our high-quality valves mean you can reduce callbacks and labor on projects, the company says.