Every day the industry is discussing ways to replenish the soon-to-be-retiring talent. Johnson Controls and nationwide vocational college Lincoln Technical Institute are getting to work to solve the problem.
With a retractable flange that allows for an extra 1/4 inch of room, A.Y. McDonald’s new patent-pending Telescoping Meter Flange makes meter installation and replacement easier than ever, the company states.
Phylrich’s Stria faucet collection boasts a minimalist design of elegant angular lines defined by intricate parallel ridge lines on the spout and handles that lend it a decidedly contemporary industrial appeal, the manufacturer notes.
Bell & Gossett’s e-Series line of pumps now display efficiency data required by the U.S. Department of Energy, making it the first manufacturer to attain compliance with the DOE’s Pump Energy Conservation Standards that take effect in 2020, according to the company.
American Standard’s Spectra+ Touch and Spectra+ eTouch showerheads feature technology that allows the user to change spray patterns with the simple touch of a finger on the outside ring of the fixture.
Johnson Controls’ Metasys 9.0 Building Automation System offers substantial enhancements to the product line, including two new IP/Ethernet-based controllers and user interface features that make finding critical information and resolving issues easier than ever, Johnson Controls states.
MIFAB manufactures moderate-climate and non-freeze wall, ground and roof hydrants along with wall faucets for installation under lavatories to provide water supply for the cleaning of mechanical rooms and restrooms.
The March 2019 issue of PM Engineer dives into the latest plumbing trends in commercial kitchens and baths, including the role grinder pumps play combatting sanitary wipes, and the expanded use of food waste disposers in grocery store prep areas. Also in the magazine, Julius Ballanco sees problems with a new International Plumbing Code change requiring more shutoff valves. John Siegenthaler, P.E., finishes his two-part column on different configurations for thermal storage tanks, and fire protection engineer Jacqueline Wilmot provides a guide for navigating the new and reorganized 2019 edition of NFPA 13.