Product Spotlight: Smart circulator a fit for hydronic and potable water systems

Product Spotlight: Smart circulator a fit for hydronic and potable water systems

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Circulators for hydronic heating and cooling systems and residential potable water distribution have been available for many years. The systems have now become more energy-efficient than ever thanks to ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) technology. These intelligent control these circulators provide is designed to drastically reduce energy use without sacrificing performance.

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, recently launched their latest in ECM circulator technology with the ecocirc 20-18/ecocirc+ 20-18 – Variable Speed ECM Smart Circulator. The smart circulator provides a highly efficient product for both heating and cooling as well as potable water. It comes with additional premium features — such as Bluetooth communication — allowing wireless connectivity directly to a smartphone or tablet for remote access control.

The ecocirc 20-18 works for most residential hydronic and potable water systems, including residential buildings, domestic hot water systems, systems with thermostatic radiator valves, underfloor heating systems and thermal solar systems. With the ability to replace more than 70 pumps, the ecocirc 20-18 is designed to be highly reliable for pump replacements at job sites.

“The ecocirc 20-18 truly marks a new generation of smart circulators by combining adaptability, efficiency and connectivity in one package,” says Barry Lee, product manager, circulator pumps and accessories, Xylem, Americas. “We are thrilled to offer our customers such a versatile solution for almost any residential water application.”

Features of the standard ecocirc 20-18 model include a maximum of 20 feet of head or 18 gpm; 70W maximum power; nine different modes to choose for proportional pressure, constant pressure or adjustable speed control; CircGuard complete integrated system protection; automatic air purge to remove trapped air in the pump; a one-turn knob with LED display for easy reading and setting of the pump; a check valve in the box; and an insulation shell. Features include Bluetooth for wireless communication to mobile devices, a 0-10V input temperate control eAdapt auto learn and Night Mode, and a digital display to show pressure, flow rate, and power consumption.

According to Lee, the Bell & Gossett ecocirc 20-18 is designed to simplify circulator pump selection by providing high flexibility and high energy efficiency performance across a wide range of pumps and sizes. “Solving a multitude of heating, cooling and potable water applications with nine different product settings, the new ecocirc 20-18 line is a cost-effective and inventory-reducing solution,” he says. 847-966-3700;


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