Product Focus - November 2019

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FloLogic System with CONNECT

The FloLogic System with CONNECT app-based operation delivers a leak control solution to homes and businesses with water service from 3/4 up to 2 inches. All systems offer real-time leak detecting abilities beginning at 1/2 ounces of water flow per minute, thanks to EverWatch leak-sensing technology. When a leak is detected, the water is shut off automatically and the users receive an alert through a smartphone app. The module has a thermometer, allowing low room-temperature alerts and automatic water shut-offs. 877-356-5644;

Pentair Pentek Defender

The Pentair Pentek Defender provides timely information about the status of the well water system and notification of problems such as pump dry run through a mobile app. Plumbers who receive customer permission can get notifications when there is an issue with that customer’s system so they can provide more immediate response and service. It can run on any existing or new well system that uses a pressure switch and has a pump rated up to 12 amps. This solution is compatible with most pump types and manufacturers, allowing more opportunities for homeowners to take proactive and preventive action to keep their well water flowing. 800-279-9404;

Polylok 3014AB Filter Alarm (Smart Alarm)

The 3014AB Filter Alarm (Smart Alarm) from Polylok is a wired indoor/outdoor filter alarm that provides audio/visual warning notifying home or business owners that a tank filter needs cleaning. The Smart Alarm Switch activates when the filter cartridge is near capacity (approximately 90% full) with solids. The Smart Alarm Switch installed in the filter sends a signal to the panel, activating the audible and visual alarm. It offers a manual alarm test switch and horn silence, an alarm horn rated to 82 dB at 10 feet, and 15 feet of cable, with longer lengths available. 888-765-9565;

Sump Alarm Wi-Fi version outdoor tank alarm

The Wi-Fi version outdoor tank alarm from Sump Alarm provides email, text and voice notifications for up to five numbers. The unit can call installers when a client’s tank is full. The weatherproof high-tank alarm requires no on-site wiring and includes a 90 dB horn and 1-inch LED indicator. Versions are available for high- and low-level detection and available in 120 or 220 volts. It joins the household’s Wi-Fi network. It is preassembled and suitable for extreme temperatures. 314-787-8059;

Controls/Control Panels

Aquaworx by Infiltrator IPC Panel with Tapper

The Intelligent Pump Control (IPC) Panel from Aquaworx by Infiltrator is available with the Tapper Wi-Fi connection for programming and monitoring. It innovates pump system performance by leveraging simple pressure transducer technology. The Tapper enables the user to program and monitor multiple IPC pump-driven systems remotely via a standard wireless connection to an enabled mobile phone, tablet or computer. The Tapper also includes a USB slot for capturing and downloading system events and settings onto a removable USB memory device providing the operator with a history of system function critical to troubleshooting and maintaining a pump-driven system. The easy-to-install panel monitors liquid levels, controls pumping time intervals, logs events in real-time and calculates daily system flow via an embedded microprocessor in the pump controller and a floatless pressure transducer in the pump chamber. 800-221-4436;

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, Technologic PPS

When paired with Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, e-80 and e-1510 hydraulic pumps, the Technologic PPS parallel pump controller allows the user to set up a parallel pumping system — up to eight pumps — and optimize for efficiency. It can be used for retrofit and new installations, thanks to the ability of the controller to use either sensored or sensorless input. It provides variable flow or pressure control for changing system needs, can manage systems from 3/4 hp, is easy to program and is designed for both indoor and outdoor site conditions. 847-966-3700;

Bosch Thermotechnology Connected Control BCC50 thermostat

The Connected Control BCC50 thermostat from Bosch Thermotechnology is compatible with the majority of 24-volt AC heating and cooling equipment to help save energy and money. It can be used to easily control a home’s temperature from the intuitive interface using five backlit touch buttons, the Bosch Connected Control smartphone app or voice with the Bosch Connected Control Alexa Smart Home Skill and Alexa-enabled smart devices or with Google Assistant. 800-283-3787;

Jet Inc. 1950001

The model 1950001 prewired electrical control panel from Jet Inc. is designed to monitor operation of the aerator, as well as the function of the pump, spray system and pressured distribution system. The Econoline spray system control panel is designed for cost-effective demand and timed dosing spray systems with integrated system controls and high-water alarm circuits. These standard features provide cost-effective system operation when combined with optional equipment for each specific installation. 800-321-6960;

SJE-Rhombus Model 122

The Model 122 control panel from SJE-Rhombus controls two 120/208/240-volt, single-phase pumps in water and sewage installations. This panel includes a duplex controller for pump control, alternation and alarm. It includes float status LEDs, a control/alarm power on/off switch with LED indicator, pump run LEDs, HOA switches, a pump lead lag selector switch and auxiliary contacts. It includes built-in lag pump delay time, pump failure detection and float out of sequence. In addition, there are four user-selectable field programmable operations: alarm steady state or flashing; alarm auto reset or manual reset; pump failure notification; and optional seal failure alarm beacon notification or beacon plus horn activation. It is available in the new NEMA 4X enclosure, which is designed for easy installation and additional protection from the elements. It is UL/cUL listed. 888-342-5753;

Circulating Pumps

AquaMotion Aqua-Shield

The Aqua-Shield from AquaMotion is a water-saving hot-water recirculation pump/system for outdoor installed tankless heaters without a built-in pump. Its built-in timer and sensor are fully automatic and work with one pipe and dedicated return line systems, On Call (OnDemand) and undersink Aqua-Flash bypass valves. It includes a tamper-proof protective, lockable housing against rain, sprinkler spray, humidity and freeze. It provides hot-water comfort when needed while saving 7,500 to 15,000 gallons of water annually. 401-785-3000;

Noritz America RPK-EXT External Pump Kit

The Noritz America RPK-EXT External Pump Kit gives users the time, water and energy-saving benefits of hot-water recirculation on an even broader array of residential tankless water heaters. Previously available only as a fully integrated circulator in the NRCP line of condensing tankless water heaters, the kit can serve as a separate, add-on component to 26 additional Noritz residential models. 714-433-2905;

Taco Comfort Solutions 0018e

Taco Comfort Solutions’ 0018e high-efficiency, Bluetooth-enabled circulator is designed for residential and light commercial hydronic systems. The circulator features Bluetooth communication to a mobile app, providing real-time control, diagnostics and reporting, such as installation history, power consumption, performance and runtime. Installers can select between multiple constant speed, proportional pressure and constant pressure modes, as well as activeADAPT, Taco’s self-adjusting proportional pressure mode. The 0018e features 18-feet maximum head with a maximum flow of 16 gpm. It’s also double insulated, eliminating the need for a ground wire. 401-942-8000;

Effluent/Sewage/Sump Pumps

Ashland Pump effluent pumps

Heavy-duty effluent pumps from Ashland Pump are available in multiple horsepower sizes for various performance requirements, with efficient permanent split-capacitor motors. The oil-filled pumps have an upper and lower ball bearing design and handle up to 3/4-inch solids. They are made of cast iron, with cast iron impellers and equipped with a piggyback switch (20-foot standard cord) or in manual configurations. They are offered in 3/10, 2/5, 1/2, 3/4, 1 and 1 1/2 hp models. 855-281-6830;

Clarus Environmental Model 142

The Clarus Environmental Model 142 effluent pump has a low-flow design originally engineered for septic tank effluent pump applications in which the pump, protected from septic solids by a filtered vault, moves effluent directly out of the septic tank without the need for an additional pump tank. Higher-flow pumps in that environment cause agitation within the septic tank and disrupt the sludge and scum formations. It produces a maximum flow of 18 gpm at 5 feet of TDH and can reach 62 feet at shut-off. It is available in 115 volts, has a powder-coated, cast iron housing and is capable of passing 1/2-inch spherical solids. 800-928-7867;

Orenco Systems Biotube ProPak

Biotube ProPak pump packages from Orenco Systems are complete, ready-to-install pump packages. They are used for filtering and pumping effluent from single- or dual-compartment septic tanks to gravity or pressurized discharge points. Pump vault technology eliminates the need for a separate dosing tank. Packages include a Biotube filter cartridge, which filters up to two-thirds of solids, so only liquid from the tank’s clear zone is pumped. Filters are easy to remove and clean without pulling the pump vault. All components are designed to be quickly installed and easily maintained. The PF Series high-head effluent pump is field serviceable and field repairable, and pump controls are designed for specific packages. Multiple models are available. ProPak Select software is designed to provide fast, error-free hydraulic calculations and generate system curves, according to the maker. 800-348-9843;

Vertiflo Pump Series 800

The Series 800 industrial vertical immersion sump pump from Vertiflo Pump can be used for sump drainage, flood control and process drainage to meet Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. OSHA requirements. It is designed for severe service at heads to 230 feet and temperatures to 350 degrees F and operates in pit depths to 26 feet and up to 3,000 gpm. It includes carbon line shaft bearings, semiopen impeller with external adjustment, high-thrust angular contact ball bearing, 416 stainless steel shafts to 1 15/16 inches and a standard NEMA C face motor. Construction materials available are cast iron, 316 stainless steel or alloy 20. 513-530-0888;

Hydrostatic Pump

Easy Kleen Pressure Systems Hydrostatic Tester

The Easy Kleen Pressure Systems Hydrostatic Tester allows the technician to test for leaks and verify performance. It delivers 10 gpm at 600 psi, with the choice of a 6.5 hp Kohler or Honda gasoline engine. This unit has an adjustable heavy-duty aluminum pressure regulator with water dump feature, liquid-filled pressure gauge with 10 feet of suction/bypass and discharge hose. These units are ideal for contractors and rental shops for test pumps due to their rugged and dependable design. Custom units are also available. 800-315-5533;

Submersible Pump 

Goulds Water Technology, a Xylem brand, G Slimline

The G Slimline stainless steel submersible pump from Goulds Water Technology, a Xylem brand, offers a slim diameter of 3.75 inches that allows for easier installation in tight wells where corrosion and abrasion is an issue. It can be operated continuously without damage to the motor. Units are field serviceable with common tools and readily available repair parts. An integrated spring-loaded check valve makes it easily replaceable without disassembly. 866-325-4210;

Pump Parts/Components 

Caleffi North America QuickSetter+

The Caleffi North America QuickSetter+ manual balancing valve has a built-in visual flowmeter to take the guesswork out of balancing residential or commercial hot-water recirculation systems. An improperly balanced system can waste water and annoy occupants waiting for hot water. Simply pull the flow indicator bypass pin, adjust the flow while viewing the flowmeter and release the pin for quick and accurate circuit balancing. No instruments or reference graphs are needed, which significantly reduces the time to balance the system. The valve comes complete with an outlet temperature gauge for local indication and inlet check valve to prevent reverse flow due to thermosiphoning or pressure imbalances between circuits. It is certified low-lead brass. It is available in 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-inch sizes with union connections and two flow range options: 0.5 to 1.75 gpm or 2 to 7 gpm. 414-238-2360;

Jim Murray Alderon Industries VertiMAC pump switch

The Alderon Industries VertiMAC pump switch, distributed by Jim Murray, is a pipe-mounted vertical float that operates in the same fashion as a typical vertical switch, with a piggyback plug and needing only the space of the rod to operate its float. This switch allows a sensor and reed switch to mount to the top of the pump switch, transforming the switch into the Sump Advisor, which adds an 84 dB high-water alarm along with pump run indicator lights. Featuring a 9-volt battery pack in case of power loss, it also comes with dry contacts in the alarm box to connect to any existing security systems. 800-234-5490;


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