Among the items was the new Residential Garage Heater, a stand-alone system that brings radiant heat to a variety of hard-to-heat spaces. The company touts the heater as a good “add-on” product for residential hvac contractors. It is targeted for home hobbyists who use their garages for leisure activities.
The company also showcased its Suntube IV, a premium line of low intensity gas infrared heaters. Typical applications for the product includes auto dealerships, body shops, warehouses, sports facilities, and the like. The company said the heaters are especially popular for use at light rail system platforms, where passengers get warm relief from winter temperatures. The heaters also reduce the build-up or ice and snow at the rail station platforms.
The DoorJet heater was developed to “blast in-rushing cold air” when outside bay doors are opened in industrial plants and warehouses. These heaters are designed to operate economically on natural gas and help reduce the cost of heating buildings by preventing an influx of cold air, which would strain the building’s system while compensating for the sudden heat loss. Besides reducing costs, an important goal of the heater’s design is to keep employees comfortable.
“Our core product is the control valve,” he stated. “And our growth product is the actuated valve, mainly due to the industry moving away from the globe valve.”
Griswold introduced the SM Valve, which he termed a “pressure independent” valve. McCoppin said the valve’s main function is to keep exact temperatures at all times and cited the company’s latest project, a correctional facility in Oregon, as a strong example of the need for consistent temperature control.
Ed Nowak and his crew from HvacTv.com, which is sponsored by Taco, produced the webcast. White added that his company “is delighted to be a part of HvacTv.com,” and said that the company is beginning to line up other sponsors for this “revolutionary breakthrough for the hvacr industry.”
Taco is making some other “revolutionary” moves in 2001. The company is introducing a comprehensive new line of vertical pumps. The KV/KS Series of vertical in-line and vertical split coupled in-line pumps comprise a total of 42 pumps, with 21 different sized pumps in each series. White said his company is positioning to aggressively go after the commercial building trades in 2001, as witnessed by the company’s new vertical pump line. “The pumps have been completely designed and built from scratch. They will be a catalyst for Taco’s continued growth.”
The R-Omni has a face that is removable for easy installation, damper adjustment, and cleaning. It is available in duct connections from 8- to 14-in. and can flow up to 1,000 cfm in a full 360-degree pattern, said the manufacturer.
“The R-Omni takes advantage of the popular architectural look,” said Steve Trigger, product manager. Trigger also added that the diffuser could be custom painted to match any application. The R-Omni can be configured for use with or without ceilings, for horizontal or vertical projection.
According to the company, Pipe Pier is designed to reduce installation time by eliminating on-site cutting, drilling, and measuring of commonly used wood blocks while protecting the rooftop membrane from damage. Erico said Pipe Pier standardizes the installation of air conditioning units, refrigeration units, and other rooftop equipment and provides numerous mounting positions and clamping options.
The standard Pipe Pier consists of a block (footprint is 10 1/2 in. by 4 in.) of UV-rated, closed-cell Ethafoam polyethylene foam. According to the company, the foam absorbs vibrations and shock and the cushioning surface accommodates expansion and contracting of piping. A 10 1/2-in. piece of EristrutÃ” strut is bonded into the block of foam, allowing Pipe Pier to be used with standard strut clamps and accessories. The product comes in a lightweight bundle of ten (weighing 10 lbs). The 10-pack unit is easily carried to the roof, said the company.
The company lists several benefits of what it calls the “industry’s most complete selection of air moving products and services.”
Publication date: 03/19/2001