CHARLOTTE, N.C. - FlowCon International, a European manufacturer-distributor of flow control valves for commercial heating and air conditioning systems, has launched its line of AB automatic balancing valves from new headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., serving the United States and Canada. Howard Rozendal leads the new North American operations, known as FlowCon Americas LLC.

“Our automatic balancing valve is unique because it is externally adjustable,” said Rozendal. “Unlike other balancing valves which have a fixed gpm (gallons per minute) and have to be removed from a shut-down system if a change is needed, ours can be changed externally to one of 40 different flow rates by simply turning a control valve with a special key. What this means for the building owner or contractor is that when the needs of building tenants change, the cost and ease of changing the flow rate is extremely low.”

A number of features, including multiple connections, are available for different system configurations.

“Initial discussions with several leading U.S. and Canadian manufacturers and distributors have been very promising,” Rozendal said. “We believe that the unique qualities which made FlowCon the preferred balancing valves internationally will soon also make them the preferred choice in North America.”

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Publication date:07/28/2008