A late arrival and first-timer to the expo, Evesham Enterprise, LLC (Blenheim, NJ), introduced its patent-pending Flex Riggin Strap™. Invented by a group of experienced installers, the company said its product is designed specifically for the proper installation of flexible duct. It said it replaces the current use of nylon strapping-roll materials, tie wraps, or thin metal banding for hanging flexible duct from steel or wooden joists.
According to Gary Passanante, vice president of Sales and Market-ing, each Flex Riggin Strap is designed to provide a full 31¼2-in. of support and multiple hanging choices to eliminate “kinking, sagging, and the resultant airflow restrictions and R-value degradation today’s flex duct installers experience.”
“I was pleasantly shocked by the overwhelming reception we received from so many countries wishing to import our product, as well as the reaction of contractors seeing a product that can cut their installation time in half,” said Passanante. “As a result of this year’s ASHRAE show response, we will be rapidly expanding our product’s presence worldwide.”
Michael Prokapus, vice president of Finance, said the flexible duct manufacturers were elated to see this product because “the use of Flex Riggin Straps will ensure the performance integrity of their product line and expand flexible duct use in the global market.”
“As I was reminded numerous times during the show, it’s always the simplest ideas that make the biggest impact in an industry,” said Prokapus.
The company also featured its Insul-Vent™, a double-wall flexible insulated vent connector. It said its product was designed to make insulated connections between appliance and common vent “easy and economical.”
“Simply cut to desired length and attach quick connect ends,” said a spokesperson. “It eliminates costly elbows and accessories.”
“It conforms to requirements for industrial, commercial, and high-rise applications,” said the spokesperson. “Your crew can complete more installations each week for no increase in labor costs.”
“The XR fitting creates a metal-to-metal seal — superior to all others on the market — with no split rings, O-rings, or gaskets,” said the spokesperson. “The self-guiding bushings in the tool-less flare design ensure a perfectly even flare every time.”
According to the company, its patented Jacket-Lock™ feature captures the polyethylene jacketing, leaving no exposed stainless steel behind the nut.
“This feature alone,” said the spokesperson, “makes Gastite’s fitting-to-pipe assembly the most corrosive-resistant on the market.”
Publication date: 03/05/2001