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Current IssueAugust 05, 2015
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Fittings and plumbing products, by John Guest USA, Inc.

John Guest® USA expands its line of black polypropylene fittings, which now includes: 0.5-inch stem x 0.5-inch OD stem elbow; 0.5-inch OD union elbow; 0.625-inch stem x 0.375-inch OD reducer and 0.375-inch x 0.25-inch OD reducing elbow, for use in water filtration, softener installs, RV, marine and agricultural applications. The fittings require no tools. The latest Speedfit® CTS fittings, specifically designed for plumbing, plumbing repair and remodel, as well as being suitable for water filtration applications, are easy to install without the need for any tools. Speedfit’s patented Lock & Twist® technology, featuring a collet with stainless steel gripping teeth and an EPDM O-ring, ensures leak-free connections. Fittings are IAPMO approved, NSF certified and can be used with copper, CPVC or PEX pipe. They are available in 0.375-inch CTS union; 0.375-inch CTS x 0.25-inch NPT male; 0.375-inch CTS tee and 0.375-inch CTS elbow sizes and configurations. Three plumbing market products are also available now: shut-off valve in 0.75-inch CTS (with a one-quarter-turn long handle, an indicator arrow displaying the off position and two interchangeable buttons for color coding hot and cold water); female swivel elbow in 0.375-inch Speedfit x 0.75-inch national/garden hose threads (specifically targets dishwasher installation) and the female connector in 0.375-inch OD x 9/16-24 compression threads, which threads onto chrome supply valves and 0.375-inch compression threads for reliable plumbing standards. These can be used with copper, PEX or CPVC pipes, are easy to use and cut installation time by 40 percent. All fittings are US Plumbing Code Standards compliant. www.johnguest.com

Nano nozzles, by ITA, Inc.

ITA, Inc.’s patented, loop flow-method of nano nozzles can diffuse fine bubbles very efficiently. These nozzles are available at affordable prices and can be installed in water pipes and existing equipment easily. Nano nozzles can be applied to various markets, such as laboratory testing, residential use, wastewater treatment and more. Direct installation in-pipe can stop algae from spreading in a watering tube and pipe. www.itaoffice.com, ragrawal@itaoffice.com

Filtration systems, by Delta Pure Filtration

Delta Pure Filtration’s FF Series Filtration System consists of a rugged stainless steel housing and various high-capacity filter cartridges. It comes in a 30-inch (76.2-cm) length for added dirt-holding capacity (OHC). Features include high capacity, up to 30 gpm (113.5 L/m); effective contaminant removal; longer filter life and a large selection of filter types. Housings are corrosion, impact and temperature resistant and feature a water-spill-preventing, top-loaded design. These systems are suitable for whole-house POE filtration, commercial water systems, prefiltration for membrane/RO systems, industrial process water and more. www.deltapure.com, (800) 785-9450

Water conditioners, by Watts

Watts introduces its line of Smart ‘N Soft high-efficiency water conditioners that use a metered control valve and ‘smart brining’ technique to conserve salt and water. Resin tanks employ the dual-chamber Vortech™ distribution system to conserve water by reducing backwash duration and keep media separated. These water conditioners use a two-step process. The first reduces chlorine, tastes, odors and organics, while the second removes calcium, magnesium and iron. The systems come with digital controls and the full product line offers a wide range of flowrates and requirements. www.watts.com

Faucets, by Tomlinson Industries

Tomlinson Industries introduces the VS143 RO faucet, which joins the Value Series line of RO faucets to coordinate with any décor. Features include: plated zinc alloy outer body; lead-free plastic water passages and a lead-free brass gooseneck spout that swivels 360 degrees. A highly polished chrome-plated finish is standard; optional satin-nickel finish is also available. The faucet is available with or without air gap. Installation hardware and instructions are included and the faucets are certified to NSF/ANSI 61-9 and NSF/ANSI 372. www.tomlinsonind.com, (216) 587-3400, Ext. 279

Valves, by Pentair

Pentair 5800 Series Fleck valves, developed on the same platform as the 5800, 5810 and 5812 valves, offer flexibility with a familiar appearance, while reducing carrying costs. The 5800 Series provides high-flow solutions for large residential and small commercial applications; uses the same Pentair powerhead and controller options; offers three interchangeable pistons; features a standard valve body for upflow, downflow and filter applications and are easily serviced with the same snap fit and seal and spaced principles. The 5810 features a fully adjustable 3- or 5-cycle control and offers a continuous service flowrate of 37 gpm (140 L/m) with a backwash of 28 gpm (106 L/m). Backwash capability accommodates softener tanks up to 21 inches (53 cm) and filters up to 21 inches in diameter. The 5212 series features a fully adjustable 3- or 5-cycle control and offers continuous service flowrate of 45 gpm (170 L/m)with a backwash of 35 gpm (132 L/m).Backwash capability accommodates softener tanks up to 24 inches (60 cm) and filters up to 24 inches in diameter. www.waterpurification.pentair.com

Upgraded pumps, by Stenner Pump Company

The Stenner Pump Company announces a product upgrade to three metering pumps in the Econ pump line for outdoor use or wet environments. The pumps have been enhanced with a sliding cover over the control panel that is secured with a screw. The Econ FP is flow activated and offers three control capabilities in one pump. The Econ Integrator™ is water-meter activated with an internal repeater relay that replicates the same signal the pump receives. The Econ T is equipped with a 7-day/24-hour programmable timer for timed applications. All three pumps are cULus (tested to Canadian and US standards by Underwriters’ Laboratories) listed. The Econ line, for both indoor and outdoor use, offers compact and diverse pumps with the patented quick-release pump head for effortless tube replacement. www.stenner.com, sales@stenner.com

RO system, by FSHS, Inc.

FSHS, Inc. introduces its skid-mounted, self-contained RO unit, which comes complete for plug-and-play installation. It features pretreatment of choice and a repressurization pump. All that is needed is a storage tank (optional) and an electric outlet. Additional features include: powder-coated aluminum frame; TDS meter; electronic controls; SS housings, pumps and valves (drain and recycle); two flow meters, Big Blue prefilter; recycle valve and much more. www.puromax.com, (941) 625-4550

RO systems, by AXEON Water Technologies

AXEON LP-Series Light Commercial Reverse Osmosis Systems are a cost-effective solution for line-pressure light commercial RO systems, ranging in volume from 500 to 1,000 gpd (1,892 to 3,785 L/day). The systems are ideal for applications such as coffee, tea, food preparation, misting, detailing and more. They have minimal operational costs and feature a compact wall-mount design and twist-locking prefilter cartridges for easier installation and service. www.axeonwater.com

Smart faucets, by iTouchFaucets

iTouchFaucets’ Smart Faucet makes use of smartphone touch technology to reduce water wastage by about 80-90 percent. The state-of-the-art system uses an electronic touchpad that looks like a smartphone to replace faucet handles. It can be retrofit and attached to most faucet designs for showers, bathtubs, kitchen and bathroom sinks. The ADA-compliant touchpad can be placed anywhere convenient to the end user, especially for the physically challenged and handicapped. With four preset temperatures and various timer settings, users can select their water temperature at the touch of a finger. The preset timer can be programmed from three seconds to 30 minutes, defaulting at three seconds to help reduce water wastage. www.iTouchFaucets.com, info@itouchfaucets.com

Online analyzer, by Parker Hannifin Corp.

Parker Hannifin Corporation introduces the Parker On-Line THM Analyzer, which enables real-time control for water quality optimization by automatically measuring individual and total trihalomethane concentrations at ppb levels without manual sampling or the use of reagents. This integrated Purge-and-Trap Gas Chromatograph (GC) provides results without sample preparation. The fully automated, SCADA-interfaceable analyzer provides real-time data acquisition, facilitating remote operation and data trending capability, which allows operators to optimize treatment, identify/resolve water age issues, amend flushing to save water and monitor water storage tanks. solutions.parker.com/thm, (256) 881-2040

Drinking water systems, by Hydrotech, Inc.

Hydrotech’s Aqua Flo Platinum QCRO and QCUF Drinking Water Systems can be configured to meet specific water requirements with 10 interchangeable filters with a variety of treatment options. The QC twist-and-lock design makes service simple.The Aqua Flo Ultra Filtration (UF) option features no drain line, resulting in reduced cost and no waste. Hydrotech’s recently re-designed website features a clean design with easy navigation and at-your-fingertip information. New product information/manuals are available in the products section, which is conveniently separated by product lines. The dealer-protected area allows dealers access to marketing material, online product order forms and much more! www.hydrotechwater.com, (877) 354-7867