New Products & Literature

Vacuum plumbing system uses differential air pressure to transport waste from plumbing fixtures through a piping network to a sewer or wastewater treatment plant. This system, specifically designed for correctional facilities, requires only 1/2 gallon of water to flush and uses smaller-diameter piping than conventional systems.


Vacuum plumbing system uses differential air pressure to transport waste from plumbing fixtures through a piping network to a sewer or wastewater treatment plant. This system, specifically designed for correctional facilities, requires only 1/2 gallon of water to flush and uses smaller-diameter piping than conventional systems. (AcornVac by Acorn Engineering)

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Plastic-piping handbook includes information on a wide range of products for nearly any piping requirement. In addition to supplying specification details on plastic pipe, valves and fittings, this handbook offers engineers a reference of technical data on material and system selection and piping installation. (Engineering Handbook by George Fischer)

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Daylighting controls include dimming systems, on/off switching control systems and exterior control systems. Easily integrated with other lighting controls, this system can facilitate multizone dimming and switching control from a single photocell. (LightSaver by The Watt Stopper)

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Wireless optical-communications system is ideal for facilities that require broadband communications but have no direct access to fiber-optic cable. By transmitting data at speeds ranging from 155 megabits to 1.25 gigabits per second, these eye-safe devices are suitable for use in point-to-point private line connections, high-speed inter-LAN connectivity and short-haul campus links. (SONAbeam by fSONA)

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Concealed cove fixtures offer a wide range of design choices for architectural applications. In one housing fixture, the designer has the option of four lamp types, seven lumen-output levels, a low-angle forward throw and three mounting angles. Lamp options include fluorescent and compact-fluorescent models. (Cove-25 and -30 by Litecontrol)

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Monochrome camera combines high sensitivity with four-position programmable backlight compensation, making it ideal for security monitoring under challenging lighting conditions. This 400-line horizontal-resolution camera has a 50 dB signal-to-noise ratio that assures image quality will not be jeopardized during digital-video compression. (IK-528A by Toshiba)

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Packaged chilled-water unit is designed to cool facilities with high heat-load densities. This 60-ton environmental-control unit handles cooling, reheating, dehumidifying, humidifying and filtering functions, with a variety of control options and packages available. (60-ton ICS by Liebert)

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Surge protector is housed in a weather-resistant enclosure to protect outdoor equipment common in broadband or wireless installations. Rated for use at temperatures from -20°C to 70°C, this device is specifically designed to safeguard outdoor equipment such as radio towers and power systems. (DCWR 48 by AC Data Solutions)

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Temperature-actuated valve operates without any external power source and helps protect pumps from the effects of high water temperatures. Suited for use with centrifugal pumps for domestic water in high-rise buildings, valve opens at the desired water-temperature limit to prevent damage from expansion of a pump's rotating parts. (Econo/HAT/RA by Therm-Omega-Tech, Inc.)

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Harmonic filters can be applied on SCR rectifiers as well as six-pulse rectifiers using AC line reactors or DC chokes. These units, which accomplish broadband harmonic filtering with a very low capacitance, can minimize harmonic distortion involving fans, pumps, water-treatment facilities, HVAC systems, AC or DC motor drives and more. (Matrix by MTE Corporation)

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Switchgear offers a method of operating a single generator set-20 to 2,000 kW, 800 to 4,000 amps-in closed transition-paralleling with a utility power source. Designed to provide savings for utility peak shaving, export to utility and interruptible-rate programs, this unit incorporates software-based touch-screen monitoring and control. (PD-100 by Kohler)

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Building-automation software has the ability to integrate multivendor control devices into one common, Internet-enabled interface. This Java-based product allows the user to create a unique interface for a building, and eliminates the need to limit different building systems to a single control protocol. (Vykon by Tridium)

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Gas-fired heat exchanger has a tube-in-shell design with a floating tube bundle. Featuring a compact design, these units may be used in either open- or closed-loop applications and obtain a combustion efficiency above 90 percent. (Magnum 600 by Callabresi Combustion Systems)

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Ceramic gas diffusers supply acceptable dissolved-oxygen levels for water- and wastewater-treatment applications such as biological wastewater treatment, potable water disinfecting or groundwater-remediation sites. These units feature dome-shaped, aluminum-oxide diffuser devices on either a plastic or stainless-steel base. (Model FBP/FBS by Diffused Gas Technologies, Inc.)

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T5 linear lamp offers up to 20,000 hours of life for such applications as display cases, wall washes, alcoves or sign lighting. With an 85 CRI and a slim design, these lamps include output options ranging from 14 to 80 watts. (T5 Starcoat by GE Lighting)

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Gas engine combines low emissions and lean-burn combustion with reduced intake-port restriction and open-chamber combustion. This twelve-cylinder, gaseous-fueled engine is ideal for use in continuous and peak-shaving applications and is also available packaged with a generator. (VHP Series Four L5794LT by Dresser Equipment)

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Building-control interface utilizes a configurable touch-screen device to monitor building information in a single-or multiple-site facility. These LAN-compatible units are equipped with inputs for monitoring electricity usage, demand and phase loss, temperature, lighting levels and more. (Lingo by Novar Controls)

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Variable-speed circulator takes a signal from an outside source and responds by varying pump speed accordingly. Available on three different pump models, these units are ideal for use in primary/secondary piping configurations and allow the user to match the output with the demand on a fully modulating basis. (VS by Grundfos)

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Building-automation system offers a Web-based user interface that can be safely accessed from anywhere with a Web browser. Developed around open standards, this software allows the user to set and change schedules, graphically trend building conditions and view building alarms or events. (WebCTRL by Automated Logic)

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Linear lighting system offers a range of T8 and T5 high-output fluorescent lamps for suspended and wall-mounted and lighting. Available in a variety of styles and colors, these systems are guaranteed for quick shipping, making them ideal for fast timeline projects. (Steelform by Ledalite)

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Bomb-defense education program is designed to provide architects, developers and engineers with strategies for protecting property and employees against devastating explosions. This kit includes a 40-minute audio tape and a correlating wall chart that explains the value of integrating bomb defense into a security plan. ("Practical Bomb Defense" by The RJA Group/PKC)

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Plate heat exchanger offers recovery efficiencies of up to 75 percent. This counterflow heat exchanger with no moving parts uses a blend of desiccants in synthetic fiber media to reduce air-conditioning loads in the summer and heating and humidification loads in the winter. (Z-Duct-SPL by Des Champs Laboratories)

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Solar-panel brochure profiles a complete line of solar-power systems for commercial and industrial buildings. These units-including controllers, inverters, panels and mounting structures-can help provide electricity for peak-shaving or backup power applications. (Atlantic Solar Products)

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Cooling-tower motors are designed to operate in 100-percent-humidity conditions and other corrosive environments. Created to operate with a low amount of maintenance, these motors feature double-seated bearings that ensure that contaminants are kept out. (Epact by Emerson Motors)

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Programmable HVAC controller consists of a combination of digital and analog inputs and outputs for tasks such as pump and fan control. This LonMark-compatible controller is designed for installation adjacent to the equipment it controls, fitting into a standard enclosure or control panel. (Xenta 300 by T.A.C.)

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Tank-level indicator provides quick assessment of liquid levels in tanks. Ideal for ultrapure or corrosive liquids, this device features double-wall construction and is easily mounted vertically in a piping system. Mounted horizontally, it can also be used as a sight flow tube. (Series TLI by Dwyer Instruments)

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Fire-suppression module controls the release of extinguishing agents with two fully supervised release circuits, three built-in timers and four abort modes. Ideal for computer rooms, laboratories and other areas where traditional sprinklers would damage sensitive equipment, this device can be installed as a part of the fire-alarm system, eliminating the need for a separate releasing panel. (Siga-Rel by Edwards Systems Technology)

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Fiber-optic mounting plate accommodates 12 MT-RJ dual-polarity adapters, and is ideal for applications where equipment room space is limited. Part of a series that support a variety of different adapters, this plate fits onto wall- and rack-mount patch panels and supports a variety of different adapters. (Fiber Mounting Plate by Leviton Voice and Data)

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Inline flowmeter is ideally suited for low-flow gas measurement. The flow-meter's advanced thermal-mass sensing element delivers measurement over a wide flow range, making it ideal for wastewater treatment and natural gas applications. (FlexMASSter by Fluid Components International)

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Round compact-fluorescent luminaires feature translucent faux alabaster or uniform-color diffusers in three diameters. These fixtures offer a number of different styles, ornaments and hanging options. (Orbis by Excelite)

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Translucent fire vent provides a low-profile design, thermal insulation and natural daylight to facilities such as factories, warehouses and auditoriums. Designed to open automatically in the event of a fire, this vent features a polycarbonate glazing that allows light transmittance but minimizes solar heat gain. (Lumivent by Bilco)

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