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Product Update: RBI Expands Torus Watertube Boiler & Water Heater Line

March 11, 2024

RBI recently added new, smaller footprint watertube boilers and water heaters – ranging from 300 to 1,000 MBH – to its ultra-high efficiency and user-friendly Torus line. The compact products join RBI’s existing line of watertube stainless steel condensing boilers and heaters with capacities from 1,250 to 4,000 MBH. The latest Torus boilers and heaters…

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Case Study: Right-Sizing Boiler Capacity & System Load to Prevent Heat Exchanger Failure

March 8, 2024

In the heart of Chicago, where architectural grandeur meets modern luxury, two buildings stand as epitomes of urban sophistication. Designed by a prominent architect and overlooking one of the city’s most prosperous neighborhoods, the building’s apartments offer panoramic views and upscale amenities like a rooftop pool and sky lounge. Keeping them cozy throughout Chicago’s brutal…

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Maddock Industries to Host Modern Boiler Technology Seminar

June 27, 2023

Earn 8 PDH hours toward continuing education requirements The HVAC industry is in a constant state of evolution – it can be challenging to keep pace with the changes. To help engineers stay abreast of new developments, Maddock Industries is partnering with the Mestek Boiler Group, parent company of RBI, to host a free, one-day…

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Vertical Inline vs. Base-Mounted Pumps: A Comparison

June 16, 2023

Many familiar with vertical inline (VIL) pumps—such as the Armstrong 4300 Series pumps—and their numerous benefits wonder why base-mounted pumps are still being specified and installed considering their antiquity and being more costly to install. Side-by-Side Comparison If you’re still not sold on inline vs. base-mounted pumps, here is a comparison: Vertical Inline Pumps Base-Mounted…

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Now Available: Armstrong DEPM Vertical Inline Pump up to 50 Horsepower

June 14, 2023

Armstrong has released three new Design Envelope Permanent Magnet (DEPM) vertical inline (VIL) pumps with intelligent variable speed (IVS) control and horsepower capacity up to 50. The new Armstrong DEPM IVS pumps are ultra-lightweight, compact and reduce pumping energy consumption by 35-65% compared to conventional integrated pumps and pumps with standalone drives. These DEPM IVS…

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Intelligent Variable Speed (IVS) Pump Control from Armstrong

June 12, 2023

Rising energy costs and sustainability governance are driving the development of new technologies to improve the performance of buildings. Armstrong has answered the challenge with unparalleled pumping efficiency and performance by combining Design Envelope (DE) vertical inline (VIL) pumps, motors and intelligent variable speed (IVS) controllers. How IVS Works In a chilled water system, a…

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Watertube vs. Firetube Boilers: A Comparison

June 8, 2023

The variety of boilers on the market can make searching for a new one a complicated task. If efficiency tops your wish list, consider a condensing boiler. Condensing boilers are more efficient than non-condensing boilers, given the right water temperatures and building conditions. There are two primary categories of condensing boilers: firetube and watertube. Firetube…

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PICVs Maximize Climate Comfort with Minimal Energy

April 7, 2023

Pressure independent control valves (PICVs) help pumps run slower and minimize the energy consumption of hydronics systems When you’re managing a large/high-rise building where the temperature variances make some areas too cold and others too hot, you know the frustration that comes from trying to keep tenants comfortable without driving your energy consumption levels through…

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