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In July, Bradford White announced the new features of its line of eF 120 series commercial gas water heaters, which are now available for ordering. The eF 120 product line now incorporates technology for remote monitoring capabilities and enhanced modulation.
Building Management Software capabilities allows users to integrate the water heater into an automated system to control and monitor electrical, communications, security and other systems. Now, building and facilities teams can remotely monitor essential functions and more efficiently manage maintenance and repairs.
In the following Q&A, Bradford White shares more about the product line’s capabilities, enhancements, and benefits for engineers, designers and specifiers.
Q: What are the specific enhancements to the eF 120T?
A: The eF 120T is for industries that have high demand for hot water, from manufacturing and construction to education, hospitality and health care, the efficiency and improved fuel utilization provided by modulation can make a big difference in a small amount of time.
The modulation technology allows users to match burner output to variations in heating demand. Using sensors, electronic controls, variable speed blowers and algorithms, the heater maintains a higher constant temperature in order to respond quickly and efficiently to water draw. This modulation uses less energy and reduces mechanical wear compared to traditional heating tank systems.
Q: What about these enhancements differentiate this water heater line from others similar to it on the market?
A: We developed the new eF 120 series in response to the changing market for commercial water heaters. Storage-type water heaters featuring modulating combustion technology are relatively new. Typically, these innovations have been more closely associated with condensing boiler and tankless water heaters. The technology is now being applied with great effect to tank water heaters.
Q: What benefits or features relating to engineers, designers and specifiers, if any, are there with these enhancements?
A: For industries that have high demand for hot water, from manufacturing and construction to education, hospitality and health care, the efficiency and improved fuel utilization provided by modulation can make a big difference in a small amount of time. And the option to connect Bradford White products into a building-wide network of mechanical and electrical systems improves efficiency, reduces response times and limits the risk of equipment failure.
Q: Is there anything untraditional about the enhancements that may trip up or confuse engineers, designers and specifiers?
A: No. Modulation and Building Management Software are quickly becoming standard for heating applications.
Bradford White Water Heaters is an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial, residential and industrial water heating and storage applications. Visit www.bradfordwhite.com