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Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, showcased its line of energy-efficient pumps and technologically advanced drives during the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR) Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 in Las Vegas.
B&G featured their e-Series pumps, which meet and exceed efficiency benchmarks set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its new standards for centrifugal pumps, three years before the 2020 compliance date.
“Xylem is the only U.S. manufacturer that currently offers a complete product line that meets the new standards, which benefits our customers who are seeking total system solutions,” said Mark Handzel, vice president product regulatory affairs and director, HVAC Commercial Buildings, Americas, Xylem. “These highly efficient pumps not only use less energy — one of the primary goals of the DOE regulations — they also contribute to increased system performance and lower life-cycle costs.”
B&G also highlighted the new Part Load Efficiency Value, PLEV, which is a new tool for HVAC system designers to specify the most accurate and efficient centrifugal pumps based on their true performance within a hydronic system.
B&G was able to preview a new Online Little Red Schoolhouse course about modern pump selection in their booth. During the five-module course, students learned the best practices for selecting pumps for hydronic systems based on their true performance, taking into consideration PLEV, the pump performance curve, duty point and the effects of oversizing.
As with all Online Little Red Schoolhouse courses, the new course was free to engineers, designers, contractors, building operators and students, and qualifies for continuing education credits.
For more information about B&G products, visit their website.