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TripleGuard

TripleGuard

RectorSeal® LLC, Houston, a leading manufacturer of quality plumbing and HVAC/R products, introduces TripleGuard, a smart, electronic water leak monitoring, detection and prevention system product line that guards against property damaging, infrastructure water source leaks in residential and commercial real estate.

Available through North American plumbing and HVAC/R wholesalers, TripleGuard is ideal for any real estate owner or manager overseeing property with dish washers, clothes washers, sinks, hot water heaters, hydronic/plumbing piping and other potential water leak sources.

TripleGuard consists of two products that are maintenance-free and installable in less than an hour: 1) the TripleGuard Smart for Cloud-based monitored facility leak protection; and 2) the TripleGuard Active appliance leak shutoff, designed mainly for single source protection such as water heaters.

While the plumbing industry currently has many leak detectors, few brands actually proactively stop water flow and subsequent property damage while also enabling the user with cloud-based control remotely or onsite via smartphones or the Internet. “Statistics reveal North American water damage insurance claims total billions of dollars annually and 250-gallons (946-liters) of water can potentially leak daily from just an 1/8-inch (3-mm) crack in a pipe,” said Brian Ilagan, TripleGuard senior product manager.

The TripleGuard Smart system includes:

  • Actuator shutoff unit for the supply water line. The actuator is a high-torque design that fits over a 3/4, 1, or 1-1/4-inch (228, 305, 381-mm) ball valve (sold separately) on a building or zone’s primary water supply piping. It operates wireless with 4 AA batteries. The actuator is designed to withstand fully-submersed natural flooding situations and in temperature extremes from -4°F to 124°F (-20°C to 51°C) temperatures The actuator automatically closes and opens the ball valve monthly to proactively prevent scale buildup, thus requiring no maintenance other than battery replacement every four years;
  • Two water leak detectors. The sensors require two AA-batteries and placement under a potential water leak source. Maintenance requires battery change out every two years;
  • A Cloud-connected HUB. A 915-Mhz wireless device connects to the Cloud via Wi-Fi or a hard-wired modem Ethernet connection. The smart device accepts wireless communications from the sensors, and then monitors sensor status (scalable up to 30 sensors/HUB). When a sensor detects water, the HUB receives the communication and then wirelessly signals the actuator to close. HUB maintains a historical record of sensors for troubleshooting and status reports.   
  • A smartphone app. The app allows remote access to the HUB for monitoring and controlling operation.  The app can also be used to manually shutdown the building or HUB zone water supply remotely when unoccupied.

The TripleGuard Active is a one-piece actuator valve that monitors and detects water heater leaks. Its single 10-foot-long (3-meter), umbilical cord-connected sensor placed in the water heater pan automatically deactivates the cold water shutoff valve when detecting a water leak presence.  “Statistics reports that 75-percent of water heaters fail within 12 years and cause property damage,” added Ilagan.

The TripleGuard product line’s other features include:

  • One-year product warranty;
  • Valve is NSF/ANSI Standard 61 (NSF-61) and NSF-372 certified for potable water;
  • Multiple kits can be observed simultaneously on a manifest monitoring system for Home Owner Associations (HOA), multi-family housing management departments, and other overseers of large facilities with multiple units:
  • Potential for reducing property insurance premiums and satisfying insurers’ water leak policy provisions;
  • Future generations will integrate with Internet of Things (IoT) platforms;

For more information on TripleGuard, please visit the RectorSeal webpage: www.rectorseal.com/tripleguard , call 1-800-231-3345, or email: marketing@rectorseal.com.

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14 Jan

3-in-1 Lineset Cover Cutter

3-in-1 linesetcutterThe 3-in-1 Lineset Cover Cutter, an easy-to-use tool designed to cut air conditioning and refrigeration lineset covers.

Houston–RectorSeal LLC, a leading manufacturer of quality HVAC/R tools and accessories, introduces the 3-in-1 Lineset Cover Cutter, an easy-to-use tool designed to cut air conditioning and refrigeration lineset covers. The 3-in-1 Lineset Cover Cutter cuts cleanly, and is recommended for lineset cover models: Slimduct® SD-77 2.75”, SD-1003.75”, and Fortress® LD-92 3.5”.

Equipped with the quick opening mechanism, the 3-in-1 Lineset Cover Cutter is the laborsaving choice for cutting HVAC lineset covers at your desired length to fit the job. The safety stopper holds the blade at its needed positions without excessive force or touching the blade. The cutting process is safe, efficient, and cuts more precisely compared to the traditional methods of sawing or snipping.

Other features of the 3-in-1 lineset cover cutter include:

  • Easy one-touch open/close
  • Ratcheting closure
  • Compact and light-weight
  • Advanced corrosion resistance
  • Safety hook
  • Strong handles
  • Stays in adjustment
  • Highly durable
  • Available from most HVAC wholesale distributors.

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For more information on RectorSeal and its HVAC/R, plumbing, firestop and electrical products, please visit www.rectorseal.com or contact its customer and technical support departments at 800-231-3345.

04 Sep

GulfCoat™ HVAC/R Coil Coating

GulfCoat™ Blue and Clear corrosion resistant coatings are specifically designed for the protection of HVAC coils and components. GulfCoat™ Contractor Series coatings are formulated to improve adhesion, moisture resistance, UV protection and corrosion resistance.

The product can be applied on-site or at your premises after HVAC units have been manufactured and installed. GulfCoat™ Contractor Series coatings provide a HVAC coil coating system for added corrosion protection on aluminum and copper finned RTPF and MCHX coils. GulfCoat™ coatings help to reduce the accelerated corrosion of HVAC coils. By following the coating and maintenance instructions, end users should expect extended life cycles while avoiding energy loss due to corrosion.

GulfCoat is available in 12-ounce (340-gram) aerosol cans. The water-based synthetic polymer blue or clear coating significantly extends new HVAC/R coil lifecycles in corrosive environments with negligible thermal heat transfer loss.

GulfCoat offers contractors a field or shop-applied coating protectant equivalent to the renowned Insitu®, Modine Coatings’ industry-leading, factory-applied spray coating process that’s preferred by specifying engineers and commercial OEM manufacturers for HVAC/R equipment installed in corrosive environments.

Dubbed as “shark tough,” GulfCoat was designed to protect new and existing HVAC/R equipment from corrosive coastal air and passed ASTM B117 test standards for salt spray. It also passed multiple marine and industrial ASTM test standards for resisting ultraviolet (UV) rays, acid rain, high concentrations of urban vehicle emission air pollutants and other outdoor contaminants that prematurely corrode unprotected coils and components.

Unlike some protective coatings, GulfCoat’s thin 0.4 to 1.4-mil coating boasts a minimal thermal degradation of less than one-percent and actually helps maintain optimal thermal heat transfer over the coil’s lifecycle, because its smooth gloss finish deters debris, dirt, mold and moisture accumulation. Likewise, GulfCoat’s finish also helps maintain system static pressure and airflow efficiency.

One can of GulfCoat coats a residential unitary split system, mini-split or light commercial HVAC/R unit of up to 2.5-tons or a maximum eight-square-feet (0.7-meters2) of coil space. Multiple can applications can also be contractor-sprayed uniformly throughout coils two-rows-deep and less on any packaged rooftops, large condensers, modular air handlers, air-cooled chillers and other equipment. Components, as well as exposed line sets and other copper piping are also ideal coating candidates.

An application instructional video is available at www.rectorseal.com/gulfcoat.  Application steps include 1) disassemble unit cabinet; 2) masking components that don’t get coated; 3) removing manufacturing process chemicals/oils residue with RectorSeal’s Clean-N-Safe aerosol coil cleaner, then rinsing; 4) applying GulfCoat; and 5) reassemble unit cabinet. RectorSeal’s technical support department is also available for instruction.

Other GulfCoat features include:

  • Passed multiple ASTM test standards for salt spray, water immersion, pencil hardness, cross hatch adhesion, humidity, UV resistance and flexibility, mold resistance, sand and dust resistance;
  • Available at traditional HVAC/R wholesalers in single cans or six-can cases;
  • Once applied, semi-annual or annual cleanings are recommended;
  • Doesn’t affect OEM warranties;
  • The clear coat is invisible, while the blue coat helps installers inspect coil coverage uniformity.

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10 Jul

Wide Mouth Gallon PVC Electrical Conduit 633L

NEW Wide Mouth Gallon

  • Easier application on all PVC electrical conduit sizes
  • Easier use with larger application dauber
  • Better pouring capability
  • Overall ease of use.

NEW PVC Solvent Cement Applicator

  • 2 in 1 Applicator
  • for both regular & wide mouth gallon cans

All solvent cements and cleaners carry a two year shelf life.

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21 Jun