July 20, 2012 – Aspen Pumps feature Anti-Siphoning Device – 2 in. long molded plastic fitting with integral air intake – that eliminates siphoning due to incorrect installations for ductless mini-split air conditioners. Device installs in pump’s ¼ in. dia discharge hose and may be oriented horizontally or vertically. Device prevents pump from auto-siphoning and emptying itself, reservoir, and connecting hose, eliminating excessive noise, ineffective operation, and overheating.
New device prevents common pump installation errors, which often cause noisy operation from “dry pump” that can lead to premature pump failure.
RectorSeal® Corp., Houston, a leading manufacturer of quality HVAC/R and plumbing products, introduces the industry’s first Anti-Siphoning Device, which eliminates siphoning due to incorrect condensate pump installations for ductless mini-split air conditioners.
Developed by Aspen Pumps in the U.K., the Anti-Siphoning Device is now included at no extra cost with all Aspen Pumps distributed by RectorSeal in the U.S. The device, which consists of a 2-inch-long molded plastic fitting with an integral air intake, is installed in the pump’s 1/4-inch-diameter discharge hose. It can be oriented horizontally or vertically and its omni-directional design prevents incorrect installation. The Anti-Siphoning Device, which is bright orange for increased visibility, is packaged in a fully-illustrated instruction card and installs easily in just a few minutes.
After the pump switches off, the Anti-Siphoning Device prevents the pump from auto-siphoning and emptying itself, the reservoir and the connecting hose. This eliminates the potential of excessive noise, ineffective operation and overheating, which causes premature pump failure.
When gravity draining isn’t possible on interior wall or ceiling-mounted mini-splits with condensate pumps, the Anti-Siphoning Device can eliminate costly, labor-intensive troubleshooting and rerouting associated with inaccessible discharge hose siphoning problems recessed in walls or ceilings.
“The majority of condensate pump failures, regardless of brand or model, are due to field installation errors typically where an incorrectly routed discharge line creates a siphon ,” said Sean Holloway, RectorSeal’s HVAC/R national sales manager. “The Anti-Siphoning Device ensures a quiet, effective and long-lasting operation.”
About RectorSeal: The RectorSeal® Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year as a leading manufacturer of chemical and specialty products designed for professional tradesmen. Steady growth over the years has been maintained through a commitment to providing high quality products and services. With a diversified business strategy, RectorSeal aggressively pursues new and unique technologies to serve the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical and construction industries. The RectorSeal Corporation is devoted to providing innovative quality products supported by strong customer and technical service.