MORTON GROVE, Illinois – January 26, 2010 — Bell & Gossett has introduced a revolutionary new line of energy efficient potable water recirculator pumps that uses a unique technology to achieve significant energy savings while delivering instant hot water to every faucet.
Featuring ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) technology and a patented spherical motor design, the ecocirc® eliminates the need for a conventional shaft, seal and bearing assembly. The rotor/impeller is the only moving part in the entire pump and it is magnetically balanced on a stationery ceramic bearing inside the pump housing to provide silent, long-lasting operation.
This state-of–the-art design allows the ecocirc to use 68 percent less energy than most standard pumps and can save an average family of four more than 12,000 gallons of water a year by eliminating the need to wait for hot water to reach the plumbing fixture. Using only 10 watts of power, the equivalent of a small nightlight, the ecocirc can save a home owner hundreds of dollars in energy costs a year.
Other special features of the ecocirc include:
· Maintenance free, long-lasting operation
· Seal-less, leak-free
· Resistant to scale build-up, ensuring optimal flow
· Only self-realigning bearing in the small pump market
· Self-lubricating and automatically cooled by pump media
· Resin-encompassed stators eliminate corrosion
· Energy savings pay back the cost of the pump within months
· The magnetically centered rotor can tilt to avoid small particles
· Built-in temperature sensor automatically adjusts frequency and voltage
· Built-in 24 hour timer
· Motor is separated from wetted parts by a stainless steel partition
· Superior starting torque
· Easy to install
The ecocric is also available with a timer module that adapts quickly and easily to all ecocirc circulators. The plug-in timer design makes it easy to convert the pump to a timer- controlled unit for even greater energy savings.
Bell & Gossett acquired this unique technology when ITT purchased German pump manufacturer Laing GmbH in 2009. Laing is a leading producer of energy-efficient circulator pumps used in residential and commercial plumbing and HVAC systems. Driven by government regulations, the European market has more stringent energy standards that require more technologically advanced pumps.
“The ecocirc demonstrates ITT’s ongoing commitment to more energy-efficient products for plumbing and HVAC systems,” said Monica Levy, Director of Communications at ITT’s Residential and Commercial business. “We are excited about expanding this platform of products going forward.”
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About Bell & Gossett
Bell & Gossett, a brand of ITT Corporation, is a leading manufacturer of centrifugal pumps, circulators, hydronic specialties, heat exchangers, condensate handling equipment, and packaged systems for variable and constant speed pumping, heat transfer and pressure boosting.
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2008 sales of $11.7 billion. www.itt.com