Bell & Gossett presented with 2016 Product of the Year by Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suction Diffuser Plus receives Bronze Award in annual reader’s choice program
Morton Grove, Ill. -- For the sixth time since 2010, Xylem Inc., a global water technology leader focused on solving the world’s most challenging water issues, and its Bell & Gossett (B&G) brand, have received a Product of the Year recognition, most recently for the B&G Suction Diffuser Plus by Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine. The Suction Diffuser Plus is an innovative flow-straightening centrifugal pump accessory that helps maintain efficiency, improve flow conditions and eliminate recirculation zones, reducing energy waste.
The annual Product of the Year program was established to provide CSE readers with information about the leading new products in the HVAC, fire/life safety, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets. This year, readers, many of whom are daily product users, recognized the market-leading B&G Suction Diffuser Plus with a Bronze Award in the HVAC category.
“We are pleased that CSE readers acknowledged the energy efficiency benefits, quality and reliability of the Suction Diffuser Plus and nominated it as one of the best new products of 2016,” said Mark Handzel, Vice President, Product Regulatory Affairs, and Director, HVAC and Commercial Buildings, Americas, Xylem. “The innovative Flow Cone technology enables the pump accessory to retain as much as 5 percent more of its intrinsic efficiency than similar products, ensuring the highest pump efficiency for a broad range of HVAC applications.”
The Suction Diffuser Plus was developed to provide ideal flow conditions to maintain increased efficiencies. The product’s compact footprint is easily retrofitted into previous system designs.
Other product benefits include:
- A patent-pending Flow Cone design that addresses increasingly stringent ASHRAE and MEI efficiency guidelines by improving flow conditions and eliminating recirculation zones, which reduces energy waste.
- A mesh throwaway start-up strainer that ensures clean and trouble-free performance at installation. A large-diameter orifice cylinder that prevents debris from entering the pump suction, resulting in reduced maintenance costs.
- Optional pressure/temperature ports that allow operators to check system conditions and verify start-up strainer presence without having to shut down the pump system, saving installers time and effort.
The Suction Diffuser Plus and other Product of the Year recipients were featured online and in the September issue of Consulting Specifying-Engineer. To learn more about the Suction Diffuser Plus, visit http://bellgossett.com/hydronic-plumbing-accessories/pump-accessories/suction-diffuser/.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2015 revenues of $3.7 billion and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last four years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide and the Company has satisfied the requirements to be a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series each year since 2013.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all — that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.