Canadian Consulting Engineer

What’s New… (October 01, 2005)

October 1, 2005
By Canadian Consulting Engineer



Control Instruments is producing the PrevEx Flammability Analyzer for continuously monitoring gas emissions from sewage lines and waste treatment facilities. The unit has rugged construction, low maintenance and easy calibration.

Gorman Rupp’s new Ultra V pump achieves up to 60% increased pressure and up to 40% increased flow compared to other self-priming, centrifugal, solids handling pumps of the same size. The Ultra V can be configured with the UltraMate to increase maximum pressure to 300%.

ITT Flygt has a new Progressive Cavity Pump suitable for handling sludge, slurry and other viscous media. The pumps are self-priming, rotary displacement units that progress uniformly from suction to discharge. Because the rotors are hollow they have reduced wear and reduced noise levels.


Victaulic has released the new Vic 3D Piping Software for AutoCad users designing with its piping systems and has released the Vic Cells 3D software for users of MicroStation VI.


Uponor Canada’s manager of codes and standards, Doug McDonald, based in Regina, Saskatchewan, has received the Joseph K. Seidner Award from the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.


TIR Systems working with Selkirk Signs and Services added colourful LED display lighting to outline the exterior of the Federated Co-op store in Rankin Inlet in the Arctic Circle. TIR’s LightMark and LightScript border tubes in green and red were used. The LED-based signage is able to withstand extremely cold weather conditions compared to neon and maintains a consistent brightness in cold conditions. Similar lighting is now being installed on the co-ops in Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island and Kugaaruk, Nunavut.


The new high-efficiency steam water heater by Maxi-Therm of Montreal gives up to 20% energy savings in a pre-piped vertical heat exchanger package. The equipment extracts all latent heat from the steam, even up to 150 psi. Five sizes are available to meet typical district energy, hospital and university loads.


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