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Tech Update

Sept. 16, 2013
A. O. Smith, Lochinvar, Navien
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A. O. Smith announces the launch of its new line of XP boilers and XP automatic circulating water heaters for large-volume commercial applications. Designed for versatility and energy savings, these units bring together touch-screen simplicity and high-efficiency operation, along with A. O. Smith’s reputation for reliability. With a combination of innovative control features and modulating capabilities, XP represents the latest in high-efficiency fully condensing boilers from A. O. Smith, offering high outputs for demanding applications ranging from 920,000 to 3.4 million BTUH. XP models are designed to be used in both hydronic and potable hot water applications such as large-volume, full-service hotels and high-rise apartment complexes as well as resorts, government buildings, schools and hospitals. |

Lochinvar announces that its advanced Crest condensing boiler is now available with inputs of up to 5 million BTUH. Along with the addition of the larger models, Lochinvar has expanded the line to include a dual fuel gas train. Additional product enhancements include lower firing input derate numbers in high altitude applications.

Since its introduction, the Crest condensing boiler has swept the industry with its fire-tube technology integrated with Lochinvar’s exclusive Smart Touch operating control. Offering thermal efficiencies as high as 99%, the newly extended Crest line brings exceptional energy-efficiency and design flexibility to the largest commercial applications.

Adding to Crest’s versatility, Lochinvar is now offering models with dual fuel capabilities. Currently the dual fuel gas train is offered on the 1.5 to 3.5 million BTUH models, and the new larger models will soon be offered with dual fuel. A keypad switch on the front panel of the boiler allows for a smooth and simple conversion from natural gas to propane. |

Navien announces the introduction of the NPES, Navien premium efficiency- standard. The NPE-S delivers up to .98 EF efficiencies. The NPE-S is ideal for both residential and commercial applications where the ComfortFlow™ feature in the A model, including buffer tank and internal recirculation pump, is not required. All other NPE series features are found in the NPE-S, including: 1/2-in. gas pipe capability up to 24-ft., dual stainless steel heat exchangers for longer life, field gas convertibility and 2-in. PVC venting up to 60-ft. |