At Mechanical Equipment, we make an effort to carry the products that our customers need while at the same time, the products that fit into our complete hydronic package. Since adding boilers to our product list, we felt that the accessory steam and hot water products used with boilers, would also benefit our customers, so we added the Sterling / Sterlco steam specialty product line.

Sterlco Steam Control Products

Sterling / Sterlco manufacturers a very high quality line of steam and hot water accessories such as:

  • High Pressure Thermostatic Traps
  • All sizes and types of F&T Traps
  • All sizes and types of boiler-feed pumps and systems
  • Steam Temperature Control valves
  • Inverted Bucket Traps
  • All sizes and types of condensate pumps and tanks

They are located just outside of Milwaukee, in New Berlin Wisconsin, with over 100 years in business. We’ve sold quite a bit of Sterlco product since we signed them on, and we haven’t had a single issue with any aspect of the product whatsoever!

Sterlco Steam Control Products
Most recently, we were contacted by United Airlines with a request for us to furnish two new Sterlco boiler feed systems at 1,000 gallons each, for better consistency and reliability. They were ecstatic with the results!

The biggest reason we chose to represent Sterlco, was their high quality line of boiler feed and condensate pumps. They are made with a 3450 RPM motor, to assure maximum efficiency while maintaining minimum motor horsepower. Available in a wide range of sizes, they are AMERICAN MADE with options that will meet or exceed your needs.

The new K Series 2’ low NPSH Pump is designed to pump hot condensate up to +212° F, on elevated tank units. If (or more likely “when”) a steam trap fails in the system, this unit continues to operate up to 12° higher than standard units. The added inducer increases vapor pressure and prevents the whole system failing due to pump cavitation. Stainless steel construction on the impeller and inducer, lengthens the life of the pump and offers supreme corrosion resistance. The K Series pump is energy efficient and will reduce total cost as well. It is engineered to fit / retro-fit current Sterlco boiler feed and condensate units, and is also a drop in replacement for other brands as well.

We stock most of these items year-round, so we can get them to you quickly. Give us a call today at 800-355-7061 to learn more about Sterlco’ s Steam Control Systems or any of our other great products.

We were made aware that EMCOR Services, lost a key employee Brendan Hanrahan, recently and they are asking for help to support his wife and two small children. They are having a fund raiser and we are happy to make a raffle donation for such a heart breaking situation. We are posting their request below and encourage everyone to help out the family of one of our industry’s own.

To attend the Brendan Hanrahan Family Benefit Luncheon, click here to purchase tickets.

Dear Friend of EMCOR:

On October 19th of this year, EMCOR Services lost a dear friend. Technician Brendan Hanrahan, only 38 years old, passed away from heart complications.

Brendan was born with a heart condition making it difficult for him to get adequate life insurance to cover his family. He leaves behind a wife and two small children.

A benefit luncheon is being held on January 21, 2018 to help raise money in order to help the family outweigh the tragic cost of losing a loved one.

We are writing to ask for your help in donating a raffle prize for this event. Sports Tickets, Gift Cards, Electronics, Tools are all popular items. Anything you can provide to help this young family would be appreciated!

We would ask that you mail or drop off your donation NO LATER THAN JANUARY 18, 2018

EMCOR SERVICES
431 Lexington Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 229-7600
ATTN: Brendan Hanrahan Benefit

You can also drop your donation off at our office Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WILL PARTICIPATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Thank you in advance for your generous donation to this very worthwhile cause!

Warm Regards,

Tim Schilling, Ralph Pfeifer, Chris Witek, Patrick Holly, Ken Boubel, Chris Beller, Don Petty, Kate Limbers, John Warpinski, Ken Kosinski

EMCOR Services Team Mechanical, Inc.
431 Lexington Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Office: 847.229.7600

Nexus Valve just released this video which demonstrates the installation process for the NexPress crimp piping connection system engineered for hydronic HVAC systems. It’s a little over a minute long but we think you’ll find the information valuable.

Let us know if you have any additional questions on installation or on the NexPress crimp piping connection system in general. We’re happy to answer any questions. You can reach us at 800-355-7061.

Nexus Valve has announced the addition of the HLA UltraFlex™ hose NexLok union adapter. This hose adapter can handle 250 psi of water pressure and temperatures of 32 – 200 degrees.

Made of solid brass, these adapters provide superior connectivity between Nexus UltraFlex female swivel hose ends and NPT pipe fittings or copper tubing. The UltraFlex hose end, where the hose adapters can be threaded in, has swivel fitting with NPSH (straight pipe) threads and gasket.

All threaded ends (including NPT) have faces that are machined true and flat for maximum sealing performance against gaskets.

Available in 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″ sizes.

Call us for more information or learn more here. 

The Department of Energy (DOE) has made some changes that affect commercial and industrial pump systems. To stay up to date and compliant, you might be interested in registering for this free webinar. Taco, one of our most popular manufacturers, is hosting “DOE Commercial Pump Regulations and Labeling” on Oct. 25th at 1 p.m. CST.

Did you know that 25% of currently available pumps will not be saleable as of January 27, 2020 due to new energy efficiency levels being implemented by the DOE. This webinar will cover the scope of pumps affected by the new Commercial & Industrial Pump rules, the new rating system, test methods and performance requirements. It will also explore the industry’s efforts to implement a new Energy Rating labeling program, which is similar in look-and-feel to the Energy Star appliance labels and can easily be used by utility incentive programs to incentivize the purchase of high-efficiency pumps.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the scope of products covered under the DOE rulemaking
  • Pump Energy Index (PEI) is the new DOE metric – what it means and how it’s applied
  • Learn the compliance timelines
  • See what the new pump label looks like and how it will help affect purchases of higher efficiency equipment

Register Here

Our commitment to customer service is one of the main principles of our company’s mission and brand. We are constantly striving to exceed your highest expectations. It’s why we have aligned ourselves with the best mechanical equipment manufacturers, and why we have hired and retained the best service staff.

This year we wanted to take it up a notch and thank our customers for their loyalty and support over the years. On August 17th, we held our first “customer appreciation” golf outing at the beautiful Makray Memorial Golf Course in Barrington. Over 140 of our clients showed up on a day when the weather started out looking a bit ominous. But by the time our BBQ lunch was served (burgers, brats and cold beverages) the sun was shining and the day was off to a perfect start.

The golf was excellent and all of the guests received a goody bag with lots of fun things inside. Our customers enjoyed meeting our team and networking with others. There were contests and prizes galore, including four Hole-in-one contests with a 2017 Ford F150 Pick-Up Truck as the biggest prize available. We had two longest drive contests, two closest to the pin contests, and two longest putt contests. There was a low-score contest and five team events, all overseen and scored by the club professional Don Habjan.

After some of the best golf of the summer, a terrific buffet dinner and desert was served.

If you weren’t able to make the event we hope you can next year but we do want to take the time to say thank you for your support and loyalty. If there is anything that we can help you with, please call us at 800-355-7061.

Mechanical Equipment is offering a 15% discount on our Patterson-Kelley Annual Maintenance Kits (part #BP-0000-0345 ). This special offer will be applied to maintenance kits orders starting October 16th, 2017 through October 31st, 2017.

As we approach winter, the importance of annual maintenance will help ensure optimal performance of your Patterson-Kelley Boilers and frankly, all of your equipment. Annual maintenance work provides your company with additional service revenue, gives you an opportunity to get in front of your customers again, and keeps them happy with superior service.

To learn more about our Patterson-Kelley Annual Maintenance Kits, just contact Dean in our office at 800-355-7061.

Nexus Valve has launched a new product, the Flamco Pressure Step Deaerator (PSD) and we’ve got it for you.

A new and innovative tool, the unit utilizes vacuum technology to deaerate entrained air in hot or chilled water hydronics systems.

The compact design allows the PSD to be installed in almost any mechanical situation. The PSD is an efficient low-power consumption unit requiring only 110v and 3 amps to run, and is easy to program through simple LED readout controls.

Key Features

  • Password protection for parameter entry
  • Pressure settings in 1 PSI increments
  • Service reminder option (12 months)
  • Pump exercising option (2 second pulse if inactive for 60 days)
  • Event logging for pump start, pump run hours counter, electrical
  • Interruption and common alarm
  • Auxilary contacts for common fault
  • Pump fault, pressure transducer
  • Vacuum deaerating, turbo and normal interval modes
  • Pump inlet strainer and pump check valve
  • Glycol mixture up to 50%
  • Vacuum cylinder
  • Adjustable diff erential
  • MODBUS and RS485 connectivity
  • Will deaerate system volumes up to 39,625 gallons
  • Two year warranty

If you are interested in learning more about this product, download the brochure or give us a call at 800-355-7061. We’re happy to answer any of your questions or help design a system for your client.

We wanted to share a case story with you that involved one of the popular product lines we carry, Nexus Valves. We hope sharing this case story of how they solved a noise issue at a local University will give you some ideas on solutions your can provide your clients.

Recently Nexus Valve and one of their manufacturers’ representatives, Faco, were highlighted in HVAC/P magazine for a project that used the Dynamic, a combined pressure independent flow limiter and control valve, to solve a noise issue at a local university. The Dynamic, along with custom valve packages, were combined with the NexLok push-fit connection system to provide a fast, clean installation for the partnered contractors.

In the case story, you’ll see that Ball State University had an opportunity to renovate one of its popular residence halls,which is an eight-story building housing 450 students and features a computer lab, fitness room, lounge area, and laundry rooms. The building was 46 years old and residents were complaining of loud noise associated with the water pressure.

The University turned to Nexus Valve for a solution with the issue. Nexus Valve brought in their local manufacturer’s representative Faco to help solve the challenge and use this project as a training opportunity for their Dynamic Valves.

The result was to suggest a pressure independent control valve combined with a thermal motoric actuator to keep constant water pressure,which significantly reduces the noise level.

Not only did the solution they designed using the Nexus Valve system solve the noise problem, but when it was combined with new technology, the tool-less industrial strength Nex-Lok push-fit connection system, it allowed for a fast, clean installation that avoided damages in tight spaces. In fact, overall the contractor felt it ended up being an 80% faster install. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Want to read more about this case story? Click here and go to page 30 of the HVAC/P magazine.

To learn more about the Nexus Valves Dynamic valves/ Nex-Lok solution and how it could help make your next project more efficient and effective, give us a call at 800-355-7061.

Have a case story of how you were able to solve a customer challenge using our products? We’d love to feature it on our blog. Shoot us an email at sales@buymeinc.com to get the ball rolling.