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Xylem's Bell & Gossett ecocirc Wireless Circulator System Provides Instant Hot Water to any Faucet

Smart system saves thousands of gallons of water
using as little as 14 watts of power
MORTON GROVE, Illinois — Xylem Inc., has announced the addition of the Bell & Gossett ecocirc wireless to its line of hot water circulators. .
Designed for plumbing systems without a recirculation line, the ecocirc wireless uses unique ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) technology to achieve significant energy savings while operating on as little as 14 watts of power. A valve is installed under the sink, or other water outlet, farthest away from the water heater, where hot water takes the longest to arrive. The valve is battery-operated and equipped with an onboard temperature sensor and wireless RF transceiver that communicates with the circulator pump mounted to the water heater or hot water source.
The ecocirc wireless is lead-free and features technology that turns the pump on only when the system needs to be replenished with hot water. The pump’s unique microprocessor provides the ECM the precise frequency and voltage for maximum efficiency. A few of the key features and benefits include:

    Easy installation, no electrical outlet required under the sink
    Built-in 24-hour timer which allows system to adjust to users schedule
    Operated via wireless RF communication, ranging approximately 150 Feet
    Temperature and timer controlled
    Optional push button start
    Valve operates using two (2 AA batteries)
    Maximum fluid temperature of 203oF/95oC
    Maximum line pressure of 145 PSI

“The ecocirc wireless technology continues to demonstrate our commitment to developing more eco-friendly and energy-efficient products for plumbing and HVAC systems,” said Chrishelle Rogers, product line manager circulators & accessories, Xylem, Applied Water Systems.
About Xylem Applied Water Systems
Xylem Applied Water Systems (AWS) comprises global brands that work together and deliver premium products, comprehensive solutions and unmatched application expertise to meet the demanding needs of growing populations, communities and industries. The range of energy-efficient pumps, boosters, drives, valves, controllers and water systems support numerous applications in building services, general industrial, food and beverage, marine and agricultural markets around the world. For more information on AWS and its leading brands visit www.xylemappliedwater.com.
About Xylem
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. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide.
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.xyleminc.com.

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