Steam Trap Connector

Spirax Sarco has released a new line of universal steam trap strainer connectors that have an upgraded BDV3 blowdown valve. When used with standardized, universal-type steam traps, the new line’s swivel conectors create a complete, compact trap station with NPT, socket weld or 1/2-inch, 3/4-inch and 1-inch flanged connections.

The trap station is rated to 600 psig at 750-degrees fahrenheit. It is compatible with Spirax Sarco universal thermodynamic, balance pressure, inverted buck, flat and thermostatic, and bimetallic stream traps.

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Lifetime Products Inc. has released a basketball backboard outfitted with a MAKROLON polycarbonate sheet that makes the product stronger than acrylic and virtually unbreakable. Unlike acrylic, the backboard does not become brittle with age.

The polycarbonate sheet features a double-sided UV coating in 2.5 millimeter and 3 millimeter thickness. The UV coating protects the backboard against discoloration.

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Window System

The Signature Series window from Moduline Window Systems uses 0.125-inch walls to meet structural and durability requirements for lager units. The Signature Series is designed with low deflections, fastener retention and joinery to maintain performance despite potential misuse and abuse.

Durable 2.5-inch ventilators and meeting rails, flush plane design and construction, and deep-water, pressure-equalized sills were incorporated to provide a solution for big openings, and large operating and fixed glass lites.

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Rubber Matting

Linear Rubber introduces Top Mat II, a rubber flooring system available in 2-foot-by-2-foot squares and interlocking tiles. The flooring is also available in 15-foot rolls that are 2 feet wide.

Top Mat II is made of slip-resistant 3/8-inch-thick recycled rubber. It can be installed without adhesive and it can be cleaned with water and mild detergent. The matting is available in black, or black with blue, yellow, green, red or white flecks.

The matting can be used to secure exercise equipment, while providing acoustic and insulating qualities.

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SmoothSpin, a new product from Master Lock, is a durable die-cast combination lock with a zinc body that can be opened with one hand. The lock is made specifically to accommodate fingertip twist or thumb-turn dialing.

A hardened steel shackle can resist cutting and prying and its 40-number dial allows for thousands of possible combinations. The lock is designed with shackle tension to prevent break-ins and the combination automatically scrambles once the shackle is in place.

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Document Storage has launched a Web site that allows storage of images of medical charts, prescriptions and other records — as well as insurance policies, passports, drivers licenses, photographs of family members, pets and other vital documents — in a secure, virtual safe-deposit box. The company allows documents to be stored, managed and shared in a standard PDF format.

Each subscriber is given a private, toll-free number that can be used to fax important documents to a secure, password-protected account.

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Down-lighting Fixtures

A new line of 6-inch and 8-inch aperture metal halide fixtures, designed to address maintenance accessibility and light output usually associated with high ceiling applications, is the latest addition to Architektur, Prescolite’s line of premium-specification grade-recessed down lighting.

Employing vertical T6 metal halide lamp technology, the new product provides lighting solutions for a variety of commercial and institutional applications where access for lamp replacement is usually difficult.

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Roof System

Metal-Era Inc., a provider of metal edge roofing systems, introduces its newest fascia system: Perma-Tite Omni Fascia. According to the company, design benefits include a membrane raised out of the waterline and a base rail that locks down the membrane. It is available in heavy gauges, has no exposed fasteners and follows the NRCA guidelines for raised perimeter edge conditions.

The fascia is available in .040 inch, .050 inch and .063 inch aluminum and 24-gauge steel with a choice of finishes. The company’s standard 20-year, 110-mph wind warranty is also available.

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