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Noritz Tankless Water Heater Top Pick Among Readers

Posted on March 14, 2012 by Joel Williams

Readers of Plumbing & Mechanical magazine named the Noritz America NR83-DVC tankless water heater as one of the top five best new “Products of the Year,” based the number of requests for product information.

The concentric-vented NR83-DVC saves energy (Energy Factor: 0.82) and protects the environment by heating water strictly on demand, while offering a longer product life cycle than storage tank-type models. In addition, it promises lower emissions, reduced electrical consumption, smaller amounts of potentially hazardous construction materials, and easier recyclability of those materials and components once the product is removed from service.

Like its other whole-home residential tankless water heaters, the NR83 allows professional plumbing installers to make an even stronger environmental statement to cost-conscious homeowners looking to shrink their monthly fuel bills as well as their carbon footprints.

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CASE STUDY: Using Tankless Technology to Solve Restaurants’ Hot-Water Problems

Posted on March 10, 2012 by John OReilly

Ben Wirick of FRG

Despite the vital importance of hot water to restaurant operations, getting the right quantities to right outlets at the right temperatures – especially during operational peaks – is an anxious, uphill battle for many managers. But a new and innovative approach to restaurant water heating that melds all of the necessary components into a single, prefabricated, ready-to-install package is boosting system performance, longevity and energy savings for a growing number of proprietors. This successful strategy is the subject of a cover story in the February 2012 issue of pme magazine.

Developed by Facilities Resource Group (FRG) of Grandville, Mich., the innovation is an engineered rack system that combines one to six tankless water heaters from Noritz America with all the necessary components – all mounted to a mobile aluminum frame and finished off with insulated copper tubing.

This type of multi-unit apparatus can be seen in numerous commercial installations around the country. The true breakthrough by FRG was its decision to leverage the inherent advantages of multiple tankless water heaters into a turnkey service program that caters specifically to the rigorous demands of fast-food and casual-dining restaurant chains. Instead of shipping one or more tankless units to a job site for installation by a local contractor, FRG takes direct control of the transaction by:

Ben Wirick with prefabbed tankless system

• designing and fabricating the water heater racks in its western Michigan facility;

• shipping them in FRG trucks to wherever the restaurant is located nationwide;

• personally participating in the installation of the rack with a qualified local contractor, usually after work hours, so that the restaurant suffers no down time;

• coordinating post-installation service work, either with the installer or another service company that has participated in a Noritz commercial tankless training program.

“Restaurant operators are concerned about not just the lost dollars and cents they can count [because of a malfunctioning water heating system], but also the less-tangible losses,” says FRG director of mechanical sales and engineering Benjamin C. Wirick. “If they must shut down for even half a day, will disappointed customers opt for a restaurant down the street and never come back? They don’t want to take that chance.”

Click here to learn more about FRG and this exciting new approach.

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