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Lochinvar Corporation Showroom
A leading manufacturer of high-efficiency boilers, water heaters and pool heaters, Lochinvar ® Corporation has been dedicated to innovation since 1919. As a result of the company's ongoing commitment to research and development, their new products and cutting-edge technology continue to set new standards for excellence in the industry.
Enhanced SMART SYSTEM™ Control – Lochinvar has enhanced its SMART SYSTEM user interface to provide an even greater level of control than ever before, offering installers and facility managers easier access to all of the information they need to set-up, troubleshoot and monitor all equipment functions. The upgraded SMART SYSTEM control is equipped with a larger display screen, color coding functionality and soft keys for quick and easy use, as well as two selectable cascade options to allow the user to fine-tune the sequencing of multiple-unit installations. The re-engineered SMART SYSTEM is now standard on all KNIGHT® Residential Heating Boiler models, as well as the KNIGHT® XL Commercial Boiler and the ARMOR® Commercial Water Heater.
Squire® Indirect Water Heaters — Lochinvar has expanded upon its Squire Indirect Water Heater line with the introduction of six new solar models, as well as the addition of a new size to the existing standard indirect model – all of which are manufactured at Lochinvar headquarters in Lebanon, TN. Previously offered in five standard indirect models and sizes, the Squire Indirect Water Heater was designed to use the power and efficiency of a residential boiler to generate domestic hot water, consuming fuel more efficiently than a direct-fired water heater and significantly reducing operating costs. The new solar models are offered in two unique configurations, each of which features a hybrid system incorporating solar thermal panels along with either a secondary boiler heating coil or electric back-up. With the addition of these seven new models, the diversified line more than doubles in size and offers innovative new options as well as increased energy savings.
SHIELD® Commercial Water Heater ― With the introduction of the innovative SHIELD Commercial Water Heater, Lochinvar is making waves by proving that sometimes it's what's not inside that really counts. With inputs up to 500,000 Btu/hr, 96 percent thermal efficiency and storage up to 125 gallons, SHIELD has everything it takes to provide the ultimate green operation – without the risk of lime scale buildup inside the tank. Equipped with the industry's most advanced stainless steel heat transfer system located outside of the tank, which provides a 100 percent defense against lime scale buildup within, SHIELD is designed to maintain the same high efficiency and low operating costs throughout its life cycle.
SYNC® Condensing Boiler ― One of the latest innovative boiler introductions from Lochinvar is the SYNC Condensing Boiler with SMART TOUCH™, an advanced touchscreen control system. SYNC combines stainless-steel heat exchanger technology with modulating/condensing combustion to deliver thermal efficiency as high as 98 percent. With models producing 1.0, 1.3 and 1.5 million Btu/hr inputs, low NOx operation and 10:1 turndown, SYNC serves a wide range of commercial applications, offering cutting-edge green technology for today's building owners and facility managers.
KNIGHT XL® Commercial Boiler ― The KNIGHT XL Commercial Boiler, a modulating/condensing unit with an array of innovative features that make it the most advanced boiler in its class. With 94.6 percent thermal efficiency, Low NOx emissions and a fully modulating burner with 5:1 turndown, this boiler is the ideal "green choice" for today's environmentally focused market. Equipped with the exclusive SMART SYSTEM control and available in five models from 399,000 to 800,000 Btu/hr inputs, the KNIGHT XL promises and delivers incredible ease of installation and maintenance.
KNIGHT® Residential Heating Boiler — The industry's most advanced residential heating boiler is now available in both wall mounted and floor standing models for traditional hydronic space heating or radiant floor heating applications. With 12 models ranging from 50,000 to 500,000 Btu/hr and up to 98 percent efficiency, the ENERGY STAR qualified KNIGHT can literally cut home heating costs in half. The KNIGHT Heating Boiler also features fully modulating 5:1 turndown, which allows the boiler to generate the precise amount of heat to provide a consistent, stable indoor temperature while keeping fuel use to an absolute minimum. KNIGHT also features direct-vent design, which allows for up to 100 feet of air intake and 100 feet of flue gas exhaust with PVC pipe. In addition, KNIGHT is equipped with the SMART SYSTEM operating control, which includes a built-in cascading sequencer for up to eight units.
Power-Fin® Commercial Hydronic Boilers and Water Heaters — In 1986, Lochinvar introduced the innovative Power-Fin boiler and water heater line. While many new features have been added to Power-Fin over the years, the company has reached new heights on the 1.5 million, 1.7 million and 2 million Btu/hr models. With expanded 5:1 modulation and the addition of the SMART SYSTEM operating control with an internal sequencer, these 87 percent thermally efficient Power-Fin units deliver an unprecedented level of performance in multi-unit applications in a compact footprint.
ARMOR® Condensing Water Heater — With thermal efficiencies up to 98 percent, inputs up to 800,000 Btu/hr, a stainless-steel heat exchanger, 5:1 modulating turndown and the SMART SYSTEM operating control, the ARMOR water heater stands above the competition. In addition, ARMOR is designed to be installed with a separate storage tank, eliminating many potential problems encountered with traditional tank-type water heaters. The unique ARMOR design protects against the harmful effects of lime scale buildup, which can cause a traditional heater to fail in as little as two to five years and substantially increase operating costs. For example, just 1/4-inch of scale in a traditional tank-type water heater can increase operating costs by as much as 25 percent. Since ARMOR heats the water and then deposits it in an unfired storage tank, lime scale buildup does not impair the unit's heat transfer efficiency, so operating costs stay low, where they belong!