ITT Bell & Gossett has won the 2011 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the inauguralPlumbing Categoryfor its ecorcirc hot water circulator.

ITT Bell & Gossetthas won the 2011 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the inauguralPlumbing Categoryfor its ecorcirc® hot water circulator.  Recognized for its energy-saving features and innovative design, the ecocirc is one of 10 products chosen as a winner and will be recognized at the2011 AHR Expoto be held in Las Vegas January 31-February 2, 2011.

Winners of the AHR Innovation Awards are determined by a panel of judges, made up of ASHRAE members, which evaluated the products submitted based on innovation, application, value to the user and market impact. The awards are presented each year to recognize the most innovative HVACR products showcased at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).  

A state-of-the-art design allows the ecocirc to use 68 percent less energy than most standard pumps and can save an average family of four more than 12,000 gallons of water a year by eliminating the need to wait for the water to get hot. Using only 10 watts of power, the equivalent of a small nightlight, the ecocirc can save a homeowner hundreds of dollars in energy costs a year.

Featuring the exclusive ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) technology and a patented spherical motor design, the ecocirc eliminates the need for a conventional shaft, seal and bearing assembly. The rotor/impeller is the only moving part in the circulator and it is magnetically balanced on a stationary ceramic bearing inside the pump housing to provide silent, long-lasting operation.

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