Pumping catalog available
Taco Inc. LOFlo Injection Pumping catalog showcases cooling applications
The 32-page LOFlo Injection Pumping catalog by Taco Inc. provides a full walkthrough of the features of radiant cooling applications with passive and active chilled beams, available Taco system design tools, selection procedures, technical data and mechanical specifications, performance data, and more. Taco’s LOFlo mixing block is a complete injection mixing station contained in a single factory-assembled package consisting of a hydraulic separator attached to two small LoadMatch circulators, one of which serves primary system flow (injection circulator) and the other which acts as an injection circulator to precisely match the required load on a given zone. The LMB works with radiant systems and requires only two pipes, eliminating control valves and balancing valves. The LMB automatically provides only the flow and temperature of water needed to satisfy a given zone at any given time. The LoadMatch system for heating and cooling is recognized as an integral green building design component.
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