Xylem Announces Bell & Gossett Snap Zone Valve For residential and light commercial HVAC applications

MORTON GROVE, Illinois, September 24, 2012 – Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announces the Bell & Gossett Snap Zone Valve. The Snap Zone Valve is a compact four-wire thermoelectrically operated on/off zone valve designed heating and cooling systems.

Featuring an innovative compact design and an adapter ring that allows for the actuators to be installed in any 360-degree position, the Snap Zone Valve can fit under baseboards or in other tight spaces. A push-button actuator facilitates one-handed installation and permits wiring in any direction. A visual indicator provides quick and easy recognition of which valves are energized and a replaceable plunger assembly allows for internal removal without removing the valve from the system.

Other features of the Snap Zone Valve include:

  • Soft close technology suppresses water hammer
  • Silent actuator operation
  • 360-degree actuator installation
  • One-handed actuator installation
  • Valve in-pipe serviceable
  • Suitable for 50/50 glycol mix and retrofit installations
  • Solar heating application
  • Union connections enhance quick installation

The Snap Zone Valve is made with a forged brass body that allows for high temperature and high-pressure applications.

Operating specifications of the Snap Zone Valve are:

  • Operating temperature range for fluids of 32°F (0°C) – 212°F (100°C)
  • Ambient temperature range of 32°F (0°C) – 122°F (50°C)
  • Maximum operating pressure of 240 PSI
  • Maximum differential close-off of 60 PSI
  • Shutoff speed of 3 min.
  • Opening speed of 3 min.
  • Electrical rating of 24V 60Hz
  • Power consumption of 1.8W

About Xylem’s Applied Water Systems
Xylem’s Applied Water Systems (AWS) is comprised of global brands that work together and deliver premium products, comprehensive solutions and unmatched application expertise to meet the demanding needs of growing populations, communities and industries. The range of energy-efficient pumps, boosters, drives, valves, controllers and water systems support numerous applications in building services, general industrial, food and beverage, marine and agricultural markets around the world. For more information on AWS and its leading brands visit www.xylemappliedwater.com.

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all — that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xyleminc.com.