RectorSeal® LLC, a manufacturer of HVAC/R products, recently won a product design award for its TripleGuard™, a smart water leak monitoring, detection and prevention system designed to protect commercial and residential property from water damage. Judged by an independent panel of HVAC contractors, TripleGuard competed against 79 other product design entries in 13 categories and won a Bronze award in the “Components & Accessories” category of the 16th annual Dealer Design Awards (DDA) sponsored by the weekly trade magazine Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News (The News).
While the plumbing industry currently has many water leak detectors, few brands actually proactively stop water flow and subsequent property damage while also enabling the user with cloud-based control remotely or onsite via smartphones or the Internet. TripleGuard is designed for any real estate owner or manager overseeing property with dish washers, clothes washers, sinks, water heaters, hydronic/plumbing piping, and other potential water leak sources.
TripleGuard consists of two products that are maintenance-free and installable in less than an hour: 1) the TripleGuard Smart for Cloud-based monitored facility leak protection; and 2) the TripleGuard Active appliance leak shutoff, designed mainly for single source protection, such as water heaters.
“Statistics reveal North American water damage insurance claims total billions of dollars annually and 250-gallons (946-liters) of water can potentially leak daily from just an 1/8-inch (3-mm) crack in a pipe,” said Brian Ilagan, TripleGuard senior product manager, RectorSeal.
RectorSeal also won a second DDA Bronze award for its new Rooftop Pipe Support (RPS), a five-inch-high (12-cm) polymer shell for mounting HVAC/R, electrical, plumbing and condensate piping, or ductwork, walkway grates and solar panels on commercial flat rooftops without roof penetration.