ARMOR® Wall Mount Named Finalist in Product of the Year Awards


by Lochinvar Marketing Department | 05/01/2013

Lochinvar’s recently introduced ARMOR® Wall Mount Water has been named a finalist in Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s Product of the Year Awards. The ninth annual awards program spotlights innovative new products demonstrating technological advancement. Based on its features and design, the judges selected ARMOR Wall Mount as one of the 2013 finalists in the Plumbing & Water Management Category. 

About ARMOR Wall Mount
Introduced in January 2013, ARMOR Wall Mount offers stainless steel heat exchanger technology with modulating/condensing combustion and superior energy efficiency. Available with inputs of 125,000 Btu/hr and 199,999 Btu/hr, the new models offers up to 96 percent thermal efficiency with a 5:1 turndown and a compact, wall mounted design that fits the tightest installations. 

Designed to be installed with a separate storage tank, the ARMOR line is at the heart of Lochinvar’s “Better Idea” water heating philosophy. This unique 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 increase operating costs significantly. Since ARMOR heats the water and then deposits it in an unfired storage tank, lime scale buildup does not impair the heat transfer efficiency.
The ARMOR Wall Mount models are equipped with the advanced SMART SYSTEM™ operating control, the ideal solution maximizing hot water delivery. The feature-rich SMART SYSTEM interface includes a built-in cascading sequencer that allows for water heaters with different Btu/Hr inputs to be installed together to maximize turndown capability. 

Designed to provide tremendous flexibility, the new ARMOR Wall Mount not only frees up space in the mechanical room but also offers five unique venting options. It can be installed with direct-vent air intake and exhaust runs up to 100 equivalent feet using PVC, CPVC, Polypropylene or AL29-4C stainless steel vent pipe. Intake and exhaust runs can terminate horizontally through a sidewall or vertically through the roof. 

About the Product of the Year Awards
The Product of the Year awards are voted on by qualified Consulting-Specifying Engineer subscribers. Eligible professionals can cast their vote online for finalists in each category through June 28, 2013. Interested voters who do not currently subscribe to the magazine can complete a simple registration form for a free subscription and the chance to vote. The winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in each category, as well as the Most Valuable Product, will be featured in the September 2013 issue of Consulting-Specifying Engineer as well as on the website.