Bell & Gossett updates online hydronic system design tool

Written on: August 17, 2022 by ICM

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, recently integrated ESP-Thermal into its ESP-Systemwize selection tool. Launched in 2017, ESP-Systemwize allows HVAC and plumbing system designers the ability to choose all system components within a single integrated tool to ensure an efficient hydronic system design.

The ESP-Thermal addition provides an online plate and shell and tube heat exchanger selection program. System Designer, introduced earlier this year, streamlines the system design process, allowing design along with all supporting documentation and details to help quote jobs quickly and easily.

“Adding ESP Thermal as part of Systemwize allows contractors and engineers to work in one program to optimize the system design and reduce overall cost,” said Jim Klimek, Heat Exchanger Global Product Manager, Xylem Inc. “Plus, when you’re ready to go, the platform automatically pulls all documentation and submittals you need for system selection.”

Integrating the ESP-Thermal program into the Systemwize platform eliminates the need for a separate selection tool for heat exchangers. It also adds these capabilities:

  • Selection of GPX (gasketed plate), BPX (brazed plate) and shell and tube heat exchangers
  • Option to design GPX units to the requirements of the AHRI LLHE certification program and ASHRAE 90.1 compliance
  • Double wall designs for potable water selections
  • Single and dual circuit refrigeration evaporators and condensers
  • Mechanical design options for materials of construction, connection types, and accessories such as insulation kits
  • Design capability and physical properties for over 100 different fluids including today’s most popular fluids in the HVAC industry
  • Ability to request 2D .pdf and autocad drawings and 3D models

“These features allow engineers to easily select the most suitable heat exchanger and optimize their system based on project goals and requirements, ultimately increasing efficiency and productivity,” said Klimek.

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