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Tip of the Week - Grundfos Magna 3 Series - Integral Controller

Feb 28, 2019 1:26:00 PM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in Tip of the Week

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When powering on the Grundfos Magna3 Pump there are some basic settings that must be applied before initial use. The integral controller and onboard screen guides the user through each step and once complete the pump can be started in AutoAdapt Mode. To use the other control modes additional settings are required (links to Home Screen Set up, Constant Temperature Mode, Flow Limit). 

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Tip of the Week - Grundfos Magna 3 Series

Feb 21, 2019 1:26:00 PM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in Tip of the Week

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The Grundfos Magna3 Pump packs all of Grundfos’ innovation into a small, intelligent circulator. The integrated controller, temperature & pressure sensors and communications capabilities make the Magna3 the ideal pump for hydronic loops and Domestic Hot Water Return applications. 

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A personal story of living Cougar’s mission

Feb 15, 2019 12:41:00 PM / by Tim Zacharias posted in General Info

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Cougar USA’s mission is to make buildings work, so the people inside can do theirs. Over the last few months, this has become a personal mission of mine as well.

In November, my son Joey was born at Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women, and earlier this month had surgery in Legacy Tower to remove a benign cyst from his abdomen. Thanks to the amazing doctors and staff at TCH, Joey made a quick recovery – he definitely handled the surgery better than my wife Ashley and I did! After spending a few days recovering in West Tower, Joey was back smiling and being his happy self. Ashley and I feel very blessed that Joey’s case was minor compared to many families at Texas Children’s.

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Tip of the Week - Grundfos CR Pump Series Seal Kit Change Process

Feb 14, 2019 1:20:00 PM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in Tip of the Week

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The Grundfos CR Pump utilizes a Cartridge Style Mechanical Seal, allowing for quick and easy maintenance. A crucial step in the seal kit change process is to set the gap height for the stack kit inside the pump housing when coupling to the motor. Proper spacing ensures the stack kit will not rub on the pump housing.

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Tip of the Week - Grundfos CR Pump Series

Feb 7, 2019 1:15:00 PM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in Tip of the Week

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The Grundfos CR pump is ideal for Pressure Boosting applications. Like all centrifugal pumps, the CR cannot operate when air is trapped in the impellers. To eliminate air from the Pump, use the bleed screw on the top of the pump can, it may take several passes to clear all the air from the pump. 

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Cougar's Mission & Values

Feb 1, 2019 12:32:00 PM / by Tim Zacharias posted in General Info

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Mission

At Cougar USA we are proud to provide complete, tailored solutions for our customers. We have the technical knowledge and experience to identify their needs, wants and potential issues. We also help design, deliver and support a complete solution. Every day, Cougar supports Consulting Engineers, Installing Contractors and Building Engineers, especially after hours and weekends for emergencies. We continue to serve our customers long after the initial sale. This level of service and quality of products build trusting, long-term relationships with our customers and partners.

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Tip of the Week - Grundfos CU352 Controller Series

Jan 17, 2019 1:11:00 PM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in Tip of the Week

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The System Enable & Disable Feature on the Grundfos CU352 Controller allows the Pump System to be shut down without having to power down.  This is helpful when pump or system maintenance is required.  We also recommend using this feature to disable the pumps anytime the power needs to be turned off. This protects the VFD’s and motors from losing power while under a load condition.

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Tip of the Week: System Enable and Disable Grundfos CU352 Controller

Jan 17, 2019 12:02:37 PM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in Tip of the Week

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The System Enable & Disable Feature on the Grundfos CU352 Controller allows the Pump System to be shut down without having to power down. This is helpful when pump or system maintenance is required.  We also recommend using this feature to disable the pumps anytime the power needs to be turned off. This protects the VFD’s and motors from losing power while under a load condition. 

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Overflow and Flood Protection for Break Tanks in Commercial Buildings

Oct 25, 2018 10:06:00 AM / by Tim Zacharias posted in Level, Flood Protection

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Many commercial buildings in Houston have large water storage tanks to meet city plumbing code requirements. These break tanks provide water for fire protection pumps and domestic (potable) water pumps to supply the building. A major concern with break tanks in the building is the potential for flooding due to tank overflow. This is especially critical when the tanks are in a basement level.

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Break Tank Fill Valve Types – Float Versus Electronic

Oct 23, 2018 4:54:00 PM / by Tim Zacharias posted in Pressure, Level

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Many commercial buildings use storage tanks for Domestic (Potable) and Fire Water Applications, especially in Houston where it is required by code. As water is used in the building, an automatic system is required to replenish the water and maintain a constant level in the tank. In domestic applications, this process can repeat multiple times an hour during peak demand loads. An automatic level-control system has two main components, Fill Valves and Controls.

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