Metraflex has quite a long list of commercial HVAC system solutions, recently highlighted in their product knowledge video mini-series. Episode Ten from their mini-series is hosted by Dan Holbach, who talks in detail about the MetraPak expansion joint. Here are a few of our takeaways:
If you do not guide, then your joints will not last. When guided incorrectly, the joints can overextend, leading to significant damage. This means the joint will need to be replaced. Avoid this by watching the video below by Metraflex. Jim Clauss goes into detail about how to properly calculate Anchor Load Calculations and Guide Spacing Requirements so that everything will go smoothly and last for its appropriate lifetime.
Are your pipes equipped and ready for a seismic event? While we hope you never experience this, it can happen. Earthquakes aren’t a frequent occurrence here in NC, where our company is headquartered, but the largest quake to hit happened in 1916 with a magnitude of 5.2. That is a strong enough quake to feel like a truck has hit the building! In 2003, a 4.5 magnitude quake in Richmond, VA was felt all the way to the south in Raleigh, NC. Even though our area doesn’t experience the same kinds of seismic events our friends in the western part of the U.S. have, it’s still important to plan for them so your pipes don’t get bent out of shape during the occasional earthquake.
Many believe that humidification is only helpful during the cold months, but this is not true! Respiratory issues can occur during the summer months because of the many allergen triggers and the hot weather. While air conditioners and fans are helpful to cool us down on those hot summer days, they also tend to remove moisture from the air when circulating. When there is no moisture in the air, it makes it more common to experience respiratory issues such as difficulty breathing, watery eyes, chest congestion and coughing. Adding moisture to the air with a humidifier can counteract these problems. Pure Humidifier knows the importance of comfort in your building, so they provide the equipment to give your building the best environment possible.
Continuing with our excitement with Metraflex’s Essential Product Knowledge… From a Distance mini-series, Episodes Five and Six are a two-part series with loads of information in less than 10 minutes combined. If you have missed any of the previous episodes, you can find them here, along with some of our takeaways!
There are a wide range of cooling systems available for different applications. Some work better than others, depending on a wide variety of factors too lengthy to go into in a short blog post. One of the biggest complaints in building office spaces is related to HVAC comfort. How many times have you heard that conference rooms are freezing while office spaces are stifling hot? One way to combat the complaint is by using a variable refrigerant flow heat recovery system.
Our manufacturing friends at Riello took innovative, careful steps to design a burner that could fit many different applications, and that is easily noticeable in the R Series burners. Did you know that these burners were designed to offer a high degree of flexibility to meet the many different applications that arise in the HVAC industry today? Riello accomplished this is many ways, but there are three ways that particularly stand out!