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Improve Seal Life with a Cyclone Abrasive Separator

Posted by Tyson Williams on Jul 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In a perfect world, pumps would never leak and motors would run forever. However, in reality mechanical seals eventually stop sealing and motors stop motoring.   For now, let’s only focus on mechanical seals and an effective fix which may help extend the life of a pumps’ mechanical seal.

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Topics: Pumps

Mechanical Seals: Getting Back to Basics

Posted by Tyson Williams on Jul 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Mechanical seals are extremely critical components for pump operation.  But if you're new to pump repair or if you are a building owner trying to gain some insight into what's going on in your mechanical room, it may be helpful to get back to the basics and get to know the mechanical seal on a fundamental level. 

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Topics: Pumps, Parts, General Knowledge

Insights for Engineers: AERCO Compares Boiler Efficiencies

Posted by Tyson Williams on Jun 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Originally posted on AERCO.com website

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Topics: General Knowledge, Manufacturer Information, Boilers and Water Heaters, Design Engineer Tips

Manufacturer Insights:  Suggestions for Long Term Pump Storage

Posted by Tyson Williams on Jun 20, 2016 11:39:34 AM

Have you ever received a pump before it was ready to be installed on a job? Have you ever purchased a new pump to serve as a “plug and play” back-up for a critical application? Or, have you ever replaced a pump and had the old one repaired to have an extra on-hand? If so, you may find the below beneficial.

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Topics: Pumps, Manufacturer Information

Three Steps to Properly Maintain a Variable Frequency Drive

Posted by Tyson Williams on Jun 15, 2016 12:51:55 PM

Note: This blog post was synopsized from EC&M magazine article "Tips for More Effective VFD Maintenance."  Post by Dave Polka, ABB Automation University.

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Topics: Pumps

Field Repair or Modification of an ASME-Stamped Pressurized Vessel

Posted by Tyson Williams on Jun 3, 2016 8:51:38 AM

Have you ever had a situation where your ASME stamped pressurized vessel needed to be field modified or repaired? Hopefully you haven’t but, if you have, you are well aware of how extensive of a process it is to keep and maintain ASME certification after a repair in the field has been made. Recently, I was made aware of a situation where someone clearly had not played by the rules and followed correct protocol. I won’t focus on what was done to this equipment and fortunately no one was hurt in the time that lapsed before being identified. Instead, I wish to share a brief overview of the proper procedure for obtaining an ASME “R” stamp.

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Topics: General Knowledge

Manufacturer News: AERCO Training Updates

Posted by Tyson Williams on May 24, 2016 7:00:00 AM
It’s critical to keep your skills current and your knowledge base up-to-date when it comes to technical HVAC equipment. AERCO offers certification and re-certification modules to assist technicians in becoming and remaining a trained, current and active technician. Technicians who go through the AERCO training will have the authorization to perform AERCO product start-ups and have full access to the Tech Assist Hotline.
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Topics: Manufacturer Information, Boilers and Water Heaters

How Do You Get Commercial HVAC & Plumbing Parts After Hours?

Posted by Tyson Williams on Nov 6, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Boilers don’t schedule their failures between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Pumps don’t let you know if they’re going to stop pumping at 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving weekend.   The business of HVAC and plumbing doesn’t stop at 5:00 p.m. on a weekday and your manufacturer’s rep shouldn’t either. You can’t allow building occupants to freeze during the winter, sweat during the summer or be without water any time. It’s important to choose a manufacturer’s rep who works when you do.

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