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Manufacturer News: Taco Wins 2019 AHR Expo Innovation Award

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Oct 1, 2018 11:25:05 AM

Innovation doesn't come easy these days. We're all so busy just getting things done day after day that it's tough to spend the extra time and thought energy into creating better technology, business practices and equipment. Innovation, however, is a critical piece in offering solutions that improve the customer experience.

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Topics: Efficiency, Building Owner Tips, General Knowledge, Customer Service, Pumps, Parts, Manufacturer Information

Control Valves Can Improve Hospital HVAC Systems

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Aug 28, 2018 11:21:52 AM

Hospital HVAC systems work overtime. Every day of the year, around the clock, they must be working properly for patient comfort, maintaining air quality and keeping airborne disease transmission at bay. And, since HAIs (Hospital-acquired Infections) are a hot topic among hospital administrators and the news media, system designers and facilities managers are increasingly pressured to ensure that systems are chosen, installed and maintained with care.

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Topics: Energy Savings, Design Engineer Tips, General Knowledge, Efficiency

Manufacturer News: Upcoming Air Curtain Webinar

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Aug 23, 2018 10:32:29 AM

Air curtains are a critical piece of commercial building design for certain applications but many building designers aren't sure what the best practices are for incorporating them.

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Topics: Webinars, Air Curtains, Energy Savings

Webinars: Shaft Grounding Best Practices

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Aug 8, 2018 2:08:03 PM

At 11:00 am (EDT) on August 17, Electro Static Technology will offer a free training webinar (with PDH credits!) on shaft grounding best pra

ctices.

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Topics: Webinars, Efficiency

DOE Pump Regulations and Energy Overview

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jul 18, 2018 4:38:23 PM

The DOE compliance deadline for pumps is coming up on January 27, 2020.  While it may seem like this date is far into the future, think about this: New Year's Day 2019 is only 166 days away.  Time does fly, doesn't it?

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Topics: Efficiency, Pumps, Design Engineer Tips, General Knowledge

Manufacturer News: TACO's Optimized Efficiency Package

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jul 12, 2018 9:13:25 AM

 

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Topics: Pumps, Efficiency

Manufacturer News: MagnaClean Products Now on BIMStore US

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jul 9, 2018 11:26:31 AM

As you probably know, BIM (Business information Modeling) embeds key product and asset data as well as 3D computer models that can be used by specifiers during the design and construction of commercial buildings.  We're excited to announce that ADEY MagnaClean commercial filtration products are now available on the BIMStore.

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Topics: Filtration

Manufacturer News: Dependable Mission Critical HVAC Solutions from TACO

Posted by Kelly Patterson on May 16, 2018 4:35:32 PM

"Mission critical" is defined as "an activity, device, service or system whose failure or disruption in normal business hours will result in the failure of business operations." When mission critical equipment is down, the bottom line of a business is severely impacted. In some applications, such as hospitals or other critical care facilities, there are even lives at stake.

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Topics: Design Engineer Tips, Manufacturer Information

Heating and Cooling High Bay and Airplane Hangar Applications

Posted by Kelly Patterson on May 9, 2018 11:15:57 AM

Note: Schwank will offer a webinar for PDH credit on April 15, 2018 for engineers interested in learning more about infrared heating and air curtain design in these applications. The registration link is at the bottom of this blog.

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Topics: infrared Heating, Air Curtains, Energy Savings, Green Building Design and Equipment

HVAC System Contamination: Solutions to a Dirty Problem

Posted by Andy Hayes on May 8, 2018 3:04:57 PM

Air and dirt are big-time attackers of closed-loop HVAC systems. Heating and cooling your system water can be more difficult with air and dirt causing problems and impeding the flow. Figuring out that your system is contaminated isn't too difficult, especially considering that few (if any) are 100% closed. One indication of a problem is noise in your pipes, terminal units and other equipment. Inadequate flow can cause problems like cavitation. You may hear moans, hammering sounds or even a high-pitch resonance. Increased operating costs could become problematic with a reduced ability to transfer energy. Systems with air and dirt contamination face corrosion and flow restriction and blockage. That's a problem.

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Topics: Design Engineer Tips, Water Purification

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