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Winter Webinar:  Designing Roof and Gutter De-Icing System

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Nov 28, 2018 3:42:34 PM

If you shudder when you think about ice building up on the roof and gutter of a commercial building, you are not alone.  Here in the Carolinas, ice can be a tricky foe in the winter months.

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Topics: Webinars, HVAC Design Tools, Design Engineer Tips, Manufacturer Information, General Knowledge

Does Your System Need Shaft Grounding Technology?

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Nov 16, 2018 9:40:40 AM

We are huge advocates of utilizing VFDs to control AC motors in most instances.  It isn't often that we need to run a pump motor at full speed, so we can reduce our energy consumption (lower costs) while being a little kinder to our motors by installing VFDs in our systems.  Rarely in life do we encounter anything that is flawless, however, and VFDs are no exception.  They do lower our operating costs and can increase system performance, but they also create shaft voltage. 

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Topics: HVAC Design Tools, Variable Frequency Drives, Energy Savings

Manufacturer News: Griswold Controls Application Tips

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Mar 7, 2018 3:14:30 PM

Our manufacturing partners are smart. That is, after all, one of the many reasons why we partner with them! Griswold Controls has compiled a huge list of very readable application tips that we think you might enjoy reading. Granted, they may not be as enjoyable as the latest book club selection, but these tips could be applicable to a current project or two of yours.

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Topics: HVAC Design Tools, Piping, Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips, Training, General Knowledge, Manufacturer Information

Three System Benefits of High Efficiency Burners

Posted by Andy Hayes on Feb 27, 2018 3:51:53 PM

System design is a critical element of system efficiency. The hydronic heating system must be designed correctly to take full advantage of a high efficiency high turndown boiler. It makes sense that a high efficiency boiler will never perform at a high level in a system designed for an atmospheric boiler. The physics is just against performance.

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Topics: HVAC Design Tools, Boilers and Water Heaters, Burners

5 Easy Ways for Engineers to Earn PDH Credits

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jan 12, 2018 9:07:49 AM

I'm not saying you can get PDH credits for no effort, but there are some pretty easy (and often free) ways for professional engineers to earn PDH credits. These won't soak up too much of your time and, perhaps most important, you may learn something.

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Topics: HVAC Design Tools, Green Building Design and Equipment, Design Engineer Tips, General Knowledge

Upcoming Webinars for HVAC Mechanical Engineers

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Sep 8, 2017 11:24:05 AM

We all know it's important to take some time to keep current on the latest tools, trends and equipment in the industry.  Here are two webinars coming up that may be of interest to design engineers:

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Topics: infrared Heating, HVAC Design Tools, Webinars

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At Heat Transfer Sales of the Carolinas, we are invested in the success of our customers.  And we believe in the products we represent.  We use our blog posts to educate and answer questions about hydronic HVAC and engineered plumbing equipment and the industry in general. 

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