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4 Ways HVAC Manufacturer’s Reps Add Value to Your Commercial Building Projects

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jul 19, 2017 4:42:13 PM

Today, you can get almost everything from the Internet. And, with the help of do-it-yourself warehouses and enterprising You-Tubers, you can pretty much get a home improvement project done in a weekend or two by yourself. We’re rapidly becoming a society who doesn’t need any help from outside sources. We can print our own legal documents, build our own bookshelves at home, fix our leaking pipes and sell our own houses. And, for the most part, it works pretty well.

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Topics: Products, Customer Service, Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips

Manufacturer News: Griswold Controls Unimizer Valve

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jun 15, 2017 9:41:06 AM

The Griswold Controls Unimizer® Valve is no ordinary valve. According the Griswold literature, it has better than globe valve performance at better than butterfly valve price. As a matter of fact, the list price for a 3-way valve is 45-50% lower than a 3-way butterfly valve. If price is a concern for you, this valve may be your answer!

Some other things Griswold Controls wants you to know about the 4" to 6" flanged Unimizer include:
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Topics: Design Engineer Tips, Building Owner Tips, Products

3-Way Control Valves Vs. Pressure Independent Valves

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Mar 3, 2017 10:58:57 AM

Griswold Controls has a series of application tips that can assist HVAC design engineers, building owners and contractors.

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Topics: Products, Design Engineer Tips, Manufacturer Information

8 Considerations for Selecting a Cooling Tower

Posted by Andy Hayes on Dec 6, 2016 11:30:40 AM

All reputable cooling tower manufacturers have their tower performance certified by the Cooling Tower Institute (CTI). When discussing cooling towers, performance isn’t a factor. However, there are key attributes to consider when selecting a tower.

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Topics: Products, Design Engineer Tips

The Case for Vertical Inline Close-Coupled Pumps

Posted by Andy Hayes on Oct 19, 2016 8:10:00 AM

The vertical inline close-coupled (VICC) pump operates internally on the same principle as end suction pumps. The big difference is that physically, the suction includes a longer path to the eye of the impeller, allowing both the suction and discharge connections to be inline with the piping. The VICC pump shares with its end suction cousin the pros and cons of having the impeller close-coupled to the motor shaft, but having a vertical shaft configuration does have some additional advantages.

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Topics: Pumps, Products, Design Engineer Tips

4 Ways HVAC Manufacturer’s Reps Add Value to Your Commercial Building Projects

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Aug 31, 2016 10:44:43 AM

Today, you can get almost everything from the Internet. And, with the help of do-it-yourself warehouses and enterprising You-Tubers, you can pretty much get a home improvement project done in a weekend or two by yourself. We’re rapidly becoming a society who doesn’t need any help from outside sources. We can print our own legal documents, build our own bookshelves at home, fix our leaking pipes and sell our own houses. And, for the most part, it works pretty well.

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Topics: Products, Customer Service, Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips

3 Benefits of a Combined Space & Water Heating Plant

Posted by Joe Britt, PE on May 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

For most commercial and institutional buildings, conventional thought has always been to design a boiler system to handle heating loads and a separate water heating system to satisfy domestic hot water demands.  This is a relatively simple, straightforward approach.  However, did you know there are some big benefits to consider when putting the domestic hot water heating load onto the space heating boilers? 

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

Manufacturer News:  Acorn Controls Introduces Automatic Temperature Monitor

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Feb 5, 2016 9:57:27 AM

Acorn Controls recently introduced the ATM, or Automatic Temperature Monitor.  No, you can't get cash out of it..but it can certainly be of great help to facilities that require a higher level of bather safety and protection, typically provided by a domestic HW temperature monitor and alarm.

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Topics: Manufacturer Information, Products

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