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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

4 HVAC, Water and Plumbing Tips to Ensure Healthy School Environments

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Aug 16, 2017 10:57:26 AM

School environments are a critical part of student learning.  Some studies show that classroom temperatures do potentially influence student test performance and memory ability.  Additionally, high levels of humidity can lower concentration and increase sleepiness. High lead levels in drinking water can have serious consequences for children.  Prolonged exposure to lead can cause neurological problems, heart disease, kidney disease and reduced fertility.  Poor school building conditions have even been associated with student absenteeism.  It’s no wonder that school systems in the Carolinas are putting extensive resources into the acquisition, maintenance and repair of water, HVAC and plumbing systems.

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Topics: Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips, Water Purification

Drinking Pond Water:  Our Sales Engineer Tests Electroadsorptive Filter

Posted by Kelly Patterson on May 25, 2017 11:14:10 AM

Clean water is a big issue today for building owners and design engineers all over the world.  Fortunately, commercial buildings now have options to remove bacteria, lead and more from their water via point-of-use and point-of-entry filtration systems.  One option doesn't rely on chemicals to kill viruses and bacteria but rather uses advanced electroadsorptive technology to remove dangerous products from your water.

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Topics: Water Purification, Cooling Towers

Lessons from Flint:  Why Water Purification Solutions are Critical in Commercial Building

Posted by Kelly Patterson on May 22, 2017 8:31:18 AM
Most people have heard of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.  But how many of us in the commercial HVAC and plumbing worlds stop to think of the implications of the water crisis in Flint and how they impact us right here in North Carolina and South Carolina?

Is there anything that the engineers could have done to prevent the crisis?  How can we learn from the Flint issue and avert a similar crisis here in our Carolina cities?

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Topics: Water Purification, Design Engineer Tips, Building Owner Tips

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