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Joe Britt, PE is the President of Heat Transfer Sales and interested in educating everyone about hydronic systems.
How to Prevent Pump Cavitation
By Joe Britt, PE on June 30, 2021

Cavitation happens when bubbles form in a fluid when the pressure drops quickly below vapor pressure. When the bubbles experience higher pressure,...

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A Simple Guide to Removing Air from Hydronic HVAC Systems
By Joe Britt, PE on May 19, 2021

In hydronic HVAC systems, water is circulated through the pipes and equipment as it delivers and removes energy throughout the system. In a closed...

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How Does a Hydronic HVAC System Work?
By Joe Britt, PE on May 2, 2021

Are you unfamiliar with how air conditioning, or HVAC, systems work? HVAC is the Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) method for...

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Best Installation Practices for All HVAC Pump Styles
By Joe Britt, PE on March 20, 2018

You can purchase the best pump in all the world for your commercial HVAC system but, if it is installed improperly, it will mean additional costs in...

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Does Your Boiler Design Hold Up in Winter?
By Joe Britt, PE on January 5, 2018

I’ve been in the commercial HVAC rep business for over 15 years now and have helped many people design and select boiler systems for their buildings....

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Pump Cavitation (Technically, It Ain't Air!)
By Joe Britt, PE on February 1, 2017

Pump Cavitation. Even if you don't know anything about HVAC pumps, you would probably think this is a bad thing. And, you would be right!

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Pump Talk: HVAC Minimum Pump Speeds
By Joe Britt, PE on January 31, 2017

Most modern HVAC equipment modulates, or varies, its speed in order to conserve energy while operating at part-load conditions (any condition less...

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Active Chilled Beams: Combine Cooling, Heating, and Ventilating with No Moving Parts!
By Joe Britt, PE on January 26, 2017

Active Chilled Beams (ACBs) are capable of delivering up to 1500-BTUs per Liner Foot of beam of sensible cooling when supplied with medium...

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Hydronic HVAC Systems: Air Elimination vs. Air Control
By Joe Britt, PE on January 20, 2017

Earlier, in the blog post “Why Air Must Be Removed from Hydronic HVAC Systems," we discussed several of the issues free air and dissolved air may...

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