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Topic: Design Engineer Tips

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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Predictive Maintenance Can Prevent Boiler Problems
By Kelly Patterson on May 13, 2021

Instant gratification is a current human requirement. We want it now. We want it now and we don’t want to wait. We want it now and we don’t want...

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4 Ways HVAC Manufacturer’s Reps Add Value to Commercial Building Projects
By Shane Lafleur on September 15, 2020

Design engineers, contractors, and facilities teams have a lot on their plates, juggling projects while attempting to keep pace with rapidly...

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How Smart is Your VFD?
By Kaitlyn Sheaves on July 22, 2020

The world is getting smarter and smarter every year, and the HVAC industry isn’t blind to that. Mechanical rooms are starting to become more...

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10 Hydronic Equipment Selection Tools and Resources for Engineers
By Kelly Patterson on April 30, 2020

HVAC and plumbing design engineers have a tough job.  They’re tasked with creating comfortable building spaces while optimizing energy usage and...

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How Do We Celebrate Fix a Leak Week?
By Kelly Patterson on March 18, 2019

Water is our business, so we take every opportunity to remind colleagues and friends of its importance. March 18-22 is National Fix a Leak week....

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System Benefits of High Efficiency Burners
By Kelly Patterson on February 11, 2019

The idea of replacing the boilers in an existing central energy plant can be daunting. This is very high capacity, very large, and very pricey...

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How to Combat Iron Oxide in Hydronic HVAC Systems
By Kelly Patterson on February 7, 2019

Air in a hydronic HVAC system can be a problem, specifically when it comes to the development of corrosive iron oxide.  When system components,...

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Pressure Independent Valves in Greenhouses
By Kelly Patterson on February 6, 2019

Flower and vegetable greenhouses are not uncommon in NC and SC.  While growers in western climates are starting to focus on cannabis, here in the...

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AHR Expo 2019 Wrap-Up
By Kelly Patterson on January 23, 2019

The advent of new products and innovation in the HVAC industry unfailingly starts with the AHR Expo in January.  This past week in Atlanta, GA,...

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