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Topic: Design Engineer Tips

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. An...

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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, like...

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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, was...

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10 HVAC and Plumbing Blog Posts You Should Read
By Kelly Patterson on December 31, 2018

We're so thrilled to be a part of a thriving commercial building industry in NC and SC.   2018 has brought many challenges and we've worked hard with...

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AHRI Announces Specification Change for Infrared Heaters
By Kelly Patterson on December 11, 2018

By now, we all know the advantages of using infrared heating for those special areas in designs with large open areas like warehouses, distribution...

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Webinar: IR Heating and Air Curtain Design for Auto Garages and Fire Stations
By Kelly Patterson on December 10, 2018

It's time for another valuable webinar by Schwank on infrared heating and air curtain design.  This time, the folks at Schwank are focusing...

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Introduction to Magnetic Bearing Technology
By Kelly Patterson on November 30, 2018

Conventional commuter trains are generally limited to a top speed of 60 miles per hour.  The train speed is limited by the track condition,...

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