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Boost Your HVAC System Energy Savings with this Y-Strainer

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Sep 29, 2020 11:41:24 AM

Almost four years ago, Metraflex took the standard Y-strainer and turned it into the new and improved LPD Y-Strainer for the ultimate energy savings, and it rocked the hydronic engineering industryThe LPD Y-Strainer from Metraflex even made it on the short list of finalists for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine Product of the Year! But, what is so special about this Y-Strainer anywayLet’s dive in!  

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Topics: Metraflex, Y-Strainer, LPD Strainer

MetraSeal Pipe Penetration Seal Product Overview

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Jul 8, 2020 2:28:42 PM

Metraflex has created a great gold mine of resources in their YouTube mini-series, “Essential Product Knowledge…From a Distance.” Episode Twelve from their mini-series is hosted by Dan Kish, who discusses how the MetraSeal creates a water-tight seal around any pipe. Here are a few of our takeaways:

 

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Topics: Piping, HVAC, Metraflex, Pipe Penetration Seal

Everything You Need to Know About Delegated Design

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Jun 23, 2020 8:23:40 AM

Metraflex keeps their educational mini-series going with Episode Eleven, hosted by Metraflex’s Engineering Manager, Marty Rogin. Marty takes less than five minutes to explain all the details you need to know about Delegated Design to prepare you for your next commercial HVAC system project.

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Topics: HVAC, Metraflex, Delegated Design

MetraPak Expansion Joint Product Overview

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Jun 17, 2020 11:09:08 AM

Metraflex has quite a long list of commercial HVAC system solutions, recently highlighted in their product knowledge video mini-series. Episode Ten from their mini-series is hosted by Dan Holbach, who talks in detail about the MetraPak expansion joint. Here are a few of our takeaways:

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Topics: HVAC, Metraflex, Expansion Joints, MetraPak

Metraloop Expansion Joint Product Overview

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Jun 12, 2020 8:02:39 AM

 

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Topics: HVAC, Metraflex, Metraloop, Expansion Joints

Anchor Load Calculations and Guide Spacing Requirements

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Jun 10, 2020 9:04:20 AM

If you do not guide, then your joints will not last. When guided incorrectly, the joints can overextend, leading to significant damage. This means the joint will need to be replaced. Avoid this by watching the video below by Metraflex. Jim Clauss goes into detail about how to properly calculate Anchor Load Calculations and Guide Spacing Requirements so that everything will go smoothly and last for its appropriate lifetime. 

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Topics: Metraflex, Anchor Load Calculations, Guide Spacing Requirements

Seismic BreakAway Hanger Product Overview

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Jun 5, 2020 8:04:25 AM

Are your pipes equipped and ready for a seismic event? While we hope you never experience this, it can happen. Earthquakes aren’t a frequent occurrence here in NC, where our company is headquartered, but the largest quake to hit happened in 1916 with a magnitude of 5.2. That is a strong enough quake to feel like a truck has hit the building!  In 2003, a 4.5 magnitude quake in Richmond, VA was felt all the way to the south in Raleigh, NC.  Even though our area doesn’t experience the same kinds of seismic events our friends in the western part of the U.S. have, it’s still important to plan for them so your pipes don’t get bent out of shape during the occasional earthquake.

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Topics: Webinars, Metraflex, seismic breakaway hanger

Metragator Externally Pressurized Metal Expansion Joint Product Overview

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on May 13, 2020 8:24:51 AM

Continuing with our excitement with Metraflex’s Essential Product Knowledge… From a Distance mini-series, Episodes Five and Six are a two-part series with loads of information in less than 10 minutes combined. If you have missed any of the previous episodes, you can find them here, along with some of our takeaways!

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Topics: Metraflex, Compensator, Metal Expansion Joints, Externally Pressurized Joint

MetraVent Air Release Valve Product Overview

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on May 6, 2020 9:08:48 AM

Metraflex has done it again! In their mini-series,” Essential Product Knowledge… From a Distance, “ you can learn all about different Metraflex products, quickly, but still in depth. If you’ve missed it, you can view previous episodes here. They are worth the watch!

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Topics: Pumps, HVAC, Metraflex, Air Release Valve

Suction Diffuser Flex Product Overview

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Apr 27, 2020 9:08:51 AM

We are very lucky to represent manufacturers like Metraflex that understand how valuable ongoing training can be, especially now. Metraflex has continuously been uploading videos for their popular mini-series, “Essential Product Knowledge…From a Distance.” If you’ve missed it, you can view Episode One and Two, here. They are definitely worth the watch!

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Topics: HVAC, Metraflex, Pump collector, SuctionDiffuserFlex

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