After reviewing basic design options, the next steps for potential geothermal designers are to challenge the common concerns and myths, study how different choices have different cost impacts, and be aware of the ways a good design can yield bad performance if the installation isn’t done well. Add the habit of turning a retrofit’s circumstances to your advantage, and this underground approach can rise above client expectations in short order.
Two engineers mine their collective experience for tips on designing, modeling, and operating hydronic radiant heating and cooling systems. From conceptual basics to control nuances, on to goals like maximizing deadband operation or deploying a hybrid system, the article circulates plenty of practical information for an array of radiant opportunities.
Word of mouth is a potent ingredient in craft brewing, the fastest-growing segment of U.S. beer making. Defined as producers of fewer than 6 million barrels annually, craft brewers tend to share best-practice tips with the same enthusiasm that beer lovers have for the unique brands and flavors they create.
The company has introduced its comprehensive line of high efficiency integrated boiler control systems featuring graphical visualization and information collection to facilitate easier and better operational management of boilers and supporting peripherals. Each integrated control system provides PLC control, VFDs, and HMI interfaces devices. To facilitate centralized control and data collection, the BOILERMaster brings all the aforementioned components to a central point of control and collection of all the information about the company’s connected equipment. Hurst Boiler & Welding Co.
David Holcomb is the new vice presidentof sales, Maxitrol Company. He joined Maxitrol Company in July 2006 as national sales manager. Before joining Maxitrol Company, Mr. Holcomb held a variety of sales and sales management positions, primarily in the automobile industry.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.