Heating & Boilers

Avoid Hydronics Headaches

By NEEA's BetterBricks Initiative
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From checking out valve chatter to maintaining optimal condenser water flow, consider a few quick reminders from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for a proactive, preventive O&M strategy to keep your water distribution system quiet and efficient.
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Temporary HVAC: Homework Pays Off

By Mike Conklin
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School districts have known for quite some time that temporary equipment can assist in passing the tests of renovations or the pop quizzes of unexpected equipment failure. The lesser-known lesson is that having the plan in place can save significant time and money on top of the equipment’s basic benefits.
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California's first LEED® Gold winery picks radiant cooling

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Radiant cooling was used at the Hall St. Helena winery in CA to save energy and maintain precise control over the winemaking process. When hydronics contractor Robert Reid saw
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Boiler Safety On The Front Burner

By John R. Puskar P.E.
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Between the limits of enforcement and the potential sources of trouble, there’s a lot of room for something to go wrong with a boiler system. Consider the options for regular inspections, testing, and training to steer your facility clear of extra costs, outages, or much worse.
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Hospital heeds second opinion on boilers for central energy plant

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New dual-fuel boilers help save this Alabama hospital 35% to 50% in fuel costs annually.The recently completed Shelby Baptist Medical Center (SBMC) $94 million South Tower Project in Alabaster, AL,
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Geothermal Success In The Midwest

By Kevin Pope P.E. and Dave Thiel P.E., LEED
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For a nonprofit located on the shores of Lake Michigan and an adolescent treatment center in Minnesota, geothermal heat pump systems have been an upfront investment that pays off in terms of maintenance, ROI, and effectiveness within an integrated sustainable design.
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Urban Outfitted

By Om Gupta P.e.
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Chicago’s Michael A. Bilandic Building has 21 stories, one for each year since the previous retrofit. Recently, an open-minded project team paired modular chillers and hydronic gas boilers with pumps and VFDs to conquer some upgrade challenges, bring the mechanical system into the 21st century, and knock 15% off the tower’s measured energy use.
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Warming Up To Snowmelt Technology

By Kolyn Marshall
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From sidewalks to hospital entrances and helipads, these systems are becoming a more common part of a project’s mechanical infrastructure. Examine differences between ASHRAE’s old and updated classifications, then review design considerations such as heat of evaporation, heat loss to the atmosphere, and back and edge losses. Tubing, spacing strategies, and controls round out the primer.
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CLEAVER-BROOKS - Firetube Boiler of the Future

By Florian Wisinski
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New EX Technology teams with CFD modeling to aim for tomorrow's standard.
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Michigan Seamless Tube - Making The Grades

By Jeff Gundlach and Cyrus Lu
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Here’s what one company went through to adapt to two new steel opportunities.
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