Pumps & Flow Controls

Case In Point

BMS keeps health facility’s HVAC components in check

May 31, 2014
A tough economy and scrutinized energy consumption created an ambitious plan to enlarge a mental health facility near Allentown, PA.
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Chill Out: A Mechanical Study And Chiller Upgrades Revive School Infrastructure

Heating and cooling upgrades for a preparatory boarding school nestled among the trees in Pottstown, PA, wove together the best of 1950s innovation with today’s energy standards
May 1, 2014
The Hill School, referred to as Hill, was founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School for Boys and Young Men.
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Shopping In Utah's Great (Semi-) Out-doors

In-slab radiant heating and cooling, cooling towers, and a serious array of pumps and tubing create just the right retail environment in this 20-acre downtown complex.
May 1, 2014
There’s a new and shimmering upscale tourism and retail destination in the heart of Salt Lake City that has won the attention of city planners worldwide.
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Seawater Warms Up Marine College Building

“Think Globally, Design Locally” could’ve been the slogan for this opportunistic design on the Maine coast.
February 28, 2014
Geothermal and VRF components, along with a key design revision and even an underwater heat exchanger, buoyed this project as it sailed toward a flexible and sustainable finish.
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Trust But Verify

After 40 years and other engineering studies, a large university building still suffered from humidity problems. Our intrepid author dug into the data and the dark corners of the building in pursuit of the culprit — or culprits?
February 1, 2014
Sebesta Blomberg was commissioned to study a humidity problem for a 400,000–sq-ft library at a university in the Midwest a few years ago.
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Case In Point

Successful piping solution helps beer go from brew room to tap

February 1, 2014
The owners of Aardwolf Brewery in Jacksonville, FL, are not taking any chances when it comes to their up-and-coming business. That attitude is what led them to select Aquatherm as an important component for their brewing room.
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Back 2 Basics

B2B: Energy Retro-Cx

Month 2 - The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application — Air & Water Readings and Solution Plan
November 1, 2013
Last month, we tested readers on commissioning three of the many automatic temperature control (ATC) sequences of operation associated with the secondary hot water process heating system for an industrial building application.
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Energy Retro-Cx

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT software 2
October 11, 2013
The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Primary-Secondary Heating at an Industrial Building Application - Air & Water Readings and Solution Plan
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VRF Heat Pumps In The Real World

Wide temperature swings, submetering deficiencies, bloated carbon footprint … these are but three of the problems tackled in two contrasting projects in the Northwest.
September 1, 2013
How is variable refrigerant flow (VRF) working for you? We asked a number of people that question and summarized the findings from two typical facilities here.
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AHRI releases heat pump standards

August 1, 2013

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has published two new standards covering commercial heat pumps.


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