Rabiah is a supervising mechanical engineer with Syska Hennessy Group, San Diego. He is retired from the University of Michigan after 28 years as a facility engineer. His area of expertise covers HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and elevators.
In addition to promoting the efficiency and economy of providing a
fancoil unit for each lab space to complement a more typical VAV
approach, the author also submits a few tips for the design and
submittal process for consultants.
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.