is the Principal in charge of mechanical design for Alegro
Engineering, L.P., an El Paso, TX-based engineering design and
consulting firm. He has 21 years of experience in the design of
mechanical systems for educational, institutional, and manufacturing
facilities in the United States and Mexico.
In this overview of a three-school hydronics project in Texas, the author demonstrates how control is critical and why it’s worth putting some thought into alternate design scenarios along the way. He also offers a couple of tips for retrofits in constantly occupied spaces.
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.