A small team led by an award-winning Florida engineer decided to test conventional wisdom about pressure loss, both in a straight run and in comparing supply and exhaust scenarios. Early returns suggest the data may be flowing in an unexpected fashion.
An engineer with the 9th-largest school district in the United States writes about the IAQ testing and final report that his district commissioned. From offices to classrooms to cafeterias and restrooms, the monitoring was extensive. Read the results and some author comments about acceptable IAQ in schools, the possibility of overdoing fresh air, and the associated costs.
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.