As an organization, The Radiant Professionals Alliance is in the “rebuild” mode. We are scrubbing all of our previously existing educational presentations and general presentation materials for rebranding under the new RPA logo, developing new online training materials and adding new course materials and instructors for these convenient online training courses, etc.
This is my second column in a series of articles about radiant ceiling heating and cooling systems. My next experience with radiant ceilings was an artistic radiator that I built and installed in my home office basement. It was similar to a panel radiator, except that it was completely made of copper.
As I pointed out in my last article, the possibility of having a well-meaning volunteer drywall installer with a cordless screw gun and very sharp screws in hand gave the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and me some concern.
As I begin my new life as technical director of the Radiant Professionals Alliance, hereafter referred to as the RPA, I find myself surrounded by some very professional people who all have one goal in mind. That goal, if you will, is to “Grow Radiant.” That has always been the goal of the RPA since its inception back in 1994. And although the original concepts of delivering radiant comfort were essentially hydronic based, today it includes electric panel radiation, hydronic powered radiation, and even direct and indirect gas fired radiation.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is calling for formal proposals toward the development of the 2017 Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE*Stand)....More
This week's product gallery includes an adjustable thermostatic mixing valve, a static pipe bursting system, a condensate pump with built-in acid neutralizer, a vacuum pump inlet trap, a new line of band saw blades and more.
This month’s quiz covers health and safety regulations on the job site. Safety compliance not only helps protect employees, it can reduce liability insurance, help prevent downtime, and help avoid serious fines from H&S inspectors.