We’re Associates hired the mechanical contracting firm, “C Me 4 Pipe” based in Holtsville, N.Y., to install the strainer in the mechanical room. Heat for the building comes from two, 175 HP Scotch Marine steam boilers.
Rising fuel costs and an elevated interest in renewable energy technologies have made geothermal heating and cooling a more popular HVAC industry choice in recent years, particularly in relation to the exceptional comfort and long-term energy savings it can provide.
MINOOKA, ILL. — Grainger is making great strides in becoming a more sustainable company with construction of its own facilities. This is a reflection of the company’s business model in that Grainger’s commitment to sustainability extends to its offerings, as the company brings innovative products and solutions to its customers, helping them with “green” facility management.
The tight time frame of the job made things very interesting. According to Cicciarelli, the key aspect of the PP-R system that fit so well on this job was that this was a $6 million retrofit that had to be completed in two and a half months.
Coincidentally, The Pipco Companies Ltd., (PIPCO) had recently become an approved installer of the German-manufactured Aquatherm polypropylene-random pipe (PP-R), and proposed using the relatively new-to-North America option. PIPCO won the mechanical contracting bid on the job for installation of the heat pump loop water piping in the building’s existing vertical chases.
Template assisted crystallization — or TAC — systems, which typically consist of nothing more than a plastic or fiberglass reinforced housing or tank with TAC media inside — are sized by flow rate, with applications as small as 1 GPM for point-of-use scale prevention, to multiple-tank applications for larger volume needs. Fort Sill Army post in Oklahoma has a system capable of conditioning water at a rate of 900 GPM using 12 Watts OneFlow TAC tanks.
When in Missoula, do as Missoulians do, which would probably include hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, kayaking on the Clark Fork and Bitterroot Rivers, talking about the different forest fires currently burning in the area, and generally soaking up every ounce of the outdoors as possible.
But to really, truly be accepted by the vista-loving locals, you’d need to adopt some colloquialisms, such as pronouncing “creek” like “crick, or referring to anything with three or more wheels and an internal combustion engine as a “rig.”
INDIANAPOLIS — Some place, somewhere in the United States is experiencing drought conditions today. It’s become a constant part of life in America. Plumbing manufacturers have been under pressure from the Environmental Protection Agency to keep reducing the amount of water used by plumbing fixtures, and much work remains to retrofit old, water-hogging plumbing fixtures.
PHOENIX — Phoenix is known as the Valley of the Sun for good reason. Heat from the sun is so brutal in that desert bowl that it works overtime to pull all the moisture from air, streams and soil, making Phoenix the driest city in the thirstiest state.
LOVES PARK, ILL. — Members of the trade media were invited to accompany Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R–16th District) while he visited the Danfoss facility here, which included a tour of the variable frequency drive and solar inverter production areas.
PLEASANTON, CALIF. — Steve Rivers, the president of Rivers Plumbing, Heating & Air here in the San Francisco Bay area will take over as president of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association at the group’s CONNECT 2013 convention and show in Las Vegas in mid-October. Rivers started his firm, a residential service contractor, in 1979. In the beginning, the firm performed some new construction work and commercial tenant improvement, but they decided to stick with service because they like getting paid consistently.
WINDSOR, ONTARIO — Operated by the City of Windsor, Ontario, since 2007, Windsor Airport serves a mixture of scheduled airline flights and general aviation, and is a popular point of entry into Canada for private and business aircraft.
In 2011, the City of Windsor identified the need for a new service hangar at the facility in order to increase air traffic revenue, create more jobs and diversify the local economy. The project’s design team had to address several building fundamentals based on the nature and location of the project.
WEST YARMOUTH, MASS. — The Cove at Yarmouth was throwing money down the drain with its former hot water heaters. Within an eight to ten year period, the resort was replacing the old tanks at a rate of one to two water heaters per year. Eventually, the resort’s general manager, Michael Edwards, decided it was time to make a change.