Check out the January 2019 issue of PM Engineer, featuring a look at an award-winning project that recycles used auto oil to fuel radiant heating, standpipe requirements for marine docks and wharfs, commercial plumbing trends at AHR Expo, codes restricting lead in drinking water, and a new digital tool to help plumbing engineers streamline the submittal process.
Recently, pme headed down to Ashland City, Tennessee, for a visit to A. O. Smith’s residential water-heater facility where it chatted with Vice President of Marketing David Chisolm and Senior Manager, Commercial New Product Development Matt Schulz.
Find a successful professional and there’s a good chance they had a great mentor. For Blair Minyard, the new vice president of education on the ASPE Board of Directors, that person is new ASPE President Carol Johnson.
Ten years ago, I wrote a column that I entitled “No lead is good lead.” The column raised a number of eyebrows and is still quoted today. Actually, that column was written well after my first involvement with lead. I first got involved with lead in drinking water concerns in the early 1980s. I was interviewed for the Chicago local news in 1986 regarding lead in the Chicago drinking water.
Last month, we covered the concept of combining heat pumps with hydronic distribution systems. We also discussed the specifics of an air-to-water heat pump supplying multiple zones of radiant panel heating.
The combination of REHAU's expertise in materials, process engineering and applications combined with MBT's global trading, logistics and distribution expertise creates new opportunities through expanded business models.
GF Piping Systems’ COOL-FIT ABS Plus piping system is a fully pre-insulated plastic piping system for secondary cooling and refrigeration that features energy-efficient, non-corroding, maintenance-free performance, the company says.
Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, announces its new magnetic boiler filter. Designed to protect system components and maintain efficiency, the high-powered 12,000 Gauss magnet captures ferrous debris from the system before it reaches the boiler.
The February 2019 issue of PM Engineer focuses on water safety, specifically the threat of legionella and how engineers can reduce risk by referencing ASHRAE Standard 188. Also in the magazine, Julius Ballanco’s analysis of potentially dangerous proposed changes to Illinois’ plumbing code, a look at new data-collecting sensor faucets and John Siegenthaler, P.E., tells us about different configurations for thermal storage tanks. The February edition also features debut columns by new contributors Ethan Grossman, P.E., on unit conversions, Rocco Luisi on business advice and Christoph Lohr, P.E., on recruiting and retaining talent.