The March 2019 issue of PM Engineer dives into the latest plumbing trends in commercial kitchens and baths, including the role grinder pumps play combatting sanitary wipes, and the expanded use of food waste disposers in grocery store prep areas. Also in the magazine, Julius Ballanco sees problems with a new International Plumbing Code change requiring more shutoff valves. John Siegenthaler, P.E., finishes his two-part column on different configurations for thermal storage tanks, and fire protection engineer Jacqueline Wilmot provides a guide for navigating the new and reorganized 2019 edition of NFPA 13.
Selecting the right plumbing products for any commercial job is a balancing act that would make circus clowns proud — budget, function, conservation, maintenance, who’s going to use the fixtures and how.
Having hot water is important for everyone, especially for restaurants that must meet health and sanitation standards to stay in operation. Without adequate hot water, dishes cannot get washed, food cannot be served and the doors cannot stay open.
When Ferguson encountered extensive plumbing-system backups at one of its branches, it decided to turn to one of the product lines it offers customers — Saniflo grinder pumps — as a practical and cost-effective solution.
There’s a one-panel strip of the absurdist newspaper comic “The Far Side” that I remember well from childhood. It shows human-sized insects sitting in a theater for a horror movie called “Return of the Killer Windshield.” It still makes me laugh when I think about it, but the joke probably works better visually than verbally.
The below-ground infrastructure that has served us for the last five decades is at risk of failure due to change in climate, challenges with our understanding of how it should have been designed, intensification of the urban landscape and the simple lack of focus in maintenance, funding and knowledge.
Last month, we began with a concept for an “ideal” thermal storage tank. This tank was then shown in both a classic four-pipe configuration, as well as a newer configuration called two-pipe. This month, we’ll look at a morphing of these two piping methods to create a three-pipe configuration. We’ll also look at options for connecting multiple thermal storage tanks together.
He assumes the role from Douglas Brossman who, after seven years as president and CEO, will retain his role as chief executive officer. Drew will begin his new role on April 29 at Burnham Holdings’ annual meeting.
Inspired by the heritage of classic American architecture styles, yet updated with modern technologies and conveniences, the new Town Square S shower faucets highlight stately silhouettes and flexible design options to suit any bathroom, American Standard explains.
The linear WallDrain from QuickDrain USA allows for the most seamless and unique curbed or curbless shower design possible — by installing the drain in the wall itself — rendering it virtually invisible, QuickDrain says.
The Toshiba Carrier Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Rooftop, a rooftop unit-style fan coil for the Toshiba Carrier VRF system, allows multiple rooftop units to connect to one condensing unit and additional VRF fan coil units, Carrier says.
Josam’s 60100-H-GRD Series epoxy-coated, fabricated-steel grease interceptor features a 110v-powered grease pump, reclaim tank with draw-off valve, no-hub connections, internal trap, removable diffuser baffle, gasketed non-skid center bolt cover, flow control fitting and PDI seal of approval.
Franklin Electric’s new Pioneer Pump Vortex Series TM pumps eliminate costly and disruptive downtime by passing through the most challenging solids using a recessed impeller that avoids direct contact, Franklin Electric notes.
MIFAB’s Big Max grease interceptor is manufactured from seamless, rotationally molded, high-density polyethylene (H.D.P.E.) for superior structural integrity and comes with an H-20 load-rated lid as a standard feature, MIFAB notes.
Check out the January 2020 edition of pme: Numerous innovative mechanical systems installed at the University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Center in Iowa City, Software integration takes BIM to next level, take a look at commercial HVAC trends, and much more!