Though the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, most of our nearly 100,000 public schools across the country have opened full-time again to ensure a sense of normalcy for both children and their parents.
After taking a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 AHR Expo will return in-person Jan. 31 — Feb. 2 in Las Vegas. ASHRAE’s Winter Conference — a joint in-person and virtual event — will be held during the same time, from Jan. 29 — Feb. 2, at Caesar’s Palace.
When I first entered the trades in 1972, residential tank-style water heaters shipped with the aquastat set to approximately 140° F. Dishwashers had no need to incorporate a sanitizing cycle. Around 1977, water heater manufacturers were required to lower the aquastat temperature setting to approximately 120°, and now, dishwashers needed to incorporate a sanitizing cycle where rinse water in their reservoir was raised to 140° or higher.
The commercial building community is giving its full attention to improving indoor air quality as we attempt to make our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s true that germs and pathogens can be carried through the air, we’re forgetting how easy it is to pick them up through the water we drink, wash our hands with and cook our food in.
I recently attended a Chicago ASPE Chapter meeting that had a presentation on heat pump water heaters. The presentation was excellent. The information and the way it was presented was extremely beneficial to the plumbing and mechanical engineering community.
The Instinct Floor Boiler comes loaded with features such as: a low loss header with dirt & air separator, Tsnyc Wi-Fi connectivity (for easy trouble shooting), an all stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger, industry leading 5+ GPM DHW and peace-of-mind 10 year warranty.
U.S. Boiler Co. proudly introduces the Alta boiler. Available in heating and combi models, the all-new Alta offers next-generation gas adaptive technology, providing no touch 5-minute startup, automatic self-calibration, and sensor-less outdoor reset.
The Spirovent Quad Magnet is a hydraulic separator that incorporates effective air elimination of a Spirovent plus adds powerful magnets surrounding the flow path to increase the efficiency of separating ferrous material from the circulating system.
Rapid Water Technologies Nanobubble Generators remove and prevent biofilm and scale in cooling towers, heat exchangers and other mechanical equipment, saving thousands of dollars in wasted energy, maintenance and chemical costs.