There’s no doubt the plumbing industry has had a hyper-focus on Legionella and prevention over the past few years. Yet a simple search on Google reveals outbreaks in an Illinois prison, a Hawaiian hotel and in Riverside County, California — all within the past two months.
According to a recent study from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, "School Ventilation: A Vital Tool to Reduce COVID-19 Spread," ventilation improvements in K-12 schools are a cost-effective public health measure.
I first encountered formic acid erosion/corrosion when our installed air conditioning and heat pump evaporator (indoor) coils began suddenly leaking refrigerant in 2008. These were not old coils either, and some had only been installed for a year when the issues arose.
In my January 2022 column, I made a broad call for improved water intelligence to offer improved building occupant health. This is nothing new to the HVAC industry, with system monitoring and control extending far beyond the mechanical room and into the most remote areas of the building
Heated floor slabs, without floor coverings, have one of the lowest supply water temperature requirements of any radiant panel system. This makes them well-suited for use with renewable energy heat sources such as air-to-water heat pumps, water-to-water geothermal heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal collectors.
Along with cutting-edge technology, Bell & Gossett has reinforced its emphasis on hands-on training with dedicated space for three new demonstration areas that feature functional displays of equipment for a variety of commercial and industrial applications, including variable speed controller technology, plumbing products and service and maintenance.
Sloan announced its partnership with The Water Council as the inaugural member of its recently-launched WAVE program. A water stewardship initiative, the WAVE program provides companies like Sloan — a Water Council member since 2011 — with ways to improve their water stewardship efforts.
The announcement comes as Henderson simultaneously celebrates 52 years in business and reaches 1,000 employees nationwide. The move to an employee-owned company was part of a long-term leadership transition and company restructure that Henderson announced earlier this year.
tekmar announces the launch of two new accessories: Leveling Shim Kit 096 and the Spare Socket Cover Plate 097. Leveling Shim Kit 096 prevents standing water on top of snow/ice sensors by making them flush with the surface of a slab.
Jones Stephens introduces PEX-A plumbing solutions, a comprehensive offering including PEX-A pipe, as well as F1960 cold expansion and F1807 and F2159 crimp-style fittings. Jones Stephens’ PEX-A pipe is available for potable water and oxygen barrier applications.
Berner International introduces the Architectural Elite, the debuting model of Berner’s new Architectural Collection, which has the most revolutionary and beautiful cabinet redesigns in air curtain history, the company states.