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Behind the Scenes with SPX: How Does a 100-year-old Company Still Drive HVAC Innovation?

Posted on July 24, 2018 by Brian Gomski - HVAC, cooling tower, innovation, R&D, research, development

"Innovation is the outcome of a habit, not a random act."

Sukan Ratnakar

In the 5th episode of our Engineering Tomorrow podcast, we hosted a very special guest who is an expert in cooling towers. His name is Ryan Miller, Regional Sales Manager at SPX Cooling Technologies. 

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The Thrilling World of VAV Boxes

Buildings’ conditions change due to numerous factors such as occupancy, external weather conditions, and room sizes. Therefore, the amount of cool air required to keep the occupants’ comfort and to cool in different zones of a building is usually variant.

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Cooling Tower Maintenance - Keep It Easy, Keep It Clean

If your cooling tower is dirty, 1) you are literally paying the price for lack of maintenance - the dirt affects your system performance and increases energy consumption, and 2) you are risking the building occupants' health. 

Cooling tower maintenance is not an option, it's a necessity. That's why the third episode of our new podcast Engineering Tomorrow addresses the subject.

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Construction Networking: We Are Better Together

THANK YOU to all of our customers, partners, and friends who participated in the first edition of the Construction Networking event last Thursday in Saint Louis. The event was a success!

End Users, Plant Operators, General Contractors, Designers, Architects, Engineers, and Mechanical Contractors gathered to talk about changes, challenges, trends, solutions, and the future of our industry.

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High-Efficiency Boilers: The New Tech Challenge

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Brian Gomski - efficiency, boiler, HVAC, hydronic system

The commercial boiler industry has changed significantly in the past few years, not only in terms of equipment, but also when it comes to installation, maintenance, support, and the roles sales reps, manufacturers, and contractors play in this scenario.

What does this have to do with you?

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Danger: Hospitals and the CMS Crackdown

Chances are you know someone who has been hospitalized or stayed in a nursing home and developed pneumonia. How does that happen? The latest science proves some of these cases are coming from the facility water supply.

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Factory-built Grease Duct: It's Easy Greasy!

Posted on June 11, 2018 by Brian Gomski - HVAC, grease duct, kitchen hood, hood exhaust

Architects and engineers have two options when specifying the design and construction of kitchen hood exhaust ducts. They can use field-fabricated or factory-built grease ducts.

But, which option is the best?

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Chiller Startup: Stay Cool This Summer

It took a while for the spring weather to arrive in the Midwest, but now the temperature is quickly warming up, and we can finally say that the cooling season has started.  In the HVAC world, that means it is time to start up your chiller(s).

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Is Copper-silver the Best Disinfection Method for Potable Water?

Did you know that metals such copper and silver can be used for water treatment when ionized?

In fact, copper-silver ionization is one of the oldest and most effective water disinfection solutions that we are aware of.

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2 Tweaks that will Improve Your Cooling Tower Water

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Brian Gomski - water treatment, HVAC, cooling tower, filtration

Cooling towers attract all kinds of airborne debris. Fine particles, sometimes smaller than 5 microns, greatly affect heat transfer surfaces.

Filtration is vital to cooling tower water treatment.

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