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Entries in HVAC (19)

Wednesday
Apr022014

HVAC 360 - Episode 072 - Melink - 2014 AHR Expo

This week on HVAC 360 I talk with Jason Taylor from Melink Corporation, who I talked to on the floor of the AHR Expo 2014 in New York City.  Melink was showing off their solution to a common problem in the kitchen hood industry, namely control and energy waste by running the exhaust system when it wasn't necessary.  Hopefully you'll pick up a thing or two about kitchen hoods and if you like the episdoe, share it with a friend.

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

Melink Corporation

 

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Sunday
Jun302013

HVAC 360 - Episode 069 - Commissioning Issues Log

Commissioning Issues Logs are the at the heart of what we do as Commissioning Authorities.  In this episode of HVAC 360, I field this topic in response to a listener question and go through what I think should be part of the issues log, what should and shouldn't be included, and what to due about getting these resolved in a timely fashion so that you can make a profit while not making any enemies.  At the end, I include what I consider to be my secret sauce when it comes to making the most use out of a commissioning issues log.  I hope you enjoy the episode and if you did please past it on to a friend or a collegue.

This episode is brought to you with support from our sponsor:

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Saturday
Jun222013

HVAC 360 - Episode 068 - Thermostat Operation and Thermal Comfort

Welcome to this week's episdoe of HVAC 360 where we talk about Thermostat Operation and Thermal Comfort, along the lines of ASHRAE Standard 55.  While I have to admit most of you understand proper thermostat operation, you may come up short when describing it to a laymen.  This is where my visual analogy of the operation comes into play.  Hopefully this is something that you can use, but if not I talk a little about Thermal Comfort.  Although I didn't have my ASHRAE Standard 55 handy, I did have my Fundamentals.  Please consider sharing this episode or others that you have found enlightening with your friends and co-workers.

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

ASHRAE Standard 55

The thermal comfort chart

This episode is brought to you with support from our sponsor:

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Sunday
Jun092013

HVAC 360 - Episode 067 Lessons Learned: Electrical Coordination

This week in HVAC 360 I talk about some lessons if have learned in the field regarding electrical coordination. Now this might seem like a departure from the HVAC focus of the program but some lessons are related, while others you might find parallels to things that you do know.  If you have any comments or feedback you can leave it at my blog.  If you like this episode please share it.

Either way I hope you get some bright ideas from the podcast.

This episode is brought to you with support from our sponsor:

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Sunday
Apr282013

HVAC 360 - Episode 063 - Lessons Learned: Geothermal Heat Exchange Systems

This week at HVAC 360 I share some more lessons learned from the field regarding the design and installation around geothermal heat exchage systems or as some might know them ground loop heat exchange systems.  I touch on topics such as what to look for in the design of these systems and the construction issues that have appeared on a few of my projects.  I hope you picked up a thing or two and if you liked it please consider sharing it with a friend.

This episode is brought to you with support from our sponsor:

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

GLHEpro Software

 

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Saturday
Feb022013

HVAC 360 - Episode 055 - AeroSeal Update

This week on HVAC 360, I talk with Neal Walsh of AeroSeal to get an update on how things are going with the Commercial HVAC Industry and to get some case studies on how it is being applied.  Neal also takes us through how the product is doing internationally and fastest areas of growth.  If you didn't already listen to our previous episode on AeroSeal from last year, take a listen and it will give you alot better idea of what the product is and how it can be used.

Here is a link for you to get more information:

AeroSeal Website

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Monday
Jul232012

HVAC 360 - Episode 048 - HVAC Refrigerants

This week on HVAC 360 you'll get your primer on HVAC Refrigerants.  Ever wondered what happened to R-11? What is in store for 407C? How about using a natural refrigerant on your next project? If these topics peak your interest then tune while I chat with Dr. Eckhard Groll of Purdue University on a topic that he's really passionate about.  If this episode is of interest to you please feel free to pass it on.

 

 Here are some links that are relevant to the topic:

The Montreal Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol

There are also a number of ASHRAE Position Documents related to refrigerants:

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Sunday
Apr082012

HVAC 360 - Episode 043 - Freezestats

Call them freezestats or low-temperature cut-outs or vapor-filled capillary tubes this week I am talking about the control devices that keep our water coils from freezing.  These little devices seem to cause a lot of issues so I thought that I would do a complete podcast episode regarding them.  I already have a blog post "A coils best friend" but some people, me included, perfer the audio format for our information.  So what are we going to cover in this episode?  We will talk about the pieces parts of the device, how it is SUPPOSED to be installed, and how the little thing operates.  I welcome any feedback on this one but I base this episdoe on quite a bit a experience and observations.  

If you don't want to trust me please take a look at the following sites/files:

Industrial Controls capillary tube information site

Powers Low-Temp Cut Out PDF file

IntecContols Low-Temp Cut Out PDF file

Johnson Control A11 Low-Temp Cut out PDF file

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Tuesday
Jan032012

HVAC 360 - Episode 028 - Howard McKew

On this episode of HVAC 360 I get a chance to talk with Howard McKew, President of Building Smart Software. Howie has a ton of experience to draw from the various industry jobs he's held and often writes about that experience in his columns in Engineered Systems Magazine.  It was truely a pleasure to talk to him and I hope that you enjoy this interview as much as I did.  As usual below you will find a couple of links from the show:

Building Smart Software

His email address: hmckew [at] bss-consultant.com

Howard's book on managing engineers

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Thursday
Dec292011

HVAC 360 - Episode 027 - HVAC Theory about Heat Transfer

After an unexpected trip and a hectic holiday season I present the final episode of the year. In this episode I wanted to talk about the basics of HVAC Heat Transfer.  I talk about Conduction, Convection, and Radiation, the three modes of heat transfer in a easy to understand format.  I accomplish this partly by using the analogy of the four natural elements.  Don't get it? Just listen it should make sense.  Also while I was recording this episode I had the phone ring which I managed to edit out but it is not perfect.  If you can be the first to identify where in the recording you hear it I will give you a mention in a future episode.  Lastly, if you enjoy this episode pass it along to others.  Or if you have comments and suggestions pass them along to me as well.  Here's to a great new year, Thanks to everyone for listening. - Matt

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