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22 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Episode #28: Distributed Pumping For A Better Designed Hydronic System
This week I spoke with Pete Korzeniewski from Grundfos about distributed pumping. I'm seeing some huge advantages to this setup but you'll have to listen to the episode to hear what they are. I don't want to spoil the surprise and try to summarize here, listen and enjoy. . . . If you want to get started with distributed pumping, get a hold of me. firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-698-3014
18 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Episode #27: Sound & Water Source Heat Pumps
This week I have Sarah Dunlop from Bosch (Florida Heat Pump) to talk about where sound comes from on WSHP's and how to mitigate them. Sarah explains each solution and give a priority list of which options to go with first when you need to reduce the sound of the unit. She also explains the Bosch and Florida Heat Pump partnership. If you want to know more, email me at email@example.com. Enjoy!
22 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Episode #26: Dealing With Sound Issues from AHU's, RTU's etc. with VAW Systems
The sound levels inside occupied space is always a concern and VAW has been extremely helpful in meeting the required sound levels set by the acoustical engineer and fixing issues in the field. Whether the solution is simply aerodynamics or sound traps, Emanuel from VAW breaks it down in this podcast. Emanuel even discusses ultra low static pressure loss solutions! I hope you enjoy!!!
21 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Episode #25: Heat Recovery with Multistack
I seem to be talking about heat recovery almost daily so I had to do a follow up podcast with Multistack to add to the modular chiller podcast (Episode #24). I had Ed Watson define heat recovery and go through the 3 heat recovery options they have. We talked about the water to water heat recovery, 4-pipe air source heat recovery and their VME 6-pipe heat recovery system. We also talked about water temperature which always seems to catch engineers off guard so it was essential we went through it. If you want to see pictures of these systems, go to Multistack.com or email me and I'll walk you through them. firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-698-3014
24 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Episode #24: Modular Chillers versatility, flexibility, N+1, controls and piping
This week I had Michael Jandrt from Multistack on the podcast to talk about modular chillers. I have learned a lot from Michael so I wanted to share some of the things I have learned. We talk about what a modular chiller is, the versatility, flexibility, what does N+1 look like with modular chillers, how to properly control modular chillers and the piping options (variable primary, primary secondary or constant flow). I'll be doing a follow up next week on dedicated heat recovery with Ed at Multistack but until then, enjoy this weeks episode on modular chillers.
19 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Episode #23: UV Lights, Before and after COVID-19
This week I have Dan Jones from UV Resources on the podcast. Dan is the President of UV Resources and has seen his industry change drastically with COVID-19 so I had him talk about pre and post COVID. UV Lights have become a household name since the media has told everyone that it can kill viruses so I had Dan explain what it actually does to the virus and how we can design HVAC systems with effective "kill on the fly" UV lights. Enjoy and if you have an application that you'd like to learn more about, email/call me at email@example.com or 949-698-3014
24 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Episode #22: Vertical Stack Water Source Heat Pumps and Fan Coils
This episode I talked to Kurt Krawczyk from The Whalen Company, a family owned company from Eastern Maryland. We go through footprint, riser piping, removable chassis/coil pack, sound testing and a few more items that are unique to Whalen. I screwed this podcast up twice before we got it right. Third times a charm and this is a great discussion on vertical stack units vs. closet style.
19 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Episode #21: What goes into Fan/Blower Coil Efficiency?
This week I have Kenton Hawkins from Eviro-tec to talk about fan coils. We had a discussion a few weeks ago while going through some book specifications about what makes a fan coil or blower coil more efficient than another and so we decided to record a podcast about the items we came up with. We talk about coil tube diameter, fin spacing, casing leakage and motor types/controls. Kenton also gives a little teaser at the end about Enviro-Tec's 6-way valve. We'll do another podcast on this soon. I hope you enjoy and get something usefull from this podcast! If you want more info . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
22 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Episode #20: Chilled Beams with Semco
This week I got with Robert Boozer from Semco and we discussed chilled beams. We went through the basics and talked about some of the design mistakes that we see. I let Robert do a explanation on how Semco is different from other chilled beams. This is important since it can save energy, simplify design and speed up installation during construction. Contact me if you want to learn more and discuss chilled beams. email@example.com
32 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Episode #19: Humidifiers With Pure Humidifiers
I have been wanting to discuss humidifiers for a while. We don't use them often here in California so they don't get the attention they deserve. They can really cause some issues if applied incorrectly, which we go over in this podcast. Janelle from Pure has been with Pure for 19 years and has seen it all. She is a great resource when designing jobs and it shows in this podcast. Enjoy!!!
23 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Episode #18: Condenser Water Treatment with Economic Alternatives Inc.
This week I got Chris from Economic Alternatives Inc. (EAI) to talk a little on condenser water treatment. EAI isn't affiliated with Air Treatment but Chris and I have worked together on a few jobs over the past year. Chris has come up with some great design ideas to make the condenser water systems safer, more efficient, better for equipment and reduce water. blowdown. We discuss why we need water treatment, chemical vs. non chemical and some design considerations. Enjoy! If you'd like to talk more to Chris, just let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
27 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Episode #17: Domestic Water Heating & Tanks With PVI
I'm switching it up a little bit this week by going to the plumbing side, which many of us mechanicals do often. Tim Totten from PVI and I discuss instant vs. storage, sizing, tank construction, water treatments, legionella and their electric water heater that I'm using more of with the electrification of California. I highly suggest looking into the PVI Durawatt and the Aquaplex construction. It blows me away how short of a life span tanks actually have and how PVI will offer up to a 25 year, yes 25 year warranty.
26 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Episode #16: Ionizers for IAQ, Killing COVID, VOC's etc.
We have learned so much about how the COVID-19 virus is spreading through the air that I had to get Andy Weiller from Aerisa on the Podcast. Ionizers were typically only used in hospitals, airports, wastewater facilities etc. but I feel that they are going to become more main stream in our typical residential & commercial buildings as learn more about getting everyone back into offices safely. We did our best to keep it short so we hit the major points and called it good. We can set up more personal discussions over TEAMS/Skype/Zoom etc. if you want to learn more. Hit me up at email@example.com
29 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Episode #15: Air Flow Measuring With Paragon Controls
This weeks I talked to Mike Chilingerian from Paragon Controls about air flow measuring. We touched on the 3 primary ways out industry measures airflow, calibration, system accuracy, AMCA testing and some design tips. It was another quick one around 20 minutes. I hope you enjoy it! Vince - firstname.lastname@example.org
23 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Episode #14: DOAS units with Brian Jennissen
Another short episode with Brian from Valent. We discuss a few topics that I get questions on such as difference of a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) unit vs. typical recirculation unit, digital vs variable speed scroll compressors, backup vs. supplementary heat and a few more. If you want more info email me at email@example.com. Enjoy!!!
28 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Episode #13: Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD)
With so much discussion around air distribution and how to limit the spread of viruses, this is a perfect time to look at under floor air distribution (UFAD). This is another short episode at 27 minutes with Ghassan from Air Fixture. Ghassan practiced engineering and designed UFAD before joining Air Fixture and has been an essential asset for engineers not 100% confident with UFAD. If you want to learn more and discuss with Ghassan and I, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 949-698-3014.
22 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Episode #12: Boiler Venting with Jeremias CEO
Boiler venting has been coming up more and more lately. Should we use PVC or stainless steel? How do I make sure the vent doesn't leak into the boiler room and how do I make sure we design the venting correctly? These are question I have been getting lately so we discussed these in this podcast. There is a visual component so email me if you'd like to see the webex that goes with this at email@example.com. This podcast is much shorter than the previous episodes at 22 minutes so this is a quick one!
46 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Episode #11: Cannabis Design with Dick Grant from Cultiva
I always have fun talking with Dick Grant. Maybe it's the Texan accent, maybe it's that he was on the original team that designed Trace 700 which was my introduction to the HVAC industry while at Trane in 2010. This episode we talked about Cannabis design since Dick is working solely with Cannabis indoor agriculture at Cultiva. As I design projects with various engineers and talk to various manufacturers, there is a lot of "learn by doing" going on and expensive lessons learned. Especially around the air conditioning and dehumidification of the grow rooms. This is what we discuss in this episode. If you are part of a Cannabis project, get a hold of me and I'll make sure you don't "learn by doing" and get bit by mistakes. Enjoy!
70 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Episode #10: The Boiler Episode
Ryan Brown, from Aerco, and I talked about all things boilers. Condensing vs. non-condensing, fire tube vs. water tube, primary secondary vs. variable primary, boiler controls, vetning, layout/clearance, South Coast Air Quality Management District requirements and what Aerco expects to see in the future. I even asked Ryan about Aerco's plans with electrification! Enjoy!
57 minutes | May 28, 2020
Episode #9: Puroflux with President Dennis Jamison
Dennis and I talked about mechanical separators and sand filters. These are simple products but tend to get into pretty detailed discussions late in the design process, or even worse, the submittal process. So I wanted to provide some info on what the 2 options can and can't do. We also talked about a new strategy with combining the separator and filter to clean the cooling tower basin and polish the condenser water. Enjoy!
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