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Greenheck has doubled its line of DC-5 high-volume, low-speed fans with the introduction of four new smaller sizes. The five-blade HVLS fan is now available in 4.3-, 5-, 6 -and 7-foot-diameter sizes, in addition to the line's 8-14-foot-diameter sizes, for more design flexibility. The new smaller sizes offer industry-leading performance with cooling effects up to 7 F and up to 70% larger coverage areas than other products on the market. Featuring a sleek, lightweight design, the 4.3-7-foot DC-5 fans weigh less than 30 pounds, feature a plug-and-play wiring design for quick, easy installation, and can be mounted to a fan-rated junction box to accommodate a variety of ceiling structures. The unique direct drive EC motor allows the DC-5 to run up to 5 dBA quieter and 20% more efficiently than other HVLS fans. A 115V single-phase power input allows for easy integration in commercial buildings. Full-color customization and an array of accessories are available including automatic controls based on building temperature and humidity. The 4.3-7-foot DC-5 fan sizes offer performance capacities from 6,401 to 15,108 cfm and are Energy Star certified. DC-5 fans in the 8-14-foot sizes offer performance capacities from 29,000 to 55,800 cfm and are licensed to bear the AMCA Seal for Circulating Fan Performance. Greenheck DC-5 fans are ideal for destratification and comfort cooling in offices, schools, restaurants, fitness centers, retail stores, hotels and multifamily housing. For more information visit www.greenheck.com. [...]
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
ASC Engineered Solutions has introduced ASC Connect Portal (www.asc-es.com), an online tool that gives customers instant access to ASC inventory and pricing. Through the portal customers can obtain product lists and net pricing, see current inventory by location, create and save lists for large quotes, and search for price or inventory by product, item number or UPC. Distributor partners can create a free account, or they can adjust their existing online account to request pricing access. ASC Engineered Solutions The post ASC launches online tool for customers appeared first on Mechanical Business. [...]
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Source: Mechanical Business
The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new brand identity designed to show that propane is a critical part of Canada's sustainable, low-carbon energy plan. According to the CPA, the new logo reflects the fact that propane balances the need to safeguard the environment with Canada's need for green, affordable energy sources. Additional branding that tells the history of the propane industry, and that emphasizes propane as a modern and sustainable energy solution, will also be coming. The association represents more than 450 businesses across Canada, and was formed to advance the industry while promoting a culture of safety around propane use, storage and transportation. Canadian Propane Association The post Canadian Propane Association celebrates 10th anniversary with rebrand appeared first on Mechanical Business. [...]
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Source: Mechanical Business
Robert Glowacki's winning photo entry: A backflow installed in the bathroom of an apartment building. The owner wasn't impressed with the new wall art.The Western Canada Section of the American Water Works Association (WCSAWWA) has selected the winners of its 2021 Bad and Ugly contest to find the worst cross connections for potable water in Canada. The winning photos were submitted by Xavier Lamoureux, a backflow tester from Saint-Hubert, QC. in the active tester category, and cross connection control inspector Robert Glowacki from Winnipeg in the inspector/regulator category. Lamoureux won a Watts differential gauge, while Glowacki received a WCSAWWA gift certificate. The purpose of the annual contest is to increase awareness of cross connections, and to educate water industry reps, inspectors, plumbers and testers. Testers and inspectors were encouraged to send in photos of the worst cross connections they've seen this year, and to report their concerns to building owners. No location or building information is included in submissions. Xavier Lamoureux's winning photo: A Watts 4000ss 2.5 backflow installed upside down with the relief valve replaced by an atmospheric vacuum breaker, with the outlet plugged.To read more about the winning entries, and to see more bad and ugly plumbing jobs, visit WCSAWWA. The post Winning images from 2021's “Bad and Ugly” contest appeared first on Mechanical Business. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Mechanical Business
Danielle BrowneAlex GouinCleveland, OH-based Oatey has launched a social media ambassador program partnering with plumbing professionals to promote Oatey products on social media. Oatey's initial five ambassadors come from across North America, and include Canadians Danielle Browne, a plumber from St. John's, NL and Windsor, ON's Alex Gouin. The ambassadors will be provided with a range of products from the Oatey family of branded plumbing products to use in their daily work, and will showcase the products on their social media platforms. Plumbers interested in becoming an Oatey ambassador can apply here. Oatey The post Oatey introduces social media ambassador program appeared first on Mechanical Business. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Mechanical Business
The province of BC has launched a skilled trades certification system. BC has not required tradespeople to be certified since 2003. As a result, the province says workers without credentials may find it harder to find jobs. By moving to certification the province says it will help elevate the professionalism of the trades and ensure consistent safety training. Following public consultation, the system will begin implementation with 10 trades from the electrical, mechanical and automotive sectors. In the mechanical sector that includes gasfitter Class A and B, steamfitter/pipefitter, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic and sheet metal worker. Workers in these fields will become either a certified journeyperson or a registered apprentice. According to the government, “once a trade has been designated for certification, individuals will have at least one year to either register as apprentices or challenge an exam to certify as a journeyperson, allowing uncertified workers to continue working while accessing any additional supports they may need to.” The province is currently seeking stakeholder input on how the certification system will be implemented. To learn more, or to provide feedback, visit Skilled Trades Certification. The post BC launches skilled trades certification appeared first on Mechanical Business. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Mechanical Business
The city of Vancouver says it is ready to go ahead with its Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP), which was launched in November 2020. The Vancouver CEAP is a four-part approach to reducing the city's carbon pollution by more than 50 per cent by 2030. Because 54 per cent of this carbon pollution comes from natural gas use in buildings, the city is requiring new low-rise residential buildings to have zero emissions equipment for heating, and additional roof insulation as of January 1, 2022. Vancouver city council had considered delaying the new building by-law due to staff backlog, but after industry and stakeholder presentations agreed to go forward with the requirement. Other goals for the building industry include reducing carbon pollution from heating and hot water, and building with lower-carbon materials and practices. Click here to view the details of Vancouver's CEAP. The post Vancouver goes forward with Climate Emergency Action Plan appeared first on Mechanical Business. [...]
Sat, Jun 19, 2021
Source: Mechanical Business
(L-R) As of July, Veit Wagner will take over as president of Rehau Group from Jobst Wagner, who will become vice-president.Germany's Rehau Group has divided Rehau AG + Co. to form two separate companies within the group: Rehau Automotive and Rehau Industries. Rehau Industries will cover several product divisions, including building and industrial solutions. The group now has five companies under its umbrella, including Raumedic, Meraxis and Rehau New Ventures. The new structure is expected to be in place by the first half of 2022. In addition, Dr. Veit Wagner will take over as president from his brother Jobst Wagner, who will now be vice-president. Rehau Group The post Changes at the Rehau Group appeared first on Mechanical Business. [...]
Sat, Jun 19, 2021
Source: Mechanical Business
ASHRAE will present two co-organized webinars to mark the observation of World Refrigeration Day 2021. World Refrigeration Day, June 26, is an international awareness day to celebrate applications of refrigeration technology and its impact on the quality of life. “Refrigeration and cold chain technologies offer invaluable and often life-saving resources to our day-to-day lives,” said 2020-21 ASHRAE President Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E. “ASHRAE is pleased to participate in this year's World Refrigeration Day activities, further highlighting our long-term commitment to advancing the science of refrigeration technology and its application for all.” Sixteen webinars describing career paths available to students and practitioners in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps industry will take place during the week before and after World Refrigeration Day. Highlighting the day's 2021 campaign theme “Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World,” the webinars will describe trends and opportunities in the technologies that deliver comfort, support the cold chain that provides food and life-saving vaccines and stabilize the earth's climate. ASHRAE will present the following two co-organized webinars in advance of World Refrigeration Day: Futuristic Career in Not-In-Kind Cooling Technologies Thursday, June 24 1-3 p.m. EDT Speakers: Yunho Hwang, Qian Suxin, Kim Jiyeob, Subramanyaravi Annapragada Presented by ASHRAE and The International Institute of Refrigeration COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Life-Saving Cold-Chain Careers Friday, June 25 10-11 a.m. EDT Speakers: Nawaz Kashif, Stefan Elbel, Chris Repice Presented by ASHRAE The objective of this year's theme is to inspire students and those early in their career path to join the more than 15 million people worldwide employed in the refrigeration sector. “Partnering with organizations enables the refrigeration industry to reach out globally, with particular emphasis on developing countries, to expand the workforce that supports life-giving and society-dependent technologies,” Steve Gill, 2021-22 chair of ASHRAE's Refrigeration Technology Committee for Comfort, Process, and Cold Chain and World Refrigeration Day founder. “Opportunities within the industry abound for young [...]
Fri, Jun 18, 2021
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
The BACnet Snow/Ice Sensor Interface 681 from tekmar Control Systems, a Watts brand, interfaces with a building's automation system and uses sensor technology to detect snow and ice. The unit can automatically start and stop snow melting equipment and control slab temperature operation. The unit includes a 3.5-in. colour touchscreen display, and is compatible with any BAS controller via BACnet MS/TP communication. tekmarcontrols.com The post Snow and ice sensor appeared first on Mechanical Business. [...]
Fri, Jun 18, 2021
Source: Mechanical Business
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