Should You Repair or Replace Your H

Air conditioning, heating, and ventilation are essential for any facility, but what do you do when your HVAC system starts to break down? We can help you determine whether you should repair or replace your HVAC system, so read on. How Old Is the Unit? Even with the best preventative maintenance, an HVAC system won’t last forever. A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program called EnergyStar estimates that the average life span of a heating system is 15 to 20 years. If your facility has had your HVAC system for more than 20 years, repairs probably won’t solve your problems and will end up costing you more than a replacement. Does It Use R-22 Freon? Many older HVAC systems employ R-22 Freon as a refrigerant, but the federal government is in…

The Difference Between Process Pipi

When you think of piping used in manufacturing applications, you may assume that most of these pipes are used for sewage and water. However, many lines are made to increase productivity and promote safety of personnel and equipment. Let’s examine the two most important and learn the difference between process piping and power piping. Process Piping In simplest terms, process piping transfers gases, liquids, fuels, and chemicals to various areas of the facility where these raw materials are converted into usable products. This piping is combined with other components like gaskets, flanges, traps, filters, and strainers to ensure the cleanest product possible in most applications. For example, pipes carrying water throughout a facility with the intention of combining the water with other materials (to make cleaning products, soft drinks, et…

Understanding Cleanroom HVAC Requir

Every space has its own HVAC needs, as these systems all have different capabilities. Your HVAC system must run optimally for your facility’s specific needs to function at a peak level of efficiency. Understanding cleanroom HVAC requirements is possible with the following information. What Is a Cleanroom? A cleanroom is a completely controlled environment where dust, microbes, and aerosol particles cannot enter due to filters. This facilitates a space free from pollutants. There are many different classifications of cleanrooms based on how many particles come into the area per cubic meter. What Industries Need Cleanrooms? Any industry that manufactures products that it must keep free of contaminants should utilize a cleanroom. Electronics, medical equipment, and pharmaceutical products are just a few examples of items that stand to benefit from cleanroom…

Why Use a Mechanical Contractor?

You’re probably wondering why you’d want to hire someone to do a job you’ve never heard about, or maybe you know a little about mechanical contractors and want to learn more. Take a look below to find out why you’d use a mechanical contractor. What Are Mechanical Contractors? At the core, the role of a mechanical contractor is to find out how to properly implement and redesign mechanical systems that are not working as efficiently as they could. Installation, optimization, and maintenance are all responsibilities of a mechanical contractor, and they ought to be more than capable of carrying out these duties. Mechanical contractors may have expertise in a specific area or trade, such as electrical, HVAC, plumbing, or ductwork. They are usually the supervisor of a project and work…