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Tank vs. Instant Water Heaters

Tank vs. Instant Water Heaters

Posted by Dan Jackson on in Engineering

Sometimes, our clients run into a problem because they don’t have access to hot water for their lavatories. In commercial settings, tenants may be able to access hot water from the landlord, but sometimes this option is not available. If the situation arises where the tenant must provide their own hot water source, our engineers […]

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Chemical Water Treatment in Open Tower Systems

Chemical Water Treatment in Open Tower Systems

Posted by Dan Jackson on in Fundamentals

In today’s world of expensive energy, it is more vital than ever for heat exchange equipment to be kept free of insulating deposits that promote high energy consumption. A typical insulating deposit is a formation of calcium, fungi, mold, algae slime or other minerals on a surface, separating or insulating it from the ability to […]

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How to Read Your Electric Meter

How to Read Your Electric Meter

Posted by Steven George on in Fundamentals

There are two major benefits to knowing how to read your electric meter. The first benefit is that you’ll be able to save money and energy. If you’re financially conscious, reading your meter every month to compare numbers will help you determine if home improvements you made to your property are producing a return on […]

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Eye Washing Station Details

Eye Washing Station Details

Posted by Brian Walsh on in Fundamentals

Nearly one million workplace eye injuries are reported annually, so the importance of emergency eyewash stations cannot be overstated. The use of proper eye protection along with worker safety training can go along way in preventing potential serious eye injury. ¬†The single most important requirement for eye safety is the emergency eyewash station. Emergency eyewash […]

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208 or 480 Volt Service?

Posted by Joe Weagraff on in Engineering, Fundamentals

Selecting an electrical distribution voltage for a multi¬≠-tenant commercial building is often based on prior lease agreements, previous projects, incomplete information, or intuition. Our research provides guidelines with economic justifications. Each type of service has its advantages. 208V requires less electrical equipment in the Tenant lease space and is therefore less expensive for the Tenant. […]

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