HPAC Magazine

Topic
HVAC Systems

News CoolingForced AirGeothermalHeat PumpsHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsHydronicsRefrigeration

ASHRAE launches online discussion platform

July 5, 2013

Through its new online ASHRAExCHANGE discussion platform, ASHRAE is providing members and others in the industry with an online platform for real-time discussion and information exchange for design, construction, operation and support of the built environment. The platform was launched at ASHRAE’s

News CoolingForced AirHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsRefrigeration

Trane Canada hosts first Atlantic open houses

June 25, 2013

Over the week of June 10th, Trane Canada’s Atlantic offices hosted their first open houses in the Dartmouth, NS, Saint John, NB, and St. John’s, NL locations. Over 250 people visited the offices to meet with Trane associates, Trane partner vendors and

News CoolingForced AirGeothermalGreen TechnologyHeat PumpsHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsHydronicsRefrigerationSolar

British Columbia adopts National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings

June 21, 2013

British Columbia has officially adopted the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011, which will take effect in December of this year. While British Columbia is the first to adopt the code, the adoption processes in other jurisdictions

News HPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

ASHRAE expands building energy labeling program

June 11, 2013

ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient program, which is designed to lower building operating costs and increase value, has been expanded to include the As Designed label. The label rates the building’s potential energy use under standardized condition independent of the building’s

News CoolingForced AirGeothermalHeat PumpsHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsHydronicsRefrigerationSolar

2014 AHR Expo in NYC setting a record pace

June 6, 2013

Exhibit space 90 per cent sold, economic indicators strong, say organizers.

News CoolingForced AirGeothermalHeat PumpsHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsHydronicsPlumbingSolar

Canadian HVAC industry unites to promote quality HVAC designs and installation

June 3, 2013

Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.), president, Indoor Climate Consultants Inc. and director, www.healthyheating.com has issued an announcement on behalf of Dr. Karen Somerville of Canadians for Properly Built Homes, and signature trade associations: COHA, HRAI, TECA and CIPH. Bean noted, “I am pleased

Table 1
Article CoolingHVAC Systems

Condenser Water System Savings

June 1, 2013 by Mick Schwedler and Beth Bakkum

Optimized flow rates in the condenser water system provide installed and operating cost savings in chilled-water systems. This article discusses flow rate selection and offers options to consider for implementation in specific circumstances.

News HPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsPlumbing

Water heaters to be added to HVAC EnerGuide program

May 30, 2013

Contractors’ use of the label to increase energy efficient water heater sales is crucial to program’s success.

Gordon Smith, CM, accepts the Mary Syer Memorial Award from 2013-2015 RSES Canada president Denis Hebert, CM. The award recognizes significant contributions as a chapter secretary to the successful operation of his/her chapter. Congratulations Gordon!
News HPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsRefrigeration

Networking, training and kudos abound at RSES Canada conference

May 24, 2013

The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (Canada) held its 2013 conference at the Hilton Hotel and Suites (Fallsview) in Niagara Falls, ON, on April 25-27. In addition to board activities, the event offered educational sessions, and a dinner and awards reception.

News GeothermalHeat PumpsHPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

Strength in numbers: geothermal association becomes HRAI affiliate

May 22, 2013

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) signed an agreement in April, whereby OGA will become an affiliated association (chapter). The areas of service HRAI and OGA will provide for the geothermal sector include government advocacy, training

News HPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

Conservatives say refocused NRC will benefit Canadian industries

May 7, 2013

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), John R. McDougall, president of the National Research Council of Canada, and Deputy Leader of the Government at the Senate, the Honorable Senator Claude Carignan, have announced that The National Research

News HPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

Proposed Systems Manual Guideline open for public review

May 7, 2013

A proposed guideline that will establish a uniform procedure for transmitting design, construction, testing and operational information to building owners and operators is open for public comment. Guideline 1.4P, The Systems Manual for Facilities, provides procedures for producing a systems manual

News CoolingForced AirHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

New HVAC product lines enter Canadian market

May 1, 2013

Following a restructuring, Ingersoll Rand has announced it will be entering into the residential HVAC market in Canada. Trane HVAC Supply, recognized for supporting Trane commercial products, has announced its expansion into the residential HVAC market with the introduction of

Jean-Sebastien Simard (l), member of WorldSkills Team Canada, together with his trainer Pierre Payette, were a star attraction at Wolseley's MCEE 2013 booth. Look for more on Jean-Sebastien in HPAC April, online now and coming soon to your mailbox.
News CoolingForced AirGeothermalHeat PumpsHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsHydronicsPlumbingRefrigerationSolar

Record crowd for MCEE 2013 (revised numbers)

April 29, 2013

The aisles were busy for the 2013 edition of MCEE with attendance up five per cent, following the success of the 2011 show which recorded an 18 per cent increase. The two-day trade show took place in Montreal on April

News HPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

Distech Controls pursues dynamic growth strategy

April 24, 2013

Distech Controls has announced total investments of $38-million (CAD) in the company, to be approved by regulatory authorities. The investment will expand Distech Controls’ capital base and the proceeds of this financing will be used to accelerate the company’s growth

News CoolingEngineeringForced AirHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsPlumbingRefrigeration

ASHRAE Publishes Second Edition of Hospital Design Manual

April 22, 2013

A recently published manual from ASHRAE provides guidance on addressing issues with health care HVAC systems for mechanical and consulting engineers, designers, architects, facility managers, infection control personal, maintenance staff, contractors, developers and code accreditation and licensure officials. HVAC Design Manual for

News HeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsPlumbing

Emerson Swan establishes Canadian location

April 4, 2013

Emerson Swan has expanded into Milton, ON, where it will be known as Emerson Swan Canada, ULC. Emerson Swan has been in business in the northeastern U.S. for over 80 years offering plumbing and HVAC equipment. The stocking manufacturer’s representative

Figure 1 Condenser and evaporator coil in a single unit
Article CoolingHVAC Systems

How To Avoid IT System Failures

April 1, 2013 by Eddie Stevenson

Prevent equipment overheating in server rooms using ceiling-mount spot air conditioners.

The long-term health of an air conditioning or refrigeration system is dependent on four things: proper design, quality installation; equipment commissioning, and ongoing preventive maintenance.
Article HVAC SystemsRefrigeration

Cleanliness Is Next To…

April 1, 2013 by Dave Demma

Part II-Proper procedures for ensuring a contaminant free installation.

Figure 1 Cooling tower fan performance
Article CoolingHVAC Systems

Condenser Water System Components

April 1, 2013 by Mick Schwedler and Beth Bakkum

An overview of how condenser water system components react to changing conditions.

A dehumidification system can be an efficient solution to humidity issues caused by daily wash downs, fog and moisture in a food processing facility.
Article CoolingHVAC Systems

Don’t Sweat It

April 1, 2013 by David Simkins

Dessicant technology can be a solution to summer humidity issues.

News CoolingGreen TechnologyHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsPlumbingSolar

2013 Green Building Festival to focus on eco-districts

March 26, 2013

The concept of Eco-Districts is taking shape across disciplines as designers, planners, developers, builders, and policy-makers adopt new approaches to urban revitalization and district-scale sustainable development. At the Daniels Spectrum, the Green Building Festival’s new venue at the heart of Toronto’s Regent Park

News HPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

Legislation introduces strong new protections against counterfeiting

March 5, 2013

The Combating Counterfeit Products Act, which was introduced March 1, 2013, aims to reduce trade in counterfeit goods sold to Canadian consumers and businesses by providing new enforcement tools. Specifically, this Bill will: give Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers the authority to

News Green TechnologyHPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

Industry pushes for tax reform

March 4, 2013

Building owners join forces with energy equipment and service providers to advocate for energy efficiency tax reform.

News CoolingEngineeringHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsRefrigeration

Advancing energy efficient and sustainable solutions

March 1, 2013

Danfoss has announced its fourth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition and is now accepting entries for consideration. Launched in 2010, the competition recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that have introduced

News HPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

College moves forward with membership process

March 1, 2013

The Ontario College of Trades recently embarked on the first phase of its Membership Drive, by sending out information packages to all Ontario apprentices and journeypersons practicing in compulsory trades. A second phase of direct mail to journeypersons in compulsory trades

Figure 1 Series piping layout.
Article HVAC SystemsHydronics

Multiple Boiler Option

March 1, 2013 by Mark Norris

When and how to use hybrid systems.

Figure 1 TEVs with contamination issues returned for warranty credit.
Article HVAC SystemsRefrigeration

Cleanliness Is Next To…

March 1, 2013 by Dave Demma

PART I: Proper procedures for ensuring a contaminant-free installation.

Large diameter, low speed fans reduced the rate at which Federated Co-operative Ltd.'s warehouse was losing heat.
Article CoolingHeatingHVAC Systems

Movin’ Air

March 1, 2013 by Erin Hsu

Destratification can resolve a number of heating and air quality issues.

News CoolingHPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

Commercial air conditioning shipments show highest increase in 4th Quarter 2012

February 27, 2013

The Heating, Refirgeration and Air Conditioning Institue reports that during the 4th Quarter 2012 versus 4th Quarter 2011, commercial air conditioning shipments showed the highest product sector gain increasing by 26 per cent. Air handling unit shipments also showed an increase of