CHES 2012: Towards World Class Health CareNovember 1, 2012 LUC BOILY
Mechanical business professionals make their points on the best practices and regulations in healthcare facilities.
ASHRAE and UNEP Join ForcesNovember 1, 2012 by hpac
Promoting sustainable refrigeration in facilities and systems.
Guaranteeing Energy Performance: Mission Impossible?November 1, 2012 by hpac
Most energy models produce best-case scenario goals for the design team, assuming perfect construction and operation. However, owners/operators quickly realize that energy models are typically not exact predictors of energy use. But that is changing: design teams and constructors/operators are…
Cold Climate HVAC: Challenges and SolutionsNovember 1, 2012 Robert Bean
The 7th International Cold Climate HVAC Conferencei, which was held recently in Calgary, AB, was nothing short of impressive with representatives from over 15 countries in attendance. This conference was an opportunity for researchers and design practitioners to share what…
Making A Case For VFDNovember 1, 2012 Brian James and Roger Weldon
The benefits of packaged pump systems and variable flow pressure boosting.
14 years of hydronicsNovember 1, 2012 John Siegenthaler
A comparison of the hot topics of the past, the present and, most importantly, the future.
Think Ahead To Get AheadSeptember 1, 2012 Dave Demma
Serving your customers well means analyzing the refrigerant and equipment at individual sites and planning wisely.
Onward & DownwardSeptember 1, 2012 John Siegenthaler
The future of hydronics is all about low water temperatures.
My Pretty Good HouseSeptember 1, 2012 IAN MCTEER
Air source heat pumps are still a good choice for residential applications.
Shower PowerSeptember 1, 2012 Steve Goldie
More water and less resistance are the keys to achieving good pressure.
A Before And After Look At Water HeatingSeptember 1, 2012 by hpac
Research project looks at the relative performance of storage and tankless water heaters.
Geo-Solar ConnectionSeptember 1, 2012 by hpac
Two thermally-based renewable energy technologies that grab many headlines these days are solar water heating and geothermal heat pumps. Both of these technologies are ways of capturing solar energy. The solar thermal system does it in real time, whereas the…
How Low Can You Go?September 1, 2012 MIKE MILLER
A look at low temperature systems.
Ethanol Handling: A Health & Safety PerspectiveMay 1, 2012 Marissa Cutts
This follow up article to Part 1 in HPAC April 2012 discusses operator responsibility.
Is Your Head In The Cloud(s)?May 1, 2012 Mark Evans
We have reached a point of decision as Cloud-based services now offer real choices.
The Penny DropsMay 1, 2012 Hank Bulmash
The Canada Revenue Agency targets long-standing loopholes in the 2012 federal budget.
Selective CoverageMay 1, 2012 John Siegenthaler
Radiant panels do not have to cover an entire floor, wall, or ceiling.
The Digital FixMay 1, 2012 Dave Demma
Maintain a consistent chilled water temperature during varying load conditions.
Health Canada Addresses Radon In HomesMay 1, 2012 Robert Bean
Release of radon guide reaffirms mechanical professionals’ leading role in the health and well being of Canadians.
Taking us down a peg or twoMay 1, 2012 Kerry Turner
THOSE OF YOU WHO FOLLOW HPAC MAGAZINE ON TWITTER (@HPACMAG) may have read the tweets regarding Bill C-38: Winnipeg MP notes “we keep unearthing all these little treasures hidden deep in the bowels of Bill C-38” and “I am loath…
FEATURES FROM HPAC MAY/JUNE 2012 Future Truck Technologies Target Fuel EconomyMay 1, 2012 Bill Roebuck
The newest technologies aim to help work vehicles boost their usefulness and reduce operating costs.
Greenhouse Company Embraces BiomassApril 1, 2012 Luc Boily
Les Serres Lefort Inc., a Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay, QC-based specialty greenhouse company dedicated to the production of seedlings, recently unveiled its new biomass heating system. The leading edge system consists of two 6000 kW boilers, an open buffer tank of 1.3 million…
Pull-out faucets stand outApril 1, 2012 by hpac
Design trend survey results show significant increase in specification of product integrating two functions.
Maintenance RulesApril 1, 2012 by hpac
Address the two biggest problems with HVAC split system components.
Time Well ServedApril 1, 2012 John Siegenthaler
After 30 years it was time for a collector transplant.
Overcoming HurdlesApril 1, 2012 Don Fugler
Professionals discuss the potential in residential investigations.
Ethanol Handling: A Health & Safety PerspectiveApril 1, 2012 Marissa Cutts
Clear best practices and improved training are crucial undertakings for owners.
Basic Conversion ConsiderationsApril 1, 2012 Dave Demma
What are the important issues after the decision has been made to move forward with a refrigerant conversion?
Lowering the LimitApril 1, 2012 John Siegenthaler
How to extract more heat from a storage tank.
New Kid On The BlockApril 1, 2012 Steve Goldie
Stainless potable water tubing system enters Canadian marketplace.