Chilled Water Piping Corrosion

When designing new systems or upgrades to existing systems, we are focused on equipment and system selection to prevent corrosion of the interior of hydronic piping systems. While this is important for system longevity, in real life there are widespread vapor barrier failures in almost every chilled water system, leading to leaks and failures caused… Read More

Reports from the field: boiler survey

Recently on a job, I had the opportunity to experience and gain some first-hand knowledge about large industrial water tube boilers.  I went on a field survey with our “Boiler Guru”, Pete, and gained my first experience being inside a boiler.  This boiler was built and installed in 1961 and is dual fuel, meaning that… Read More

New web site and new business data

As engineers, we sometimes avoid doing things that aren’t directly engineering. Web sites are not our kind of engineering, so it took us some time to build momentum to change it, but we feel we did it right. Partnering with Hinge, a branding and marketing firm specializing in the A/E/C industry, we studied who we… Read More

An old lesson holds true

When I was an intern, I worked on a project at a local university. The head of facilities engineering passed on some sage advice: “The first day a renovated space is open, everyone comments on the finishes and furniture. The next day, they complain about the temperature.” I have apparently said this in the presence… Read More