Archived Editions of IES Industry News
Working with Precision Air, Flexible OR Solutions integrates the structural and electrical systems into the operating room ceiling. The operating room ceiling is the most complicated space in the hospital. The operating room ceiling is the most complicated space in the hospital. It is a place where structural, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems must be precisely engineered to ensure the needs of the OR can be met. Coordination between multiple trades can be time-consuming, costly, and difficult to change as OR needs evolve over time. Flexible OR Solutions understands these challenges. That’s why they’ve developed our patent-pending system called MONOFLEX, the world’s most flexible, comprehensive operating room ceiling system. Also Read about trends for Retail, Restaurant and commercial builds; avoiding cost overruns on large-scale construction projects; Metal Buildings and Small Business.
Indoor air quality can affect long- and short-term health problems, including headaches, eye irritation, cough, allergic reactions, and even carbon monoxide poisoning. A dedicated outside air system (DOAS) from TempMaster® delivers clean, dehumidified outside air in all weather and climate conditions. New standards for efficiency and high performance green buildings continue to evolve. With a TempMaster® DOAS, you can meet ASHRAE requirements for ventilation and energy efficiency. Also Read about Video Call Fatigue, How construction is outperform ing other sectors during Covid, and new tools to help glass design economically.
IES introduces, a new product to the lineup with the CHANNEL BLENDER by BLENDER PRODUCTS®, is an innovative mixing device that improves mixing box performance. Offered by Nortek Air Solutions as a featured part of our air management solutions, the CHANNEL BLENDER provides an advantage over traditional static mixers by solving the issue of stratification in less air tunnel length. Also in this months issue, engineers will benifit from 7 Career Lessons Engineers Can Get From Elon Musk and Facilities managers will enjoy the piece on Four Steps For Proper Chiller Maintenance And Cleaning.
Introducing Dual-Tech® Weather-proof Outdoor Duct System. Dual-Tech® resolves issues that exist with many traditional sheet metal systems with insulation – such as weight, space, installation time, and energy performance. Dual-Tech pre-fabricated insulated ductwork is offered in both non-union and Yellow Label Union varieties and carries a 20 year limited warranty. Perfect for non-fibrous solutions, the patented system is fully selaed and virtually airtight. Also read about New OSHA guidelines, and how organizations are altering facilities for a post COVID-19 world.
The Designer Series Patio Heaters by Re-Verber-Ray® adds warmth to a variety of outdoor environments. Whether you want to extend your local season, have a designated smoking area or need to make additional room for peak crowds, the Designer Series’ broad offering can provide a solution that will fit your outdoor heating needs. Also read about Applying Conventional Construction to Custom Metal Buildings. The old adage, “opposites attract,” might as well be describing the increasingly common practice of mixing the technology of custom metal building systems with conventional construction. By taking the indisputable sustainability, time savings, and structural benefits of a custom-engineered metal frame, and then adding in design elements you can only achieve with traditional products such as brick or glass, many builders and designers are finding great solutions for a host of building requirements.
Read about Powered Aire’s air sanitation system proven to eliminate Covid-19 and other viruses from the air. Up to 99.99% effectiveness on Low Speed, and up to 95.7% effectiveness on High Speed. It features a 99.99% surface kill rate for self cleaning the inside of the unit. Unit runs continuously on low speed, even when the door is closed, for continual air purification. Also get ready for winter and learn more about Detroit Radiant’s High and Low intensity radiant heating applications and Cambridge Air Solutions (formerly Cambridge Engineering) Energy efficient heating and ventilation systems for warehouse, distribution centers, manufacturing plants and many other types of commercial & industrial buildings.
Tandem Chillers Inc. manufactures both remove-for-service chillers and service-inplace chillers both where individual components can be replaced without shutting down the balance of the system — all in the space of a few hours. Modular chillers are ideal for those situations where accessibility and space are restricted, expansion is inevitable, where large cooling capacities and uninterrupted operation are required. Read also: How to Design Safer Offices in a COVID-19 World. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 was the motivation behind sending employees home to work during the pandemic. And it will be the same driving factor for employees’ return to the office. What design preparations can be made to your office for operating in the new normal?
What common sense safety measures can be adopted?
The Optimum Balance of Performance, Comfort and Efficiency TempMaster® has the system to perfectly suit any commercial environment. You’re looking for ways to make your building
perform better while maintaining user comfort. COVID-19 Reveals Importance of UV-C in HVAC Industry. Can the type of ultraviolet light known as UV-C light kill the novel coronavirus? Manufacturers are not making that claim … yet. UV-C has a proven track record of neutralizing a range of microorganisms. The real question is probably not whether this light can kill this coronavirus as much as when the HVAC industry will get a more precise idea of exactly how
UV RESOURCES Latest UV-C/COVID-19 INFORMATION UV lighting for HVAC systems cost effectively eliminates 90% or more of organic growth to significantly improve airflow and heat-exchange efficiency, which not only reduces energy use, but also decreases system maintenance costs while providing cleaner indoor air quality. Also in this installment, A ventilation system proves effective at reducing hospital infections. Being admitted to the hospital for a specific illness or infection and coming down with another during one’s hospital stay is not common, due to the effectiveness of prevention systems. Learn about research and recent improvements to these preventative systems.
Dynamic Air Quality Solution’s range of products can help mitigate COVID-19 transmissions. As droplet nuclei quickly get smaller, they may also stay airborne long enough to be entrained into the HVAC system. To prevent it from becoming a means of distribution, MERV 13+ filtration is being recommended by ASHRAE, as well as other measures, such as UVC, learn more about these solutions in IES’s Industry News. Read how construction trade unions are keeping works safe from COVID-19 on work sites. As well as how Indoor Air Quality has come front and center in the fight against Covid-19.
Learn about the Ruskin TDP05K, a highly accurate thermal dispersion airflow and temperature measuring probe. Multiple velocity and temperature points on one or more probes installed in the duct or plenum are averaged to arrive at air measurements. Also In this issue: Increasing Automation in the Construction Industry – The construction industry is grappling with issues pertaining to productivity and meeting project deadlines that have been intensified following the economic recession of 2008-2009, how can Automation help the industry. And how cell phones negatively affect saftey on the worksite.
The FANWALL® Smart Cube places active control components at the point of service, where they are wired for quick connection to power at the control panel. Integral to this approach is the FANWALL Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), designed specifically for seamlessly mounting at the FANWALL cube and including an integrated bi-directional pressure transducer, MCP disconnect and touch screen controls. Contact your IES salesperson for more information. Box-Jacking – Using an innovative method developed by an Italian engineer, never before deployed in the U.S., Long Island Rail Road saved weeks of traffic Interruptions using the box-jacking system to move multiple rail crossings below grade in just a weekend. Read More, to see how this method may catch on in the States. Also See Toyota’s Plan for a “City of the Future”, and how living concrete may change the future of construction.
SurgicAir Zero – Today’s healthcare centers must continuously strive to improve their patient outcomes. With the many challenges hospitals already face, airborne pathogens in the OR shouldn’t be one of them. Precision Air is the only company with the technology to deliver true zero-particle air. If that sounds revolutionary, it is. SurgicAir Zero is a quantum leap beyond standard laminar air technology. Also read about Electricity Producing Bacteria – Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn’t involve oxygen. These hardy microbes, which can be found deep within mines, at the bottom of lakes, and even in the human gut, have evolved a unique form of breathing that involves excreting and pumping out electrons.
Infrared is a type of energy. How does infrared heat work? It heats people, floors, walls and other surfaces directly, without heating the air around them first. The result? Infrared heating provides an instant warming, similar to when the sun emerges from clouds on a chilly day. How Bamboo could help design energy efficient and fire safe Buildings. Radiative cooling … Imagine a device that can sit outside under blazing sunlight on a clear day, and without using any power cool things down by more than 23 degrees.
Many facilities’ current boiler-driven process systems barely resemble their original design. Increasing the size of these systems to handle the heating requirements as well as the process loads added massive complexity and simply doesn’t make sense today. On October 3, IES held an Open House featuring informative technical seminars and the areas best food trucks. Thank you to everyone who was there! When we think of things that release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, we often imagine cars and factories. But a huge emitter of CO2 that’s often overlooked is cement. This green cement company says its product can cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 70%.
The leading policy-maker for the heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning industry has formally approved the use of properly certified and installed air curtains as an exception to the vestibule requirement. Fraud in Construction: BKD LLP in Springfield, Missouri, said that around 6% of annual industry revenue is lost to fraud, so taking into consideration that the U.S. construction industry is an approximately $1.2 trillion-per-year field, that means a significant amount of money is handed over to bad actors each year.
ASHRAE Approves Air Curtains in Monumental Ruling – The leading policy-maker for the heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning industry has formally approved the use of properly certified and installed air curtains as an exception to the vestibule requirement.
Ron Martinez, Estimator for IES, has worked for us for 30 years. Thank you for 30 great years, Ron. Also learn how technology can help to achieve a zero-injury job site. Rep. Judy Chu, Democratic congresswoman from California introduces bill to create OSHA heat standard. The bill proposes defining heat-related injuries and illnesses in the work place. Finally, to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the moon landing, watch a new video, created at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, that shows what Armstrong saw out his window as the lander descended — and you’ll see for yourself why he took over control.
See the equipment IES represents and learn more about how we can help meet your HVAC Equipment needs across the board. Also hear about how Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens unveiled the Exhibit Staging Center (ESC), a facility that showcases the latest advancements in green building technology. Peer-to-peer marketplace app Trelar is getting ready for its July launch of a networked marketplace mobile app that will provide contractors with on-demand dump truck services. This year, as well as the past few years, the hot topic has been manpower and the inability to find any workers, much less well-trained ones… read more about why and how to combat this trend.
A much more efficient alternative to glycol run around energy recovery coil loops. Energy transfer efficiencies of 50-60% are typical in heating and cooling applications. The Move to 4G Could affect your safety tools. The construction industry is historically one of the most accident and industry-prone industries. According to the most recently available data, 1 in 5 workplace deaths reported in 2017 occurred in construction. Implementing various new smart technologies could mitigate that.
AJ Manufacturing Diffusers for hospital and pharmacy Update. The Markets IES Serves in the region. Also – As the donations pour in to aid the reconstruction efforts of the fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and the French government opens the question of whether to rebuild the 850-year-old landmark as it was, engineers, architects and contractors can turn to 3D laser scan data of Notre Dame to help with the government’s pledge to reconstruct the building within five years.
AJ Manufacturing Diffusers for Hospital Pharmacy Applications. Criti-Clean Ultra: AJ Manufacturing re-designed and re-engineered their popular Criti-Clean fan powered laminar flow HEPA filter diffuser to maximize both CFM and energy efficiency. Their new Criti-Clean Ultra has the highest CFM output on the market (up to 1100 CFM for our 48″x24″ model), is more energy efficient (only 42 watts at 90 FPM velocity/ 450 CFM), and is incredibly quiet (only 45 DBA at 90 FPM, 58 DBA at 1100 CFM). ALSO: The Titus Product Catalog is the #1 catalog in air distribution. It contains information on Titus products and solutions as well as extensive Engineer Guideline sections. Read about: How Changing Climate is Changing the Construction Industry.
IES has a complete line of Elgen duct accessories check out our website for more details. Also see “How Training Could Be the Answer to Retention Challenges?” And “How to Create an OSHA-Compliant Safety Program”. Civic Arena Redevelopment news, The team won development rights to the28-acre Lower Hill District site in a 2007deal that saw the closure and demolition of Civic Arena and construction of there placement PPG Paints Arena nearby, but now things are beginning to heat up on the site.
OmniPremier™ Series (25 – 50 T) Bringing the features and flexibility of an applied system into the value and simplicity of a rooftop. Superior breadth of features and flexibility with best in class standard efficiencies, multiple airflow path configurations and options, modulating options for better control, and standard foam, double-wall panel construction. Plus Trends in Construction in 2019 and how tech giants are shaping US construction trends.
The CHANNEL BLENDER is an innovative mixing device that improves mixing box performance. Offered by Nortek Air Solutions as a featured part of the air management solutions, the CHANNEL BLENDER provides an advantage over traditional static mixers by solving the issue of stratification in less air tunnel length. Amazon HQ2 news and perspective on the decision to open 2 centers.
Learn more about some of the Precision Air Products available through IES. Technologies like BIM, drones, virtual reality and real-time workflow software have made an entrance that will forever alter the scope of the construction industry. Software-as-a-service provider Teletrac Navman found that the biggest construction industry concerns are managing costs and payroll.
Strobic Air Tri-Stack® laboratory and industrial process fume exhaust systems are practical, cost effective and energy efficient solutions for pollution abatement, reentrainment and odor control problems. The Smart System maintains safe ventilation levels while minimizing facility energy costs and carbon footprint.
We provide gas-fired heating equipment from Cambridge Engineering, Detroit Radiant, and Weather-Rite. Also: Contractors expect more change in next 5 years than past 50. Passive Design Strategies: Expert tips on achieving an energy-efficient building. Why the Leaning Tower of Pisa has survived for over 500 years. Thinking big about sustainable construction? Now, a project developed through an MIT class
has come up with a highly energy-efficient method of building large buildings with Wood.
The Vibro-Acoustics Lay-in Service provides consultants with free application and selection assistance for Noise Control products. System Can 3-D Print an Entire Building: Tech could enable faster, cheaper, more adaptable building construction. The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food.
Ruskin ® model TDP05K is a highly accurate thermal dispersion airflow and temperature measuring probe. Multiple velocity and temperature points on one or more probes installed in the duct or plenum are averaged to arrive at air measurements. HIRING: Construction firms try to pull with “cool” projects and high-tech tools, in addition to broadening their search to architecture schools and other degree programs.
Learn more about Desert Aire’s GrowAire Dehumidification Systems are Specifically designed for indoor farming. The latest news on Steel tariffs and inflation spiking construction costs.
Less Pressure drop and longer filter life than standard pleated Merv 15 filtration, find out how the new Dynamic V8 provides MERV 15 Performance without ionizing or Ozone generation. In other news, HVAC systems account for 44% of a commercial buildings energy consumption learn ways to optimize your system.
ETA and CHA air curtains (unheated or heated) will serve as the first line of defense against the infiltration of outside air. These models can also be used to make existing vestibules more efficient and comfortable. Learn how protective measures can make your company up to 670% safer than the industry average and reduce reportable safety incidents by 85%
An Exciting New Product: SkyBlade. Reduce energy cost up to 30% by minimizing the temperature differential from the ceiling to the floor. Dropping temperatures up to 15ºF. Evaporative Cooling – Learn about Nortec’s high-pressure in-space air humidification system.
Introducing HELIOS, the new line of energy-harvesting VAV diffusers that creates a new standard of individual comfort and control for indoor environments. Innovation for 2018 – 2017 was a big year for technology innovation in the construction industry , and that pace is unlikely to slow in 2018.
End Office Thermostat Wars – The Helios VAV Diffuser is a revolutionary leap forward in air distribution technology. Wherever individual indoor comfort is needed, Helios is a perfect solution. Each individual unit uses a unique digital logic system so it can operate on a narrow temperature band, creating more unique zones and much greater user control.
Infrared heating provides an instant warming, similar to when the sun emerges from clouds on a chilly day. Choosing the right industrial
heating system to match project requirements can be a daunting task.
Environments containing electronics are prone to many issues stemming from inconsistent humidification, and the most dangerous one is static electricity buildup resulting from conditions that are too dry. Construction lags other industries where productivity is concerned, thanks in part to its notoriously slow uptake of new technology.
When it comes to IAQ there are significant differences between HTHV and 80/20 direct-fired units – HTHV being the clear winner. FANWALL TECHNOLOGY®Sets Innovative Standard for Air Handler Retrofit Projects
How a 40-year-old Office Building Reduced Energy Costs 26%, Get a Free Mission Critical Energy Audit
How multiple modular fan FANWALL® arrays were key in reducing energy costs in a 40-year-old office building. Let Data Aire’s experts evaluate your critical cooling system and they will teach you how to achieve maximum efficiency with Data Aire’s Technology Upgrade Program.
Archived Editions of The Specifying Influence
It’s fall, and that means football, tailgates and swapping out the lawnmower for the leaf blower. It also means it’s time to think about the heaters you’re going to be depending on all winter long. Choosing the right industrial heating system to match project requirements can be a daunting task.
The Revolution is here! Titus releases the new Revolution TFX Indoor Air Handling Unit. This is exactly what you need for your next office, government or educational project. With an airflow range up to 30,000 cfm and a highly configurable cabinet, the Revolution allows you to customize the unit to suit your needs. Custom accessories include enthalpy wheels, IFB coils, and multiple fan systems.
QuantechTM Chiller’s are on ice and ready to ship to your facility today!
Ask Your IES Representative For More Info On The
BAS Series Combination Motor Starters Today!
• More Heat, Less Energy & Better Indoor Air Quality
• SA-250 Heat Input of 250,000 BTU/HR
• SA-350 Heat Input of 350,000 BTU/HR
• Ultra Efficient High Temperature/High Velocity (HTHV)
IES is thrilled to introduce a great new line of Cerus motor starters and variable frequency drives to our family of upper tier HVAC and Industrial products.
The Unit Heater Beater
For more than half a century, Detroit Radiant Products Company has been setting the standard for high quality, cost effective, energy efficient infrared heaters. Re-Verber-Ray® brand products are recognized as a solution for most commercial, industrial and specialty applications. For more information visit the DETROIT RADIANT PRODUCTS COMPANY website.
This two-part series will briefly examine the economics of the long-held theory and code mandated practice of permitting air handling units to introduce up to 100% outside air and disable compressor operation and mechanical cooling when outside air enthalpic conditions are favorable. This analysis is within the context of the use of humidification in more mission critical facilities such as laboratories and health care facilities, where minimum humidity levels must be maintained year-round in order to preserve the integrity of experimentation and the health of the occupants.
In our last issue of The Specifying Influence, we evaluated fan and motor heat gain within custom air handling units operating at high static pressures. We began by determining that a 50,000 CFM air handling unit operating at 9.5” WC total static pressure would generate about 6 deg F in fan heat gain.
Consultants and design professionals painstakingly evaluate all building parameters within reliable manufacturers’ software programs in order to arrive at the exact cooling and heating requirements of commercial and industrial facilities, and specify the perfect air handling units to satisfy those loads.
Since many recipients of this e-newsletter are either installing contractors or specifying consultants, you have all noticed that you are installing and specifying more combination fire & smoke dampers than you did even a few years ago. Codes have now mandated their use whereas previously, simple curtain style fire dampers were deemed acceptable.
Most if not all mechanical consultants specify glycol energy recovery systems for laboratories, health care facilities and other HVAC systems where outside air represents 100% of the system’s requirements. In theory, it makes sense to extract as much energy as possible from the exhaust airstream of such a facility and transfer it to the incoming supply air. IES sells these types of systems very often within our CES line of custom air handling systems. In addition, we sell heat pipes, plate exchangers and enthalpy wheels. So…..we have no proverbial axe to grind.
Detroit Radiant Introduces Fully Modulating Infra-Red Tube Heating System
Fully Modulating Infrared Tube Heating System
The new MP Series incorporates three performance curves to allow the user to select a desired operation that best accommodates their specific needs.
Low Profile & High Performance!
Single blade and unique blade seal design means that the FSD60LP has the Lowest Pressure Drop of any FSD in the industry including typical airfoil blade dampers.
If you’re like some of the other Professional Housing Managers and Building Maintenance Supervisors we’ve spoken with over the past months and at the most recent PAHMA Conference held at Seven Springs, your sources for this type of equipment have suddenly become scarce!
When designing an HVAC system, space constraints throughout the building are a challenging task for the design engineer. And with the increasing use of outside airflow measuring and control products to improve IAQ and save energy, the task can become even more daunting – especially in equipment rooms. Equipment rooms are tight and space is always at a premium.