Basics of Compressed Dry Air System Design Part 2

Basics of Compressed Air System Design and Troubleshooting Part Two

Last week, we gave you a taste of what goes into compressed air system design and troubleshooting, touching on everything from system components to fixing common issues. It’s a topic that can be difficult to digest, so we split it up. Let’s continue with part two in our series. Benefits of Master Controllers A typical… Read More

Basics of Compressed Dry Air System Design and Troubleshooting

Basics of Compressed Air System Design and Troubleshooting

Compressed Dry Air (CDA) systems are an essential part of the manufacturing industry. In fact, compressed air is so common, it’s frequently considered the fourth utility, after electricity, natural gas and water. Compressed air is, however, more expensive than the three utilities when calculated on a per unit energy delivered basis. For this reason, understanding… Read More

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

MIC: Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion – The Fire Sprinkler Pipe Terrorist

Microbiologically influenced corrosion, or MIC. You may have heard it referred to as “The Fire Sprinkler Pipe Terrorist” because it infiltrates systems and is undetected until the pipes are obstructed or begin leaking prematurely. The damage caused by MIC can result in the failure of a sprinkler system to control a fire, which can lead… Read More

Three Steps to Sizing Plumbing Piping Systems

Sizing plumbing piping systems is not a difficult task when you have the resources to calculate the correct size pipe. The International Plumbing Code (IPC) includes a variety of charts to assist you to properly size plumbing piping systems. Once you understand how to use these charts, you can quickly complete uniform and easily built… Read More

Four Steps to Sizing Sanitary Sewers & Vents

Sanitary sewers and vents play important roles in maintaining the quality of the indoor environment of a building. Correct sizing is crucial to their proper functioning, so you want to be sure you know how to get it right. Fortunately, understanding how to properly sizing sanitary sewers and vents in a facility is made easier… Read More