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September 14, 2011

A Breath of Fresh Air: HPAC Engineering's Inaugural Engineer of the Year
By RON RAJECKI, Senior Editor, [email protected]
It all started with the New York Metropolitan Opera House. As that venerable structure was being built in the mid-1960s, Larry Wetzel, an undergraduate in the Pennsylvania State College of Engineering, looked on in awe. [MORE]

Getting Acquainted With Social Media
By SCOTT ARNOLD, Executive Editor, [email protected]
Did you hear about the 20-in.-long, highly poisonous Egyptian cobra that went missing from an exhibit at the Bronx Zoo last March? [MORE]


Since 9/11, Most Americans Uncertain About Fire Safety in Tall Buildings
A nationwide survey conducted by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) reveals that only 7 percent of Americans feel safer from fire in high-rise buildings since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. [MORE]

Bell & Gossett Announces Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Training Schedule
Bell & Gossett, manufacturer of centrifugal pumps, circulators, hydronic specialties, heat exchangers, condensate-handling equipment, and packaged systems for variable- and constant-speed pumping, heat transfer, and pressure boosting, has announced its Fall 2011 schedule of free training seminars for engineers, contractors, and facility-maintenance professionals. [MORE]

Armstrong International, Cleaver-Brooks Join Forces for Steam Training
Armstrong International and Cleaver-Brooks will present “Empowering Steam Best Practices”—a two-day interactive training program geared toward mechanical, facility, and energy engineers; plant supervisors; maintenance chiefs; and lead boiler operators—Nov. 1 and 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at Armstrong University in Three Rivers, Mich. [MORE]

CertainTeed Launches Online Pipe-Flow Calculator
A new online pipe-flow calculator from CertainTeed is intended to facilitate comparisons of water-distribution systems. [MORE]

Filters for Cooling Water Treatment: GO GREEN -- Conserve Space, Conserve Water, Conserve Time
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EcoFlex90+ - 90% Boiler Efficiency without Boiler Replacement
EcoFlex 90+ - a packaged modulating fan-powered economizer – may be the single design that combats all the challenges in the typical economizer. It opens the energy recovery up to practically any combustion appliance application.

With the EcoFlex 90+ system the designer can now view the application as a complete "boiler plant" as the full load to work with, instead of one economizer per boiler. And the "boiler plant" can consist of a combination of boiler types such as forced draft boilers and atmospheric water heaters that utilize a single modulating demand-controlled economizer. The bottom line is: design flexibility, reduced emissions, improved boiler efficiency, high return on investment.

To learn more about Modulating Fan-Powered Economizers vs. Traditional Economizers, go to

Webinar: Modulating Fan-Powered Economizers – Heat Recovery From Virtually Any Type of Heating Plant
This archived webinar covers:
- The traditional economizer vs. the modulating fan-powered economizer.
- Creative flue-gas heat-recovery solutions for any boiler plant.
- Modulating fan-powered economizer systems for new installations and retrofits.
- True economizer performance.
- Typical installation examples.
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