Pipe movement is an important challenge when designing a hydronic or plumbing system in critical seismic zones. In our Michigan and Ohio zone 0 and... READ MORE
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William Shakespeare may not have known anything about hydronic engineering, but a small part of his play, Romeo and Juliet, could be renamed Flexible Connectors... READ MORE
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Expansion joints in hydronic systems are used when the natural flexibility of the pipe will not handle the calculated movement caused by thermal expansion.  Those... READ MORE
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I was recently asked twice in one week, “What is the difference between an expansion joint and a flexible connector in hydronic systems?” Piping flexible... READ MORE
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Oftentimes an engineer will specify a pump mounted on springs, vibration base, inertia base, or isolation base. Our industry tends to use a number of... READ MORE
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Pump installations tend to require a great number of spool pieces to meet the Hydraulic Institute’s and the equipment manufacturers’ recommendations. Before we get into... READ MORE
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In last week’s R. L. Deppmann Monday Morning Minutes, we examined the use of stainless steel hose and braid flexible pumps and equipment connectors in... READ MORE
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Last week, the R. L. Deppmann Monday Morning Minutes introduced reasons why flexible connectors are used on pumps. This week the subject is the stainless... READ MORE
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The R. L. Deppmann Monday Morning Minutes will look at near pump piping over the next several weeks. Last week we offered some information about... READ MORE
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Steel expands when you heat it. This is a fact of nature and shouldn’t be overlooked when designing the HVAC steam piping system. One way... READ MORE
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