The owner of a local engineering firm recently said to me, “First cost and space are key discussion points in any building design.” First cost... READ MORE
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The minimum run time in a sump, effluent, or sewage pump is determined by the flow rate and the volume of water in the basin... READ MORE
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Commercial heat pump water heaters using R-744 (CO2) refrigerant operate best when attention is paid to the piping and storage tank arrangement. Today, in part... READ MORE
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Heat pump water heaters have a place in the decarbonization efforts by building plumbing designers, contractors, and engineers. Heat pumps have been part of the... READ MORE
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Question: I have selected my piping friction loss based on water, but I am pumping a glycol solution. What correction do I use? Answer: There are three glycol corrections when designing a hydronic or process cooling system; heat transfer correction, pressure drop correction, and pump curve correction. This R L Deppmann Monday Morning Minute defines the second of three glycol corrections. [Read more…]... READ MORE
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Carbon reduction in building design is critical to the lifestyle of our future generations. Most engineers and their owner clients understand the concerns and welcome... READ MORE
Circulator series pumps are those small inline pumps that have fixed impeller choices with no impeller trimming available. When these pumps have ECM technology, the... READ MORE
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Primary-Secondary vs. Primary-Variable hydronic boiler pumping systems each have advantages for the engineer to consider. Most people in the industry are in one camp or... READ MORE
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Previously, the R. L. Deppmann Monday Morning Minutes looked at pump location in a primary-variable boiler heating system. We made a very definitive statement about... READ MORE
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We recently received several calls for our recommendation on whether to pump into the boiler or out of the boiler in a primary variable heating... READ MORE
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