As aging facilities are tapped to accommodate expanded manufacturing and broader process applications, facility owners and managers are faced with vexing challenges. Primary among them is how to meet these demands within realistic budget parameters. Often, two of the largest budget items for facility managers is reducing energy use and water consumption. To magnify the challenge, some municipalities have set water-use restrictions for plants, creating an unexpected burden. Another facet of the challenge of doing more with less is the common problem of deteriorating mechanical infrastructure
Ice on cooling tower
When outside temperatures fall below freezing, water inevitably forms into ice. Open cooling towers can be susceptible to freezing due to their inherent nature of operation. As a result, ice formation becomes a subject of management, not elimination. Fortunately, there are alternative solutions. Closed circuit coolers are used for a multitude of niche applications, but are ideal for evaporative cooling applications in severe winter climates. If ice formation is not managed properly, expect to see reduced thermal performance, part failures, and additional field maintenance. Make sure that your
Congratulations to EVAPCO-BLCT as their project, Exelon's Wolf Hollow, was awarded Gas Project of the Year by the editors of Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World magazines. Built in Granbury, Texas, Exelon’s 1,000-MW Wolf Hollow gas-fired combined cycle plant began producing power in December 2016. The Wolf Hollow plant is one of two twin facilities designed and built in Texas for Exelon by Zachry Group. At the heart of this highly efficient plant is a 7ha.02 gas turbine from General Electric. The turbine is cooled with air instead of water, and according to GE, provides the most
EVAPCO is excited to announce the completion of our brand new Key Building. The new manufacturing facility is located across the street from our headquarters in Taneytown, Maryland. EVAPCO products are engineered and manufactured in 24 locations in 10 countries and supplied through a sales network of more than 170 offices. Take a look at the EVAPCO Key Building from start to finish in this time-lapse video. We can’t wait for the new year as production of our new eco-Air Series of products will be in full swing! Watch the video
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (ACHR) NEWS staff writer, Kyle Gargaro, attended the EVAPCO 2017 Global Sales Conference this past September. Check out this great article on EVAPCO penetrating the dry market in ACHR NEWS or click here. You can also read Gargaro's personal account of the Global Sales Conference and the HVAC industry in the Opinions section of ACHR News, Where Do You Think the HVAC Puck is Going to Be?
Operator training has become one of the most prevalent areas of deficiency in Process Safety Management (PSM) Programs for refrigeration systems today. High turnover in the refrigeration industry coupled with high complexity system designs and an increasing void of technicians trained in foundational trades are the perfect storm for compliance challenges among operators of large refrigeration systems today. Packaged systems provide many features, attributes and documentation that will satisfy the requirements and criteria for these PSM elements and as a result will significantly reduce an
EVAPCO, Inc. has announced, effective Monday, November 6, 2017, a price increase for the following products in North America: Cooling Towers – 2.5% Closed Circuit Coolers – 4% Evaporators – 4% eco-Condensers – 4% CPA Systems – 3.5% SSTP Penthouse Evaporators – 4% EDF Make-Up Air Units – 3.5% Water Systems – Between 4.5 and 10% Ice Coils – 4%
EVAPCO Inc., an industry leading manufacturing company with global resources and solutions for worldwide heat transfer applications, announced today that it has acquired Alcoil USA LLC, a York, Pennsylvania-based company that designs and manufactures micro-channel heat exchangers. The newly formed EVAPCO Alcoil, Inc. will pursue the same business that Alcoil has been pursuing and will operate from the existing Alcoil location. Alcoil has been dedicated to the manufacture, development, application and OEM support for brazed aluminum heat exchangers for the HVAC/R and industrial process
Low-charge ammonia systems can be highly beneficial when it comes to reducing construction costs of cold storage buildings. You can provide a lower cost of ownership by installing Evapcold Low Charge Ammonia Packages. But you'll want to start early during the design-build process. It's important for the architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical design team to incorporate the packaged solution to help guarantee that the material take-offs and subcontractor bids are based on the associated reduction in building scopes and the cost savings are recognized by the general contractor and