Types of Steam Coils and Design Best Practices

Posted by Kevin Rasmussen on Apr 14, 2022 9:01:02 AM

Are you getting the most out of your steam system investment? Steam has been used as a heat transfer medium for centuries. Today, it remains a popular option for commercial heating and a multitude of industrial applications. But, in our experience, the industry’s understanding of steam and steam equipment is inconsistent, and we’re hoping to help make things a little clearer as it relates to the following areas.

 

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R-290: Pros, Cons, & Comparisons to Other Refrigerants

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Mar 10, 2022 9:56:32 AM

Our Refrigerant Focus series delves into the history, properties, suitable applications, and pros and cons of some of today’s popular or otherwise noteworthy refrigerants. This installment will focus on R-290 (propane).

Check out some of our refrigerant focus posts below.

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Coil Design Best Practices for Hot, Corrosive Environments

Posted by Jonah Thune on Jan 11, 2022 8:20:50 AM

Super Radiator has served the food manufacturing sector for decades. It’s one of our bedrock industries and over the years, we’ve come to learn quite a bit about food production facilities, their environments, and coil designs that work well there.

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HFC Phasedown Rule Final; EPA Lays Out Schedule, Allowances [Transcript]

Posted by Ken Allen on Nov 19, 2021 10:50:13 AM

Note: the following is a transcript of a podcast recorded on November 8, 2021. To listen, check out the SRC Podcast here or wherever you get your podcasts. 

 

Hello and welcome to another SRC podcast. On today's episode, we'll be talking about a new EPA rule regarding the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons. We touched on this in our last recording, and since, there has been developments in terms of at that time, it was a proposed rule. It has now progressed to the point where it is a final rule. Since that development, we thought it'd be a good time to revisit this topic. Today, we're going to be talking about exactly what the implementation of that rule will look like, and then we'll also quickly review the contents of the rule. 

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EPA to Design HFC Phasedown Plan [Podcast Transcript]

Posted by Ken Allen on Nov 19, 2021 9:54:31 AM

Note: the following is a transcript of a podcast recorded on July 14, 2021. To listen, check out the SRC Podcast here or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Hello and welcome to another SRC podcast. For this recording, we're going to be focusing on a proposed new rule from the EPA that's titled "Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Establishing the Allowance, Allocation, and Trading Program under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act."

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I Need a Replacement Commercial HVAC Coil. Where Do I Start?

Posted by Gregg Fletcher on Oct 13, 2021 8:26:29 AM

As a custom coil manufacturer, we often speak with facilities managers and maintenance professionals about coil replacements, upgrades, and retrofits. These jobs often require us to design a coil for an existing space, which can be tricky if you're not sure what to look for. For this post we’ll explain that process, including:

  • Common size-in-place scenarios for commercial HVAC coils
  • Some best practices when replacing a coil
  • Other important coil replacement considerations
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Topics: HVAC, Coils

Design & Benefits of Waste Heat Recovery Systems in Waste Incineration

Posted by Brian Biskie, P.E. on Sep 20, 2021 9:56:08 AM

Our Application Spotlight series focuses on interesting and noteworthy functions for which our heat exchangers are used. For this post, we’ll take a look at how heat is recovered during the incineration of dewatered waste solids that are separated from waste water during the treatment process. We’ll look at:

  1. Background on the incineration process
  2. Uses for recovered heat and overall benefits
  3. Coil design in incineration plant waste heat recovery (WHR) systems
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Heat Pump Basics: How do Heat Pumps Work & What are Some Common Types?

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Aug 24, 2021 8:50:19 AM

Heat pumps are a type of heating and cooling system that are popular for their versatility and efficiency. They’re different than standard air conditioning units, and the term ‘heat pump’ is sometimes used a catch-all for several types of HVAC systems. So, for this post we’ll aim to answer questions like:

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R-407A: Pros, Cons, & Comparisons to Other Refrigerants

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Aug 10, 2021 2:54:10 PM

Our Refrigerant Focus series delves into the history, properties, suitable applications, and pros and cons of some of today’s popular or otherwise noteworthy refrigerants. This installment will focus on R-407A.

Check out some of our refrigerant focus posts below.

And for a quick reference guide on the properties and applications of some of today's notable refrigerants, download your free copy of SRC's Refrigerant Guide.

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A Word on Supply Chain Disruption and How SRC is Navigating it

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Aug 5, 2021 8:58:57 AM

I think we’d all agree that 2020’s word of the year was “COVID-19.” And so far, 2021’s leading candidates are words like “shortage” and “supply chain.” While COVID’s grip on the world has shown glimpses of loosening, the settling dust has only revealed new dust.

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