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.

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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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Application Spotlight: Solvent Recovery and Battery Liners

Posted by Clay Tyler on Jun 30, 2021 8:11:34 AM

Every so often, we like to take a detailed look at the applications for which our products are used. This installment will focus on solvent recovery applications during the production of battery products. In this post we’ll answer the questions:

  • What is solvent recovery?
  • How is solvent recovery used in battery liner production?
  • What role does heat transfer play in the process?

This is the second of a series of articles about battery power and its adjacent industries and processes. Check out the first post in the series - “Battery Storage Facility Cooling System Design.

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Topics: Coils, Efficiency, Expertise

What is a Coil Leak and How Are They Measured?

Posted by Ben Smith, CWI on Jun 28, 2021 9:38:23 AM

Nobody wants leaky coils. You don’t want to waste time and money on buying them and we certainly don’t want to be the one to sell them to you. The goal of this post is to define what a “leak” is from our perspective as a manufacturer and coil supplier. Rather than leaks in the field, this post focuses on what “leak” means in new equipment. To do so, we’ll look at:

  • How leaks are quantified
  • The testing methods and equipment used to diagnose them
  • How SRC's quality program addresses leaks

 

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