Fire / Smoke http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7345/more en Calendar of HVACR Training and Education Events http://hpac.com/archive/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events <div class="node-body article-body">Are you looking to expand your knowledge and/or sharpen your skills in a particular area of HVACR? Do you have certification requirements you need to meet? Here is a list of upcoming industry education and training events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Archive Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:27:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Seattle-Area Young Engineers in ASHRAE Planning Series of Free Events http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/seattle-area-young-engineers-ashrae-planning-series-free-events <div class="node-body article-body">“Challenges Met and Survived” is the central theme of a series of free events being planned by the Puget Sound Chapter of ASHRAE’s Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/seattle-area-young-engineers-ashrae-planning-series-free-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/seattle-area-young-engineers-ashrae-planning-series-free-events#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:53:00 +0000 13831 at http://hpac.com Meet the HPAC Engineering Editorial Advisory Board http://hpac.com/editorial-advisory-board <div class="node-body article-body">HPAC Engineering's Editorial Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished professionals serving the HVACR industry. Possessing expertise in various engineering and scientific fields, they provide valuable assistance to the magazine's efforts.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/editorial-advisory-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/editorial-advisory-board#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Archive Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:03:00 +0000 5355 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1930 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1930 <div class="field-byline"> Connie Conklin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High standards have always been mandatory for the heating, piping, and air-conditioning industry and for our magazine. Here is a sampling of ads from 1930 showing the importance of technical quality and those high standards.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1930" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1930#comments Galleries Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 13561 at http://hpac.com Motorized Fire and Smoke Dampers http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/motorized-fire-and-smoke-dampers <div class="field-byline"> By MICHAEL J. BULZOMI, LEED Green Associate, Nailor Industries Inc., Houston, Texas </div> <div class="field-deck"> Switching from fusible-link dampers can save first, testing, and maintenance costs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The reliability and effectiveness of sprinklers often is used to justify the removal of requirements for fire and smoke dampers from model building codes. However, there is ample evidence smoke is the major killer in building fires and that it causes injury, sickness, and property damage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/motorized-fire-and-smoke-dampers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/motorized-fire-and-smoke-dampers#comments Fire / Smoke Silver Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 13321 at http://hpac.com Report on Fire-Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings Released http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/report-fire-safety-challenges-tall-wood-buildings-released <div class="node-body article-body">The performance of tall wood buildings under credible fire scenarios is the subject of a new report from the Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/report-fire-safety-challenges-tall-wood-buildings-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/report-fire-safety-challenges-tall-wood-buildings-released#comments Fire / Smoke Tue, 20 May 2014 19:25:00 +0000 13001 at http://hpac.com Getting What You Pay For http://hpac.com/blog/getting-what-you-pay <div class="node-body blog-body">Replacing equipment with the lowest-priced option may cost more in the long run.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/getting-what-you-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/getting-what-you-pay#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:04:00 +0000 12351 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Seeking Papers for 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-seeking-papers-2015-winter-conference-chicago <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE has issued a call for papers for its 2015 Winter Conference, which will be held Jan. 24-28 in Chicago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-seeking-papers-2015-winter-conference-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-seeking-papers-2015-winter-conference-chicago#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:44:00 +0000 12311 at http://hpac.com National Fire Protection Association Names New President http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/national-fire-protection-association-names-new-president <div class="node-body article-body">Jim Pauley of Lexington, Ky., senior vice president of external affairs and government relations for Schneider Electric, will be the next president of the National Fire Protection Association.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/national-fire-protection-association-names-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/national-fire-protection-association-names-new-president#comments Fire / Smoke Wed, 05 Feb 2014 05:15:00 +0000 11931 at http://hpac.com Considerations for the Use of Smoke and Heat Vents http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/considerations-use-smoke-and-heat-vents <div class="field-byline"> By CARL BALDASSARRA, PE, FSFPE; Rolf Jensen &amp; Associates Inc.; Chicago, Ill. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 1953, General Motors’ Hydramatic plant in Livonia, Mich., represented the state of the art in early post-World War II manufacturing-plant design. One August afternoon, construction workers using an oxyacetylene cutting torch accidentally ignited a dip pan containing a flammable liquid on a parts conveyor. The flame was carried down the line, igniting other materials as it traveled. The fire impinged upon the roof deck, releasing combustible vapors that seeped back into the building, intensifying the fire and, in turn, liberating even more gases. Within minutes, the entire 1.5-million-sq-ft building was engulfed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/considerations-use-smoke-and-heat-vents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/considerations-use-smoke-and-heat-vents#comments Fire / Smoke Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:55:00 +0000 9651 at http://hpac.com