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, 22 Apr 2014 19:34:00 +0000 12391 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 ASHRAE Launches Online Discussion Forum http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-launches-online-discussion-forum-0 <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently launched ASHRAExCHANGE, an online forum for free and open exchange of information related to the built environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-launches-online-discussion-forum-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-launches-online-discussion-forum-0#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Archive Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:33:00 +0000 9601 at http://hpac.com Multicriteria Fire Detector http://hpac.com/building-controls/multicriteria-fire-detector <div class="node-body article-body">This photoelectric detector uses advanced onboard software to combine the signals from the photo and thermal elements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/multicriteria-fire-detector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/multicriteria-fire-detector#comments Building Controls Fire / Smoke Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:50:00 +0000 8291 at http://hpac.com Flue-gas economizer http://hpac.com/blog/flue-gas-economizer <div class="node-body blog-body"><div> <p> The<a href="http://www.enervex.com/contents.aspx?page=pr_20110801"> EcoFlex 90+</a> system packaged fan-powered flue-gas economizer can be installed in any part of a chimney horizontally or vertically. It can be used in conjunction with any gas-fired heating appliance and is suitable for use with draft-hood-and draft-diverter-equipped heating appliances. It allows multiple boilers to share a single economizer. <em>&mdash;<a href="http://www.enervex.com">Enervex Inc.</a></em></p> </div> <p> AHR Booth 279</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/show-product-news">Show Product News</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/flue-gas-economizer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/flue-gas-economizer#comments Fire / Smoke IAQ & Ventilation Show Product News Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:16:00 +0000 6741 at http://hpac.com Fire-alarm system design http://hpac.com/blog/fire-alarm-system-design <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> System Sensor has launched a new online form that enables customers to request that System Sensor design their FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology<sup>&reg;</sup> projects.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/show-product-news">Show Product News</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/fire-alarm-system-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/fire-alarm-system-design#comments Fire / Smoke Show Product News Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:53:00 +0000 6651 at http://hpac.com Smoke Control in a Non-ducted Return-air System http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/smoke-control-non-ducted-return-air-system <div class="field-byline"> JEFF ROBINSON and TODD VANGORDER, SET; Meridian Integrations; Tallmadge, Ohio </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Meeting the increasingly common challenge of detecting smoke in a system with little or no return-air ductwork</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While an entire book could be written on this subject (and likely has been), this article will focus on a design challenge common in new buildings: designing for smoke control in a non-ducted return-air system above a suspended ceiling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/smoke-control-non-ducted-return-air-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/smoke-control-non-ducted-return-air-system#comments Fire / Smoke hpac.com/fire-smoke Sun, 01 Jul 2012 16:00:00 +0000 4078 at http://hpac.com