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Sentry Guard

Operating water coils that are prone to air temperatures below freezing normally need the use of anti-freeze. The most common is glycol. This has been used for over 40 years, and there are two common types, ethylene and propylene. Anti-freeze provides a safeguard if there are mechanical or electrical breakdowns that may cause fluid to sit in a coil with below freezing air going across...

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Mercedes Benz Superdome

The Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans is world renowned. It’s the largest fixed domed structure in the world and has been the home of the New Orleans Saints and the Sugar Bowl for many years, as well as being a recipient of The NFL’s premier game; The Super Bowl. This incredible structure opened in 1975 and had been known for years as simply “the...

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Booster Coil

Many projects require downstream duct mounted coils to heat or cool air to its final desired temperature. Normally there are upstream coils that regulate the leaving air temperature to a design intermediate level. The duct coil takes the air from that intermediate level to its final desired temperature. Many systems can vary the air flow or water volume to achieve a desired leaving air temperature...

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Outside Air Loads

HVAC and process heating/cooling must deal with the added tonnage created by using fresh air from outside. Most times, the requirement for fresh air is mandatory and can go from 10% all the way to 100 % of the system air flow. There are numerous rules and regulations written to eliminate air flow quality problems, including bacteria and other micro-organisms, that can cause health problems....

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Sentry Guard

Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, great weather, pristine communities, and senior traffic heading to the “Early Bird Specials”. For many, it’s considered to be paradise! The state has continued to grow every year since 1950, and its continued growth seems assured.   During the winter months in the northern and central portions of the state, old man winter still comes knocking from time to time...

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Coil-Icon

In a perfect world, most cooling coils should operate efficiently for twenty years or more. Lack of proper maintenance, inappropriate applications, corrosion, and less-than-stellar modern-day construction all affect the life expectancy of cooling coils. There are three major reasons for premature cooling coil replacement as follows:   Increased air resistance due to the plugging of the coil surface. What causes this plugging? There is an increase...

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Basic Horizontal Unit

Many fan coil unit installations are in condos, apartments, townhouses, hotels, and other types of lodging. Most systems are two or four pipe heating/cooling systems and usually use chilled water for cooling and hot water for heating. These units can be permanent or temporary residences occupied by an owner, tenant, or paying customer, which may mean they are more demanding.   There are 3 types of units...

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Santa

  Around Christmas and New Year’s is always the busiest time of the year for all of us. It’s truly the best time of year to share with those we care about; enjoying shopping, family time, and holiday parties. The down side is that vacations and time off over these holidays leaves most companies with skeleton crews to monitor building HVAC systems. USA Coil wants to...

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Evaporator Coil

  Evaporator coils are a mystery to many technicians and engineers in the HVAC industry. Evaporator coils don’t have any movable parts, and a coil can have many different capacities based on what it’s fed from the refrigerant side of the closed refrigeration loop.   If a self-contained unit is used to provide air conditioning in a space, the evaporator coil will have been engineered to match the...

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Replacement Coils

Coil replacement has been a part of the HVAC aftermarket for as long as finned tube coils have been used to create heat transfer. The coils installed in the 50’s and 60’s were heavier duty than today’s coils and were almost always spiral fin type with a tension wound fin onto copper tubes.  The plate fin didn’t become prevalent until the mid-60’s. By the end...

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