Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery and tools.

An Overview of Commercial and Industrial Fan Efficiency

Fans are the last of the low-hanging efficiency fruit in HVAC and process applications.
In this lecture, Wade Smith, former Executive Director of the Air Movement and Control Association, introduces critical concepts related to commercial and industrial fan efficiency and explains how to capture significant savings in fan energy use.

The lecture provides a wealth of actionable facts […]

New Free Lecture: Commercial Geothermal Design

In this two hour free lecture, Dr. Charles Remund, author of the IGSHPA Design Manual, walks you through the calculations for designing the ground heat exchanger for a commercial geothermal system. To download a copy of the slides, discuss the lesson with other professionals, and get access to additional tools: click here to sign up for […]

LoopLink PRO Now Included with IGSHPA Geothermal Design Course

Top designers of commercial geothermal systems at some point become IGSHPA Certified GeoExchange Designers (CGD). The CGD course has always included video instruction and support from the author of the IGSHPA design manual, tools, exercises, and exam fees. Starting  in the summer of 2015, the course now includes full access to LoopLink PRO – next […]

July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Geothermal Heat Pumps, HVAC Design, Mechanical Engineering||

Five Questions about Hydronic Heat Sources

On the Mastering Hydronic System Design Course discussion board with expert instructor John Siegenthaler…
Takeaways:

Although closely spaced tees are great for hydraulic separation, a modern hydraulic separator provides air and dirt separation in addition to hydraulic separation.
When considering whether to use electric boilers for radiant hydronic heat or electric resistance radiant heating, it’s important to design the distribution system […]

Home Performance Coalition, Home Energy Magazine, and Rick Karg Tackle ASHRAE 62.2

This week we launched a new course, “ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation for Single-Family Dwellings”, for Fall 2015. To understand why this course is special, you need to meet the A+ team. Rick Karg has been on the ASRAE 62.2 committee since 2007 and heads the existing dwellings group. The Home Performance Coalition has been running the […]