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About freeze drying

Equipment used in the freeze drying process is not actually used to cool the product. Here is what it actually does.

From bland to grand

Commercial washrooms are changing for the better, with elevated design, smart technology and products that focus on performance and efficiency.

Drains, drains everywhere but where do we begin?

By Fred Bretzke Back in the day, I don’t know how many times I had to look for cleanouts to access the main drain in a finished basement. This article is dedicated to pointing out different hints on where to start if you have a backed up main drain. I’ll start with the more uncommon…

Know your options: Control valves Part I

Control valves appear in many industries, from nuclear, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical to name a few. Control valves have adapted to manage the flow of liquid, pulp, and even sewage. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on control valves used in hydronic applications...

Troubleshooting tips for common issues

Booster pump systems are critical to maintaining the pressure and flow demands in modern high-rise buildings such as hotels and office structures so water pressure on the top floors is as good as that on the ground level. Given the importance of booster pumps in multi-storey buildings, it’s…

Focus on health: The fine balance of energy retrofits and IAQ

In Canada, the building sector contributes to 18 per cent of annual greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and transforming our building stock is now a well recognized priority for meeting globally agreed upon GHG reduction targets. Building new and more energy efficient buildings will help, but renovating…