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Radiators and Pandemics: A Curious Marriage

This video is a recording of Dan Holohan's popular seminar Radiators and Pandemics: A Curious Marriage. It was hosted by The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen on M...

Published on 05/17/2021 3:18 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating
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How Frank and John Taught Me To See

In 1989, when I was thinking about writing a book called, “The Lost Art of Steam Heating,” I went to see a young engineer named Frank Gerety. He had written a small book ...

Published on 01/27/2021 10:25 AM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating
How To Get The Best From One-Pipe Steam

How To Get The Best From One-Pipe Steam
A Practical Manual for Heating System and Boiler Optimization, Maintenance, Loss Prevention, Replacement, and Installation

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Published on 01/19/2021 10:34 AM
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How Vacuum Can Cause Steam Problems

Back in the old days when most folks burned coal, vacuum was just about everyone’s friend. That slow and steady coal fire produced a steam that gently nudged the air from...

Published on 01/03/2021 1:26 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating
How to Size a Condensate Pump

Most manufacturers rate their condensate pumps in square feet EDR. You can easily convert whatever boiler rating you have to square feet EDR by using these conversion fac...

Published on 12/18/2020 2:04 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating
Sustainable Steam Heating

Steam Heating Conundrum of High-Rise Buildings in the US Igor Zhadanovsky, Applied Engineering Consulting, Newton, MA, USA Victor Zelmanovich and George Bilenko, Intech21...

Published on 11/03/2020 2:44 PM by Igor Zhadanovsky , Victor Zelmanovich and George Bilenko
Posted in Steam Heating
Things You Should Know About Steam Traps

Most of this, I had to learn the hard way. Perhaps you’ve done the same, but in case you haven’t, please allow me to save you some heartache. All of this is the absolute ...

Published on 10/23/2020 1:32 PM
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