Steel is the infrastructure of the duct fabrication industry, which is why it makes sense for us to keep an eagle eye on all the factors that influence its price and availability to duct manufacturers. Enter our new steel report section on SNIPSmag.com.
Among the more obvious reasons for the use of round duct on rooftops, such as preventing rain, snow and ice buildup, ease of wind passage is perhaps the most overlooked. PhenoliDuct, a new closed-cell insulated round duct solution from Spiral Pipe of Texas (SPOT), is engineered with all those considerations in mind, plus ease of installation.
At the Special Dreams Farm in St. Clair Township, Michigan, sheet metal apprentices in Local 80’s International Training Institute recently practiced how to professionally coordinate their skills under one roof.
When it comes to damper systems, Greenheck is unmatched for its wide-ranging catalogue of air control, life safety, commercial and industrial products. Here are just a few selections from their line, what they do, and what they mean for air movement.
Few HVAC manufacturers can say they’ve been in business for more than 100 years. This year, Nortek Global HVAC (formerly Nordyne) entered that distinction as it celebrated another year in the heating and cooling industry.
The Envelope 2000 composite panels, by Citadel Architectural Products, consist of two aluminum skins, bonded to a thermoset phenolic resin core. The life cycle and recyclability of the panels were recently used to help the Helena Aviation Readiness Center achieve Gold LEED status during a renovation.
Life-safety dampers are critical fire-protection features of buildings. By protecting duct and air-transfer-opening penetrations through fire- and smoke-rated construction, they help to contain fire and smoke within the area of origin.
Optrel’s new crystal2.0 welding helmet pairs with the company’s e3000 PAPR powered air purifying respirator to create a system that delivers active eye protection, visual clarity, and safety against airborne particulates for workers during welding or grinding operations.
After countless comments, long letters and endless emails, we are finally doing it: This month, SNIPS is launching a new steel report section on SNIPSmag.com that is solely dedicated to our coverage of the steel market.