Tag: Sizing Guide

How to Size a Boiler for Indirect Water Heaters

Sizing a boiler plant that will handle both space heating and domestic hot water is not a tricky task, but it also isn’t as easy as adding the two loads (space heating + domestic water) together.  I embedded a short slideshow that illustrates a straightforward method from ASHRAE’s standards.  This standard is more crucial for…




How To Size Sump and Sewage Pumps

I recently worked on sizing a grinder pump for a restaurant application.  Somewhat new to these pumps, I dug around for some information and came across a slideshow presentation from the Sump and Sewage Pump Manufacturer’s Association (SSPMA).   It is an informative guide for someone not familiar with sump and sewage.  I came to…




Expansion Tanks: Why We Use Diaphragm Style and How to Size One

Types of Expansion Tanks View more presentations from BuildingMech This short presentation by Taco, Inc. gives a great overview of hydronic expansion tanks.  Open and closed steel tanks are rarely seen today, but it is important to understand the lineage.  Slide #13 is a personal favorite, as it shows the mathematical formula for sizing a bladder/diaphragm expansion tank. …