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Information on Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | US EPA

As we all continue to round out our "Best Practices" list of procedures to ensure water quality in our buildings in order re-open the facilities I came accross a great .pdf from the EPA : EPA INFORMATION

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The Hidden Dangers of Legionella in Workplace Water Systems

In an ongoing effort to facilitate as much useful information regarding safely re-opening buildings I came accross this article with great information and a quick best practices list. This information is from a company called Spartan Bio and they manufacture equipment that allows for onsite testing of Legionella. I hope you find this useful.

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Covid19 Domestic Drinking Water Concerns

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Portland warns of bacteria lurking in water systems while buildings are empty


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Centrifugal Pump Basics-Courtesy Grundfos Pump Handbook

In 1689, the physicist Denis Papin invented the centrifugal pump. Today, this kind of pump is the most commonly used around the world. The centrifugal pump is built on a simple principle: Liquid is led to the impeller hub and is flung towards the periphery of the impeller by means of centrifugal force. The construction is fairly inexpensive, robust and simple, and its high speed makes it possible to connect the pump directly to an asynchronous motor. The centrifugal pump provides a steady liquid flow, and it can easily be throttled without causing any damage to the pump.

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This is a repost of the Patterson Kelley Blog Page:

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Breaking Down Turndown

Operate at Peak Efficiency 

Boilers are Rated on Thermal Efficiency.

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Pride in workmanship-Jim Archuleta

"Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life." Confucius.

A recent social media post from one of the technicians in our company caught my attention. His post simply said "one of my top three customer installations in my career" and included several pictures of a project. I looked at the installation and I recognized the project as a boiler and pump installation that we did with a local church. I immediately wondered, what was it about this particular project that resulted in him adding it to his list of top installations? This dedicated technician is currently in his 15th year with the company and has been a key component of some very impressive work over the years.

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Thoughtful Manufacturing

Recently we have been doing training in front of large groups of end users and mechanical contractors. During the training we refer to applications, objectives, troubleshooting, and possible preventative maintenance concerns. As a manufacturer's representative it is always satisfying when you see the technician's eye's light up when you present a solution or a product that will eliminate pain points on their job and for the customer. The solutions can be as easy as the proper tool, a different technique or the subject of today's blog "Thoughtful Manufacturing".

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