I often get asked, how should one simplify the hydronic balancing process? Since system blueprints will specify exactly where to set the balancing valves on the hydronic system to achieve proportional flow, it may seem simple enough for an installing contractor to determine the pressure drop through each circuit; however, hydronic systems are rarely installed exactly as designed. Continue reading “Work Smarter, Not Harder. Hydronic Balancing Simplified.”
Making buildings greener is a top priority for Dwyer Instruments. Watch the Inside the Blueprint TV show re-run from this past Sunday (10/28/18), to learn more about how Dwyer is innovating HVAC technologies to increase energy and building efficiency.
Tune in to watch Dwyer Instruments, Inc. on Inside the Blueprint TV show. Airing on Fox Business Network on Sunday, October 28th at 2:30pm (CST), the show will introduce the SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument and the ways in which this innovative product improves the process of balancing HVAC systems.
Dwyer offers many styles of Pitot tubes. Pitot tubes are commonly used sensors for monitoring air velocity and flow rate in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Some examples include the: Stainless Steel Pitot Tube Series 160, Telescoping Stainless Steel Pitot Tube Series 166T, and “S” Type Stainless Steel Pitot Tube Series 160S.
Pitot tubes are based on Bernoulli’s equation, which states that an increase in the speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with an increase in dynamic pressure and a decrease in static pressure. Pitot tubes sense the dynamic pressure of the fluid flow at a particular point and were invented by French Engineer Henri Pitot in the early 18th century. Continue reading “Air Velocity and Flow Measurement with Pitot Tubes”