Entries by smartik

COVID-19-related IAPMO codes now free

One day Mark Evans and associate Chuck Popp, pictured, were called upon to install a new pump, two-stage float switch and high-level alarm in a sewage pit after the existing equipment had been destroyed when a previous contractor tried to “snake out the drain” without understanding the system.

ASHRAE proposes cycling and thermostatic controls for unvented combustion devices

A new proposal has been approved by an ASHRAE working group, with assistance from the Vent-Free Alliance, that includes cycling, thermostatic controls, and information from the ASHRAE Position Document on Unvented Combustion Devices and Indoor Air Quality. It will be submitted to the Standing Standard Project Committee (SSPC) for consideration during their June meeting. In […]

Calls made to federal government to create construction relief fund

Construction associations are calling for an emergency COVID-19 construction cost relief program to be established to help contractors with the financial implications of project shutdowns, delays, and losses of productivity due to the pandemic. The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) have both called for a relief fund. “As […]

Quebec releases amendments to HFC refrigerant regulations

The Quebec government has published its final halocarbon regulation. Amendments include new hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) prohibitions and strengthened refrigerant leak testing requirements for chillers and commercial refrigeration equipment. An English version of the regulation is available on the Ministry’s website. In an effort to get clarification on the new HFC requirements, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air […]