A team of engineers at NIST has produced a list of high priority research needs that would establish a foundation for the design, maintenance and operation of plumbing systems fit for the water needs of today and onward.
IAPMO published the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and the 2021 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) in March. The codes were improved with safety provisions for the protection from legionellosis, safe installation of alkaline water treatment devices, and protecting homes with the inclusion of requirements for leak detection, just to list a few.
A report from NSF Health Sciences and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network recommends electronic cooling tower registry to help public health investigators quickly pinpoint the source of outbreaks.
I’m a solar engineer – not a mechanical one. That’s one reason that I found out the hard way that designing domestic hot water (DHW) production and distribution systems for multifamily buildings is a lot harder than designing a single-family residential system.
Legionellosis is associated with two clinically and epidemiologically distinct illnesses: Legionnaires’ Disease, which is typically characterized by fever, myalgia or muscle pain, cough and clinical or radiographic pneumonia; and Pontiac fever, a milder illness without pneumonia.