Category Archives: Mechanical Engineering

Experiments with a Pressure Washer

by Paul Greenwalt, E.I.T A while back I was given a pressure washer for free. The report was that it was no longer building pressure. This seems like a fundamental aspect of a pressure washer. While I love tinkering with small engines and electronics, this one sat in the garage until the walkways and decks […]

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Getting to Know Us: Bill States

The Wood Harbinger team is made up of diverse and interesting people, who bring all kinds of backgrounds, professional experiences, and insights to our firm. In this blog series, we’ll share a little something about each of the people behind our successful engineering projects. This week, the spotlight’s on Bill States, a Corporate Vice President […]

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A Sensible Technology: Sensorless Pump Control

by Paul Johnson, P.E., LEED AP BD+C Sensorless pump control technology is the latest craze when it comes to variable speed pumping.  So what is it?

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Getting to Know Us: Paul Greenwalt

The Wood Harbinger team is made up of diverse and interesting people, who bring all kinds of backgrounds, professional experiences, and insights to our firm. In this blog series, we’ll share a little something about each of the people behind our successful engineering projects. This week, the spotlight’s on Paul Greenwalt, an engineer with Wood […]

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Getting to Know Us: David Drewes-Moore

The Wood Harbinger team is made up of diverse and interesting people, who bring all kinds of backgrounds, professional experiences, and insights to our firm. In this blog series, we’ll share a little something about each of the people behind our successful engineering projects. This week, the spotlight’s on David Drewes-Moore, an Associate with Wood […]

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Thermochromism: A Novelty with Real Benefits

by Paul Greenwalt, EIT It dawned on me this morning as I was getting my coffee that not many people understand the phenomena of thermal reactivity. My coffee mug is a brilliant little oddity for the scientist, engineer, or anyone mesmerized by marvels. When the mug warms up above a certain temperature the thermochromic paint […]

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Getting to Know Us: Nick Baker

The Wood Harbinger team is made up of diverse and interesting people, who bring all kinds of backgrounds, professional experiences, and insights to our firm. In this blog series, we’ll share a little something about each of the people behind our successful engineering projects. This week, the spotlight’s on Nick Baker, E.I.T., CCP, LEED AP […]

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What do Electric Motors and Loudspeakers Have in Common?

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP LEED AP BD+C, O+M Electric motors are like speakers because they both have magnets. Well, it is actually more accurate to say that permanent magnet (PM) motors are like speakers because they both have magnets. PM electric motors are found in building HVAC applications, serving duty as fan motors and […]

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Getting to Know Us: John Taylor

The Wood Harbinger team is made up of diverse and interesting people, who bring all kinds of backgrounds, professional experiences, and insights to our firm. In this blog series, we’ll share a little something about each of the people behind our successful engineering projects. This week, the spotlight’s on John Taylor, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, […]

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