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Where mechanical engineers in the HVAC community come for education on the latest HVAC application and design concepts, I'm Tony Mormino with Insight Partners. I've been in the HVAC industry since 1997. We are excited to be using this platform to give back, share our professional experience, and do our part to help educate the HVAC community.

Our audience comprises mechanical engineers, mechanical contractors, building owners, HVAC maintenance personnel, and commercial air conditioning professionals.

Our main mission with Insight Partners: To those that design, construct, operate and maintain buildings; INSIGHT PARTNERS is the comprehensive HVAC and solutions provider with a NATION-WIDE NETWORK OF EXPERTS COMMITTED TO OUR LOCAL partners' SUCCESS.

About your host!
Hi, I’m Tony Mormino, Marketing Director for Insight Partners. I started in the HVAC industry in 1997 after achieving my Engineering degree from the University of Florida. I’ve learned a lot over the years and enjoy sharing my experience with others. I hope you will enjoy thank you for listening!

The Engineers HVAC Podcast Insight Partners

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Where mechanical engineers in the HVAC community come for education on the latest HVAC application and design concepts, I'm Tony Mormino with Insight Partners. I've been in the HVAC industry since 1997. We are excited to be using this platform to give back, share our professional experience, and do our part to help educate the HVAC community.

Our audience comprises mechanical engineers, mechanical contractors, building owners, HVAC maintenance personnel, and commercial air conditioning professionals.

Our main mission with Insight Partners: To those that design, construct, operate and maintain buildings; INSIGHT PARTNERS is the comprehensive HVAC and solutions provider with a NATION-WIDE NETWORK OF EXPERTS COMMITTED TO OUR LOCAL partners' SUCCESS.

About your host!
Hi, I’m Tony Mormino, Marketing Director for Insight Partners. I started in the HVAC industry in 1997 after achieving my Engineering degree from the University of Florida. I’ve learned a lot over the years and enjoy sharing my experience with others. I hope you will enjoy thank you for listening!

    Mastering Niche Marketing in HVAC: Insights from Tony Mormino on the 11 Minute Construction Podcast

    Mastering Niche Marketing in HVAC: Insights from Tony Mormino on the 11 Minute Construction Podcast

    Our own Tony Mormino was a guest on the 11 Minute Construction Podcast, joining hosts Ben Lyddane and Tim Lilly for an insightful discussion on the niche marketing strategies within the HVAC industry.

    Listen as Tony shares his extensive experience and unique perspective on reaching targeted audiences, the evolution of marketing in B2B sectors, and how to effectively utilize online platforms for brand building.

    With over 25 years in HVAC, starting from engineering to now spearheading marketing efforts at Insight Partners, Tony dives into the challenges and opportunities that lie in specialized markets like HVAC.

    Whether it's the surprising success of niche podcasts or the importance of value-driven content, this episode is packed with actionable insights for anyone interested in marketing, engineering, or construction.

    • 11 min
    Unlocking Cleanroom HVAC Design: Insights from Bo Coffman of Nortek CleanSpace

    Unlocking Cleanroom HVAC Design: Insights from Bo Coffman of Nortek CleanSpace

    Welcome to the Engineers HVAC Podcast! In this episode, host Tony Mormino sits down with Bo Coffman, Director of New Business Development at Nortek CleanSpace and Nortek Air Solutions, to discuss the fascinating world of cleanroom technology.

    Cleanrooms are essential for industries ranging from semiconductor manufacturing to pharmaceuticals. Bo Coffman shares his extensive knowledge on the principles of cleanroom design, the importance of maintaining controlled environments, and the advanced air filtration and flow technologies that keep these spaces contaminant-free.

    Listeners will learn about the various classification standards for cleanrooms, the materials and construction methods used, and the unique contamination control strategies beyond air filtration.

    This episode also explores how cleanroom designs vary across different industries and the regulatory standards that ensure their efficacy and safety. Bo provides insights into the future trends in cleanroom technology and the innovative solutions offered by Nortek, including their modular and stick-built cleanroom systems.

    Whether you're an engineer, contractor, or simply curious about the technology behind cleanrooms, this episode is packed with valuable information and expert advice. Tune in to discover the intricacies of cleanroom environments and how Nortek is leading the way in this specialized field.

    For more HVAC content, you can visit our YouTube channel here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@HVAC-TV⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    The Engineers HVAC Podcast: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/engineers-hvac-podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Insight Partners (Commercial HVAC Products and Controls in NC, SC, GA): Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.insightusa.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Hobbs & Associates, Inc. (Commercial HVAC Products and Controls in VA, TN, MD, AL): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.hobbsassociates.com⁠

    • 48 min
    Grow Room HVAC Basics With Experts Kirk Patton, Chris Adams, PE

    Grow Room HVAC Basics With Experts Kirk Patton, Chris Adams, PE

    In this LIVE episode of The Engineers HVAC Podcast, Grow Room experts Kirk Patton and Chris Adams, PE, share their experience successfully selecting, controlling, and supporting HVAC systems and controls in Grow Room applications.

    Indoor grow rooms have revolutionized the cultivation of plants, particularly cannabis, allowing for year-round growth under optimized conditions.

    However, creating and maintaining these ideal environments involves navigating a complex interplay of factors, from temperature and humidity to light and air quality. Unlike typical office or commercial spaces, grow rooms require highly specialized HVAC design approaches to meet their unique needs.

    The Unique Challenges of Grow Room Climate Control.

    The primary challenge in grow room design lies in the precise control required over the environment. Plants are much more sensitive to climate conditions than humans, with specific temperature and humidity ranges needed to maximize growth and yield.

    Additionally, transitioning from traditional lighting to energy-efficient LED options has altered the thermal dynamics within grow rooms, affecting heat loads and enabling multi-tier cultivation. This lighting evolution necessitates advanced cooling and dehumidification strategies to handle the reduced heat output and increased plant density.

    High humidity presents another significant challenge: plants transpire water into the air, dramatically increasing moisture levels.

    Grow rooms require robust dehumidification capabilities to manage this moisture without overcooling the space, especially during light-off periods when plants continue to transpire.

    Air quality and circulation also play a critical role in plant health, necessitating the integration of air filtration and purification technologies.

    Contaminants, VOCs, and pathogens can adversely affect plant development, making specialized filtration systems, including HEPA filters and UV light sterilization, essential for grow room HVAC systems.

    For more HVAC content, you can visit our YouTube channel here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@HVAC-TV⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    The Engineers HVAC Podcast: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/engineers-hvac-podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Insight Partners (Commercial HVAC Products and Controls in NC, SC, GA): Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.insightusa.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Hobbs & Associates, Inc. (Commercial HVAC Products and Controls in VA, TN, MD, AL): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.hobbsassociates.com⁠

    • 32 min
    The Flow Metering Approach - Pressure Independent Control In Critical Environments

    The Flow Metering Approach - Pressure Independent Control In Critical Environments

    Welcome to an in-depth exploration of Phoenix Controls'
    revolutionary approach to airflow management in critical environments. This episode provides a comprehensive overview of how Phoenix has innovated airflow control technology to ensure precise and stable environments without requiring direct flow measurement.

    Listen as we delve into Phoenix Controls' unique method of maintaining air quality and flow, highlighting their decision to avoid measuring airflow through control devices.

    Understand the mechanics behind Phoenix valves, focusing on their pressure independence and how this feature sets them apart from traditional solutions. Explore the critical components and operational philosophy encapsulated in the PAINTS acronym, illustrating the system's design and functionality.

    From the shape of the valves to the materials used, discover how design influences functionality, especially in reducing noise and enhancing flow control.

    Get an insider’s view on the testing procedures and quality control measures that ensure every valve operates flawlessly. See examples of how Phoenix valves are implemented in various configurations and environments,
    demonstrating their versatility and efficiency.

    Additional Insights: Visual demonstrations clearly explain how these valves handle different pressure conditions and react to environmental changes.

    Hear from experts and users who rely on Phoenix controls to maintain safe and efficient environments in critical settings.

    You can watch the video version of this podcast on our YouTube Channel, HVAC-TV.

    For more HVAC content, you can visit our YouTube channel here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@HVAC-TV⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    The Engineers HVAC Podcast: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/engineers-hvac-podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Insight Partners (Commercial HVAC Products and Controls in NC, SC, GA): Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.insightusa.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Hobbs & Associates, Inc. (Commercial HVAC Products and Controls in VA, TN, MD, AL): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.hobbsassociates.com⁠

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Exploring Commercial Heat Pump Water Heaters with Nyle Systems

    Exploring Commercial Heat Pump Water Heaters with Nyle Systems

    In this episode of the Engineers HVAC podcast, host Tony Mormino takes us on a fascinating journey through the bustling factory floor of Nyle Water Heating Systems in Bangor, Maine. Joining him are special guests Christopher Ebener, Director of Sales and Marketing, and Tomas Novillo, Director of Strategic Accounts, who provide a detailed walkthrough of the manufacturing processes and discuss the latest technologies in heat pump water heaters.

    Here are some key highlights from this episode.

    Factory Tour with Chris Ebener: Chris provides an on-the-spot tour, showcasing the manufacturing of Nyle’s C185 air source heat pump units. He explains the components like condensers, evaporators, and compressors, emphasizing the compact design and high capacity of the units, which are suitable for both commercial and residential use.

    Technology Insights: The video delves into the specifics of air-cooled and water-cooled heat pump water heaters, discussing their applications, advantages, and innovative technologies that allow these systems to operate efficiently even in colder climates.

    Interviews and Discussions: Tony discusses with Chris and Tomas the challenges and solutions in designing heat pumps for various climates, the differences between water-source and air-source heat pumps, and the potential for future applications, including data centers and district energy systems.

    Demonstrations of Advanced Features: The episode includes demonstrations of the units’ noise levels, the defrost cycle in action, and how the systems are tested and quality-controlled on the factory floor.

    Expert Commentary: Throughout the factory tour, the team addresses viewer questions about installation, maintenance, and operational efficiencies, providing a comprehensive understanding of the role of heat pumps in modern heating solutions.

    This episode offers viewers an in-depth look at Nyle Water Heating Systems’ operations and cutting-edge heat pump technologies, highlighting their impact on sustainability and efficiency in water heating applications across the globe.

    For more insights into HVAC innovations and expert discussions, subscribe to our channel and stay updated on upcoming episodes!

    For more HVAC content, you can visit our YouTube channel here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@HVAC-TV⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    The Engineers HVAC Podcast: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/engineers-hvac-podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Insight Partners (Commercial HVAC Products and Controls in NC, SC, GA): Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.insightusa.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Hobbs & Associates, Inc. (Commercial HVAC Products and Controls in VA, TN, MD, AL): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.hobbsassociates.com⁠

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Why Metering Airflow Beats Measuring Airflow In Critical Spaces

    Why Metering Airflow Beats Measuring Airflow In Critical Spaces

    Join us in this insightful discussion as we delve into
    Phoenix Controls' core decision almost 40 years ago—not to measure airflow in their systems. Discover the reasons behind this decision and explore the impact of airflow measurement accuracy on critical spaces such as hospitals and chemistry labs.

    Learn about the limitations and challenges of traditional airflow measurement methods and the innovative approach of metering airflow instead. Gain valuable insights into the potential consequences of inaccurate airflow measurement in critical environments and understand the factors affecting the accuracy of pressure transducers and airflow control systems over time. In this thought-provoking video, dive deep into the world of HVAC controls and critical space management with Phoenix Controls.

    Here are the key points covered in this podcast:

    1. The Founder's Decision: Explore why the founder of Phoenix Controls opted not to measure airflow and instead focused on a different methodology for controlling airflow in buildings.

    2. Impact on Critical Spaces: Understand the implications of airflow measurement accuracy in critical environments such as hospitals and chemistry labs, where even a small error can have significant consequences.

    3. Limitations of Airflow Measurement: Learn about the
    challenges and limitations associated with traditional airflow measurement methods, including issues with sensor installation, response speed, stability, and maintenance.

    4. Metering vs. Measuring: Discover the concept of metering airflow rather than measuring it, and why Phoenix Controls adopted this innovative approach to improve control accuracy.

    5. Consequences of Inaccuracy: Delve into the potential repercussions of inaccurate airflow measurement in critical spaces, including operational disruptions, energy inefficiency, and financial losses.

    6. Factors Affecting Accuracy: Explore the impact of factors like lack of straight duct runs, system delays, and maintenance on the accuracy of pressure transducers and airflow control systems over time.

    The decision by Phoenix Controls not to measure airflow almost 40 years ago has paved the way for a new approach to HVAC control, focusing on metering airflow for improved accuracy and reliability in critical
    environments. By understanding the challenges and limitations of traditional airflow measurement methods, we can appreciate the importance of innovative solutions in optimizing airflow control systems.

    Careful attention to design is crucial for laboratory
    settings, including fume hood face velocity, fume hood monitoring and use, laboratory air recirculation, laboratory/building pressurization, laboratory airflow exchange rates, manifold exhaust systems, exhaust stack height, exhaust duct velocity, general air distribution guidelines, controls (pressure-independent and general), testing and monitoring, work practices, selection of specialty hoods, and sound levels in rooms.

    For critical environment Phoenix Controls valve support in North Carolina and South Carolina, please contact Insight Partners today!

    For more HVAC content, you can visit our YouTube channel here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@HVAC-TV⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    The Engineers HVAC Podcast: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/engineers-hvac-podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Insight Partners (Commercial HVAC Products and Controls in NC, SC, GA): Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.insightusa.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Hobbs & Associates, Inc. (Commercial HVAC Products and Controls in VA, TN, MD, AL): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.hobbsassociates.com⁠

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Alan MacFerran ,

Very informative!

Great Insight (no pun intended) on DOAS/MUAs. Tony does a great job with the explanation of this subject that everyone can understand.

IDager2374 ,

Great material

Got a lot out of this. I recommend to any Engineers in the hvac industry.

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