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Downloading Drawings: BIM vs CAD

Wessels Company makes it easy to download a huge catalog of BIM and CAD files, which can be imported into software to generate product drawings and 3D models, but what’s the difference between Revit (.RFA), .STEP and .SAT files? In the case of Revit, .RFA’s are Building Information Models (BIM) specifically compatible with Autodesk’s Revit […]

October Employee Spotlight

Jay Fuller has been a consistently smiling face in the Wessels Company’s Marketing Department for the last 6 years. He has been the marketing manager for the last three years and his favorite part of his job is using new technologies to teach customers about Wessels products.  Jay graduated from Boston University.  In his free […]

How To: Retrofit Your Tank with WessGuard

Wessels Company’s patented WessGuard® system is the industry’s first sentry for critical mechanical system protection. Mechanical systems are expensive to install and potentially more costly to service or replace. WessGuard® acts to protect the critical components of the mechanical system by monitoring the effectiveness of the system expansion tank. WessGuard® can be installed in new […]

Seeing Green with Water-Side Economizing and Free Cooling

Happy Earth Day! New requirements to repair and upgrade existing buildings and infrastructure in an effort to lower emissions and improve energy efficiency means greener energy for the planet and an opportunity to see green as HVAC equipment providers. ASHRAE Standard 90.1 requires water-side economizers on almost all chiller installations in North America to reduce […]

How To: Understand Pre-Charge in Bladder Tanks

Pre-charged diaphragm and bladder tanks are necessary to protect systems from excessive pressure, energy, or water in a variety of scenarios. In this blog, we will discuss why you need to pre-charge, how to decide pre-charge settings, and the maintenance that should be done on this type of tank. Pre-charge pressure is needed for bladder […]

How To: Bladder Replacement for Wessels Expansion Tanks

Changing an expansion tank removable bladder is easy.  Let’s go through it step by step. Begin by isolating the expansion tank from the system.  Remove valve cap and unscrew the valve core to release the air charge and then carefully lay the tank on its side to drain water out. Next, remove the elbow connector […]

How To: Size Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers

WesPac® Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers feature specially constructed heat transfer plates that are bonded together with brazing material to produce an incredibly strong, compact vessel. Rather than using an adjustable design with replaceable plates like the WesPlate®, these brazed plate heat exchangers cannot be modified, so correctly sizing a unit is very important. Fortunately, Wessels […]

How To: Size Well Water and Pressure Booster Tanks

The correct size for most well water and pressure booster tanks (also called hydropneumatics tanks) can be calculated by simply answering two questions: how much water do you need to store and what is the range of the pressures allowable for the water (minimum and maximum pressures)? The amount of water stored in a vessel […]