The What, Why and Benefits of Industrial Control Convergence

By Donna Rider Industrial Control Convergence is a worldwide trend that has started Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, using the automation of existing technology and…

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How USP <800> Affects You and Your Clients

By: Trevillian Highter Pharmacies can no longer prepare hazardous and nonhazardous drugs in the same area, according to the United States Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention’s Chapter…

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Common Mistakes and Assumptions When Implementing a Building Automation System

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are an interlinked network of hardware and software that work together with an HVAC system (along with other devices) to monitor, control and…

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How to Make Sure Your HVAC Systems Are Summer-Ready

It’s critical that buildings containing commercial heating, venting and air-conditioning systems operate at peak efficiency during the summer season. Perform early-summer…

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Industrial Controller Showdown: PC vs. PLC

With each new feature, industrial controllers become more flexible and better able to manage the complex functions required to run modern equipment. The PLCs of the late 60s were…

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EPA Rules: Changes that Affect Commercial HVAC in 2019

As heating, venting and air-conditioning technology advances, so does the requirement to use equipment that is environmentally friendly, environmentally safe and energy-efficient.…

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Therma Names Jeffrey Sprau as CEO and Promotes Steve Hansen to President

SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 12, 2019 – Therma Holdings LLC, a leading mechanical services company, announced the hiring of Jeffrey Sprau as the new Chief Executive Officer. He…

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Understanding Industrial Controllers: PLCs, PACs and IPCs

Modern industrial controllers provide more processing and interconnectivity than those available even a decade ago. Advances in personal computing and improved programming…

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Advantages of Section 179 Deduction for Commercial HVAC Equipment

Section 179 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been on the books since 2018 and many business owners are unaware that the incentive exists. The provision offers a deduction that has…

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Pros vs. Cons of Implementing IoT Programs in Your Facility

The Internet of Things (IoT), put simply, is a Wi-Fi-based network of computing devices that are embedded in “things,” and capable of both receiving and sending data. This…

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What is IoT and Why Does It Affect Me?

As broadband Internet becomes more prevalent, more devices are enabled with WiFi capabilities, and the overall costs of technology development goes down, the rise of device…

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The Importance of Building a Safety Team

As with any building project, planning is essential to the success and effectiveness of any endeavor. Building and maintaining a staff of safety professionals is no small…

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BMS, BAS or EMS Which Building System Is Right For My Facility

Smart systems incorporating internet-of-things (IoT) type technology are changing the way commercial buildings are designed, operated and managed. These systems make use of…

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Therma Holdings LLC Acquires Integrated Mechanical Systems

Accelerates Service Offering and Scale in Southern California SAN JOSE, Calif.—February 25, 2019 – Therma Holdings LLC (“Therma”), a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, today…

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Benefits of Smart Building Automation with IoT Technology

  Modern buildings are no longer static objects made up of walls and windows with some thermal and lighting control. Rapid advances in technology and the incorporation of…

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The Importance of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Firewalls

In the past, the vast majority of large mechanical and process piping systems in power plants, manufacturing facilities and wastewater plants were isolated and “dumb.” Even…

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An In-depth Guide into NEMA Ratings

The National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA) represents over 300 electrical equipment manufacturers in the USA and provides a forum for creating technical standards…

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Benefits of Retrofitting Commercial HVAC Systems and Equipment

Replacing an existing commercial HVAC system can be costly and disruptive, and if the process isn’t planned properly, revenue and employee productivity can suffer. Regrettably,…

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When Should You Consider Using VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) Systems?

The modern commercial HVAC industry is driven by the quest to achieve higher efficiencies, better comfort and a lower environmental impact. In fact, commercial buildings account…

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How to Prevent Theft from Your HVAC System

Keeping customers and employees comfortable is a crucial aspect of successfully running your company. According to Knapp Schmidt Architects, a commercial HVAC unit will normally…

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MAUs are units meant to supply conditioned air, whose temperature and humidity is completely controlled, into a building, in order to replace the air that has been removed by the…

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VFDs use an AC motor to control pumps and fans in a system without using valves and dampers. VFDs can create the same energy flow without the high pressure and power needed to…

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Last week, we said farewell to Jesus Ornelas with a plaque of appreciation and lunch at Taqueria Tlaquepaque surrounded by his friends. After 18 years of hard work and leadership…

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Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), or AC Drives, are used far less frequently than fixed speed controllers. However, VFDs can significantly reduce energy use, creating savings in…

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After 21 years of hard work with Therma, Paul O'Farrell kicked off his retirement with some of his closest friends and coworkers yesterday. He's the kind of guy you can always…

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Hydro & vacuum excavation is a non-mechanical, non-destructive process that uses pressurized water and industrial strength vacuum to simultaneously excavate and evacuate soil. As hydro excavation safely breaks up soil, the soil and water slurry is conveyed by vacuum to a debris tank. This is a great method for excavating under the concrete slab of your building to repair failed piping in lieu of cutting structural concrete. #concrete #buildings #pressure #soil #vacuum #structures #excavation

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Therma's Southern California office continues to grow serving clients from Thousand Oaks to Pasadena, and Santa Monica to San Diego. This team is here to extend Therma's helping hand throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. #losangeles #service #helpinghand

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Deanna Rubio, Dennis Lopez, Ryan Seithel, David Wurnitsch, Mark Ross, and Bruce Murdock all hosted clients at this year's annual Asian Commercial Professionals golf tournament at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. Therma's theme this year was Mardi Gras. Everyone loved the Thermacanes 🍹and our minute-to-win-it game ⛳

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Last week, Therma welcomed San Jose City College's HVAC class for an introduction to the industry. Tim Jones, our head of HVAC Service, and Mark Goupil, our head of HVAC Operations, gave a presentation on the wide variety of work mechanical contractors do. Then we took the students on a tour of our prefab shop so they could see it all first hand. We are excited to inspire the next generation of workers.
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With our CO2 and fiber lasers, we can cut any depth into material from complete penetration to surface scribing. One of the most useful functions of the laser is scribing guides for our skilled welders to quickly fit up and weld joints, like you see here. This eliminates the need to manually fit up the adjoining material, which saves time and improves accuracy. #fiberlasers #scribe #welding

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For decades, filtration, ventilation and humidity control have served as the foundation of an efficacious commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) program. However, none of these strategies can effectively contain biological contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi. Learn more about how to improve your indoor air quality with UV lighting.

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In our cleanroom, we have the ability to orbital weld tube and burn flanges up to 6". How cool is that?

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Commercial building construction can be reduced from a multi-step, multi-team approach subject to weather delays and on-site fabrication to a basic support and wall unit installation process. This rapid construction technique exploits the versatility and strength of insulated metal panels.
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Therma is building a modular chiller skid that is going to interface with a process reactor skid we've recently built and installed in our client's lab. The reactor skid needs to run at very precise temperature and this chiller is going to be part of a system that will regulate it.
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We were happy to host property managers from Cushman & Wakefield yesterday for a tour of our facility and a Lunch & Learn focusing on plumbing basics. Mike Fisher, our EVP of Service & Safety, led the shop tour while Dave McCall, of Plumbing Service, taught us the ins and outs of plumbing. Thank you Tiffany Lauchlan for all your help. #plumbing #propertymanagers #lunchandlearn

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Anthony, one of Therma's seasoned pipe fitters, is using our new GF IR-225 to join a pair of 160mm PVDF elbows. We make large high purity process systems, both in pipe size and project scope.

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Choosing the right HVAC contractor can be a challenge. The challenges of balancing cost, experience, professionalism and competency can be difficult when trying to figure out which contractor is right for your specific needs. When choosing a contractor, factors such as pricing and experience are just a couple of items to look for.

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These VAVs are equipped with building automation controls that regulate temperature and flow rate. Each control box can run on its own or be connected to a network and controlled from a central hub. Building automation is smarter, easier and more efficient.
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Passive solar heating uses energy from the sun for temperature control in buildings. These heating systems make use of the energy transfer and storage properties of building materials and air to utilize solar energy in simple systems that require no mechanical control apparatus, have minimal moving parts and require little maintenance.
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Last Friday was Judy Gonzales's last day at Therma after 37 years. Judy is going to be missed by everyone here and we wish her all the best in her retirement. Check out the article below to learn more about Judy's time at Therma.

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Sustainable development represents a necessary ideal of the modern world: how do we continue the trajectory of continuous socio-economic growth without depleting or damaging the resources that allow us to do so? In order to achieve sustainable development it is of course necessary to design for sustainability.

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Comprehensive HVAC maintenance can help lower energy costs, eliminate expensive repairs, reduce downtime and extend the life of heating and cooling systems.
In fact, the Building Efficiency Initiative reports that regular maintenance can lower HVAC energy costs by 5 to 40 percent, depending on the equipment and structural efficiency characteristics of the building.
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Jason, who joined our team in September 2017, was recently promoted to BAS Controls Engineering Manager. Jason has consistently and energetically lead our team towards standardization of our engineered drawings, programming, graphics and workflow as well as establishing an internal training/mentoring program. Fellow Thermite Tom Canty and all of us at Therma are thrilled by Jason's well deserved promotion. #training #BAS #buildingautomation

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Congratulations to XL Construction and everyone who helped make this project a huge success! Ford Innovation and Research Center has won a 2018 Best Projects Award from Engineering News-Record in the Manufacturing category- ENR California Region. Therma was responsible for the HVAC and plumbing design-assist and construction.

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Therma recently received a 10-Year Certificate of ISNetworld Membership and we are pleased to share this milestone with you. Since 2007, we have centralized our compliance and safety data within ISNetworld and streamlined our reporting process, making it easier for you to prequalify our company.

Clients such as DuPont, Genentech, Tesla, Honeywell, Novartis, Dynegy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Jones Lang LaSalle have all evaluated Therma through ISNetworld.

Contact your company's ISN representative if you would like to connect with us.

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50th Anniversary Building Banner

Check out our new banner located at the back of our building! Look out for it if you're driving on 101 near the McKee Rd/Julian St exit.

Therma’s 50th Anniversary

In case you missed it, we honored Therma's owners, Joe and Nicki Parisi, by presenting them with a 50th anniversary plaque that was created in our shop and ...

Biopharmaceutical Tank Installation Timelapse

A timelapse of Therma employees installing two tanks in a biopharmaceutical skid.

Therma Christmas Magic 2016

A Christmas display elf comes to life and asks for a new home. As luck would have it, Therma is here to help! Featuring Dancers from Montage Dance ...

Therma’s Christmas Swing Fling 2015

Therma's Christmas production for 2015.

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Therma's flying angel made in our shop in 2015.

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Northern California

1601 Las Plumas Ave

San Jose, CA 95133

408-347-3400

Los Angeles

2390 Bateman Ave.

Duarte, CA 91010

949-525-0674

Orange County

26812 Vista Terrace

Lake Forest, CA 92630

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