How to Save Energy with VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives)

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are electronic power controllers that allow for precise control of the speed of alternating current (AC) induction motors that drive a variety of…

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A Guide into Variable Speed Cooling

Variable-speed technology has become an essential component in the effort to improve HVAC equipment efficiency. The term “variable-speed” applies to two different components in an…

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Low-GWP Refrigerants and How It Is Affecting The HVAC Industry

Environmental concerns relating to refrigerants were first reflected in actions taken at the 1987 Montreal Protocol.[1] Certain hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and…

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Why You Should Test Your Industrial Piping

Proper industrial pipe testing checks pipe strength, joints, valves, gaskets, and other components of your industrial piping to ensure that it safely handles the materials and…

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VSDs (Variable Speed Drives) and Their Purpose

Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) are electronic power controllers that allow for precise control of the speed and torque of alternating current (AC) induction motors that typically…

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The Importance of Industrial Piping Standards, Procedures, and Checks

Industrial HVAC systems should be fully functioning and running at top performance every day. However, in large commercial spaces and manufacturing plants, it’s easy for pipes to…

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The Benefits of Upgrading to High-Efficiency Commercial HVAC Equipment

Older commercial HVAC systems become less efficient over time, which results in greater energy consumption and higher operating costs. Aging equipment also tends to break down…

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Plumbing vs. Process Piping: The Similarities and Differences

At first, it may seem difficult to define exactly what plumbing and process piping are since they appear to use similar materials and techniques. If you set out to specify…

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Pipe Lasers: What Are They and Do You Need Them?

To understand pipe lasers, a quick review of pipe grades will help. Grades in general help manage liquid flow on roofs, throughout public and private lands, and in piping. Though…

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Hydronic Systems: The World’s Most Efficient Heating System?

Hydronic heating systems refer to systems in which space heating is achieved by circulating a hot fluid to radiant heaters. These systems offer an efficient and effective…

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HVAC Ductwork Design & You

HVAC Ductwork Design & You Modern commercial heating and cooling systems are engineered to deliver economical comfort through many years of dependable operation. When running…

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How to Improve your IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) with UV Lights

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…

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A Guide on How to Select Insulated Metal Panels

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…

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Choosing The Right HVAC Contractor

Home owners, architects, and mechanical engineers are always looking for HVAC contractors. Choosing the right HVAC contractor can be a challenge. The challenges of balancing cost,…

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How You Can Use Passive Solar Heating to Your Advantage?

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…

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Celebrating The Retirement Of Judy Gonzales

Judy Gonzales is retiring this month after 37 years of service with Therma. She began her career in November 1981 in the accounting department, balancing the bank statements and…

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Commercial HVAC Preventive Maintenance Checklist

Facilities administrators, managers and business owners must address the constant challenges of balancing energy costs and capital expenditures with the growing demand for HVAC…

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What Is Sustainable Design and Do You Need It?

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…

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A Guide to How Energy Recovery Ventilators Work

National, state and local building codes mandate strict energy efficiency standards, so modern commercial buildings are designed and constructed with minimal natural air…

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Variable Air Volume versus Constant Air Volume

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are designed to maintain comfortable and healthy climatic conditions inside buildings by maintaining the building…

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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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If you’re considering improving your HVAC equipment with a variable-speed compressor upgrade, it’s important to remember that adding a variable-speed fan is essential. Check out…

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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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In addition to the refrigerants outlined above, the industry is working on stable refrigerant alternatives, including unsaturated hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFO) and…

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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

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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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