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Employee Spotlight for September 2017

Jane Roddy is the Director of Purchasing and Custom Quotations with Wessels Company. Jane has happily been in her current position for five years and has been with the company for a total of 10 years. One of Jane’s favorite things is working here at Wessels and her favorite color is purple. When going out to eat, she loves Indian food.

Jane fast facts:
Likes:the color purple, working and Indian food
Dislikes: things that are not Wessels tanks and when people sit at green lights
Hobbies: working
Nickname: Jane, Roddy

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Employee Spotlight for August 2017

Employee Spotlight for August 2017

One of the smiling faces on our team is of Leonard Bush. Leonard is one of our Custom Quotes and Inside Sales Representatives and has been with the company for nearly 8 years. His hobbies include working out, road biking, playing music and grilling. In his spare time, Leonard enjoys craft beer, traveling and sports. He is a fan of Ohio State Football and roots for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Cavs. When he was in college Leonard actually played against Lebron James in the Ohio State Basketball Championship and his team won!

Leonard fast facts:
Likes: Wessels tanks, sleep and chocolate
Dislikes: things that are not Wessels tanks, being hot and hospitals.
Hobbies: grilling, playing pool and working out
Nicknames: L.B., Len, Lenny and Bush

Wessels introduces online order tracking

Wessels introduces online order tracking

Wessels Company is introducing a new feature on our website: order tracking. Eligible customers can now track recent orders online through Westank.com.

If you are already a Wessels representative, all you need to do is log into “Rep Login” in the upper right of the website and enter your login information to view recent orders, quote requests and pricing documents.

If you are an eligible representative who would like to track your order, but cannot remember your login information, please e-mail us at: wessels@westank.com.

Cooling Down Campus Costs with Wessels Company

Cooling Down Campus Costs with Wessels Company

 

CASE STUDY: Purdue University

COOLING DOWN CAMPUS COSTS

How Wessels heat exchangers cooled energy costs at a major American University

West Lafayette, IN – Headquartered near Indianapolis, the AHRI certified plate and frame heat exchanger manufacturer Wessels Company is very familiar with Purdue University. In fact, Wessels has employed many graduates from the famous engineering school over the years, including their current engineering manager. So, when Purdue University came to the company in need of large heat exchangers to improve its campus chiller plant performance, Wessels was ready to tackle the challenge head-on.

An American Institution

Purdue University is the institute of science, technology and agriculture in West Lafayette, Indiana, that houses nearly 30,000 students and is known for its highly esteemed engineering program. This penchant for engineering excellence is evident in the design of the campus, which has over 150 buildings and is self-sufficient in all its HVAC needs. Some of those HVAC needs are met with: 12 chillers, 4 steam boilers, 2 turbine generators, and a cooling, closed water circulation loop that distributes 45°F chilled water out to the campus.

However, faced with growing demand for year-round chilled water due to campus growth and an inefficient existing system, the University embarked on a five-year plan to improve the system. To meet the new demands and save money and energy with a more efficient system, Purdue turned to Wessels Company.

Engineering Efficiency

To meet the requirements of improved chiller efficiency, Purdue University installed two of Wessels Company’s enormous WP123 plate and frame heat exchangers. These heat exchangers were installed in the free cooling mode, which means when the outside temperature is low enough, chilled water demands can be satisfied using just the heat exchanger and a cooling tower. This allows the chiller station’s expensive compressors to be shut down, which in turn leads to tremendous energy savings.

“Because of the local climate, Purdue was an excellent candidate for heat exchanger-based free cooling.” – Gary Trumpfheller, Heat Transfer Business Unit Manager at Wessels Company

Purdue was an excellent candidate for this kind of free cooling because of the year-round demand for chilled water and the local climate. Free cooling heat exchangers, also known as economizers, are now required to meet ASHRAE STANDARD 90.1 2010 Energy Standard for Buildings I-P Edition. This standard outlines areas of the country where chillers used for comfort cooling or data centers must have economizers included. It also specifies that heat exchangers must be AHRI Certified to Standard 400 for liquid to liquid heat exchangers.

Energy Savings Mean Cost Savings

The estimated annual savings for the Purdue project, and other projects of its size, are approximately $500,000. Wessels Company prides itself on being able is to provide sustainable energy saving solutions that save money and help make a greener HVAC world. In addition to plate and frame, shell and tube, and brazed plate heat exchangers, Wessels has over 100 years of manufacturing experience providing expansion tanks, filtration vessels, media pots, glycol packages, separators, and more.

For more information, visit wesselscompany.com

Reference Catalog 2016

Reference Catalog 2016

The 2016 Wessels Company Reference Catalog is here!

The Wessels product offering has increased dramatically in the last few years and we are proud to introduce several additions to our updated Reference Catalog.

The reference catalog is also more than just products. The catalog features quick sizing and selection charts that make the job of quoting product fast and accurate. Dimensions and weights are shown to obtain quick shipping rates from your preferred transport company.

Wessels is known for its competitive pricing and we look forward to continuing to offer the best prices in the industry. For accurate quotes and pricing, please contact a Wessels Company representative in your area.

Buffer Tank Revit BIM Added

Buffer Tank Revit BIM Added

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Wessels Company has added Hot Water Buffer Tank and Chilled Water Buffer Tank Revit (.rfa) and AutoCAD (.SAT) 3D models free to download from our BIM webpage.

Check it out now: http://westank.com/bim/

What is BIM? | Building Information Modeling

Browse and download from our available catalog of 3D building information models (BIM) in the industry standard Revit or .SAT file formats. You can also find BIM on certain product pages. Just keep an eye out for the download button.

Buffer Tank Calculator

Buffer Tank Calculator

Check it out! We’ve added Buffer Tank calculation to our expansion tank sizing calculator. Now it’s as simple as opening a web browser or the Wessels Company phone apps, typing in your requirements, and hitting enter. Size a custom Buffer Tank, generate a submittal, and send a quote request in just seconds!

Size Your Tank

We’ve also made it easy to convert compression tanks into bladder expansion tanks. Just click “Compression Conversion,” enter your tank’s volume and minimum pre-charge pressure, and let the calculator do the rest!

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Have questions? Email us at wessels@westank.com

Submittal PDF Update

Submittal PDF Update

new-submittalWorking with Wessels Company’s PDF submittals just got a whole lot easier!

We’ve updated our submittals to be fillable and savable (Adobe Acrobat Required). Now you can click a field, add your text, and save your submittal right to your computer without having to print.

Wessels Company’s submittals are now fully editable, savable, searchable, and bookmarkable for your convenience.

Try it out now with this bladder expansion tank submittal or by clicking the image on the right.