Boiler Service

Alpha Mechanical’s Safety Record No Accident

There are many benefits for Alpha Mechanical Service in having a clean and strong safety record.  Most importantly, it gives customers the peace of mind in knowing the proper procedures are being followed and that there will no surprises on job sites. Cecil Sowers, Alpha’s safety director, coordinates training for all Alpha technicians, who put in thousands of hours to keep the company in compliance with OSHA, ANSI and NFPA requirements.  There are many hours of specialized training for Alpha…

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A 24/7 Summer Weekend at Alpha Mechanical Service

Alpha Mechanical’s crews didn’t get much rest as temperatures soared and cooling units failed over the August 4-5 weekend. Alpha Mechanical Service proved it is truly a 24/7 service operation. In Louisville, a gear box in a cooling tower shut down on Friday afternoon. The facility was a large hospital, so the idea of waiting until Monday to get it fixed was out of the question. Alpha’s team, led by Ron Jenkins, quickly assessed the problem Friday night, and expedited…

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Alpha Mechanical Installs Unique Solution at Data Center

Data centers present some unusual challenges to engineers. The buildings that house servers and data storage equipment generate a lot of heat.  To function properly, they must be housed in an extra cool environment. Indoor temperatures must be maintained between 66 and 74 degrees. Alpha Mechanical teamed with the data company’s engineers and created a design featuring two 105-ton cooling units placed on a concrete pad behind the company’s local headquarters. The units are redundant in that one runs for…

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Alpha Mechanical’s Fleet is in Good Hands

It’s no wonder Marshall Jaggers is Alpha Mechanical Service’s go-to man for a growing fleet of cars and trucks. Jaggers has been working on cars since he was 16, and played every imaginable role in auto racing, including driving them himself and setting up cars for Ben Rhodes and his own family members.  He’s even been a commentator on racing broadcasts. But Jaggers’ main job as fleet manager at Alpha is a growing responsibility. With about 200 vehicles in the…

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Alpha Mechanical Expands Into Tennessee

Even though Alpha Mechanical’s operation in Nashville is brand-new, the team that’s been assembled to operate in Central Tennessee has more than 60 years of experience in the industry. George Garcia (left) and John Sechler are expanding Alpha’s operations into Tennessee John Sechler, who opened the new operation in June, is a third-generation HVAC industry professional who has been working since 1986. He spent nearly two decades at Siemens. Sechler has experience in all aspects of HVAC work, and is an…

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Boiler Service from Alpha Mechanical is Vital for Customers

Because Alpha Mechanical Service is one of the leading providers offering boiler service in the region, Joe DeMarsh is accustomed to getting phone calls in the middle of the night. DeMarsh knows that if a boiler is down at one of his customer’s facilities, time is money. DeMarsh has 28 years’ experience, including 14 with Alpha and its predecessor firm, overseeing maintenance on boilers for customers as diverse as distilleries, universities, hospitals and chemical plants. “When there’s a problem, we…

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Rental Equipment is Always Available from Alpha Mechanical

When the heat set in during the biggest event of the year at Kentucky Speedway last month, Alpha Mechanical Services placed nearly a dozen pieces of equipment from its rental fleet at the Sparta facility to cool things off, from tents to garages to corporate hospitality areas. And when a western Kentucky chemical plant scheduled a shutdown for maintenance, Alpha Mechanical Services provided temporary cooling units so the plant could operate wiithout interruption. Alpha also provided a rental chiller unit…

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Alpha Mechanical Makes Big Splash at PRSM

Alpha Mechanical Service’s first experience as an exhibitor at the Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM) conference in Anaheim was a smashing success. Alpha Mechanical had exhibited at the organization’s mid-year event in Nashville last year. At that event, business was so good that the company stepped up to the national stage, exhibiting as the largest self-performing mechanical services provider in our region. Alpha covers Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Tennessee. “After two events, I can’t say enough about…

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Rental Department is Always Ready

No one plans for a catastrophe, but with weather patterns presenting more and more destructive events, smart facilities managers have plans in place to get equipment in a hurry to keep their operations running. Consider the case of St. Mary’s HealthCare in Louisville. In August of 2009, a torrential rainstorm dumped more than six inches of precipitation on the city in an hour. Many essential operations, such as hospitals, were flooded, crippling their operations. At St. Mary’s, the electrical and mechanical systems were…

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Industrial Boiler Safety and Maintenance

A wide variety of industrial plants and facilities use boiler systems, which produce steam that circulates through piping for heating or process purposes.  Industrial boiler systems are major financial investments, so proper installation and preventative maintenance is essential to protecting that investment, improving safety and accident prevention. Types Of Boilers Boilers are classified in three main types: Fire-tube boilers, Water-tube boilers and Electric boilers. Fire-tube boilers rely on hot gases that circulate through boiler tubes that are submerged in a…

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