ThermOmegaTech’s 2021 Year In Review

2021 was a busy year for ThermOmegaTech! Thanks to our loyal customers, supporting partners, and highly trained and dedicated staff, we met our goals while delivering on-time, quality products throughout the year! Check out our most significant accomplishments and industry highlights in 2021 in this Year In Review blog!

INDUSTRIAL HIGHLIGHTS

In 2021, we welcomed three new industrial distributors to support ThermOmegaTech in representing our industrial products.

Centro, Inc.

Centro Inc. was brought on in Q1 as one of our industrial distributors representing ThermOmegaTech’s products in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, & Florida Panhandle.

Cooney Brothers, Inc. 

A big welcome to Cooney Brothers, one of our recent local industrial
distributors representing the Philadelphia tri-state area – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.

In early October, Cooney Brothers visited our facility to learn about ThermOmegaTech’s products and capabilities to help them bring awareness to their territories.

Pipe Valves, Inc.

Representing the Buckeye State of Ohio, Pipe Valves, Inc. is our newest industrial distributor serving Ohio and surrounding areas. We are excited to see what’s to come as we kick off the new year!

RAILROAD HIGHLIGHTS

We released a new Guru product design – a valve tee with JIC adapters.

Launched our Talking with TOTs (TWT) web series to touch on ThrermOmegaTech’s products and processes:

Continued our partnership with Tubes International, our international representative in Poland, for our line of railroad freeze protection products for locomotives and passenger cars. Remained the leader in locomotive freeze protection across all the Class I’s in North America.

PLUMBING HIGHLIGHTS

We had a record-breaking sales performance for the CircuitSolver product line and developed a new product to be released in early Q2 of 2022.

We welcomed additional Manufacturer Representative partners to the team:

  • Mid-America covering Iowa and Nebraska
  • Big Rivers Marketing covering Kansas, Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Western Kentucky
  • BDA covering Indiana and Eastern Kentucky

Obtained 3 video testimonials for ThermOmegaTech’s products through our rep channel:

Attended ASPE Tech Symposium and presented cold water recirculation as part of a joint panel discussion with other industry stakeholders and  BOMA (Building Owners Management Association) International Conference in Boston in October:

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE HIGHLIGHTS

Worked on custom designs of thermal control actuators and valves for:

  • A space application
  • Fuel oil heater for an aircraft engine
  • Hydraulic and avionics system liquid cooling programs for various aircraft
  • Cooling for ground-based radar systems

We presented in a Tech Briefs webinar on Thermostatic Control Valves: When Precise Thermal Management Matters Most. Missed it? No worries! Click here to watch it online. We also presented in an Aviation Week webinar on why thermal bypass & thermostatic control are critical in A&D applications. Watch the webinar below:

We developed 2 technical papers about utilizing thermostatic technology in Aerospace and Defense applications.

We relocated our sister company, TJM Electronics, to ThermOmegaTech’s headquarters in Warminster, PA, to increase efficiency and effective resource sharing while allowing us to offer PCBAs, Box Builds, and other electronic contracts manufacturing services under one roof.

Logue Family Holdings also produced 2 new videos: LFH Facility Tour & Production Capabilities, to highlight how our companies can help our customers!

 

Case Study: Georgia Snack Company Improves Washdown Safety Procedures with STVM

For over 20 years, a Georgia snack company has struggled with a number of problems when using steam-heated water hoses during their facility cleaning and sanitizing processes. The biggest issue with these systems was that steam would bore out of the inner working components, creating a steam backdraft to release through the spray nozzle. These random bursts of steam and hot water became a huge safety risk for their associates. Their existing washdown stations also required 36 internal parts to be replaced which added time and a headache to their maintenance processes. To tackle these pain points, they knew it was time to upgrade and improve their washdown processes.

M. G. Newell Corporation, a distributor of ThermOmegaTech’s food and beverage channel partner, ACE Sanitary, presented the STVM® Steam and Water Washdown Station to the Safety Manager at the snack company. The STVM® Washdown Station utilizes a proprietary silent type Venturi mixing valve that combines steam and water for a constant stream at the operator’s set temperature. Safety being their number one concern, they were pleased to learn about the STVM® safety feature that is designed to reduce steam flow should temperature rise above the factory set point and automatically shuts off steam 15°F above that.

In addition to its automatic safety feature, the Safety Manager was very impressed with the ease of cleaning and switching out the cartridge. The STVM® system utilizes an interchangeable cartridge that can be easily replaced or cleaned out, while only using a wrench and a few minutes of time.

STVM Steam and Water Washdown Station

Highly impressed with the overall operation and features of the STVM® Washdown Station, this implementation will no undoubtedly solve their safety problems, as well as minimize downtime due to maintenance.

Read the full case study here.

To learn more about ThermOmegaTech®’s STVM® Steam and Water Washdown Station, click here.

ThermOmegaTech Featured in Railway Ages Discussion on Winter Preparedness

Railroad Project Manager, Dana Logue was featured in Railway Age’s Annual Winter Prep Report where she talks about the importance of winter preparedness for railroad operations.

Dana Logue, Product Manager, ThermOmegaTech – Which works with all of the class I’s as well as OEM’s and class II and III carriers – agrees, and adds that any hindrance could be catastrophic when looking at the big picture. 

“Railroads should start prepping before any sort of freeze weather, even it doesn’t seem like it might get that cold – the temperature can get down sooner than people anticipate,” she says. “But it really depends on where you are located. So many our more southern clients wouldn’t really have to worry about anything until November, but in Canada and maybe even in the Northeast, they might have to worry about that in October. So I would say late summer, early fall is probably the best time to start thinking about getting ready for the upcoming year.”

Changes in Weather, Industry

“Logue Says that ThermOmegaTech has been selling freeze protection products since the 1980’s. She adds that the most notable change she’s seen in winter preparedness has been the maintenance schedule. 

“Some of our customers are on a one-year maintenance schedule or some customers re every two years, so it kind of varies.” she says. “We’ve had some that change out our Guru Plug engine block freeze protection valve every four years. So it really kind of depends on the customer. We recommended changing out  out our valve annually, at the very least every two years.

Check out the full article here.