2015 News and Events

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EBL Has a Key Role in the Design and Implementation of the Fumigation Facility at the Port of Baltimore

If we were to ask you what a Halyomorpha halys was, would you know? If you were asked what a stink bug was, would you know? Of course you would, those little stinkers have been a huge nuisance to the entire area. EBL is extremely proud to be part of the solution to keep this pest, and many others, away from other nations.

Our client for this project, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), constructed a dedicated facility at the Port of Baltimore Dundalk Marine Terminal for the purposes of fumigation and EBL is proud to have played a key role in the design and implementation of this system.

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EBL on MCFA's Team For Installation of Natural Gas Fired Cogeneration Units at a Senior Living Facility in New Jersey.

Cogeneration is a thermodynamically efficient use of fuel. In separate production of electricity, some energy must be discarded as waste heat, but in cogeneration this thermal energy is put to good use in a process that is generally much more energy-efficient than the separate generation of electricity and useful heat.

EBL’s design work included modifications to the existing boiler plant required for hot water generation, cogeneration heat recovery system integration, sequences of operation, pumping systems, natural gas system piping modifications, hydronic heating supply and return and domestic hot and recirculating piping between the plant and various existing delivery points, modification of delivery points to accept hot water, centralized domestic hot water generation system, domestic hot and hot water recirculation system design control system modifications and requisite electrical design to support hot water generation and delivery equipment.

Electrical design services included resizing switchgear, transformers, interconnecting circuit conductors, coordination of disconnects with utility requirements and calculations required for the 500 kW cogeneration equipment.

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American Council of Engineering Companies - Maryland (ACEC / MD) Meet with Larry Hogan

On behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies - Maryland (ACEC / MD) Jeff McBride, PE, Principal, EBL Engineers, LLC, met with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in his office to discuss issues on behalf of engineering businesses in the State of Maryland. A wide array of important issues were discussed including infrastructure funding, certificate of merit, contracting language concerns and MBE contracting goals.

Attending the meeting were (L-R) Charles Phillips ACEC MD Legislative Chair, Dan Knight ACEC MD President, Governor Larry Hogan, Jeff McBride ACEC MD Past President and Fellow, Jim Otradovec ACEC MD Executive Director and Sean McCone ACEC MD Director

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EBL Names Raithel as Associate

EBL Engineers, LLC, a Baltimore-based multi-discipline engineering firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jamie S. Raithel, PE, LEED AP to the position of Associate. Associate status is provided to those individuals who have demonstrated exceptional project management and leadership skills and have been identified as persons designated for future advancement within the firm.

Mr. Raithel, a registered mechanical engineer, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2000 and has been with EBL for fourteen years. He has distinguished himself in the fields of energy engineering/analysis, central plant design and campus distribution systems. He has established a close working relationship with clients and projects in all sectors of our business, including; commercial, industrial, institutional, and ultra-luxury residential customers. He regularly works to mentor younger staff in the principles and practices of mechanical engineering.

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EBL Principal Teaches Course on Infrastructure and Society in the College Park Scholars Program

This past semester, EBL Principal and MDDF Lieutenant Colonel Ed Hubner was invited to teach a course on Infrastructure and Society in the College Park Scholars Program. The class focused on the need to continually inspect and evaluate infrastructure to determine is condition, suitability and to prioritize capital reinvestment. The class included basic instruction on buildings mechanical, electrical and structural systems as well as condition assessment. The class was modeled on the Army’s Installation Status Report (ISR) system. The final project included a full assessment of the BG John R. Kenly Armory in Greenbelt Maryland.

College Park Scholars is an academic residential community within the University of Maryland, College Park campus. College Park Scholars provides intellectual challenges and collegial support for selected engaged and academically talented freshmen and sophomores. Maryland Defense Force is a branch of the Maryland Military Department whose primary mission is providing competent and supplemental professional, technical, and military support to the Maryland Army National Guard, the Maryland Air National Guard, and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. EBL Engineers is a professional engineering firm specializing in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, as well as fire protection engineering and code consulting.