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The Legacy

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HVAC System Analysis and Projects


Throughout many years of industry leadership, G.R. Sponaugle has created and refined a unique professional methodology that allows us to offer an organized and technical program of system analysis.  By incorporating various techniques to analyze your current systems overall performance, we can provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your systems current operating status.  From that point, we can then recommend solutions that will aid in optimizing your current system. 


We are able to provide this service on all systems, even those not designed and installed by G.R. Sponaugle.  This extraordinary, unprecedented ability is due to the fact that our service technicians are highly skilled professionals.  With years of training and knowledge from virtually every major manufacturer, we take pride in differentiating our offerings through the highest level of commitment to quality and professionalism.  We design, construct, and repair all mechanical systems and components, which range from industrial to commercial, complex to standard. 


We truly understand that each and every project is unique and we strive to consistently deliver customized solutions.  We are up front with our suggestions and recommendations.  It is in the best interest of our clients to completely understand our recommendations.  We walk our clients step by step through the process defining why we are advising a partial or total system replacement.  Whether it is to lower operating costs, becoming more energy efficient, or increasing the comfort of our clients, we will make any project virtually effortless.  Through a committed relationship, G.R. Sponaugle makes your satisfaction our top priority.    

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Proactive and Preventative Maintenance


G.R. Sponaugle is a company in a unique position of being able to offer proactive, preventative, and emergency maintenance and service on all mechanical systems.  The programs that we offer are firmly based on the philosophy that proactive and preventative measures are not only cost effective, but non-disruptive as well.  We believe that that scheduled and routine maintenance has the ability to effectively minimize problems before they become critical issues.  By taking care of vital systems on a regular and routine basis, the overall lifetime of system functionality is significantly enhanced.



The team of professionals at G.R. Sponaugle delivers your maintenance in the highest quality, drawing on decades of practical experience, in-depth training and unique professional methods that allow us to offer an organized and technical maintenance program. All businesses need to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, all of the time.  Our proven methods of maintenance help assure this.  Let G.R. Sponaugle show you how our professional maintenance programs make financial sense and how they increase the safety, convenience, and comfort of our clients.

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Fire Damper Inspections


When talking about fire suppression, most people think that a well designed sprinkler system will suppress the fire in the area where the fire originated, saving lives and property.  While sprinklers may be able to suppress some fires; passive fire protection must be part of the fire protection equation.  There is no question that properly installed, inspected and maintained fire dampers can save lives and money.


G.R. Sponaugle is a leader in Fire and Smoke Damper Inspections, Testing, Reporting, and Repair.  We specialize in helping all organizations in their Fire Damper Inspections.  Hospitals and health care organizations have the inspection of fire and smoke dampers enforced by groups such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).  G.R. Sponaugle assists our clients meet strict PA Department of Health, PA Department of Welfare, and JCAHO code regulations.  We understand that healthcare facilities compliance with Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations requirements is crucial.       


There are a number of reasons why codes and standards used to inspect the fire dampers at facilities:


  • The failure rates of fire dampers are still high.

  • Dampers have been tied to preventing the spread of toxic fumes in the event of a fire.

  • Fire dampers can save lives by stopping or delaying the spread of deadly gas, smoke and flames.

  • Buildings experience less overall damage when fire dampers help contain the spread of a fire. This means lower replacement and reconstruction costs for building owners and managers.

Many facilities do not inspect their dampers every four years as required by NFPA 90A and 92A.  The reasons for this vary and can range from not understanding the requirements, to not having the expertise to properly inspect the dampers, to simply lacking the manpower within the building's facilities management department to properly complete the requirements.  Clearly, this is not in the best interest of safety.  Learn how G.R. Sponaugle can providing a one stop shop for: inspecting, maintaining, repairing fire and smoke dampers in the HVAC ducting system; and, surveying and installing applications of the correct fire stopping materials in and around wall penetrations.  Again, there is no question that properly installed, inspected and maintained fire dampers will save lives and money.

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Plumbing and Boiler Service


G.R. Sponaugle has earned an unsurpassed reputation for our plumbing and boiler service over the past 50 years.  We are known for working in complex plumbing and piping environments.  We are experts in identifying and repairing both electrical and mechanical boiler malfunctions.  We provide dependable repair service and support, scheduled turnarounds, and complete shutdown installations.


G.R. Sponaugle provides a full spectrum of plumbing and boiler services, including layout assistance, installation, pressure piping, scheduled maintenance, certified welding, fabrication, venting, and anchoring.  We service boilers, burners, boiler controls, and accessories and provide maintenance and emergency services for all makes in commercial, industrial, and utility installations.  From new construction to retrofit replacements, we are prepared to respond to the unique needs of your business.


Our preventive maintenance includes annual, semi-annual, or quarterly inspections as necessary to keep your boiler room equipment operating safely and efficiently. Our approach assures essential maintenance is being performed safely, efficiently, and at the right time.  The team of professionals at G.R. Sponaugle delivers your maintenance in the highest quality, drawing on decades of practical experience, in-depth training and a unique professional methodology that allows us to offer an organized and technical maintenance program.


Whether it is to lower operating costs, becoming more energy efficient, or increasing the comfort of the building, we will make any project virtually effortless for our clients.  Through a committed relationship, G.R. Sponaugle makes your satisfaction our top priority.   

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Control Systems


Today's market demands unprecedented efficiency best found in products designed to be flexible and dependable.  One true measure of effective industrial performance is the ability of the technology you employ to produce efficiencies that result in real competitive advantages, cost savings, and satisfaction of both customers and employees.






G.R. Sponaugle works on control systems in many industries including transportation, healthcare, financial services, government, education and manufacturing. We’ll work with you to develop a comprehensive solution.  We have continued to build strategic alliances with many of the world's most innovative technology companies to further serve our clients.  Whether you need to protect people, assets, physical property or intellectual property, we’ll do what it takes to meet your needs.


We provide a comprehensive selection of technologies and services designed to provide safe, comfortable, and efficient facilities. Our ability to install and integrate the systems that are core to your enterprise results in lower costs and operational efficiencies.


G.R. Sponaugle provides service and installation on controls for HVAC units, refrigeration units, boilers, motors, manufacturing processes, and many other systems.  With our expertise, we will also provide service and installation on valves, actuators, dampers, sensors, thermostats, variable speed drives, and pneumatics.


With years of training and knowledge from virtually every major manufacturer, we take pride in differentiating our offerings through the highest level of commitment to quality and professionalism.  We can fix problems that may arise, update control systems to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients, calibrate sensors to ensure they continue to read accurately, and provide a variety of maintenance services to all the connected equipment to the control system.   Let G.R. Sponaugle show you how we can increase the safety, convenience, and comfort of our clients through effective control systems.

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Proactive Electrical Maintenance


G.R. Sponaugle offers a wide variety of electrical services.  We design, install and maintain a wide variety of electrical systems and solutions, of varying sizes and complexities.  These services include Acceptance Testing and Commissioning, Predictive and Preventative Maintenance Programs, Switchgear Repair and Upgrade Services, Power System Studies, Power Quality and Disturbance Analysis, Custom Retrofit and Installation Services, and may more.  We employ a staff of highly trained and dedicated field personnel and technicians.




Your electrical distribution system is an essential component to your facility.  We offer world class predictive and preventative maintenance programs.  The programs assist our clients in the following areas:


  • Lowering Business Interruptions: The fact is power surges, spikes, transients and poor or even no preventive maintenance wear down components and eventually cause premature failure.  Electrical failures are inevitable without preventive maintenance.

  • Life/Safety Risks: Electrical distribution system malfunctions are now the leading cause of office structure and basic industry fire in the United States.

  • Utility Costs:  Without Preventive Maintenance, the Distribution System itself can waste on average $1,000 to $4,000 in Electric Utility
    Cost annually!

  • Power Quality Analysis: Power quality problems cause loss of data and malfunction of computerized equipment.  Power Quality problems may be associated with improper wiring, poor grounding schemes, power failures, bad connections, other assorted events and a wide variety of situations.  Our detailed report includes recorded data, analysis of problems, and recommendations.

  • Surge Suppression: Surge Protection Systems protect your facility from lightning damage and transients.

  • Asset Management: The average life expectancy of your Electrical Distribution System is only 17 years when electrical preventive maintenance does not exist. When your electrical system is cared for, its life expectancy goes to an average of 35 years.

  • Manufacturers' Recommendations: All manufacturers of electrical equipment require periodical maintenance. We can meet those requirements and maximize the life of your facility's electrical distribution system.

G.R. Sponaugle is uniquely positioned to assist you with your electrical projects and maintenance.  We can discuss energy efficient alternatives that save you money and respect our environment.  With all our partnerships, we can optimize your investments, improve performance, achieve availability objectives, increase your energy efficiency, and avoid costly problems.

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Dataroom Environmental Systems


Assessing the needs of your company is the first step toward designing a secure and efficient computer room. As the main location for network and server infrastructure, special consideration must be given to a computer room’s cooling system, humidity control, air distribution, power protection and distribution, fire safety, floor layout and loading, service clearances, cable pathways, physical security, signage, and more.





G.R. Sponaugle designs and installs many inter-related data room environmental systems, such as:


  • Power Distribution Systems

  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies and Generator Services

  • Automatic and Static Transfer Switches

  • Precision Cooling and Humidity Controls

  • Cabinets and Racks

  • Monitoring

  • Cables and Connectors

  • Surge Suppression

  • Unified Communication Systems

  • Converged Systems Integration

“IT consumed about 61 billion kilowatt-hours in 2006—about 1.5 percent of the total electricity consumed in the US—at a cost of about $4.5 billion. Power consumption in the industry could nearly double by 2011.”  Report to Congress on “Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency,” Environmental Protection Agency, Aug. 3, 2007.  With today’s energy concerns, G.R. Sponaugle is uniquely positioned to discuss energy efficient alternatives that save you money and respect our environment.
 
G.R. Sponaugle strives to deliver a space that meets the business objectives of our clients, but that has the flexibility to grow and change as business conditions change.  A data room should not merely accommodate current needs, but should allow for expansion along with the changing technology and the business landscape.  We will assist in your new data room design, your plans to relocate current facilities, or if you plan on expanding within your current environment.  With our partnerships, we can optimize your investments, improve network performance, achieve availability objectives, increase your energy efficiency, and avoid costly problems. 

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Electrical Backup Systems


The team of professionals at G.R. Sponaugle delivers your electrical backup systems in the highest quality, drawing on decades of practical experience and in-depth training.  With installation expertise from virtually every major manufacturer, we take pride in differentiating our offerings through the highest level of commitment to quality and professionalism






G.R. Sponaugle provides generator designs and installations.  We will deliver an exceptionally reliable, efficient and cost effective industrial generator.  Each can be custom configured to meet the specific requirements of each application, are noted for their dependability and long life in even the most challenging environments.  We include other major components, including alternators, enclosures, base tanks, controllers and transfer systems.  We will also provide ongoing maintenance on the generators. 


G.R. Sponaugle also provides Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems in a wide range of sizes so they can be matched to the exact needs of the application, from 350VA to 1000+kVA.  We can help you determine the right size for you, eliminating the under-sizing that can reduce reliability and the over-sizing that can add to costs. When you need to grow your system, we will work with you developing unique ways to expand your systems, including software-based scalability and uneven paralleling.


We will provide the technology that is right for you, including passive standby, line interactive and double conversion topologies to meet the requirements of any application. Online double conversion systems provide better protection than other types of UPS because they completely isolate sensitive electronics from the incoming power source, remove a wider range of disturbances and provide a seamless transition to battery power.  Always the preferred choice for the data center, double conversion systems are increasingly displacing other types of UPS in network access rooms as overall network availability requirements become more critical.


G.R. Sponaugle also provides transfer switches, which provide ultra fast switching between two independent AC power sources offering virtually uninterrupted power to sensitive electronic equipment. When used with redundant AC power sources, use of the static transfer switch permits maintenance without shutting down critical equipment.  We complement the electrical backup systems with control cabinets and load balancing systems that support redundancy in high availability power systems.  Additionally, we will design and install the right surge suppression and power conditioning systems to properly protect your electronic systems.


With our electrical back up solutions, we can optimize your investments, improve performance, achieve operational availability objectives, increase your energy efficiency, and avoid costly problems.

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Infrared Thermography and Ultrasound Testing


Thermal measurement and imaging and ultrasound testing provides you with another accurate predictive maintenance program for electrical and mechanical equipment.  G.R. Sponaugle will identify and evaluate potential problems before unnecessary down time and costly repairs are required.  There is a wide range of applications for this service including electrical equipment, power distribution equipment, switchgear, panel boards, motor control centers, and transformers.  It also can be used to verify that a new piece of equipment has been properly installed, energized, and is operating within its designed parameters.



G.R. Sponaugle technicians are highly trained and use cutting edge thermography equipment.  Our Infrared Thermography and Ultrasound Testing includes:


  • Inspection by Licensed Electricians

  • Infrared Thermography

  • De-energized Services

  • Voltage & Current Diagnostics

  • Power Quality

  • Ultrasonic Service

  • Detailed Documentation and Reports that provide a positive impact to the business

We can optimize your investments, improve performance, achieve availability objectives, increase your energy efficiency, and avoid costly problems.

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Liebert Solutions


G.R. Sponaugle is a Liebert Business Partner.  We have continued to build strategic alliances with many of the world's most innovative technology companies to further serve our clients.  G.R. Sponaugle provides the infrastructure that information technology depends on.  We provide the power and cooling systems for the most critical data centers as well as the rack-mount UPS that keeps a small business network running.


Liebert solutions can eliminate downtime, enable changes in technology and business strategies, protect and extend our clients investment in information technology systems, and reduce capital and operating costs.


Liebert solutions help you meet all the current and coming issues facing your network infrastructure.


  • Energy Efficiency - The demand for computing horsepower at most businesses is skyrocketing. But as energy costs rise, the sheer volume of hardware necessary to keep up with that demand is driving data center power consumption budgets.

  • IT Adaptability - New extremes are being reached in power and cooling demands on the network infrastructure every day — some of which you can predict and some of which you can't.

  • Business Continuity - protecting business-critical systems from outages brought on by hurricanes, tsunamis, blackouts and other threats
    to continuity.

  • Heat Density - Dense blade servers and high-performance, hyper-sensitive computers and equipment demand a highly regulated
    room environment.

  • VoIP - Keeping network closets cool and delivering continuous power are fundamental to protecting sensitive VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and PoE (Power over Ethernet) technologies and equipment.

  • Network Buildout – You have built fast, scalable networks. All this growth and change may be placing your network performance at risk, as you reach critical thresholds.

As part of Emerson Network Power, Liebert technology delivers flexible, efficient and ultra-reliable solutions that protect and support business-critical technology systems.  Liebert solutions improve the performance, availability and manageability of IT systems.


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