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July 27, 2011

Ensuring Proper Fan-Belt Tension
By BRIAN MLEZIVA, Greenheck Fan Corp., Schofield, Wis.
A properly tensioned belt ensures smooth operation and extends the service life of fans and motors. Conversely, an improperly tensioned belt can cause a host of easily preventable problems, including noise, vibration, poor fan performance, bearing wear, and shortened fan-motor life. This article discusses several methods of measuring the tension of V-belts commonly used in HVAC applications. [MORE]


ASHRAE Seeking to Establish Single Energy-Performance Metric
Under a new initiative, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is working to define one clear, logical metric to move the building industry toward the production of net-zero-energy buildings by 2030. [MORE]

Free Interactive Webinar on Smart-Grid Progress Set
The state of the smart grid is the subject of a free interactive Webinar scheduled for Aug. 4 from 1-2 p.m. ET. [MORE]

DOE and ASHRAE Sign Agreement to Improve Building Energy Standards
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recently announced an updated agreement to develop achievable and cost-effective standards, jointly promote educational programs, and support one another's products and services. [MORE]

National BIM Conference Educational Program Announced
Building-information-modeling (BIM) standards, objects, software, and more will be the focus of the National BIM Conference Dec. 5-9 in Washington, D.C. [MORE]

NEW! Cost-efficient HVAC Transmitters from Vaisala
Vaisala introduces 2 new transmitters for HVAC applications. The Vaisala HUMICAP® Humidity and Temperature Transmitter HMW80 is stable and dependable for use in heating and ventilation systems. The Vaisala HUMICAP® Humidity and Temperature Transmitters HMT120 and HMT130 are ideal for more demanding HVAC or cleanroom applications with interchangeable probe for easy field calibration. Click here for more info.

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