The 2017 edition of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition is expected to be the largest event in the show’s 88-year history. Here is your guide to some of what awaits you at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Are you looking to expand your knowledge and/or sharpen your skills in a particular area of HVACR? Do you have certification requirements you need to meet? Here is a list of upcoming industry education and training events....More
This article discusses generator selection, pump selection, consideration of system expansion and makeup, and stress analysis and piping layout for a recently completed high-temperature-hot-water- (HTHW-) plant expansion at George Mason University....More
For catastrophic failure and loss of life to be avoided, a steam boiler must have the correct amount of water. The feedwater pump has to be sized for flow that is a certain percentage higher than what the boiler requires for normal operation....More
Weil-McLain, designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, recently named Stefan Brosick vice president and general manager....More
Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity “best practices” to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans....More
A top priority for higher education institutions is to provide a competitive learning environment for their students. In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities. In these older buildings maintenance and operations costs are high, space utilization is inefficient and poorly managed, and current technology is lacking. This white paper explores four strategies for converting campus facilities into a network of smart buildings that address the needs of current and future students....More