In the world of manufacturing today, how and of what a product is made can be as important as how the product performs. Around the world, regulations meant to ensure the safety of those directly or indirectly impacted by a product’s creation are in place. These regulations impact most, if not all, equipment and components at play in the HVACR industry....More
Danfoss, manufacturer of electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, is accepting entries for its seventh annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition....More
Amid sub-zero temperatures and 80-mph winds, two of four furnaces serving the State Lands headquarters continually are tripping off. Could the problem be ice crystals in the fuel line? The facilities manager, Pete “Plug” Lipcheau, has cleaned the fuel filters and blown out the fuel lines to no avail. Plug is about to come uncorked when he asks his pal Johnny Tundra to take a look.
When I became involved in HVAC in the late 1990s, I was pleasantly surprised to learn our industry, as competitive—some might even say ruthless or cutthroat—as it is, is actually quite generous when it comes to giving back to our communities and professions....More
A new Web application from ASHRAE automates the calculations needed to show a building project’s compliance with ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings....More
In 2014, Faith Bible Church embarked on a major expansion. “We were hoping to install geothermal units,” church elder Dick Nevala said. “That quickly proved to be cost-prohibitive, but Frank (Simmons of Simmons Heating and Air Conditioning) said he had an idea for a system that would leave us at no disadvantage.”...More
Air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier Corp. has faced heated criticism following its recent announcement it will be closing its Indianapolis plant and transferring production to Monterrey, Mexico....More
The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center’s energy needs are met in part with a closed-loop geothermal system designed to operate at a temperature of 60°F to 70°F. Three years after the center opened, however, the temperature of the fluid in the system’s wells began to climb....More
“Smart” cities use a mix of information, energy, and social technologies for environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, and livability. Being smart, however, is not enough, Lux Research says in a new report....More
Despite Punxsutawney Phil failing to see his shadow on Feb. 2, indicating an early start to spring for the United States, AccuWeather meteorologists are predicting cold air and the potential for snow to linger into March in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Elsewhere, they do not expect springlike severe weather to become widespread until April....More
A cross section of HVACR and buildings professionals offer their views on industry trends and issues or provide tips and best practices to help readers get the most out of their systems in 2016....More
Facility managers and owners must run their facilities’ operations as cost-effectively as possible. Today’s advanced controls systems make that effort more successful than ever by bolstering energy efficiency, lowering costs and offering intuitive operation....More
An engineering study was completed to compare a water-cooled centrifugal chiller with a waterside economizer, to a single water-cooled magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller operating in inverted duty - the YORK YMC2 chiller. In this webinar the results of the study will be presented, summarizing the differences between the two options in terms of chiller plant design, first costs, operating costs, and ownership (maintenance, footprint, and controls).
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Optimizing thermal efficiency across the enterprise data center using automated control routines and new ways to monitor and manage remote IT spaces as the demand for edge computing cooling capacity increases....More
Insulation can make or break the performance and longevity of a chilled water or variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system. This webinar covers everything an engineer needs to know before committing a client to a specific insulation strategy, including the stresses imposed on these piping systems and how various insulation options differ in terms of ease of installation, vulnerability to moisture, and more....More