Motors / Drives http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en VFD Retrofits Lower Skyscraper’s Energy Consumption http://hpac.com/motors-drives/vfd-retrofits-lower-skyscraper-s-energy-consumption <div class="field-byline"> By DANFOSS </div> <div class="field-deck"> More than 150 drives installed over 15 years, yielding $1 million-plus in energy savings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 1971, U.S. Steel completed construction of its world headquarters in Pittsburgh. Ahead of its time initially, the building had fallen behind mechanically by the turn of the millennium. It was then the property manager began a series of retrofits using VFDs that have resulted in more than $1 million in energy savings. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/motors-drives/vfd-retrofits-lower-skyscraper-s-energy-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/motors-drives/vfd-retrofits-lower-skyscraper-s-energy-consumption#comments IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:01:00 +0000 29831 at http://hpac.com To Retrofit or to Replace Your Building System, That Is the Question http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/retrofit-or-replace-your-building-system-question <div class="field-byline"> By MICHAEL BRUDERS and SHANNON LIPPOLD, Honeywell International Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> How to tell if your building system is at a crossroads or at the end of the line </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the passage of time, mechanical systems deteriorate and performance declines; that goes without saying. What is less clear is the line between retrofitting a system and replacing it.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/retrofit-or-replace-your-building-system-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/retrofit-or-replace-your-building-system-question#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:19:00 +0000 29821 at http://hpac.com John Lund/Paula Zacharias Xylem Fifth-Generation Hydrovar Variable-Speed Drive http://hpac.com/new-products/xylem-fifth-generation-hydrovar-variable-speed-drive <div class="node-body article-body">The fifth-generation Hydrovar is an intelligent pump controller that accurately adapts to system demands, helping end users realize cost and energy savings while achieving optimum system performance.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/xylem-fifth-generation-hydrovar-variable-speed-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/xylem-fifth-generation-hydrovar-variable-speed-drive#comments New Products Products Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:27:00 +0000 29741 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1944 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1944 <div class="field-byline"> By ASHLEY M. DOLES </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advertising in 1944 stressed sacrifice and that the people of the United States were in the fight together. Still patriotic, ads began to sell a “postwar dream.” In the ads, companies would feature goods and services not yet available to the public in the hope of being well-positioned when the war finally ended. Cast in a poor light during the Great Depression, many companies sought to redeem their public image with postwar promises. An Allied victory was expected to bring forth a new era of prosperity.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1944" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1944#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:32:00 +0000 29631 at http://hpac.com Calendar of HVACR Training and Education Events http://hpac.com/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Training Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:15:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Baldor’s John Malinowski Honored for Global Energy-Efficiency Work http://hpac.com/motors-drives/baldor-s-john-malinowski-honored-global-energy-efficiency-work <div class="node-body article-body">John Malinowski, Baldor Electric Co.’s senior director of industry affairs, was recognized with the MS’16 Award during the recent 2016 Motor Summit in Zurich, Switzerland.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/motors-drives/baldor-s-john-malinowski-honored-global-energy-efficiency-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/motors-drives/baldor-s-john-malinowski-honored-global-energy-efficiency-work#comments Motors / Drives Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:57:00 +0000 29541 at http://hpac.com Ebert’s Law and Engineering Content http://hpac.com/blog/ebert-s-law-and-engineering-content <div class="node-body blog-body">In film reviews and his Movie Answer Man column, critic Roger Ebert would remind readers of Ebert’s Law, which states: “A movie is not about what it is about. It is about how it is about it.” At HPAC Engineering, we have been thinking a lot about how our content is about what it is about, which has inspired us to experiment with content forms not typically seen in technical publishing, the latest being "Choose Your Own (HVAC) Adventure," inspired by the popular series of interactive gamebooks for younger readers.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/ebert-s-law-and-engineering-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/ebert-s-law-and-engineering-content#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Scott Arnold&#039;s Blog Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:29:00 +0000 28981 at http://hpac.com 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards <div class="node-body gallery-body">International Exposition Co., owner and manager of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), recently announced the recipients of 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Galleries New Products Products Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:42:00 +0000 28861 at http://hpac.com Bell & Gossett TECHNOLOGIC Pump Controller http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-technologic-pump-controller <div class="node-body article-body">The TECHNOLOGIC VFD series combines two advanced controller functions engineered to reduce on-site setup and configuration time across a wide range of hydronic HVAC-system applications.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-technologic-pump-controller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-technologic-pump-controller#comments New Products Products Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:39:00 +0000 28581 at http://hpac.com Danfoss Appoints New Head of Drives for Americas Region http://hpac.com/motors-drives/danfoss-appoints-new-head-drives-americas-region <div class="node-body article-body">Danfoss recently appointed Santiago Martin head of Danfoss Drives—Americas.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/motors-drives/danfoss-appoints-new-head-drives-americas-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/motors-drives/danfoss-appoints-new-head-drives-americas-region#comments Motors / Drives Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:41:00 +0000 28291 at http://hpac.com