Motors / Drives http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en 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 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:51:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com 2017 AHR Expo Preview http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-preview <div class="node-body gallery-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-preview#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Galleries New Products Products Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:12:00 +0000 30241 at http://hpac.com Trends, Issues, and Best Practices in HVACR and Buildings 2017 http://hpac.com/archive/trends-issues-and-best-practices-hvacr-and-buildings-2017 <div class="field-byline"> Edited by SCOTT ARNOLD, Executive Editor, scott.arnold@penton.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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 2017</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/trends-issues-and-best-practices-hvacr-and-buildings-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/trends-issues-and-best-practices-hvacr-and-buildings-2017#comments Air Conditioning Internet of Things Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Archive Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:36:00 +0000 30181 at http://hpac.com Chad Baker/DigitalVision Trends in Hydronics http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/trends-hydronics <div class="field-byline"> By JOHN VASTYAN, Common Ground, Manheim, Pa. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Innovations aimed at enhancing energy efficiency, improving system performance, and prolonging equipment life </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Commercial hydronic and domestic-water systems are being scrutinized by experts nationwide. It is happening as the result of systemic introspection that happens when new technology avails a better way of doing things.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/trends-hydronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/trends-hydronics#comments Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:07:00 +0000 29911 at http://hpac.com 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 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