Tag Archives: HVAC

Survival of the Fitbits

New startup joins the fray of expanding IoT market Since the inception of the Internet of Things, industrial companies rushed en masse to produce products that can connect workplace machinery in the era of the cloud and smartphone. The resulting subsection—the Industrial Internet of Things (iIOT)—is already home to products from familiar companies: Ludeca, Dynamatic, Flowserve, Regal […]

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Hard Hat, Lunch Bucket

Alaskan veteran awarded for electromechanical experience Joel Spano, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an Eagle River (AK) resident, was given the Hard Hat of the Year Award for 2017. Spano was awarded the prestigious accolade in the construction field for “his dedication to public service and eagerness to accomplish more to support […]

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Feel the Byrne

EMR B-More taps new Ops Mgr Electric Motor Repair Company, a provider of service, repair, installation and sales to the commercial kitchen and industrial motor sectors, announced that Joseph Byrne has been named operations manager of its Baltimore branch. In his new role, Byrne will be responsible for operations out of EMR’s headquarters, including leading more than […]

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Deferred Maintenance

This is what happens when repair is neglected Awaiting a complete system failure is the nightmare scenario at the Arizona State Museum, where much of the electrical equipment has been in the basement, unchanged since the 1930s. The museum commemorating state history lies on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson. In its […]

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HVACR’s Cutting Edge

AHR Expo invites Innovation Awards entries For a 14th year, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is calling for entries for its annual Innovation Awards Competition. The competition recognizes “advanced solutions to ever-changing need” in the HVACR industry in ten product categories: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; […]

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Real Rehabilitation

Indian inmates repair motors, fans, coolers at rapid rate An Indian training center run by inmates of the country’s largest prison puts faith in the word “rehabilitation” as it relates to correctional systems. There, at Tihar Jail, part of the Tihar Prisons complex in Delhi, fans and coolers are fixed in a matter of hours, motors […]

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The HVAC Repair Market

An industry that’s heating up in a number of ways While certain sectors of the repair, maintenance, and service industries face decline or uncertainty, HVAC is not one of them. A recent Bloomberg report shows job availability in the sector has grown, despite the manufacturing of HVAC products being on the decline. In other words, it’s a […]

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Tell Me Something Good

At least it’s almost the holidays. Florida HVAC centers are presenting a good example of how to brighten up some hardened moods after a strenuous election (and year) for both sides. They’re reminding us the holidays are still on schedule—which means it’s time to give out presents. Both in traditional form, and in the form of […]

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Vent It To The Judge

$267,000 of stolen HVAC inventory sold on eBay It’s only a matter of time before these citizens face the inevitability of getting caught stealing industrial equipment. A Fort Wayne, Ind., couple was arrested May 17 under federal charges, accused of selling approximately $267,000 worth of HVAC parts on eBay after stealing the equipment from a UTEC […]

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Mechanical Insulation

An under-the-radar energy saver Looking for other ways to save energy? The more traditional route might be beneficial. Often overlooked is mechanical insulation, which can increase your facility’s energy efficiency for perhaps a lower cost than some more modern methods. Many use it to keep buildings warm inside or to protect people from hot pipes. Utility bills […]

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