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Top 6 Benefits Of Vibration Monitoring
Prevent disruptions with vibration monitoring with Fluke’s 3560 FC Vibration Sensor.
Vibration screening is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent equipment failures, but performing vibration analysis can be complex. Vibration programs can require special training, third-party experts, or significant investment, leaving gaps in maintenance […]
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LESS RUNNING AROUND. MORE RUNNING EFFICIENTLY.
Introducing the Sensi™ Multiple Thermostat Manager
Now you don’t have to be everywhere to get a lot done. Minimize the time it takes to manage comfort across multiple rooms and buildings while you maximize savings. […]
It’s no secret that infrared cameras, or thermal imagers, are handy for troubleshooting motor problems. They are also useful in monitoring motor condition for preventative maintenance in power generation, manufacturing and commercial plants. You can reveal motor operating condition by capturing thermal images of their apparent surface temperatures. In industrial environments, keeping accurate records […]
How to convert from R-22 or R-404A to Opteon™ XP40 refrigerant
Converting from R-22 or R-404A is a simple process, but it’s important to start with a retrofit plan. Watch this short video to understand the conversion steps and key differences between R-22 and R-404A retrofits, including:
2. Elastomeric seals
3. Expansion devices (TXV)
4. Discharge temperatures
When sump pumps break down, basements can become flooded, resulting in damage.
There are many fixtures around the house that homeowners do not often think about so long as they are functioning correctly. Sump pumps, for example, are nearly the definition of “out of sight, out of mind.”
With larger appliances like water heaters, homeowners usually […]
Watch this short video to understand the basics of HFO refrigerant technology and how it is enabling the commercial refrigeration industry, through products like Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A), to achieve high performance and long-term regulatory compliance.
Refrigerant regulations and technology are complex topics, let us simplify them!
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RECOVERY or EVACUATION?
When a technician removes refrigerant from a system, is he or she evacuating the system or recovering the refrigerant?
A couple of the definitions for Evacuate are; to remove the contents of or to create a vacuum in.
In the HVACR world, we normally referred to evacuate as the process to remove non-condensable and moisture from a system by […]
EPA Refrigerant Management Program Update
Over the last month, a number of stories have appeared pertaining to the HFC court ruling. As a result, ESCO Institute has received large number of inquires as, to how this may impact the EPA’s efforts in modernizing the Section 608 program.
The following post will provide a little history and […]
The refrigeration industry is facing unprecedented challenges to meet the Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. In an effort to help our customers meet these regulations, Emerson is launching new higher efficiency condensing units approved for all major alternative refrigerants.
These include medium pressure R-404A, R-448A and R-449A and low pressure […]
Ever wonder what the different types of steam coils are? Do you know how to prevent your steam coils from freezing? What the heck is a booster coil?
The real ability and competency in selecting any hot water coil or any other heating coil is to know and understand the products that are available. Capital […]