Industry Updates

Industry news, updates, service bulletins, and any bits of information that might pertain to the Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, and Refrigerant industry.

Let’s Talk Motors: Top 6 Benefits Of Vibration Monitoring

By |January 25th, 2018|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Let’s Talk Motors: Top 6 Benefits Of Vibration Monitoring

 
Let’s Talk Motors!
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 […]

Sensi Thermostat Manager

By |December 7th, 2017|Business Management, Industry Updates|Comments Off on Sensi Thermostat Manager

Sensi Thermostat Manager

3 Buildings

39 Thermostats

15 Meeting Rooms

9 Weekly Events

1,534 Individuals

1 Simple way to manage it all

 

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. […]

The Importance Of Troubleshooting Electrical Motors With Infrared Cameras

By |December 7th, 2017|Business Management, Industry Updates|Comments Off on The Importance Of Troubleshooting Electrical Motors With Infrared Cameras

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

By |December 7th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on How To Convert From R-22 or R-404A to Opteon XP40 Refrigerant

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:
1. Lubricants
2. Elastomeric seals
3. Expansion devices (TXV)
4. Discharge temperatures
 

Watch […]

Tips For Installing Sump Pumps

By |November 9th, 2017|Business Management, Industry Updates|Comments Off on Tips For Installing Sump Pumps

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 […]

Getting to Know Opteon XP40

By |November 8th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Getting to Know Opteon XP40

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!

Check out this video!!

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Recovery or Evacuation? More EPA Updates

By |November 8th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Recovery or Evacuation? More EPA Updates

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 Update: Where the Industry Will Go From Here

By |October 17th, 2017|Business Management, Industry Updates|Comments Off on EPA Update: Where the Industry Will Go From Here

 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 […]

Launch of Copeland Next Generation M-Line Condensing Units

By |October 16th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Launch of Copeland Next Generation M-Line Condensing Units

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 […]

Let’s Talk Coils!

By |October 16th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Let’s Talk Coils!

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 […]