Blog Posts

February 16, 2018

Hospital Patients Smoked Out of Facility

Imagine the sense of panic that would come with seeing clouds of smoke in the hallways of the local medical facility.  Patients, many of whom are […]
February 16, 2018

Good News for Those Paying Utilities

Good news for all of us, really.  Very few have managed to go completely off the grid, which means that the rest of us – the […]
February 12, 2018

Heating in the Shoulder Months

During these months, as the temperatures begin to drop, but before they get so cold as to require full heating capacity, many homeowners and office building […]
February 9, 2018

How Sterility Testing Impacts HVAC Industry

According to the experts, the sterility testing market is expected to grow rather substantially over the course of the next five years.  In fact, the market […]
February 7, 2018

Shoulder Months are the Perfect Time for Residential Upgrades

These months that call for little in the way of heating or cooling provide the perfect opportunity for residential property owners to improve their existing systems […]
February 5, 2018

Properly Maintaining Rooftop Units

As with any heating or cooling system, rooftop units must be regularly inspected and maintained if you want to avoid costly failures.  These systems, however, are […]
February 2, 2018

Closing the Vent Probably Isn’t the Best Solution

There is a myth that has long existed in the general market, which insists that by closing air vents to unused (or rarely used) areas of […]
January 31, 2018

The Proactive Trend in the HVAC Industry

For many generations, HVAC companies made the majority of their money as a result of emergency calls.  Homes without heat in the winter and large commercial […]
January 29, 2018

Advanced Monitoring Systems Adding to HVAC Market Growth

According to recent financial analysis of the HVAC market, one of the leading sectors within the industry relates to customers’ interest in advanced monitoring systems.  For […]
January 26, 2018

Increase HVAC Business by Promoting AC Sensors and Controls

The shoulder months are upon us and that means that a lot of HVAC companies throughout the country have already begun to feel the pinch of […]
January 24, 2018

Legal Cannabis Giving HVAC Industry a Boost

The food and drug industry has a very close tie to the HVAC industry.  For those not closely related, that would seem an odd connection to […]
January 22, 2018

Water Pumps Being Used to Save Nature

The tigers of Karnataka – an Indian state, on the country’s west coast, is at the center of many important news stories recently.  The forests of […]
December 15, 2017
safety

What the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez, California Reveals About Safety Culture

A recent federal investigation by the United States Chemical Safety Board found a number of severe safety-related deficiencies at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, California. These […]
December 13, 2017
thermography

Using a Thermal Imager to Its Utmost Capabilities

Much of the thermography done in petrochemical plants and refineries is done by thermal imager. This is the most effective way to find problem areas, such […]
December 11, 2017
calibration

Paper-Based vs. Paperless Calibration Systems

For years, calibration has been done according to a paper-based system. This doesn’t require an IT overlay to arrange, or the extra training that a more […]
December 8, 2017
Flammability

Understanding the Flammable Triangle and Flammability Limits

What exactly is “the flammable triangle?” The term is a nickname for flammability diagrams that refer to the composition of gas in the air of an […]
December 6, 2017
oxygen analyzer

Understanding How an Oxygen Analyzer Works and Can Save Your Life

An oxygen analyzer measures the para-magnetism of air. Para-magnetism is a form of magnetism in which material is attracted to a magnetic field and forms induced […]
December 4, 2017
Oxygen Sensors

How Oxygen Sensors Contribute to Our Safety

Oxygen sensors were first created in the late 1960s. Dr. Gunter Bauman developed them using a ceramic made from zirconium dioxide. The crystalline white compound was […]