Blog Posts

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 […]
December 1, 2017
Calibrating

The Benefits and Process of Calibrating Your Instruments

Calibrating equipment properly is important in order to make sure you’re in compliance with health & safety requirements made at the federal and provincial/state level. If […]
November 29, 2017
Hygrostat

Thermostat vs. Hygrostat Based Approaches to Monitoring Condensation in Electrics

Condensation is one of the more overlooked factors in electrical component failure. Condensation can build in electrical enclosures, thus shortening the lifespan of components and causing […]
November 27, 2017
Greenhouse

7 Tips to Keep Your Greenhouse Warm (and Cut Energy Costs) in Fall & Winter

How can you most effectively monitor and regulate the temperature in a greenhouse when it’s cold out? Heaters are the most important part, but they alone […]
November 24, 2017

HVAC News: Thermal Energy Storage Enticing Bigger Market Percentage

Any industry worth 3.76 billion dollars is one worth paying attention to, but when you learn that the industry is expected to grow to a whopping […]
November 22, 2017

Museum Gets Much Needed HVAC Upgrade

Most facilities will rely heavily on HVAC, whether for the comfort of those living and working in the space, or because of the goods stored within […]
November 20, 2017

HVAC News: Solar Market Soars

This is the age of alternative energy.   At least, that is what many hope that it might be referred to in the future.  There have been […]
November 17, 2017

Some Happy News at Last

Read through the headlines related to water pumps and you will see a lot of them filled with stories of emergencies and tragedies.  Most stories, in […]