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  • 11/14/18
    Air On Demand
    When it comes to commercial air conditioning, the great workhorses are rooftop units. People are accustomed to seeing rows of air conditioner cabinets along the top of office and retail buildings. Some commercial buildings still use “split” systems that are similar to the ones seen in residential housing, while restaurants and bars often use ductless heat pumps that send conditioned air wall-mounted blowers that are connected to an outdoor condenser. But the rooftop unit, because of its spacemore...
  • 11/14/18
    Howard Wiig & Eric Makela
    This presentation by Eric Makela and Howard Wiig takes a detailed look at the changes in the 2015 IECC. They cover the financial impact, energy savings, and steps that contractors and engineers need to implement to adhere to code.Click here to download the presentation.more...
  • 11/14/18
    Gordon H. Hart
    In most applications, the primary feature of a thermal insulation material is its ability to reduce heat exchange between a surface and the environment, or between one surface and another surface. This is known as having a low value for thermal conductivity. Generally, the lower a material’s thermal conductivity, the greater its ability to insulate for a given material thickness and set of conditions.If it is really that simple, then why are there so many different terms, such as K-value, U-more...
  • 11/14/18
    Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning
    While both residential and commercial HVAC systems serve the same purpose of heating, ventilating and cooling, they vary drastically in terms of mechanism and parts. This is because addressing the need for comfort in a home varies drastically when compared to a work space. Following are 7 major differences between residential and commercial HVAC units…more...
  • 11/14/18
    Mass Save
    The average commercial building attributes 40% of its energy costs to heating, cooling, and ventilation, according to estimates from the US Department of Energy. For the typical office building, that equates to 7.5% of its annual operating expenses, on average.Finding efficiencies in your facility’s HVAC system can result in significant savings on operating costs. But it can also yield even bigger returns in non-energy benefits. Improvements in comfort, indoor air quality, and equipmentmore...
  • 11/07/18
    Kim Melton
    It may be tempting to assume that utilizing a hydrophobic blanket insulation, like InsulThin® HT or silica aerogel blankets, will be sufficient to address CUI, but it’s important to remember that hydrophobicity is not a panacea solution for CUI. While hydrophobic treatments do help prevent water from penetrating into the system, most hydrophobic treatments are silicone-based additives that are organic in nature. As such, these types of silicone-based hydrophobic treatments begin to burn offmore...
  • 11/07/18
    Insulation Outlook
    Microporous insulation is a composite material in the form of compacted powder or fibers with an average interconnecting pore size comparable to or below the mean free path of air molecules at standard atmospheric pressure. Microporous insulation may contain opacifiers to reduce the amount of radiant heat transmitted.more...
  • 11/07/18
    Australian Corrosion Association
    Laser scanning (profilometry) is a highly effective and accurate inspection method for measuring changes in geometry of pressurized vessels, piping and pipelines. The laser scanning data is used to measure the deviations from normal geometry, such as those caused by corrosion, mechanical damage and other structural distortions. The primary goal of the laser scanning analysis is to feed highly accurate geometric data of in-service vessels and components into advanced modelling and analysismore...
  • 11/07/18
    Adel M.A.Mohamed, Aboubakr M.Abdullah, Nathalie A.Younana
    Superhydrophobic surfaces have evoked great interest in researchers for both purely academic pursuits and industrial applications. Metal corrosion is a serious problem, both economically and operationally, for engineering systems such as aircraft, automobiles, pipelines, and naval vessels.more...
  • 10/17/18
    Kim Melton
    As the industrial industry evolves, new insulation technology has emerged to meet the changing needs of the industry. One of the latest introductions has been thin, blanket insulation. Thin blankets typically range between 5mm and 10mm thick, and can be used in high-temperature or cryogenic applications. Two popular thin blanket insulations are Johns Manville’s InsulThin™ HT, a hydrophobic, microporous, thin blanket insulation, and silica aerogel, a hydrophobic, aerogel, thin blanket insulation.more...