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Maximizing Chiller Efficiency

November 24, 2004
Chillers are the single largest energy-using component in most facilities and can typically consume over 50 percent of the electrical usage. This article details steps that can be taken to help maximize chiller efficiency.
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Btu Buddy 20: A Training Lunch With Btu Buddy

November 14, 2004
In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, Bob and Btu Buddy meet for a training lunch after the previous day's low oil in the sight glass service call. Btu Buddy discusses oil and oil circulation in an A/C system.
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Alternatives For Dehumidification In Commercial Buildings

November 14, 2004
Controlling humidity in commercial buildings used to be a difficult undertaking. The advent in recent years of alternative dehumidification technologies has made the dehumidification process far more energy efficient and affordable.
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The Four Things That Drive Your Customers Crazy

November 14, 2004
The service you provide can either soothe - or increase - a customer's feelings of panic and irritation. That's why a better understanding of common complaints from customers about contractors can help you a lot.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 9: The Power Nap, And More

October 31, 2004
The hours we work during the busiest times are extraordinary. I find myself struggling to stay awake at work or, worse yet, when I'm driving. But, I keep pushing myself because of the workload. Is there someway to make this better?
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Electric Motor Brake Horsepower Calculations

October 31, 2004
These motor calculations are useful wherever electric motors are used. These simple calculations can be used to solve motor installation and troubleshooting problems in a variety of applications.
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Energy Efficiency Pays

October 31, 2004
Most energy-efficient homes have dozens of little improvements that individually add little to construction costs, yet together yield big savings.
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Btu Buddy 19: Compressor With Low Oil Level

October 14, 2004
In this installment of the Btu Buddy series, Bob encounters a compressor with very low oil level. Btu Buddy explains that the low oil level is a normal function of this system for this time of year.
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Benefits Of Ultrasonic Testing In Determining Pipe Corrosion

October 14, 2004
While improvements in instrumentation have moved ultrasonic testing technology into more areas, its benefits to facility managers, plant engineers, and technicians as a diagnostic and predictive tool are still widely unknown and underutilized.
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The Positive Power Of Negative Preparation

October 14, 2004
Being a positive thinker does not mean that you should refuse to acknowledge the way things are. The true positive thinker acknowledges potential and existing negative circumstances and reactions, and engineers a plan to overcome them, to achieve positive results.
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