Prize money will be awarded to first, second, and third place entries
September 20, 2016
Belimo Americas has announced an Innovation Contest regarding zone valves. Internal leakage in zone valves can cause significant loss of energy and money, noted the company. The contest involves finding a simple method for detecting and measuring zone valve internal leakage.
Could improve efficiency and performance of HVACR systems, solar plants
September 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and 3M are teaming up to study whether adhesives can be developed to join HVACR components. ORNL is also working on a better way to clean and maintain solar mirrors.
One common access valve initially used is some type of saddle valve. These valves are convenient and generally easy to install, but they are not usually considered to be a long-term type of valve and generally should not be left on a system permanently.
Also acquires portion of Predictive Maintenance Consultants
September 9, 2016
Tencarva Machinery Co. LLC has acquired Dixie Pump & Machine Works in Brookhaven, Mississippi, plus the assets of a portion of Predictive Maintenance Consultants in Brookhaven, from owners Reggie Allen and Collins Allen.
Acquisition will add one of the largest suppliers of HVACR coils and coatings
September 7, 2016
Modine Manufacturing Co., a leading provider of thermal management technology and solutions, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Luvata Heat Transfer Solutions (HTS) for approximately $422 million, to be financed through a combination of cash, debt, and $25 million of Modine common stock.
RS will continue to suppy ebm-papst fans and motors
September 5, 2016
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, has renewed its agreement with ebm-papst to supply its high efficiency fans and motor products throughout the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions.
Acquisition aligns with focus on investing in Emerson’s core business verticals
August 23, 2016
Emerson announced it has signed an agreement to purchase the Valves & Controls business of Pentair for $3.15 billion. Emerson said the complementary acquisition establishes its global presence in control, isolation, pressure relief valves and actuation as part of a larger strategy to build a broader automation portfolio.
Topics include reading pump curves, efficient pump selection and control, ASHRAE 90.1, and more
August 22, 2016
Grundfos Technical Institute (GTI), the official training academy of Grundfos, will host a week-long series of free online training for engineering professionals to earn continuing education units (CEUs) during Sept. 12-16, 2016.