The Bosch BLAZE GLM 42 laser measure features a full-color backlit display that is viewable anywhere, even in dark areas or in low-light/no-light conditions. The Bosch GLM 42 provides default real-time length, length, area, volume, and indirect measuring functions that may be navigated via a display guide that walks users through each measurement function.
The Eastern Sheet Metal Equivalent Round Duct Calculator app allows sheet metal contractors, installers, HVAC engineers, and contractors to quickly convert rectangular and flat oval duct dimensions to round. It will also convert rectangular to flat oval.
What if you, as a technician, could add any tool to your bag with no concern for price, brand, or market condition? It’s an intriguing prompt. And, when shared with HVAC contractors and technicians, the question brought forth plenty of differing opinions and responses.
Does brand loyalty translate to contractors’ and technicians’ preferences in HVAC tools? Perhaps there isn’t a clear-cut, black-and-white answer to that question, but contractors and technicians certainly do develop brand-name preferences, and it can be hard to change opinions once they’ve set in.
The SENTRY is designed specifically as a compressed air monitor and alarm system. It senses the dew point, frost point, and pressure in industrial compressed air systems and activates two alarm functions giving visible and audible indications if the compressed-air dew point/frost point increases or pressure decreases beyond user-configurable set points.
The Fluke 64 MAX IR Thermometer features auto capture, which allows technicians to set time and intervals to record up to 99 data points unattended. This feature facilitates the capture of elusive temperature events.
The KE2 Temp+Valve Control (KE2 Temp+VC) provides an entry-level electronic controller that serves the functions of a superheat controller — thermostat, defrost clock, and electronic expansion valve (EEV) — electric hot gas bypass controller, and electronic evaporator pressure controller while offering text/email alarm alerts as well as remote monitoring and control.
This all-in-one fusion tool is used for outlet fusion of polypropylene pipe. The unique V-base design of the Hornet allows it to self-align on the center of the main pipe. A slide-mounted precision carriage guides the drilling of the outlet hole and fusion of the fitting keeping everything perfectly aligned to produce consistent and accurate fusions.
Being accountable for proper airflow delivery causes a tech to examine every portion of an installation differently. Airflow is no longer assumed since test instruments now measure it. Let’s look at some of the most common obstacles to achieving a successful air balance on a residential HVAC system.