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2013 February 11

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HVAC Owners Address Workplace Violence

When you think of workplace violence, do you think it’s something that only happens at other people’s companies? That’s a common reaction, but smart contractors know there are many levels of violence that can occur in the workplace, and they take precautions to ensure their employees are safe, whether in the office or in the field.


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Process Improvements Influence Bottom Line

Moving product from manufacturer to contractor simplifies the definition of wholesale distribution. What it doesn’t account for are the multiple processes that distributors employ to effectively accomplish product movement and customer satisfaction; all while endeavoring to make a profit.


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Geothermal Keeps the Inn Quiet

With a nod to its surroundings, The Carneros Inn was conceptualized in 1998 to incorporate natural beauty while ensuring sustainability through a number of ecologically minded design and construction principles.


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MCAA Convention Heads to Texas

Hundreds of members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will be remembering the Alamo while taking in five days of star-studded lectures and performances at this year’s MCAA National Convention, slated for March 17-21 in San Antonio.


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Manufacturers Keep Close Eye on Regulation

People tend to use words like “complex” and “intense” to describe government regulations that impact the HVAC industry. These days, “rapidly changing” could also be applied, as the industry quickly shifts its plans to accommodate the potential change to the DOE’s regional furnace standard.


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Manufacturers: Feb. 11, 2013

Field Controls names Midwest regional sales manager; Regal Beloit names HVACR marketing specialist; Metal Coaters opens coil-coating facility; Hussman announces Southeast representative; Scotsman Industries, acquired by Ali Group, will remain U.S. based; Elgin Fastener Group names corporate controller, director of supply chain management, and technical sales representative; Bristol Compressors appoints vice president of finance and vice president of supply chain; ICOR International doubles number of system conversion labels supplied with NU-22B; Reversomatic Manufacturing announces opening of U.S. distribution facility and names vice president of U.S. sales.


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Ask The Experts: Feb. 11, 2013

I know I need to get better this year at tracking my financials. I keep a monthly profit and loss statement, but I’m not an accountant, so I’m not always sure what I should do with it. Where do I start?


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Automatic Filters Inc.: Automatic Backwash Filters

Exceptionally useful in the HVAC industry, especially in cooling tower applications, the TEKLEEN® line of ABW (automatic backwash) filters eliminate contamination, which can circulate through heat exchangers, chillers, and compressors, making the cooling system pump harder, thus lowering the efficiency of the system, said the company. 


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CQM Systems LLC: Condenser Tube Cleaning System

The Automatic Tube Cleaning System (ATCS) provides energy-saving, on-line condenser tube cleaning for water-cooled chiller applications. The system periodically injects sponge balls into the condenser water stream, and prevents condenser tubes from developing scale or microbial fouling deposits.


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CAS DataLoggers: Temp/RH/CO2 Data Logger

Self-contained, the RTR-756 Wireless CO2 + Temperature + Humidity Data Logger is a flexible, real-time monitoring solution for managing CO2 levels, temperature, and humidity in schools and office buildings. The data logger features flexible recording and battery operation. 


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ICM Controls Corp.: Fan Coil Thermostats

Designed for high-voltage fan coil and baseboard applications, the SimpleComfort® SC700 series of fan coil thermostats includes four UL-listed, nonprogrammable models. They support 24 or 115-277 vac, three-speed fan, four-pipe heat/cool applications with precise comfort controls accurate to ±1°F. 


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Fieldpiece Instruments Inc.: Draft Simulator

Model DDSM1 draft simulator allows HVAC professionals to accurately test pressure switches and calibrate adjustable pressure switches to any furnace. This allows technicians to carry adjustable switches on their trucks, instead of switches for a variety of furnaces, said the company.


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