Pipe Insulation

A 16-page brochure titled “Styrofoam Pipe Insulation: Your Guide to Features and Use” (Form No. 179-8028) details the features and uses of Styrofoam™ pipe insulation, an extruded polystyrene foam used to insulate mechanical systems. Designed to help the specifier-engineer, contractor, and building owner, the brochure includes graphs that compare the performance of Styrofoam vs. other mechanical insulation products. Features, benefits, and performance attributes, including moisture and thermal resistance, cleanliness, compressive strength, and reusability, are included.

Dow Chemical Co., Customer Information Group, P.O. Box 1206, Midland, MI 48674; 800-441-4369; www.dowpipe.com (website). eProduct #51

Solenoid Valves

In order to view complete catalogs of solenoid valves via the Internet, pdf files of this literature are available on the company’s website. The files, exact replications of the paper-based catalogs, allow the viewer to see one catalog page at a time. Each page contains technical specifications, dimensional drawings, and a photo of the product. The pdf format also allows the viewer to print pages.

Parker Hannifin, Skinner Valve Division, 95 Edgewood Ave., New Britain, CT 06051; 860-827-2467; 860-827-2384; www.parker.com/skinner (website).

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Welding Helmets

A piece of literature on the UltraShade™ (E12.205) welding helmet describes how it provides eye protection from the welding arc and automatically darkens within milliseconds to the correct level of protection when an arc is detected. The features for all three types of helmet (platinum, silver, and gold) are given, as are detailed technical specifications such as viewing dimensions, light transmittance, switching time, operation temperature, water resistance, total weight, and recommended application ranges. Also listed are replacement parts.

Lincoln Electric, c/o Ultimate Lead Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 739, Berea, OH 44017.

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Industrial Motors

A two-page flyer describes the company’s hvacr industrial motor line. The three-phase ODP and TEFC hvac blower lines have been expanded to 75 hp. These motors are designed for continuous-duty air-moving applications with low to medium starting torque requirements. The flyer describes the electrical and mechanical features and available stock ratings.

Baldor Electric Co., P.O. Box 2400, Fort Smith, AR 72902-2400; www.baldor.com (website).

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Valves, Actuators

The “Hvac Products Catalog, second edition” is meant for facility owners, consulting engineers, and end-users. The 600-plus-page catalog contains data on damper actuators, valves and actuators, pneumatic and electronic controls, and “Dragon” Series electronic thermostats. New product groups such as low-voltage room temperature and fancoil thermostats have been added to this edition. The cross-reference section provides an updated listing of equivalent part numbers from other manufacturers. The catalog is available at the website,www.valves-actuators.com.Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., 1000 Deerfield Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-4513; 847-215-1000; 847-215-1093 (fax);www.sbt.siemens.com(website).

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Distribution Management

The focus of “Distribution Management in the New Economy: A Blueprint for Success” is on value-focused man-agement. Sections, or groups of chapters, cover the basics and historical models of value-focused management, cognitive dissonance, W. Edwards Deming and others who have applied this concept, various aspects to implementing value-focused management, and the results.

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, 1725 K St. N.W., Washington, DC 20006; 202-872-0885; 202-785-0586 (fax); www.nawpubs.org (website).

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Duct Connectors

This duct connectors brochure for commercial and industrial round and flat oval duct systems covers the following items: slip couplings; self-sealing couplings; T-24 connectors; flange/hoop connector systems; Van Stone/hoop system;, draw-band connectors; light-gauge, bolted connectors and Van Stone with heavy-duty, bolted connectors. Within the brochure are descriptions, illustrations, and photographs of the units.

United McGill Corp., Catalog Department, One Mission Park, Groveport, OH 43125; 614-836-9981; 614-836-9843; mcgillair flow@compuserve.com (e-mail); www.mcgillairflow.com (website).

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Tax Deduction Guide

A free guide explains how a corporation donating nonmoving, excess inventory to a charity can earn a federal income tax deduction. It includes step-by-step instructions on the donation process, as well as a formula for calculating your company’s potential tax savings.

National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources, 560 McClure St., Galesburg, IL 61401; 800-289-4551.

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Fans and Blowers

A 56-page SmartFan® catalog and design guide covers the entire line of speed controls and alarms for ac or dc fans and blowers. Included in the catalog are detailed descriptions of the SmartFan ac speed control line (including the new AC-VX speed control for hvac applications) dc speed controls, and fan speed alarms. The catalog also has a section discussing design and installation considerations for when deploying fan speed controls.

Control Resources Inc., 11 Beaver Brook Rd., Littleton, MA 01460; 978-486-4160; 978-486-4772; sales@controlres.com (e-mail); www.controlres.com (website).

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Vacuum Valves

A revised brochure on the Jalapeño Series heated vacuum valves includes applications, a technical overview, specifications, dimensions, part numbers, and pricing. A copy of the brochure can be downloaded in PDF format from the company’s website.

MKS Instruments, 5330 Sterling Dr., Boulder, CO 80301; 800-345-1967 or 303-449-9861; 303-442-6880; www.mksinst.com (website).

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Multiple Chiller Systems

A new sales brochure, literature order number CTV-SLB003-EN, dis-cusses the impact of ARI Standard 550/590-98 on multiple chiller systems. It aids, the company says, in clarifying integrated part-load value (IPLV) and non-standard part-load value (NPLV), and illustrates proper use and application with the aid of chiller load profiles, graphs, and tables when used for single installation only. The brochure also discusses the advantages of using the Analyzer™ for evaluating and comparing chillers for multichiller plant applications.

The Trane Company, 3600 Pammel Creek Rd., La Crosse, WI 54601-7599; comfort@trane.com (e-mail); www.trane.com (website).

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Climate Controls

Within this brochure, the com-pany’s various brands and the types of products in each brand are discussed, as is the type of application — residential, com-mercial, or supermarket. Photos of the various products are included.

Invensys Climate Controls, 8161 U.S. Route 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064; 614-873-9200; 614-873-9290 (fax); info@invensys climate.com (e-mail); www. invensysclimate.com (website).

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Publication Date: 10/09/2000