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Minimize Corrosion Reduction in Power Distribution

We have all experienced corrosion in the form of rusting bridges, road salt corroding aluminum wheels and rusting our vehicles. These same corrosion processes occur in power distribution equipment, especially in offshore or near-shore locations, with the potential for causing catastrophic failures. Corrosion is a naturally occurring process that affects virtually all metals, though at different rates. Corrosion can be a cosmetic issue, but most likely will always affect the function of a device/part/component in a negative way. Power distribution systems not functioning as designed may result in significant safety or performance concerns. Corrosion can never be stopped, but the…

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Interview with Stevie Jones: Understanding NAIMA’s Duct Instruct Program

As the insulation industry strives to help equip new talent with the skills and tools necessary to fabricate and install well-detailed, effective insulation systems, many programs are being developed by major players in the insulation industry to meet the growing need for education. For example, NAIMA (the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association) developed the Duct Instruct Program – a train-the-trainer program designed to help ensure that vocational schools are equipped to properly train their students on duct board fabrication. We recently met with Stevie Jones, the manager of the NAIMA Duct Instruct Program, to learn more about the program and…

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The NEWS’ Trainer Panel Examines Ductwork Insulation

“Forward-thinking contractors keep duct insulation in the forefront as they understand the impact it has on temperature loss through the duct system,” said David Richardson, curriculum developer and trainer, National Comfort Institute (NCI). “It’s almost always a focal point of any duct renovation or upgrade they perform.” Richardson, along with a few other members of The NEWS’ Trainer Panel, recently discussed the benefits and drawbacks of insulating ductwork. They explored what applications are best suited to it, common mistakes that can be avoided, and where they are seeing ductwork insulation being used most often. Click here to read their full…

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HVAC Duct Insulation—Making Sound Choices

Generally, when the words duct insulation and acoustics appear in the same sentence, I usually think duct liner and sound absorption. If I am having a more cerebral moment, I may think insertion loss or friction loss. But that is not all there is to HVAC duct insulation. While duct liners certainly play an important role in providing thermal and acoustical insulation for HVAC systems, duct coverings or duct wraps also provide important alternatives. In its simplest form, duct lining (traditionally fiber glass), would be installed in rectangular ducts as part of an automated process while the duct is being…

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How To Close The Talent Gap In HVAC: Bespoke Hiring In 2017

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) System Market is a rapidly growing market, especially in the U.S and Canada with a value of $81.1 billion in 2015 - and is expected to continue to grow by 5.5% each year through to 2022 [1]. In addition to this, jobs within mechanics and installation in HVACR are also increasing by 21% through to 2022 [2]. Talent At A Premium This exponential growth is obviously very positive for the industry in the long term; however optimism could be dampened by the talent shortage that is arising. Although the job opportunities are…

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ICFs Massive Energy Savings

ICFs Massive Energy Savings | 2018-08-02 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and…

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