HVAC Monitoring Articles

  • Is the solution to pollution dilution?

    Controls and monitors are part of environments where cleaning and purifying air moves beyond the usual HVAC filters and ventilation air. We can now utilize sensors and real time monitors that identify, track, and assure safe destruction of: mold, odors, allergens, bacteria, viruses, corrosion, chemical gases, and VOCs. Powerful proprietary filter media, adapted to each environment’s unique ...


    By ProMark Associates, Inc.

  • New affordable infrared thermometer PCE-660

    PCE Instruments, manufacturer and supplier of test, weighing, laboratory and control equipment with HQ in Germany and several branches around the world, e. g. in the UK and the US, offers lots of high-end instruments for industrial use but also quite a wide range of low-cost test instruments, especially infrared thermometers for private and professional use which are very popular. PCE’s ...


    By PCE Instruments

  • Hart Public Schools - Hart, MI - Education Buildings - Case Study

    Program Requirement Hart Public Schools needed a technology ready building to serve as four-year swing space. Budget constraints jeopardized the ability of the school to provide adequate classrooms. The building construction had to be completed between school sessions. ...


    By Satellite Shelters, Inc.

  • Explosion Proof UV Lights for Commercial and Industrial HVAC systems

    In the past decade, more and more people have been installing UV lights in their HVAC systems to eradicate harmful bacteria. A timely study from Duke University Medical Center has proven the effectiveness of using UVC bands to disinfect a myriad of dangerous microbes, including drug-resistant bacteria, such as Acinetobacter, Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). During ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • How to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

    How to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System  The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Cooling or HVAC system that you’ve installed in your house ensures comfort and clean air indoors for the entire family. It’s also probably one of the costliest systems in your home. So it only makes sense that you’d want to get the most out of it before it starts to show any wear, and prolong its ...


    By Filter Buy

  • A Short Payback Period for Illumitex LEDs vs. 1000 W HPS | White Paper

    Overview Growers interested in purchasing supplemental or sole-source lighting need to be able to accurately predict the economics and cost of ownership for the many different types of fixture layouts and options available on the market.  A useful financial estimate is the simple payback (or return on investment, ROI) of choosing one system over another.  The ROI takes into ...


    By Illumitex

  • A Short Payback Period for Illumitex LEDs vs. 1000 W HPS

    Overview Growers interested in purchasing supplemental or sole-source lighting need to be able to accurately predict the economics and cost of ownership for the many different types of fixture layouts and options available on the market. A useful financial estimate is the simple payback (or return on investment, ROI) of choosing one system over another. The ROI takes into consideration ...


    By Illumitex

  • Case study - Arby`s energy management and food safety

    Challenge: Get energy costs under control Locations: ≈900 company-owned restaurants Scope: HVAC control & management, food safety monitoring Time to deploy: Five months Results: 7.6% aggregate energy savings reported by Arby’s In 2012 Arby’s, a leading global quick-service restaurant company, decided to deploy remotely controlled thermostats across its ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Case study - At Bertucci`s, SiteSage pays for itself in under 1 year

    Challenge: Get energy costs under control Locations: 3-store Pilot, followed by 10 more locations; planned rollout at all 89 locations Scope: HVAC control & management, equipment performance monitoring & diagnostics, food safety monitoring Results: 12% electricity use reduction, 8% gas use reduction, 11 month payback In 2013, Bertucci’s, a Massachusetts-based operator of 89 ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • What is Modbus?

    Modbus is a data transmission protocol developed by Modicon in 1979 for industrial control applications. It uses a master-slave architecture, where one device is in charge and requests information from multiple (slave) devices. Modbus is a simple command and control protocol that has been adapted to a number of media including TCP/IP, SMS, and wireless transceivers. Modbus is widely used for ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Critical review on hospital surgical room and mechanical system designs

    The design of HVAC systems for surgical operating rooms requires specific guidance for the design engineer in order to insure that thermal comfort and sepsis control are maintained at all times in order to protect the occupants of the room. Operating room ventilation has been through significant design improvements from the beginning of the 20th century until now. Researchers have found that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Smart buildings: ten trends to watch in 2012 and beyond

    Buildings are becoming smarter through the deployment of intelligent and energy efficient technologies that reduce energy consumption while making buildings easier to manage and operate. Demand for efficient HVAC and lighting systems, as well as other types of hardware like controls and submeters, is growing as the value proposition for energy efficiency is proven again and again. In addition, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The way to Cease Roofing Leaking

     Roofing leakages can happen to acquire a quantity of factors. These people usually start out smaller than average grow over amount of in time so that you can larger difficulties. Nevertheless, a good tiny roofing spill could cause main injury to your home. Besides building wet spot locations by yourself accomplished ceilings, best leaking might lead to mold and mildew growth in addition to ...


    By Ultimate Linings, LTD

  • UVC: Florida hospital puts HVAC maintenance under a new light

    HVAC system downtime during coil cleaning can compromise humidity and temperature control, potentially leading to air quality or comfort problems. Florida Hospital has found that high-output ultraviolet-C lights installed in the AHUs reduce or eliminate coil- cleaning programs — yielding ongoing energy savings, a reduction in HVAC system maintenance, and the elimination of cleaning ...


    By E-CO

  • The Future of Data Acquisition: Will the Internet`s Cloud-Computing Replace the Data Logger?

    Electronic data loggers have been integral instrument in automation of data collection since their inception with widespread adoption beginning in the 1980’s. Data loggers are used across a variety of industries requiring automated data collection – applications include remote water resource monitoring, weather conditions, machine monitoring, gas and oil projects, building HVAC ...

  • Why is a carbon dioxide monitor a good investment?

    The easiest way to check if your house is encapsulating gases is to monitor the carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. This one gas is used as a marker for air quality, is the easiest to monitor, and provides a more accurate air quality reading. It is a good trend indicator because it changes in measurable amounts as the air quality gets worse. All other gasses in the house follow the same trend as the ...

  • EPA mandates proper refrigerant gas recovery processes

    New EPA regulations require facilities that use air conditioning and refrigeration equipment to have a refrigerant recovery plan in place. The plan is needed to make sure that any harmful gases that might leak are captured. Refrigerant gases contain hydrochlorofluorocarbons, known to cause severe damage to the ozone layer and to promote global warming. A comprehensive plan is now in place to ...


    By Accruent

  • Monitoring and control of CO emissions in parking structures

    Until recent years most parking garage owners and managers did not realize the detrimental effects that carbon monoxide emissions from motor vehicles have on the air quality inside parking garages. With increasing awareness of indoor air quality, astute parking garage owners and managers place great importance on the reduction of CO in parking garages. Ventilation systems are a must for today's ...


    By Conspec Controls Limited

  • EPA enforcement can be costly for organizations that do not track refrigerant gases

    The EPA penalty aspect of the U.S. Clean Air Act is managed by the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. The agency is diligently enforcing requirements to reduce harmful gas emissions. The law allows auditors and inspectors to conduct on-site inspections and request a facility's records regarding their regulation of gases. Without providing proper documentation, or supplying incomplete ...


    By Accruent

  • California Air Resources Board (CARB) places higher restrictions on air pollution

    As part of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) the Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved an early action measure to reduce high-global warming potential (GWP) greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions by establishing new legislation and defining requirements related to improved monitoring of AC/HVAC systems, enforcement of regulations, reporting of refrigerant usage, and recovery, ...


    By Accruent

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