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Daikin Solution Allows Sheet Aluminum Plant in Kentucky to Run at 100 Percent Capacity

The aluminum roll material plant in Kentucky operates 24/7, processing over two billion pounds of aluminum annually, primarily for the can industry. In the production process, one of the steps/stations is the hot reversing mill. The reversing mill rolls a hot ingot of aluminum back and forth from a thickness of about 30 inches to 1 inch—whereupon it goes to the next station. The large rollers in the hot reversing mill station are driven by… Read More

Selecting the Right Steam Control Mechanism

By Robert Workosky, Northeast Regional Sales Manager at Warren Controls From HVAC and kitchen appliances to autoclaves and other mission-critical equipment, steam power and heat are everywhere. Steam is distributed at higher pressures than the pressures at which it’s used in order to increase density and thus the amount of steam that can be moved, while decreasing the necessary pipe size to move it. Produced at 100-200 PSI and used at pressures ranging from 15… Read More

Inactivate Airborne Pathogens with UV Airstream Disinfection

Contributed by UVR Resources Like other disease outbreaks, the 2019 COVID-19, coronavirus pandemic has intensified the search for effective infection control measures. Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI or UV-C) is drawing widespread attention as a formidable weapon against surface and airborne bacteria and pathogens. Nearly eight decades of research and thousands of applications in hospitals, urgent care centers, primary and secondary schools, universities and first-responder locations have proven the efficacy of UV-C to inactivate airborne and… Read More

An Expert’s Take on “Natural” Refrigerants

globalFACT’s Executive Director Jordan Smith Interviews Refrigerants Expert Dr. Richard Powell on So-Called “Natural” Refrigerants Jordan Smith Let’s start with the obvious question: what is the biggest misperception about so-called “natural” refrigerants? Ammonia, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons, sold as refrigerants, are manufactured in large chemical plants. In other words, they are “artificial.” They are “synthetic chemicals,” not “natural.” To contrast ‘chemical’ fluorocarbon refrigerants with so-called ‘natural’ refrigerants is at best disingenuous, and arguably… Read More

Flexible Parking Garage Gas Monitoring Design Key to Safe, Profitable Projects

Whether new or retrofit construction, HVAC contractors can also be responsible for ventilation in parking structures. But to comply with building codes for life safety in confined spaces, parking structures require gas monitoring to prevent the dangerous accumulation of gases such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. However, design changes are almost inevitable because such structures are often built first and utilized as development occurs in stages. Specifications written at the start of a project… Read More

Harris Offers Free Posters for Safe and Efficient Gas Regulator Installation

To assist with the correct and safe setup of gas regulators, Harris Products Group is offering free posters with helpful tips for use in an industrial, laboratory or personal setting. There are many hazards involved with gas operation. Proper installation of a gas regulator is important for efficient operation and accident prevention. Users should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The Harris poster provides additional tips and insights that can help to… Read More
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