Regal Launches Fan Energy Rating Content Hub

Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, announced that it has launched a microsite dedicated to providing resources and tools related to a product’s Fan Energy Rating (FER). Disclosing FER information was mandated by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2014 and will take effect in 2019. In 2019, the maximum fan energy rating taking effect for furnace fans will aim to reduce energy… Read More

Professor Eckhard Groll Wins J & E Hall Gold Medal

Professor Eckhard Groll, who has made unique contributions in the field of positive displacement compressor analysis, is the 2018 winner of the Institute of Refrigeration J & E Hall Gold Medal. In more than 23 years at Purdue University, Indiana, USA, he has led teams whose work has benefited heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries across the globe. Professor Eckhard Groll at work at Purdue University, USA. Together with his colleagues and graduate students,… Read More

MicroGroove Faces Off Against Aluminum in OEM Product Development

According to the International Copper Association, Inc. (ICA), MicroGroove consistently has been proven to be better than MicroChannel in many respects. For many decades aluminum wanted to position itself as a possible substitute for copper in heat exchangers for air-conditioning applications. In the 1970s, round-tube, plate-fin (RTPF) coils made from aluminum tubes and aluminum fins rapidly corroded and deteriorated and equipment failures were widespread. All-aluminum RTPF coils did not last long in real world environments… Read More

Carbon Monoxide: Depressurization Assumptions

By David Richardson Is it possible that current combustion testing protocols are missing one of the most dangerous conditions you can encounter in the field? It is standard practice in combustion testing protocols to use smoke and mirrors to verify the venting of natural draft combustion equipment. The use of chemical smoke and/or mirrors around the base of the drafthood of a natural draft appliance is used as a testing method to determine flue gas… Read More