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Mar 13, 2017 6:38:00 AM

Why you should get rid of your air flow indicator

Many environments within a health care facility require pressure monitoring in order to protect patient health. Even spaces like hospital linen closets require some sort of indicator of positive or negative differential pressure.

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Mar 9, 2017 5:58:00 AM

How can Employees Contaminate a Clean Environment?

It is commonly known that gowning procedures and air flow requirements are essential to maintaining a sterile clean room environment. Workers and operators don’t realize how crucial employee training is and the enormous impact employees have with the sanitation of the cleanroom. Unfortunately, humans are considered to be the biggest threat to the cleanroom and the largest source for contaminants, accounting for 75% to 80% of particles and microbes generated in a room. Understanding how personnel create particles and microbes or bring in contaminants, can help structure proper employee training, greatly bringing down the risk for clean environment contamination.

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Feb 9, 2017 6:59:00 AM

The AHR 2017 Experience

Thank you to all who visited us at Booth C1452 in the Building Automation and Controls section of the AHR Expo this year in Las Vegas, Nevada! We enjoyed seeing both new and familar faces! The world's largest HVACR event was anything but boring and we think the 60,000 attendees would have to agree.

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Jan 9, 2017 5:48:00 AM

How To Measure Velocity And Flow

In HVAC/R applications it is helpful to understand the methods used to determine air velocity. Air velocity (distance traveled per unit of time) is most often expressed in feet per minute (FPM).  Multiplying air velocity by the area of a duct allows you to determine the air volume flowing past a point in the duct per unit of time. Volume flow is generally measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM).

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Jan 3, 2017 6:50:00 AM

How to Troubleshoot a Pressure Transducer

Pressure transducers today are more rugged and reliable than ever. Made of stainless steel construction, they provide abundant overpressure protection, improved total error band, and offer negligible orientation and vibration effects. They are ideal for long-term use even in harsh environments of extreme temperature, humidity, and vibration.

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Dec 29, 2016 7:13:00 AM

Can A Room Pressure Monitor Help Me Save Energy?

Monitoring and controlling room pressure in laboratory and healthcare settings can do more than just ensure directional airflow (positive or negative pressure rooms). Proper room pressure also contributes to saving energy. Overpressure or under-pressure scenarios mean that airflow, or even temperature control, are not optimal.

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Dec 26, 2016 6:16:00 AM

Why is Pressure Sensor Accuracy Important?

The accuracy of differential pressure transducers has greatly improved to provide better solutions for demanding applications. This article discusses why accuracy is an important consideration when selecting a pressure transducer for low-differential, critical pressure applications.

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Dec 19, 2016 5:41:00 AM

Energy Savings Strategies For Operating Rooms

Operating Rooms consume a great deal of energy, considering the high airflow requirements needed, bright lighting, and significant plug load from patient care equipment. There are, however, strategies to conserve energy and still meet the stringent safety requirements of maintaining positive room pressure. Two conditions need to be met to enable OR energy savings. The first is a method to trigger occupied and unoccupied states. And the second is to act on that state change to setback both temperature and airflow.

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Nov 24, 2016 6:17:00 AM

The Importance of Maintaining Building Humidity

While it is important to maintain proper relative humidity levels in office buildings for worker comfort and productivity, it is also just as important to maintain proper levels in factories, production facilities and art galleries to protect industrial, commercial and artistic products.

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Nov 21, 2016 11:23:01 AM

Are Your Heating and Cooling System Test Stands Compliant?

Recently, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a new requirement that goes into effect on Jan. 1st, 2017 as part of the "Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Central Conditioners & Heat Pumps.” All manufacturers of heating and cooling systems need to ensure that the AHR units they manufacture for residential and small commercial applications meet this new standard.

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