Running (Literally) to Failure
- It's the little things that count. // Engineered Systems;May99, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p18
Discusses the paper `Impact of HVAC Control Improvements on Supermarket Humidity Levels,' presented by Mukesh Khattar and Hugh I. Henderson at the 1999 ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Benefits of minor system tuning.
- Is there room for the end-user in troubleshooting and repair? Johnson, Wayne // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;03/29/99, Vol. 206 Issue 13, p16
Comments on the negative effect on a manufacturer in cases where their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products are improperly installed by contractors. Liability of a technician who shows a homeowner how to fix his own system; Original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) treatment...
- Tapping the Potential of Predictive Maintenance. KRAWCKE, NICOLE // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;12/14/2015, Vol. 256 Issue 15, p1
The article offers information on predictive maintenance for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry and how it can add savings to current preventive maintenance programs. Topics include the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) studies on the advantages of predictive...
- Short-term HVAC Program Aims to Accelerate, Reinvigorate Training. KOSTORA, NICK // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;8/10/2015, Vol. 255 Issue 15, p20
The article reports on the short-term heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) program being offered at the Retail Ready Career Center, a trade school located in Garland, Texas, to speed up the training process for service technicians. Topics discussed include the lack of service...
- Clearing the air: What an HVAC cleaner should really do in your home. // Wentzville Journal;4/24/2013, Vol. 51 Issue 17, pD1
The article discusses duties that professional cleaners of heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) should perform, including a thorough inspection of the system before doing any work, replacement of air filters, and the removal, cleaning and reassembly of the system's blower motor.
- School's Hvac System, Devastated By Compressor Failure, Back On-line In Two Days. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;11/30/98, Vol. 205 Issue 13, p26
Reports on how contractors repaired in two days the hvac system of the Beamon Conrad Liscomb Union Whitten Unified School District in Iowa. Extent of compressor failure; Cooperation between Woodman Controls Co. and Minvalco Inc.; Use of PneuFlush, a system from Nu-Calgon that is designed to...
- Coil inspection and cleaning: Sweat the details. Warfield, Davidge // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;5/13/96, Vol. 198 Issue 2, p19
Offers guidelines on cleaning and inspecting coils of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems. Basic understanding of coil types and applications; Different coil materials; Access to the coil; Construction of the coil; Caustic cleaning; Steam pressure method; Appropriate cleaning...
- Examining flood-damaged equipment. Checket-Hanks, B.; Doppel, Paul L. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;8/2/93, Vol. 189 Issue 14, p7
Gives advice on how to assess the damages caused by flood to heating-cooling equipment. Potential hazards of soaked equipment and proper remedial steps; Danger in the failure of electrical components and safety controls due to contacts corroding.
- Tex knows: Heat transfer. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;05/05/97, Vol. 201 Issue 1, p27
Focuses on technicians' reliance on their knowledge of heat transfer when servicing heating and air conditioning equipment. Transfer of heat from the living space to the refrigerant in the evaporator coil; Maintenance of the evaporator and condenser coils.