TITLE

Running (Literally) to Failure

AUTHOR(S)
Arnold, Scott
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Sep2010, Vol. 82 Issue 9, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the pain he experiences from running as part of his exercise routine in connection with run-to-failure maintenance. He mentions the advantages of run-to-failure maintenance which include lesser initial costs and smaller staff, citing that they appear short-term at best. He includes several questions such as the existence of disposable heating, ventilation and airconditioning (HVAC) components and run-to-failure maintenance's place in the green environment.
ACCESSION #
53846464

 

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