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2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas Breaks Records for Overall Attendance, Size

  The 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), held Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 in Las Vegas, has officially broken three of the show’s all-time records, the International Exposition Company announced. With 68,615 attending the 2017 Show, AHR Expo superseded its former all-time attendance record of 61,674 (set at the 2015 Show in Chicago) by 11.2 percent.  This ...

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Westmor Industries Redesigns Blueline Bobtail Piping

 Westmor Industries redesigned its bobtail piping to create leak-free connections, the company announced. The new design uses flanged connections instead of threaded connections which drastically decreases the chance of a leak and allows for easier repairs than previous designs, the company said. The new design is the new standard for Westmor, the company said. Headquartered in Morris, Minn., with satellite ...

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Oil Heat Cares Foundation Donates New Boiler and Installs It for NYC Family


Pictured on home page, left to right: Ed Puncar of Advanced Hydrolics; Pete Gonzalez and his students: Joshua Diaz, Tyrese Jordan, and Justin Gonzalez. Photo courtesy of Oil Heat Cares Foundation   The Oil Heat Cares Foundation, an initiative of the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP), brought much more than New Year’s well-wishes to an appreciative family ...

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ASHRAE Calls for Presenters for Conference on New Building Performance

ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference, formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference. This year’s conference addresses energy modeling, the core topic of the past four conferences, and expanded subject matter which now encompasses non-energy building performance analysis and simulation and those professionals responsible for that work. The conference program addresses the needs of ...

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Product: Inner-Tite Fusible Oil Valves

Inner-Tite Fusible Oil Valves are engineered to stop the flow of fuel in the event that the room temperature exceeds 165°F. Inner-Tite Fusible Oil Valves are UL Listed and meet NFPA 31 Standard. Inner-Tite manufactures a complete line of fusible oil valves, fusible angle valves, check valves, tanks valves and a variety of accessories engineered for use at residential oil ...

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Product: Inner-Tite Thermal Cut-Offs


Inner-Tite Thermal Cut-Offs are a safe, reliable and economical way to protect your heating system. INNER-TITE Thermal Cut-offs are designed to disconnect power to heating systems when room temperature exceeds 165°F. Key features include: easy to install; available with 165°F or 200°F fuse; for residential or commercial use; can be wired into audible alarms; listed by Underwriters Laboratories. Inner-Tite is ...

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Selling Solutions to Dry Air in the Cold Season

As cold weather moves in, humidity levels naturally drop. That’s because cold air can’t hold as much moisture as warm air. Ideal indoor humidity during winter should hover around 45%. But dry winter air can cause your humidity to drop substantially, to levels of 15% or less. With this humidity imbalance come a number of potential problems that can affect ...

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AHR/ASHRAE Journal Survey: Growth Expected Across HVACR Industry

According to an AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal survey sent to more than 1,400 HVACR manufacturers worldwide, there is growing optimism for improving economic prospects in 2017. Based on survey results, 86% of the respondents expect their sales to grow in the coming year. The survey consisted of nine questions, all in relation to anticipated overall market and individual business ...

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Cargas Energy’s 8th Annual Customer Conference Draws More Than 250 Attendees

Fuel delivery and HVAC software company Cargas Systems reported that it brought over 250 attendees to the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pa., for its 8th annual Cargas Energy Summit. Attendance was 40% more than last year’s event, the company said. “The theme of the conference was community. It’s where we could all come together—Cargas employees, customers, and partners—to help ...

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Close-up: Specing a Propane Crane Truck

By Stephen Bennett “The biggest mistake fuel oil people make when they go into the propane business is they buy too small a truck with too small a crane,” said Roger Smith of Kurtz Truck Equipment, Marathon, N.Y. A service truck with a crane is needed for installing propane tanks above the hundred-gallon size, Smith said. The cost of a ...

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