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R.W. Beckett Studying Interaction of Biofuels with Tanks, Burners; NBB Responds

R.W. Beckett Corp., North Ridgeville, Ohio, is conducting ongoing testing of interaction of biofuels with storage tanks and heating equipment. At the Eastern Energy Expo in Hershey, Pa., Craig Butler, product manager of residential oil burners and tank accessories for R.W. Beckett, presented findings of the research and testing that has been done so far. Long-term storage stability of biodiesel and ...

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Taco Announces 00e VR ECM Circulator Upgrades

Taco Comfort Solutions added new features and capabilities to its large 00e VR ECM, wet rotor commercial circulator line designed for chilled and hot water applications. Available in four sizes (VR 15-3, 20-3, 25-3 and 30-3), the sensorless 00e VR line provides differential head pressures up to 42 ft. and flows up to 360 GPM. Designed to offer functional simplicity, ...

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ASHRAE Announces New President, Officers and Directors for 2017-2018  

ASHRAE introduced its 2017-2018 president, executive committee officers and directors at its Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., June 24-28. ASHRAE’s new president is Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE. At his inaugural presidential address, Olesen announced his term’s theme will be “Extending Our Community.” Through this theme, Olesen will focus his time as the Society’s leader on extending ASHRAE’s ...

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Survey: Many Homeowners Conserve Energy to Save Money

Nearly one-third of homeowners would rather walk around in their underwear than spend money to cool down their home during the summer months, according to a survey commissioned by HVAC equipment manufacturer Lennox Industries, Richardson, Texas. The Lennox Home Energy Report Card Survey found that saving money is a top incentive to conserve energy. The findings are based on a telephone ...

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Southern New England Energy Conference: Sept. 18-19 in Newport, R.I.

The Southern New England Energy Conference will be held Sept. 18-19 in Newport, R.I. Sponsored by the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association and the Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island, the event is primarily an education conference. The agenda features more than 20 breakout sessions, including: – Findings from EPA’s Hallmark Diesel Corrosion Study – What ...

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eSafe Driver Behavior Monitoring System Wins IT World Award

ERM Advanced Telematics, a designer, developer and manufacturer of vehicle tracking and security devices, announced that its eSafe driver monitoring product won the gold medal award for Best IT Solution for Transportation. The 12th Annual IT World Awards ceremony will be held June 26 in San Francisco. The eSafe accessory is used by fleet management and telematics services to provide driver behavior ...

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OESP 2016-2017 Award Winners

James Mahoney of Eastern Oil Co. in Peekskill, N.Y., received the Service Manager of the Year award at the OESP awards banquet, held during the Eastern Energy Expo in Hersey, Pa. Mahoney has worked at Eastern Oil for 37 years. He remembers attending monthly dinners sponsored by what was then the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers, where as ...

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Cummins Announces Compatibility with Select Renewable Diesel Fuels

Engine maker Cummins Inc., Columbus, Indiana, announced that the B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with paraffinic renewable diesel fuels meeting the EN 15940 specification. Both On-Highway and Off-Highway versions of the B6.7 and L9 platforms and all vintages are approved to use paraffinic diesel fuels in North America, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of Cummins-powered bus, ...

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Research: Warm Air Furnace Demand Rose in 2016

Warm air furnaces comprise the vast majority of overall demand, with 64% of total value sales in 2016. Forced air heating is preferred in the U.S., installed in both commercial and residential buildings. These and other trends are presented in “Heating Equipment Market in the U.S.,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Demand for warm air ...

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OSHA Says It Intends to Extend Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the same date the existing phase-in requirement that employers ensure that their operators are qualified to operate the equipment. OSHA issued a final standard on ...

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