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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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Eric Leskinen to Lead Consulting Division of P3 Propane Safety

Eric Leskinen will be heading up the consulting division of P3 Propane Safety, the company announced. Leskinen has 27 years’ experience in the petroleum and transportation industries, his concentration being propane safety. A key component in the consulting business will be the development of customized policies and procedures for retail marketers of propane. Leskinen said, “We see a significant need ...

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Social Media Marketing: Seven Tips for Success

The Propane Education & Research Council put together seven tips to help you succeed in growing your customer base with social media. Your customers and potential customers are active on social media now; they are following companies, celebrities and organizations. Use this guide to help you understand how to reach them while building your brand and avoiding common mistakes. Social ...

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Empire State Energy Association Names New Chair: Marcia Booth

The Empire State Energy Association recently announced changes in its leadership. Marcia Booth of Main-Care Energy, Albany, N.Y., is the new chair of the board of directors, the association said in a statement. “Our long-time executive, Tom Peters, has retired from our association—while still being available to staff, our members, and the industry on a consulting basis,” the association said. ...

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Fujitsu General America Names Andrew Armstrong Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Fujitsu General America, Inc., based in Fairfield, N.J., has announced the hiring of Andrew (Andy) Armstrong as vice president of sales and marketing. Armstrong will lead the sales and marketing efforts of Fujitsu General’s heating and cooling business, including unitary products, split system heat pump and VRF systems, throughout North America. Armstrong will play an integral part in the introduction ...

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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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Rollie Technology Introduces Tank Monitoring System for Oil and Propane Dealers

William Pierce of Rollie Systems, Orange, Mass., and Charles Brand of Hart & Liff Fuel and Energy Systems, Newton, N.J., announced formation of Rollie Technology LLC to provide Rollie’s Intelligent Tank Monitoring technology to fuel oil and propane delivery markets. The solution makes use of ultrasonic sound waves and WiFi to precisely measure and report the amount of fuel in a ...

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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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