Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

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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U.S. Demand for Refined Petroleum Products to Total 6.2 Billion Barrels in 2021

U.S. demand for refined petroleum products is forecast to total 6.2 billion barrels in 2021, according to “Refined Petroleum Products: United States,” a report released by Freedonia Focus Reports. In the report, total demand and total production are segmented by type: gasoline distillate fuel jet fuel residual fuel other products such as asphalt, petroleum coke, and still gas To illustrate historical ...

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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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EIA: Earthquake Trends in Some States Likely Related to Wastewater Injection

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the number of earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains has increased dramatically since 2009, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports. More earthquakes in these areas have coincided with the increase in oil and natural gas production from shale formations. Seismic events caused by human activity—also known as induced seismicity—are most often caused by ...

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Global Reformulates Branded Diesel Fuel

Global Partners LP has reformulated its proprietary high-performance diesel fuel, Diesel One®, to address the compatibility concerns associated with today’s ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and advanced engine technology, the company announced. Global says the product—effective in all diesel-powered equipment and engineered to support the use of biodiesel in ultra-low sulfur fuels—is field tested and proven to restore efficiency, performance, and ...

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HVAC Company Promotes ‘National HVAC Tech Day’

American Residential Services (ARS), Memphis, Tenn., a privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, is promoting National HVAC Tech Day: Thursday, June 22. National HVAC Tech Day was pioneered by ARS as an official declaration to show appreciation to their hardworking HVAC technicians, the company says. The date chosen is significant as it marks the official first ...

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EIA: U.S. Refineries Running at Record-High Levels

Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before dropping slightly to 17.5 million b/d for the week ending June 2 and 17.6 million b/d for the week ending June 9, reports the Energy Information Administration. Product supplied to the ...

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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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