No Te Olvides: Goodway at AHR Expo Mexico

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We came. We saw. We introduced over 10,879 HVAC&R industry professionals to some of the most advanced tube cleaners, cooling tower cleaning systems and coil cleaners that Goodway has to offer in Latin America, at this year’s AHR Expo Mexico. Thanks to everyone who stopped by booth 912 to witness what Goodway has to offer for easier, faster and more effective HVAC maintenance cleaning.

Stay tuned for 2018 AHR Expo Mexico in Mexico City, and for more information on Goodway’s innovative maintenance solutions, clic aqui.

 

 

Bad Air in the Big Apple? “Unusual” Legionnaires Outbreak Hits New York City

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Odds are New York City has seen better summers. In addition to the sweltering weather, NYC is now dealing with a Legionnaires outbreak in the Bronx that’s infected over fifty people and killed four. Right now the city is searching for answers about origin and impact, while many citizens are left wondering just what kind of risk they face.

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How to Avoid Industrial Vacuum Explosions

How to Avoid Industrial Vacuum ExplosionsAre vacuums in your facility at risk of exploding? For most companies, the answer is a firm “no”. But here’s the problem: It only takes a single outlier to turn your shop floor into something resembling a war zone.

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Data Center Cooling Market on the Rise, But Comes with Hidden Dangers

Data Center Cooling Market on the Rise, But Comes with Hidden DangersData center cooling is big business: according to a recent report by Mordor Intelligence, LLP, this market is set to grow at a CAGR of 12.50 percent from 2014 through 2019. But along with this increase is a hidden danger: dirt. Even the coolest building in the world can’t achieve maximum performance if servers or cooling units are contaminated. How do companies combat the problem of dirty data centers?

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HEPA, HEPA, Hooray – Your Guide to Industrial Vacuum Applications

High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are now typical components of both residential and industrial vacuums. Unfortunately, not all HEPA filters are worth celebrating – poor manufacturing or improper use can lead to all manner of micron matter madness.

iStock_000032863646SmallHere’s what you need to know when it comes to choosing HEPA vacs for industrial use.

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Bed Bugs Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple

They’re baaaaack . . . 

It’s official: bed bugs have moved in and made themselves at home in the Pacific Investment Management Company’s (PIMCO) New York office.

Baby bedbugHundreds of employees have been evacuated from the building, with many worried they might carry the blood-sucking pests home to friends and family, according to Fox Business.

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Lights Out: Schools Under Threat From PCBs

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) aren’t good for humans. You probably guessed that by the name – they hardly sound like things you’d want to inhale or ingest.

iStock_000002424978SmallIn fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that PCBs cause cancer in animals and have a large number of toxic effects on humans including damage to the immune, nervous and endocrine systems along with reproductive issues.

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Cheap Natural Gas Fires Up Cogeneration Plant Proponents

In 2006, Koda Energy inked a deal with Minnesota company Rahr Malting Co. to build a power plant that not only generates electricity but captures waste heat created during the process and puts it to use.

iStock_000039111840SmallThese “cogeneration” plants aim for both environmental stewardship and fuel savings, which fluctuate with the price of natural gas.

When the plant got the green light, for example, the price of natural gas was $13 per one million BTU. By 2012, it bottomed out at $2. Is cheap natural gas the start of a slow decline for cogeneration?

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Up in Arms: Legionella Found in Unlikely Places

In 1976, Legionnaires at the Pennsylvania America Legion convention in Philadelphia started to get sick. At first, symptoms seemed identical to those of a typical pneumonia-based lung infection but the disease spread rapidly; over 200 people became ill and several died.

iStock_000043111880SmallThe outbreak prompted the discovery of Legionella, a water-loving and lung-hating bacteria. Mist from contaminated water – possible when showering, using hot tubs or even after prolonged exposure to air conditioning – causes this infection, which results in high fever, hacking cough and muscle aches.

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Descaling in Vessels for Effective Heat Transfer

It’s been a few years since we addressed this topic head-on, which is why we feel it’s necessary to revisit the importance of descaling in ships.

iStock_000006249147SmallShips contain a number of heat exchangers, serving many of the same purposes as HVAC system, refrigeration systems and fresh water systems, to name a few.

When water scale develops on a heat transfer surface, heat transfer is greatly affected, reducing equipment efficiency and increasing energy consumption, which increases operating costs.

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