Infographic-Products for Your Utility Plant’s Condenser Tubes

Preventative maintenance on condenser tubes is crucial. Dirty, scaled condenser tubes can negatively impact efficiency and tube lifespan. This can cost a plant money and productivity. Download this infographic to see the comprehensive suite of products Goodway Technologies provides to clean, descale and maintain your utility plant’s condenser tubes.

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The Importance of Surface Sanitation in Healthcare

An October 2018 report from The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) warned that each year “close to 2 million healthcare-associated infections (HAI) occur in the US resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths.” That is an astounding statistic and one that should concern healthcare workers and patients alike. Hospitals and clinics across the country have put infection control plans in place to slow or stop the spread of HAIs. Everyone working in a hospital, including cleaning and maintenance staff, plays a critical role in the overall battle against HAIs.

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Salaries in HVAC

A 2018 connecteam survey on salaries in the HVAC industry offers very exciting news for people looking for their first job or hoping to advance into a better position. The HVAC industry’s diversity of jobs, opportunities for increased responsibility and pay, and the exposure to new technology make this an excellent field to find a rewarding, lifelong career. The growth of HVAC is bumping up against a shortage of HVAC technicians providing excellent opportunities for stable, high paying jobs for people ready to commit to building a future for themselves. Within the survey are key points related to how both entry-level and experienced employees can increase their pay over time, most notably in the areas of education and certifications, position held and longevity.

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The Simplest Way to Maintain Chiller Efficiency

Chillers in large commercial buildings are often the most expensive piece of equipment in the facility. Not only is a chiller expensive to purchase and install, but according to the North Carolina Energy Office’s “Chillers: Energy Saving Fact Sheet”, chillers “consume more than 50% of electrical energy during seasonal periods of building use.” So with a very expensive, very energy-hungry piece of equipment you might think facility managers spend a lot of time ensuring chillers work at peak efficiency. But the same fact sheet points out that a Department of Energy survey estimates that “120,000 chillers in the U.S. are expending more than 30% in additional energy through operational inefficiencies.” It seems a lot of chillers are wasting a lot of money through operational inefficiencies. But what exactly is an operational inefficiency and how can facility managers correct these inefficiencies?

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Stopping the Spread of CA-MRSA in Athletic Programs

In March 2006 the University of West Virginia’s All-Big East point guard Mike Gansey was a busy man. His Mountaineers were preparing for the NCAA basketball tournament and, with the NBA draft a just few months away, Mike was hoping for a future in professional basketball. His prospects for an NBA career were good having been invited to several NBA workouts. In July that year his dream became real and Mike signed with the Miami Heat playing in several Heat summer league games. But the summer games and tryouts left Mike tired and weak, more than just normal fatigue after a hard workout. His conditioned worsened and his knee began forming puss-filled sores that left him bed-ridden for two weeks. Doctors diagnosed Mike with a highly contagious bacterial infection called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. MRSA is a type of bacteria resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat most staph infections. The infection in Mike’s knee and the weight loss associated with his fight against the sickness likely ended his NBA career before it started. He never played in a regular season NBA game.

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