Encore of Webinar-Scale: Why You Have It, What It Does, and How to Descale Safely and Effectively.

Back by popular demand, Goodway Technologies will be hosting a webinar on June 26th at 2:00 PM EST titled, “Scale: Why You Have It, What It Does and How to Descale Safely and Effectively, with Goodway’s Director of Sales, Liquid Solutions Division, Tim Fregeau. 

Mr. Fregeau will discuss the basics of scale and the impact it has on industrial systems across multiple business segments. You will learn how to properly identify scale, and develop an effective plan for removing it and managing any recurrence. Attendees will  have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

From power generation to manufacturing, scaling in equipment can cause lost efficiency which lead to lost production and profits. That’s why understanding types of scale, what it can do, and how to get rid of it are fundamental to maintaining a productive and profitable business.

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Webinar-Scale: Why You Have It, What It Does, and How to Descale Safely and Effectively.

To maintain a steady flow in production, equipment maintenance must be maintained. From power generation to manufacturing, scaling in equipment can cause lost efficiency which lead to lost production and profits. That’s why understanding types of scale, what it can do, and how to get rid of it are fundamental to maintaining a productive and profitable business.

In order to help you do just that, Goodway Technologies will be hosting a webinar on April 27th at 10:00 AM EST titled, “Scale: Why You Have It, What It Does and How to Descale Safely and Effectively, with Goodway’s Director of Sales, Liquid Solutions Division, Tim Fregeau. Mr. Fregeau will discuss the basics of scale, and the impact it has on industrial systems across multiple business segments. You will learn how to properly identify scale, and develop an effective plan for removing it and managing any recurrence.

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The Cost of Delaying Mold Prevention and Treatment

Mold RemediationIf you’re a facility manager who likes to stay under the radar when it comes to tenant safety and maintenance costs, preventing and treating mold growth should be a high priority. Why? Even though mold is always present in any building, it needs food and water to grow and thrives in warm, humid weather. Since mold can feed on just about anything, your facility’s carpet and drywall are on the menu. Mold’s biggest threat is when spores release into the air. One of the fastest ways to spread mold is through an ill-maintained HVAC system.

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How Facility Managers Can Comply with Energy Benchmarking Laws

Energy and water conservation have become an industry focus. One reason is energy benchmarking laws that regulate a building’s traditional energy usage and incentivizes for using renewable sources.

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The Important Role Preventive Maintenance Plays for Your Facility’s PTAC Units

PTAC Unit Preventive MaintenanceFor commercial and mixed use development projects, designing for heating and air conditioning systems requires finding simple, cost-effective systems that allow occupants to control spaces individually. The solution is often self-contained units such as packaged terminal air conditioning (PTAC) units. But without proper maintenance, these types of units can mean big problems when it comes to clean indoor air and energy costs.

Lack of Ventilation and Poor Insulation

Self contained units like PTAC units are great for apartments, hotels, retirement homes and spaces where individual units and individual spaces but these units often do not come with outdoor air intakes. Many of these units have poor drainage, constant usage or sub-par maintenance. As a result, PTAC units experience odor issues, dirt and dust problems and mold build up.

Additionally, because these types of units go through walls to the outside, they tend to transfer heat and cold through their metal frames from the outside to the inside, making it even more difficult to maintain inside temperatures and keep energy consumption down. Without the ability to cool effectively, moisture trapped inside the unit can create dangerous mold buildup.

Where It’s a Problem

One of the main reasons PTAC units  are widely used in hotels, hospitals, and facilities such as nursing homes is because they’re relatively low cost. In fact, they’re often up to 50% less expensive than traditional HVAC systems with ductwork. But what is gained in upfront cost can be lost in repairs and energy usage if units are not maintained properly.

The Solution

While some owners and facility managers may lean towards replacing these systems with other types, this is not always a viable option. Plus, with routine preventive maintenance, indoor air quality can be improved and energy costs lowered. For example, changing filters regularly, cleaning unit evaporators and condensers periodically. In addition, cleaning and protecting a PTAC unit’s coils against mold and mildew with an EPA registered mold inhibitor is also a good idea.

PTAC units may have issues with indoor air quality and energy efficiency but these issues can be alleviated with cleaning and regular maintenance. Owners and building managers of facilities where PTAC units are widely used should consider regular maintenance using a coil cleaner like Goodway Coilpro to clean coils and Coilshine detergent to prevent mold and mildew growth.

Next Steps

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A Facility Manager’s Guide to Maintaining, Retrofitting and Replacing RTUs

As a facility manager, you’re likely aware the Department of Energy’s energy standards for rooftop units begin in 2018 and increase in 2023. But did you also know wasted energy can cost between $1,000 and $3,700 per unit if your facility’s RTU inventory (commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, and warm-air furnaces ) includes units that are over 10 years old, use R22 refrigerant, or have had little to no preventive maintenance? In other words, those old and inefficient RTUs are costing you and that doesn’t even include costly repairs and downtime.

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School Maintenance Managers Struggle to Eliminate a Four-Letter Word this Summer … Mold!

School maintenance managers won’t be taking much time off this summer as many struggle to keep up with swelling maintenance backlogs. How bad is it? According to a 2016 State of Facilities report, there are growing deferred maintenance backlogs in all types of schools across the United States and there’s no end in sight.

School Maintenance Manager Case for PMAlthough dealing with increasing costs because of this deferred maintenance is certainly a significant challenge, the bigger issues for educational facilities are ensuring good indoor air quality and the health and comfort of students.

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How Facility Technicians Can Prevent Evaporator Coil Corrosion Without Damaging AC Coils

It feels like summer has arrived in some regions and the last thing you want is your HVAC system to fail when a heat wave arrives. Detecting a drop in HVAC performance is often the only warning you’ll get that something is about to go wrong. But with dirty coils putting an unnecessary load on the system these warning signs can be hidden.

If you read our previous post, you already know that cleaning your facility’s HVAC coils can save up to 30% in power consumption, reduce wear and tear and improve IAQ by eliminating mold. But did you know that delaying the job can make the task harder and risk evaporator coil corrosion?

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How Proper Coil Cleaning Increases Savings, IAQ and System Efficiency

As things begin to heat up this summer, more and more HVAC facility managers and technicians will experience equipment and maintenance headaches. Take for example air conditioning systems. Even a well-maintained HVAC system consumes a lot of electricity, especially during the summer months.  In fact, air conditioning and other climate control technologies account for almost 25% of the power consumed in commercial properties in the United States. So consider how poorly your system will perform – and cost –  during the dog days of summer if it’s not properly maintained.

For one thing, it will need to work harder and stay on longer, thus consuming more electricity. Also consider that dirt and mold build-up on the evaporator coils will impact air quality and the health of your building’s occupants. If you ignore the problem long enough, you’ll spend a considerable amount of money to repair or replace the system. And your tenants won’t be too happy about the disruption.

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3 Ways to Ease Your HVAC Technician’s Spring Cleaning Budget and Burden

HVAC Maintenance Spring CleaningSpring cleaning isn’t your facility’s favorite time of year, but it needs to be done or those dirty coils and air ducts will lower efficiency and increase costs this summer. What’s more, uncleaned systems will diminish a facility’s indoor air quality. Why do HVAC technician’s delay this seasonal activity? Is it because cleaning your HVAC systems costs time and money, in terms of equipment, payroll hours and downtime? Or is it because you’re using the wrong tools and equipment? Identifying the right tools and equipment may the your answer.  These three spring cleaning alternatives are not only easy to use but are relatively quick and effective, saving you time and money.

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