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Fastrack - September 8, 2010

Sept. 16, 2010
Running (Literally) to Failure
ASHRAE Looking for New Faces of Engineering
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is accepting nominations for the 2011 New Faces of Engineering recognition program, part of National Engineers Week. New Faces of Engineering strives to promote the accomplishments of young engineers. Engineers 30 years of age or younger as of Dec. 31 are eligible. [MORE]
DOE Announces $15 Million to Promote Geothermal Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Geothermal Technologies Program has announced a $15 million funding opportunity to research and develop innovative methods to extract heat from geothermal resources from the earth’s crust to produce clean, renewable energy. The DOE’s objective is to promote the advancement and commercialization of technologies for heat recovery with potentially lower environmental, technical, and financial risks than methods currently available. [MORE]
ASHRAE’s BEAP Program to Launch During AHR Expo
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed the Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification program in collaboration with representatives from ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient program, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, the National Institute of Building Sciences, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association, and the Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau. [MORE]
ICARHMA Annual Meeting Held in Oregon
The International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers' Associations (ICARHMA) held its annual meeting Aug. 8-11 in Portland, Ore. The meeting was hosted by the U.S. member to the council, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), which serves as the 2010 Secretariat. Attendees included representatives from Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, and Korea, which, with the United States, comprise the council’s membership. [MORE]
September 8, 2010
Running (Literally) to Failure
By Scott Arnold, Executive Editor
I am a runner and, quite possibly, a fool (and no, not merely because I am a runner). One morning in mid-June, I was running near my home when I felt a twinge in my right knee. With only about a half-mile to go, I decided to continue running. Once I arrived home, the pain stopped, and I did not give it another thought. [MORE]
Triple-Flex™ Ultra-High Efficiency Boilers Bryan Triple-Flex™ (patent pending) Ultra-High Efficiency Condensing Boilers feature flexible stainless steel tubes, minimum thermal efficiency of 90% with 160° return, 180° supply at 100% firing load. Efficiencies of 99% are achievable with lower return water temperatures as found in new building designs. Triple-Flex boilers fire at 3,000 MBH input, with sub 30 PPM NOx utilizing a hybrid metal fiber 5:1 turndown burner. Triple-Flex boilers are suited to deliver the industry's highest operating efficiencies up to 99% in new buildings designed for condensing boiler conditions and better than 90% efficiency in retrofit applications not designed for condensing boilers. Steam LLC
Orival Filters Orival filtration products are used on cooling systems worldwide. Orival offers individual automatic filters, manifolded multi-filters and skid mounted water treatment systems to remove organic and inorganic suspended solids from cooling water decreasing deposition on heat transfer surfaces, reducing sites for micro-organisms to colonize and preventing the clogging of nozzles, orifices and valve actuators. Call 800-567-9767 or send us an email at [email protected] or click here for more info.--Orival, Inc., Englewood, NJ 07631.
Portable combustion analyzer A compact portable combustion analyzer, the EN2 is housed in an aluminum frame and hard-side case. It measures up to four gases, such as oxygen, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and nitrogen dioxide, and includes probes for evaluating temperature and stack draft/pressure. An internal pump and peltier gas cooler with automatic condensate drain ensure proper sample conditioning. Standard features include an onboard printer, secure digital memory card, and wireless Bluetooth. Common applications include setup, maintenance, and emission monitoring of natural-gas, diesel, and oil-fired boilers and burners. Click here for more info.--ECOM
New State-of-the-art, energy-saving “RadiCal” impellers
RadiCal impellers feature an aerodynamically optimized hybrid construction that reduces noise by up to 50% and consumes 50% less energy compared to standard AC impellers. The motors are compact and designed for optimal heat management. RadiCal impellers range in sizes of 133mm to 500mm with three available EC motor drives. RadiCal impellers are suitable for most air-conditioning, ventilation, and critical applications. Click here for more info.
--ebm-papst Inc.

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