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CFCs: 10 Years After

By BNP Media Staff
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The Clean Air Act of 1990 and the Montreal Protocol of 1995 spelled the end of CFC-based chillers. Or did it? Today, the reality is that conversion and replacement are slow, and CFC chillers are still chugging along. What happened?
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A User’s Guide to Applying ASHRAE 52.2-1999

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A past president of NAFA puts the new Standard - a method of testing general ventilation air cleaning devices for removal efficiency by particle size - in perspective.
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Profits And Cold Water (September 2000)

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What does 5°F difference in cold water temperature from a cooling tower mean to an operating unit? More than you might think. The author uses field successes and insights to illustrate methods for keeping everything cool.
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Where is Hvac.com? (December 1999)

By Gary Druckenmiller, Jr.
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Incredulity and a lack of understanding have helped e-commerce to remain a virtual unknown in the hvac industry. Meanwhile, millions are earned in other business-to-business online markets each month. What are we waiting for?
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Expectation vs. Reality (December 1999)

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Media hype and aggressively competitive energy suppliers can raise unrealistic savings expectations among electricity users. This brief look at the facts about deregulation is a “reality check” for buyers in the emerging energy market.
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Merger Mania (December 1999)

By Joanna Turpin
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Telephone companies, grocery stores, and even funeral homes have been gobbling each other up in recent years, so it seems only natural that the hvacr industry would follow suit. These mega-hvac companies are still evolving, but when the dust settles, we’re going to see a very different industry.
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The Magnificent Seven (December 1999)

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If the benefits of commissioning sometimes seem abstract, review this “punchlist” of problems only commissioning could catch early.
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The Future of Design-Build (December 1999)

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At the end of the century, this turnkey approach has been gaining momentum. Here’s a survey of its role, current and potential, as the industry moves forward.
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Current Affairs: Motor Starter Basics — Part 3 (December 1999)

By Timothy Coyle, P.E.
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To avoid blame later, work to avoid faults now.
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D-B, Dehumidification Make Watching Paint Dry Profitable for Plant

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Purchasers of the new Mercedes M-Class SUV (sport utility vehicle) will love the trendy, soft-touch paint on the instrument panels and consoles, but they’ll have no idea of the amount
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