Keeping fleet, machinery, and other assets working efficiently is a common challenge among equipment manufacturers; engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies; and power and process plant owners and operators.
Years ago, I was responsible for quality control (QC) of our facility manager’s performance of outsourced building management services, and I did part of my QC responsibilities by completing walking tours of the equipment rooms.
Johnson Controls introduces Metasys® Enterprise Management, a cloud-based optimization platform that analyzes building energy and equipment data across an enterprise to identify issues and opportunities for performance and operational savings.
Carrier is introducing a suite of digital solutions that the company says will improve engagement and remote management of commercial HVAC systems. Customers with Carrier® SMART Service will now have visibility into their system’s performance and energy usage through a new equipment dashboard and mobile application. In addition, they will have access to an online community portal to help them manage the service and maintenance activity on their HVAC assets.
Fluke Corp. has expanded the capabilities of its Condition Monitoring system to include thermal monitoring with the addition of the new Fluke® 3550 FC Thermal Imaging Sensor. Fluke officials said maintenance managers can now collect a more comprehensive variety of key-indicator data — thermal imaging, voltage, current, temperature, and power — on critical equipment to build a real-time picture of an asset’s condition.
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. has introduced its new Marley LW Fluid Cooler, an induced-draft counterflow closed-circuit fluid cooler. The company said the new fluid cooler design incorporates patent-pending heat transfer technology, a lower height to address local code restrictions, and other significant installation and maintenance advantages.
Engineered Systems Magazine’s January 2019 issue features the winners of the 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC contest, questions the feasibility of demand-controlled kitchen ventilation, examines the three sides of the combustion triangle, considers the nexus of ASHRAE Standards 90.1 and 62.1, and much more.