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6 Benefits of Durable Labels and Nameplates in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Last Updated: August 29, 2019

Equipment used in the aerospace and military industries require highly durable parts, including their ID labels and nameplates. Inferior materials just won’t make the cut, with abrasion, corrosion, extreme temperatures, and UV exposure causing degradation and loss of readability. As such, the aerospace and defense industries have set stringent requirements for industrial labels and nameplates, …

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What is the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), How Does It Work, and Why Use It in Commercial HVAC Units?

Last Updated: August 27, 2019

A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is a motor controller commonly used for three-phase motors. Other names for Variable Frequency Drive include: Variable speed drive Adjustable speed drive Adjustable frequency drive Inverter AC drive Microdrive What makes VFDs unique is that they vary the frequency and voltage given to the electric motor based on its electrical …

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5 Emerging Trends That Are Reshaping the Commercial HVAC Industry

Last Updated: August 22, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) has touched just about every facet of our lives. But how is it affecting the way we do business? For one, it’s enabling companies to become more flexible. This is all thanks to software, online platforms, and interconnectivity like we’ve never seen before. It’s rapidly changing all industries, including commercial HVAC. …

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ABYC Standards: What Boat Builders Need to Know to Stay Compliant

Last Updated: August 6, 2019

When it comes to developing, implementing, and policing initiatives concerning workplace safety, sanitation, public health and more, the United States leads the way. As it happens, the U.S. also boasts a comprehensive boat safety sector, one that is comprised of several organizations that contract with public and private entities to ensure the best possible structural …

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What is NSF/ANSI 51-2017?

Last Updated: August 1, 2019

At the moment, there are 21 commercial food production-related standards overseen by the National Safety Foundation (NSF). The 21 guidelines have been rigorously developed by the NSF with the help of another prestigious national organization, the American National Standards Institute. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look at NSF/ANSI 51-2017, (better known as …

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5 PMMI Certification Training and Cost Resources

Last Updated: July 30, 2019

Those working in the manufacturing packaging or shipping logistics fields are likely aware of the powerful trade association, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, most commonly known as PMMI. PMMI was first formed as the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute in 1933 after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt introduced unprecedented restrictions on the manufacturing community. From …

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6 Benefits of Metalphoto® Control Panels for Offshore Marine Cranes

Last Updated: August 5, 2019

Off-shore marine cranes experience some of the most extreme environmental conditions seen in nearly any marine environment. In the middle of the ocean, these structures are exposed to constant sunlight, salt spray, pounding waves, and changing weather patterns. But, even under these less-than-perfect operating conditions, these cranes still must perform safely for thousands of hours …

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What is Yacht Certified?

Last Updated: July 23, 2019

When it comes to purchasing and operating a yacht, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. Beyond maintenance, safety, and maritime laws, there are also considerations regarding the construction of the vessel that can often lead to more questions than answers. One common question seen time and time again is related to …

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5 Benefits of Durable Nameplates for Commercial HVAC Drives and Generators

Last Updated: July 23, 2019

Running a commercial operation requires site management to balance a number of technical factors to maintain the right temperature and conditions inside the facilities. Especially when it comes to maintenance and making adjustments to settings, knowing the exact operating parameters of each HVAC drive and generator is critical. The nameplate of each HVAC unit contains …

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The Basics of Commercial HVAC Design: 10 Great Resources

Last Updated: July 9, 2019

Commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) design is a discipline largely dictated by compliance and engineering. But, just because a commercial system meets all of the legal standards necessary doesn’t mean that it’s an efficient or cost-effective one. To make the delicate design process a bit easier, we’ve rounded up the top 10 resources …

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