5 Emerging Trends That Are Reshaping the Commercial HVAC Industry

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

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: June 23, 2020

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: June 23, 2020

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: June 23, 2020

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: June 23, 2020

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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5 Benefits of Durable Nameplates for Commercial HVAC Drives and Generators

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

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: June 23, 2020

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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Top 25 Commercial HVAC Manufacturers

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Commercial environments represent some of the most challenging HVAC deployment conditions that you can encounter. There is a constant balance between equipment capability, automation and a variety of potential unique requirements within each individual facility. Adding to this complexity are emerging requirements for cleaner and more efficient energy usage which can challenge existing industry practices …

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50 Best Educational Resources for Marine Engineers

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Marine engineering is a complex field of work and study that touches upon areas of chemistry, biology, engineering, and environmental science. Propulsion, electrical, and power generation systems at sea experience a number of stress factors from the ocean environment that test all aspects of their design. It is up to the engineers that design and …

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5 Ways HVAC Engineers Can Improve Efficiency

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

The design of HVAC systems for both commercial and residential applications has undergone constant development over the years as new trends and principles have emerged. Today, a desire for “green,” energy efficient, and flexible modern building plans has created an exciting opportunity for engineers to integrate various methodologies to create truly innovative offerings for clients. …

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50 Best Marine Generators

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Marine generators are used on a variety of ships to power everything from minor kitchen appliances to electric propulsion systems. When running any serious applicants that consume a good deal of power, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, or water heaters, a boat’s battery will not be sufficient. The best marine generators will effortlessly power electronic …

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What is ABYC Certification and Why is It Important for Boat Manufacturers?

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Boat manufacturing requires oversight of a number of technical areas that must come together to make a well-designed and safe recreational craft. While federal laws provide guidance over basic safety protocols such as life jackets and fire extinguishers, most manufacturing requirements themselves are managed within the industry. The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) was …

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5 Best Practices for Marine Propeller Design

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

The design of marine propellers, or “props,” involves a series of trial-and-error testing to balance the vessel, engine, shaft, and blades (among other factors) to find the best optimal efficiency for that particular craft. Advances in the past couple of decades with the advent of computers and the ability to perform computer simulations have drastically …

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Top 25 Restaurant and Food Equipment Manufacturers

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Businesses working in the food industry know how important it is to use the right equipment. With staunch guidelines enacted, like those detailed in FSMA, restaurants and food processors are under particular pressure to ensure that all equipment used is safe, hygienic, and extremely thorough. To achieve this, restaurants and processors must pay close attention …

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Trailer GVWR vs. GAWR: What’s the Difference?

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Overweight or overloaded trailers are a big problem on roads worldwide. Vehicles hauling too-heavy or improperly-loaded trailers are at a greater risk for loss of control down inclines, delayed braking issues, and tipping due to uneven weight. Fortunately, there exist strict mandates in the United States, (thanks to the guidelines laid out by the FMCSA) …

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ETL vs. NSF Certification: What’s the Difference?

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

With all of the food safety laws in place these days, food equipment manufacturers would be foolish to design a great piece of equipment without first putting it through a certification process. While it’s sometimes a pricey and time-intensive endeavor, it is one that gives much more flexibility to the restaurant and food producer clients …

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3 Reasons Why 3-A Certification is Critical for Food Processors

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

For the food processors of today and yesteryear, 3-A sanitary standards aren’t anything new. In fact, 3-A has been around since the 1920s and, over time, has only strengthened its range, going far beyond its initial concentration of dairy to oversee a host of other food equipment and processing specialties. Today, 3-A certification encompasses the …

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What Does Food Grade Mean and Why is it Important?

Last Updated: June 23, 2020
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Safety

For both food producers and food equipment manufacturers, it’s crucial to deliver products that have followed the processes that guarantee safety in terms of production as well as consumption. While the two camps have their own unique sets of mandated regulations to follow that are equally distinct and that, at times, intersect, they both follow a …

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What is a Food Contact Surface?

Last Updated: June 23, 2020
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Safety

Anyone working in the food production, manufacturing or service fields, as well as the fields that support them, knows how important it is to follow sanitary guidelines completely and consistently. Of course, the scope of this is immense as it includes a laundry list of best practices, regulations, and certifications. While the precautions that are …

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