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Pneumatic Pressure Testing

10/03/2015 by Sam65
Pneumatic pressure testing (After holding time )without reducing pressure to the design pressure Inspection team can continue Inspection for soap solu...
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Last comment 10/09/2015 by truth is not a compromise

Water Filtration Systems

09/28/2015 by tonyhemet
Hi, I am looking for input on economical ways to reduce a TDS of 1500 ppm in supply water. As many of you know, I am in the evaporation cooler ( Swam...
Views: 408, Comments: 41
Last comment 10/02/2015 by MR. Guest

Marine Plywood Specified for Lining to Toilet Door — Is It Overkill?

09/22/2015 by noelngke
Hi all, Came across the following statement but not sure what has been considered as linings. Second question, Is it overkilled by specifying Marine...
Pathfinder Tags: adhesive marine plywood toilet door lining wet area
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Last comment 09/24/2015 by lyn

Locating Rocks Underground

09/21/2015 by Ronald Nawa
Comrades, need technical advice. Am working on a project to install gas lines underground for an LPG reticulation network. The challenge we have is t...
Views: 286, Comments: 24
Last comment 10/05/2015 by MR. Guest

Advice for Type of Foundation

09/20/2015 by reshma
hello am a ME student working on my dissertation, i need to knw wat type of foundation can we choose for construction over closed landfill? can we go...
Views: 280, Comments: 19
Last comment 09/24/2015 by MR. Guest
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GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog

183 blog entries, 1241 comments (1 Viewing)

Buildings, Energy and New Technologies:Trends & Outlook

10/07/2015 by larhere
The Department of Energy (DOE) and the White House Office of Science and Technology released the second Quadrennial Technology Review. The 489 page re...
Pathfinder Tags: buildings energy efficiency hvac industry trends
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Refrigerant Wars Heating Up

09/16/2015 by larhere
The race is on to replace high GWP refrigerants by low and medium GWP alternates. - Pressure on High GWP Refrigerants - There is growing pressure to...
Pathfinder Tags: Environmental Update GWG HFO New Refrigerants refrigerants
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Worldwide Energy Data and Trends

08/12/2015 by larhere
Energy is a leading topic for HVAC manufacturers, building owners, consultants and engineers around the world. It is a cornerstone in developing and e...
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Views: 218, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/16/2015 by Kulas
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Building & Design Blog

173 blog entries, 1353 comments (0 Viewing)

Passive-aggressive Sustainable Performance

09/25/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
If there's one thing Abu Dhabi has plenty of, it's sunshine. Taking this solar advantage into account, the new International Renewable Energy Agency...
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Cable Car to Climb Bolzano Mountain

09/02/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The Virgolo/Virgl mountain in Bolzano, Italy, was once a celebrated destination spot for tourists looking to capture a bird's eye view of the surroun...
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Concrete Concert Hall Debuts in Veracruz

08/27/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
With Veracruz fast becoming a ground zero of Mexico's artistic cultural expression, a new concert hall is being constructed that will not only house...
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Last comment 09/03/2015 by CaptMoosie
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Find and Fix Noise Issues

09/21/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
A noisy HVAC system can be a huge hassle for building occupants, as well as an indicator of a growing mechanical problem within the system itself. Ho...
Views: 170, Comments: 4
Last comment 09/24/2015 by Legolaz

Uber-HVAC: Friend or Foe?

07/24/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Uber, the on-demand car service, uses an app that directly connects riders to drivers-and it's been hugely successful for investors. Is this busin...
Views: 380, Comments: 10
Last comment 07/29/2015 by Hilton

Virtual Audits Take Off

03/25/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Commercial buildings spend more than $100 billion on utility bills each year in the U.S. alone, and anywhere from 30% to 50% of that energy use is...
Views: 201, Comments: 0
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Plant & Facilities Engineering

113 blog entries, 616 comments (0 Viewing)

Wireless Technology Strengthens Predictive Maintenance

08/24/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Test and measurement (T&M) instruments have been monitoring equipment condition for years, but plant personnel continue to struggle with turning t...
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Stop Poor Communication Patterns in Their Tracks

05/02/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
"What we've got here is failure to communicate." The iconic line from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke may have been delivered by a warden to a prisone...
Views: 324, Comments: 14
Last comment 05/15/2015 by fixitorelse

Sensing the Future of Smart Buildings and Transportation

02/10/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
An article at makes the point that deploying sensor-enabled IoT nodes to monitor infrastructure elements such as bridges a...
Views: 142, Comments: 0
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Construction Tools & Equipment

56 blog entries, 335 comments (0 Viewing)

Amazon's World Record Reach

08/16/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
A record was set in London recently at the site of the new Amazon headquarters when the articulated tower crane erected to assist in steel frame tower...
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Last comment 08/18/2015 by Wrench twirler

Big Crane Makes Big Wind Turbine Installation Look Easy

07/18/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
One of the world's largest tower cranes successfully completed the installation of a wind turbine rotor assembly at a new wind farm being construc...
Views: 374, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/19/2015 by pnaban

E-dynamic Crane Climbs Mountains

06/27/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Construction of Italy's new Mont Blanc cable-car system might have initially seemed entirely out of reach. But with employment of a unique e-dynamic c...
Views: 294, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/20/2015 by piolenc
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How Would You Fix It? Garage Foundation

08/27/2014 posted in Workbench Creations
by SavvyExacta
The photos below are of a pre-1900 building that was most recently used as a garage. As you can see, there is a problem with the foundation. A plan f...
Views: 812, Comments: 24
Last comment 08/29/2015 by machia0705

Caption This for 06/14/13

06/13/2013 posted in Caption This!
by Kaplin
This week's image: Be sure to vote for your favorite caption! Thanks to Usbport for submitting this image.
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November 13, 1927 – The Holland Tunnel Opens

11/13/2009 posted in "On This Day" In Engineering History
by Steve Melito
On this day in engineering history, the first of 51,694 vehicles drove through the Holland Tunnel, a dual-tube structure that passes beneath the H...
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DIY Grape Arbor (Part 1)

09/14/2009 posted in Workbench Creations
by U V
Well, it has been a busy summer. I built this grape arbor for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Then I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee last...
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Last comment 09/17/2009 by U V

Prepare for the Juan De Fuca Disaster

03/27/2008 posted in Rockaholic Adventures
by Shawn
The Juan De Fuca Plate is the modern-day cause of volcanic activity, earthquakes and tsunamis in the northwest quadrant of the continental United S...
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Views: 989, Comments: 13
Last comment 04/01/2008 by RHABE

Houston, We Have a Problem: Our City is Sinking!

03/20/2008 posted in Rockaholic Adventures
by Shawn
Poor land development choices and fresh water problems plague Houston, Texas. The coastal metropolis, located near the Gulf of Mexico, is like New...
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Views: 765, Comments: 20
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