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Arrow Electronics Stocking Hittite Microwave Product Line
December 11, 2014
Arrow Electronics said that it now carries the complete RF and microwave portfolio from Analog Devices (ADI), including the Hittite Microwave products.

JNS Gets Contracts for 4 Detection Installations
December 11, 2014
JNS Holdings Corp. reported that JNS has received contracts to provide fire alarm detection installations at the Ontario, Sears, Dearborn & Plymouth substations to upgrade the existing fire alarm systems.

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: Addition of Global Warming Potentials to the General Provisions and Amendments and Confidentiality Determinations for Fluorinated Gas Production; Federal Register Extracts
December 11, 2014
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding chemical-specific and default global warming potentials (GWPs) for a number of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-GHGs) and fluorinated heat transfer fluids (F-HTFs) to the general provisions of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. Currently, these fluorinated GHGs and HTFs are not assigned GWPs under the rule. The changes will increase the completeness and accuracy of the carbon dioxide (CO2)-equivalent emissions calculated and reported by suppliers and emitters of fluorinated GHGs and HTFs. The EPA is also making conforming changes to the provisions for the Electronics Manufacturing and Fluorinated Gas Production source categories. In addition, the EPA is amending certain provisions of the Fluorinated Gas Production source category to reduce the level of detail in which emissions are reported, eliminate the mass-balance emission calculation method, and clarify the emission factor method. These amendments also include an alternative verification approach for this source category in lieu of collecting certain data elements for which the EPA has identified disclosure concerns and for which the reporting deadline was deferred until March 31, 2015. In addition, this action establishes confidentiality determinations for certain reporting requirements of the Fluorinated Gas Production source category. EFFECTIVE DATE: This final rule is effective on January 1, 2015.

Big tech makes a big impression in 2014; Size does matter, from smartphones to 'phablets' and more
December 10, 2014
Tech companies went big in 2014 -- really big -- at least when it comes to buzz-worthy smartphones. That's a category that typically dominates any discussion of top new products of the year, including the stuff I've examined these past 12 months. While "phablet" devices have been around since Samsung pioneered the concept with the original Galaxy Note in 2011, the year in tech now winding down finally saw all of the important handset manufacturers go large.

Veeco buys Solid State Equipment Holdings
December 05, 2014
Veeco Instruments has acquired Solid State Equipment Holdings, a private company based in Horsham, Penn., for $150 million. John Peeler, CEO of Plainview-based Veeco, called Solid State “a highly successful process equipment company that is a great strategic fit with Veeco. ”

Contractors Drawn to Accuracy, Simplicity of Digital Tools
November 10, 2014
FULL TEXT E very HVAC technician needs tools to complete a job. Whether it is a simple repair, a complete system overhaul, or something in between, an assortment of tools are required for every bit of work within the HVAC field. However, not all of these tools are created equally. In recent years, alongside a burgeoning digital progression in other professions, the world of HVAC tools has seen a bevy of innovations that have spurred the growth of digital tools to better assist HVAC technicians in their work.

PRODUCTS IN FOCUS
November 01, 2014
FULL TEXT HVAC MONITORING The new EconomizerPro(TM) HVAC Monitoring Sys- tems can record data from commercial rooftop units to fi nd out if they are wasting energy. Ac- cording to the manufacturer, the system is simply added on to the unit where it then uploads operational data to the coud. Data is analyzed by algorithms, identifying about $3,000 per year, per unit in wasted energy. Engineered based on the Title 24 requirements for economizer fault detection and diagnostics (FDD), EconomizerPro uses wireless sensors installed in air passages to measure inside air, outside air, and current. - EconomizerPro

Tools, Products Make HPC Jobs Easier
October 06, 2014
FULL TEXT A ccording to ASHRAE, there are current- ly more than million dwellings in the U.S., and that number is projected to grow to ~t~ million by " ' * '. Both the existing stock of homes and the expected new con- struction provide an immense opportunity for contractors ven- turing into home-performance work. In fact, there may be more work than they can handle. "With many contractors retir- ing, the supply of contractors available to respond to a growing demand of services is becoming more limited," said Michael Chhu- tani, market development manager, Dwyer Instruments Inc.

notable: publisher's pick
September 22, 2014
Custom Mechanical Boards These custom mechanical boards are designed for hydronic radiant heating systems. Each board comes pre-piped and pre-wired with a custom drawing for fast and easy installation. Just mount it to the wall and connect it to the system. It also includes a guide for each part on the board. The mechanical boards accommodate an unlimited number of zones and multiple temperatures. Each board includes magnetic drive pumps and senses pressure in the system to adjust the flow rate based on the number of zones calling for hot water.

Hot Stuff for the Automation Market
January 01, 1970
FULL TEXT Plastic flow switch Omega introduces its FSW-120 series of compact PPS switches. Designed to be used with water and water-based solutions, these switches are suitable for high-volume OEM applications. They are ideal for coolant or chemical monitoring in portable equipment and for many other applications with space constraints. This CE-compliant product is small and lightweight with plastic and stainless-steel construction. The switch points are based on water flow; other liquids may require field testing. OMEGA Engineering www.omega.com


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