What You Need to Know About the Stimulus Package
In response to the American Economic Recovery and Investment Act signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, ITT Corporation has published a new White Paper, “The Most Important Things You Need To Know About The Stimulus Package,” which focuses on the Federal government’s 2009 stimulus package and its impact on HVACR and plumbing construction projects.
According to ITT, of the $787 billion included in the stimulus package, more than $60 billion will support shovel-ready traditional and “green technology” water, wastewater and energy infrastructure needs at the state and local level. This downloadable White Paper discusses how federal, state and local governments must commit to and start construction of these infrastructure projects over the next 12 months to qualify for funding. Such funding is being provided to support all manner of environmental infrastructure projects ranging from design and planning to construction that benefi ts the public. Also highlighted is who implements the programs and delivers project assistance and how ITT can support a company’s projects and expedite the implementation of its infrastructure priorities over the upcoming critical months.
Visit the MT-online White Paper page to download this important document directly from Bell & Gossett, a brand of ITT Corporation.
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Free Compressed Air System Health Checks
Atlas Copco is helping companies in today’s challenging economy to streamline operating costs and become more energy effi cient by providing no cost compressed air system health checks. According to the company, the new ‘Walk the Line’ program is designed to help a facility’s technical staff recognize areas where energy and operational costs are lost and identify ways to reverse this costly trend. A careful examination of a facility’s compressed air system will likely reveal several opportunities for reducing a plant’s energy draw.
“Atlas Copco compressed air experts walk production lines every day in hundreds of facilities across North America and the world searching for ways to save companies money,” said Paul Humphreys, Vice President Communications and Branding, Atlas Copco Compressors. “We conduct these system health checks for Atlas Copco customers, as well as companies running other compressor brands; the results range from a list of simple fixes to the recommendation of an in-depth system audit.”
Solutions to compressed air system issues can be as uncomplicated as sealing leaks and decreasing pressure drops to more sophisticated re-piping and compressor change recommendations. These solutions can result in potentially significant savings.
To take advantage of the ‘Walk the Line’ program and request a free compressed air system health check, contact Paul Humphreys at firstname.lastname@example.org or your local Atlas Copco representative.
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New Renewable Energy Service
The Gas Turbine Services division of energy services company John Wood Group has launched a new service in the renewable energy sector to meet the increasing demand for clean energy. Wood Group Renewable Energy Services (WGRES) will focus on the wind turbine market and offer operations, maintenance, asset management, parts sourcing, monitoring and diagnostic and other related services for the renewable energy industry.
“We aim to provide flexible pricing solutions to minimize customer costs and align ourselves with our customers’ financial and operational goals,” said WGRES President Mitch Robinson. “With the unique ability to leverage Wood Group’s vast expertise, depth and experience of operations and maintenance services, WGRES is able to provide wind farm owners and developers with a customized solution to their service needs.”
To serve the global market, WGRES has opened offices in Houston and Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Green Managed Switch Reduces Power Guzzling
D-Link has continued its development of energy-saving networking products and initiatives with the introduction of its Green managed switch. The D-Link Green 16-port Managed Gigabit Switch (DGS-3200-16) automatically detects a device link status and reduces the power usage of ports that are not linked. According to the company, when detecting a link down this green technology can save up to 14.28% in power usage without sacrificing network performance. In addition, the DGS-3200-16 switch includes a smart fan with heat sensors that maintain the temperature of the device for optimum performance. The fan turns off by default and automatically turns on when the system operation temperature reaches or surpasses 95 F to reduce noise pollution and energy consumption.
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