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PERC revamps website to showcase the versatility of propane The Propane Education & Research Council recently relaunched its website, propane.com, which was redesigned from the ground up to help users find even more information about all the things propane can do in a user-friendly format. All of the great resources that builders were used to Read More

PERC revamps website to showcase the versatility of propane

The Propane Education & Research Council recently relaunched its website, propane.com, which was redesigned from the ground up to help users find even more information about all the things propane can do in a user-friendly format. All of the great resources that builders were used to finding on PERC’s previous site, BuildWithPropane.com, is located on the new site, too.

“We took everything that construction professionals told us they loved about our old site and incorporated it into the new propane.com,” said Jesse Marcus, PERC director of residential and commercial business development. “The site is filled with content to educate residential and commercial construction professionals how to stand out from the competition, enhance their reputation, improve their projects’ carbon footprint, and much more.”

Construction professionals can find videos, case studies, emissions data, and fact sheets showcasing the propane-powered technologies and applications available, along with their advantages.

To learn more about propane-powered technologies, or to access online resources available from PERC, visit propane.com.

Heat metering has practical applications including apportioning energy costs to multiple customers served by a central system based on individual consumption.  Another common application is verifying if a heating (or cooling) source is producing its expected thermal output.  With the recently defined ASTM E3137 Standard Specification for Heat Meter Instrumentation, the stage has been set for the standard to Read More

Heat metering has practical applications including apportioning energy costs to multiple customers served by a central system based on individual consumption.  Another common application is verifying if a heating (or cooling) source is producing its expected thermal output.  With the recently defined ASTM E3137 Standard Specification for Heat Meter Instrumentation, the stage has been set for the standard to appear in specifications and job requirements in North America.

John Siegenthaler, P.E. kicks off the 2019 webinar series to elaborate on the benefits of heat metering including concepts and illustrations of practical applications at the next extended edition of Coffee with Caleffi on Thursday, Feb. 21at 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. CST.

You’ll learn:

→ Does antifreeze fluid passing through a heat meter affect its ability to accurately measure heat flow?
→ Can the same heat meter be used to measure heating energy and cooling energy delivery?
→ What’s the best way to change the length of a temperature sensor cable on a heat meter?
→ How many conductors are necessary to connect multiple CONTECA heat meters together?

A seasoned industry leader and passionate teacher, John shares his over 35 years’ experience in the understanding and proper application of water-based engineering principles with our audience. He is the principal of Appropriate Designs and a regular contributor to industry publications.

Coffee with Caleffi technical training webinars are free and intended for contractors, designers and wholesalers. All attendees receive a Certificate of Attendance following event.  By submitting your webinar registration, you are consenting to email communications to keep you up-to-date on industry news. Please note that your personal information is respected and NOT shared externally.

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Missed a webinar?  No problem, our webinar archive is available 24/7 for your convenience.

If you have questions on webinar content, please direct them to bob.rohr@caleffi.com.

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Women in Energy Conference from Sunday, May 19 to Monday, May 20 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. This event will coincide with the Eastern Energy Expo and feature an empowering two-day program filled with education and networking. This year’s Conference theme is “Connecting, Empowering, and Read More

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Women in Energy Conference from Sunday, May 19 to Monday, May 20 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. This event will coincide with the Eastern Energy Expo and feature an empowering two-day program filled with education and networking.
This year’s Conference theme is “Connecting, Empowering, and Succeeding.” Attendees will make valuable industry connections and gain strategies to take their careers to the next level.
The program will begin on Sunday with a panel discussion with industry leaders about empowering the next generation. Later that evening, attendees will gather for networking, dinner, and a keynote presentation by Colonel Jill Morgenthaler whose unique experiences range from a showdown with Saddam Hussein to saving an American engineer from a Soviet kidnapping. A woman of many firsts, she was one of the first women to enter an experimental class for women in the U.S. Army ROTC and train as an equal with men. She was also the first woman to run homeland security for the state of Illinois. During her military career, Colonel Morgenthaler led hundreds of men and women around the world in war and peace, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit for her lifelong leadership. Her keynote will focus on leading with confidence.
On Monday morning, communications expert Ann Ward will give a seminar called Tough Conversations Made Easy. And in the afternoon, there will be a roundtable session about time-saving technology tools, a discussion about savvy investment strategies, and a session on best practices for running your business.
And in fitting with the Conference theme of “Connecting, Empowering, and Succeeding,” each attendee will have the opportunity to take a free digital headshot. This will enable them to put their best foot forward on their professional online profiles. Thank you to Cetane Associates LLC for sponsoring the photography session.
Visit www.wewomeninenergy.com to reserve your spot at the 4th Annual Women in Energy Conference and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Rye Brook, N.Y. — In a move designed to bring the company’s global leadership in engineered water technologies to the growing rental market, Xylem is presenting a new approach and look to its dedicated rental solutions business. Xylem’s deep application knowledge and unrivaled family of pump and ancillary equipment brands deliver unparalleled value to virtually Read More

Rye Brook, N.Y. — In a move designed to bring the company’s global leadership in engineered water technologies to the growing rental market, Xylem is presenting a new approach and look to its dedicated rental solutions business. Xylem’s deep application knowledge and unrivaled family of pump and ancillary equipment brands deliver unparalleled value to virtually all industries and utilities. Xylem Rental Solutions boasts a fleet with the broadest range of sizes and configurations, also renting specialty products and systems that are not available from other companies.

“An ever-increasing number of industries are considering renting pumps and related equipment to efficiently and cost effectively run their operations,” said Gregg Leslie, Director Rental Market Development, Americas. “Whether our customers require fast-track temporary emergency response, or reliable, long-term operation, the depth of our expertise and breadth of our fleet will help them solve every water challenge, from the basic to the most complex.”

Xylem designs and manufactures all its own equipment, including proven brands such as Godwin, Flygt, Goulds Water Technology, AC Fire Pump and MJK. This technological authority enables the company to customize and optimize its rental solutions to help customers solve complex water problems across numerous industries and applications, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Construction
  • Dewatering
  • Environmental
  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Municipal
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Utilities
  • Tunneling

Beyond specializing in the design and installation of rental solutions, Xylem provides holistic project management services and highly responsive customer support, ensuring minimal downtime, and greater efficiency, reliability and peace of mind.

“The days of using multiple suppliers for a single project are waning fast. Industry professionals want a partnership where they can get all their specific water challenges met from a single supplier, who also has the know-how and support services to back those system solutions up,” Leslie said. “It’s a Xylem capability that we’re excited to be offering and committed to expanding.”

For more information about Xylem Rental Solutions, visit www.xylem.com/RentalSolutions.

Santa Clara, Calif. — The rising interconnectivity among devices in industries is opening up the market for wireless gas sensors. These sensors can be installed in smartphones and are designed to support Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, near-field communication, and other wireless connections. Their portability, low power requirements, and high-performance potential make them ideal for Internet of Things Read More

Santa Clara, Calif. — The rising interconnectivity among devices in industries is opening up the market for wireless gas sensors. These sensors can be installed in smartphones and are designed to support Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, near-field communication, and other wireless connections. Their portability, low power requirements, and high-performance potential make them ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, especially in critical and hard-to-reach areas in mining and oil & gas. With further improvements in battery life, ruggedness, form factor, and standardization, wireless gas sensors will find a wider application and revenue-generation potential.

“Wireless gas detectors reduce initial implementation costs and save on maintenance through better asset allocation, workforce management, faster resources workflow, and improved safety, giving them a significant competitive edge,” said Nandini Bhattacharya, Industry Manager, industrial team at Frost & Sullivan. “They aid real-time and easy data transfer and communication on plant floors, which allows plant staff to be more mobile and flexible when performing operations. Importantly, these detectors monitor both personnel as well as machine health.”

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Gas Sensors, Detectors, and Analyzers Market, Forecast to 2025, covers the key product segments of gas sensors, fixed gas detectors, portable gas detectors, and gas analyzers. It provides revenue breakdown by vertical markets and a market breakdown by types of gases, including hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, methane, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide. This study also discusses various macroeconomic factors and trends in the main global regions of North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

For further information on this analysis, click here.

“Fatal accidents in the industries due to gas leakages have intensified the need for safety devices like gas sensors and detectors. Additionally, the demand for analyzing multiple gases in industries has had a huge impact on the market for gas analyzers,” noted Bhattacharya. “Shale gas and tight oil exploration, as well as the stringent enforcement of occupational health and safety regulations by government bodies across the world, are further boosting the sales volume of gas sensors, detectors, and analyzers.”

Overall, market participants need to deliver innovative solutions that not only fulfill customers’ gas sensing and detection needs but also provide them with complete visibility and critical business information. Additional revenue opportunities can be tapped by:

  • Presenting solutions such as real-time visibility, two-way communications, automated notifications, and predictive maintenance of devices.
  • Packaging high-quality products with smart solutions and on-time maintenance and support.
  • Partnering with cross-industry participants to innovate and stay relevant.
  • Focusing on wearable sensors, as their small form factor will make it possible to integrate them into badges or similar small accessories.
  • Employing a combination of direct and indirect sales with greater focus on eCommerce.

Global Gas Sensors, Detectors, and Analyzers Market, Forecast to 2025 is part of Frost & Sullivan’s global Sensors & Instrumentation Growth Partnership Service program.