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thumb Phase down versus phase out
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has submitted comments to Environment Canada on behalf of HRAI and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) in the U.S. in response to...
Jan 29, 2015 9:39AM

thumb Push is on for hydronics-specific certification
A forum led by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) on January 15, 2015 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, ON, was directed to those who may be impacted by the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT), particularly...
Jan 26, 2015 10:44AM

thumb Crossing jurisdictions: Share your apprentice experience
As part of its Labour Mobility of Apprentices project, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) would like to hear from employers who have hired apprentices initially trained elsewhere, and apprentices who have moved to complete their...
Jan 21, 2015 10:51AM

thumb National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada initiates plans for prompt payment summit
Following its January 13, 2015 meeting in Toronto, ON, the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) announced that it is holding a National Prompt Payment Summit.
Jan 20, 2015 10:34AM

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thumb Ghost-Busting Heat Transfer In Return Air Plenums
One of the landmines associated with radiant based HVAC systems using fan/coils for humidification and decontamination is the disconnect often created between those responsible for the air system and those responsible for the hydronic system....

thumb In Defence Of Compressors
I am a great believer in HVAC/R technicians thinking of their craft as being similar to that of being a doctor. As I have said before on these pages, the course of study to become a doctor is fairly rigorous. If one makes it through that...

thumb Long Name... Nice Concept...
Over the years, mechanical engineers have established a standardized method for predicting the conditions under which circulator cavitation will occur. Being engineers they were unable to communicate their ideas without the assistance of...

thumb Why PVC Pipes Sometimes Fail And How To Prevent It
Over the years, flexible PVC pipes have become more stable and reliable, achieving a rather low failure rate. However, there are still several ways they can be misused, with the user or installer typically to blame. Here are some do’s and...

thumb System Performance Boils Down To Location, Location, Location
Winter is here and as the snow starts to pile up, customers are looking to their snow melt systems to get the job done with no shovels and/or salt involved. Unfortunately, the systems do not always perform as expected and controls sometimes end...

thumb Safety, Savings and Sustainability
Many commercial buildings have boilers, heat exchangers and appliances that burn fossil fuel. Combustion analysis helps ensure that these devices operate in both a safe and efficient manner.

thumb Minimize The Risk Of Legionella In Building Plumbing Supply Systems
In the plumbing industry in the North America, there is an increasing focus on water quality and waterborne pathogens. For public water systems, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates 88 different contaminants, including microbial...

thumb Big Van Gets Boost In Worksite Prowess
Mercedes-Benz is upping its game in the full-size cargo van market with its 2015 Sprinter, which offers two significant improvements: Crosswind Assist and a four-wheel-drive option. In addition, there is a new standard four-cylinder diesel...

thumb Mechanical Industry Plays Starring Role In NHL's Goals
The National Hockey League (NHL) released its 2014 NHL Sustainability Report this past summer and with it became the first professional sport in North America to compile a detailed analysis of its carbon footprint.

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